hsf briefs

By Charles Simkins
Jan 17, 2017

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THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION’S THREE STREAM POLICY

This brief outlines recent proposals from the Department of Basic Education on adding a third skills and vocational stream to the school system. Details have yet to be worked out, and the process will not be easy, but it is clear already that the third stream will have implications for currently uniform Grade 1 to Grade 9 education.

By Charles Simkins
Jan 12, 2017

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STRAIT IS THE GATE THE MATRIC CONUNDRUM I – THE SYSTEM

This brief is the first in a series which will discuss the circumstances in which young people live. Some briefs will be supported by technical reports which set out additional detailed information for those interested in it. The first brief will consider the objectives and the extensive structure of the National Senior Certificate system. The second will deal with published information on National Senior Certificate outcomes.

By Charles Simkins
Jan 12, 2017

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Strait Is The Gate The Matric Conundrum II - Outcomes

Youth Brief 1 described the structure and objectives of the National Senior Certificate system. This companion brief discusses published National Senior Certificate outcomes.

By Anele
Jan 12, 2017

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Tables Supporting Youth Briefs 1 & 2

This report contains four tables supporting the Youth Briefs 1 and 2, headed “STRAIT IS THE GATE: THE MATRIC CONUNDRUM”.

By Anton van Dalsen
Dec 15, 2016

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Developments in the South African energy debate

We recently published a set of three briefs on the South African Government’s policy on nuclear power. The Department of Energy has now published a draft new Integrated Resource Plan, whose purpose is to provide the basis for long-term planning in the provision of electricity. This brief aims to provide a succinct summary of the latest developments and, more specifically, to draw attention to the most important issues that have arisen in this process.