Education Training Business and Poverty

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Education Training Business Strategy and Government Funding.

Poverty increases as economic growth declines. Education and training organisations are uniquely placed to address market opportunities and align with government policy.

The Poverty Market Strategic Imperative for Education Training Business

Elevate your business by addressing poverty markets. Strategize, up-skill dropouts, and tap into government funding for pro-poor development.

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1. The Link Between Economic Decline and Rising Poverty Rates

Poverty escalates when economic growth falters, presenting a pressing need for targeted interventions. Education and training organizations stand uniquely positioned to address these challenges and align with government policies.

2. Understanding the Dynamics of Poverty Markets

2.1 Who Bears the Brunt of Poverty?

Statistics South Africa highlights groups most susceptible to poverty:

  • Children aged 17 years and younger.
  • Black Africans.
  • Females.
  • Residents of rural areas.
  • Individuals in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo.
  • Those with limited or no education.

3. School Dropouts as a Market Indicator

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3.1 Impact of Low Education Levels on Livelihood Opportunities

Given the profound impact of education on employability, strategically positioning products to up-skill school dropouts becomes imperative.

3.2 Critical Role of Occupational Programs

Occupational programs at NQF levels 2 and 3 can play a pivotal role in addressing this gap. Providers must expand elective offerings to produce a diverse pool of graduates.


3.3 Alarming Dropout Rates

Business Tech’s data reveals alarming provincial dropout rates, underscoring the urgency for targeted interventions.

  • Northern Cape: 54.4% dropout rate.
  • North West: 52.7% dropout rate.
  • Free State: 51.6% dropout rate.
  • Eastern Cape: 46.2% dropout rate.
  • Limpopo: 46.2% dropout rate.
  • KwaZulu Natal: 44.2% dropout rate.
  • Mpumalanga: 42.6% dropout rate.
  • Gauteng: 40.5% dropout rate.
  • Western Cape: 32.9% dropout rate.

Business Tech Drop-out data

These drop-out rates are very disturbing.

ProvinceGrade 10 (2014)Grade 12 (2016)Drop-out rateGrade 12 passPass rate‘True’ pass rate
Northern Cape22 03410 04154.4%7 90278.7%35.9%
North West67 73432 04552.7%26 44882.5%39.0%
Free State55 29326 78651.6%23 62988.2%42.7%
Eastern Cape154 22082 90246.2%49 76859.3%31.9%
Limpopo189 170101 80746.2%63 59562.5%33.6%
KwaZulu Natal264 816147 64844.2%98 03266.4%37.0%
Mpumalanga94 52854 25142.6%41 80177.1%44.2%
Gauteng174 471103 82940.5%88 38185.1%50.7%
Western Cape75 79150 86932.9%43 71686.0%57.7%
South Africa1 100 877610 17844.6%442 67272.5%40.2%

4. Strategic Business Imperatives

4.1 Education Training Business Strategy and Government Funding

Ensure an effective business strategy, compliance, and the ability to tap into available government funding for pro-poor development.

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4.2 Consultation for Strategic Development

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5. Conclusion: Addressing Poverty Markets Through Education Training Business

Positioning education and training businesses as drivers of livelihood and job transitions in poverty markets is not just a societal responsibility but a strategic imperative. Seize the opportunity to make a difference while aligning with government policies and accessing available funding. Act now to reshape the future for individuals facing economic hardships.

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