Outlier Insights is a new project that makes it easy to view and interrogate datasets – such as 13 years of South African matric results.
No early start for 40% of the country’s young children.
This year’s matric results show that half of the the grade 12s in no-fee schools failed maths
Schools still don’t meet minimum standards nine years after deadlines to fix them were put in place
The Department of Basic Education now appears to want to remove the deadlines altogether
Fourth Industrial Revolution seems far away for schools where no matrics write maths and science
The number of schools where no Grade 12s sat the final maths exams doubled since 2013.
Only a small portion of South Africa’s 2021 matrics took mathematics and physical sciences, and far fewer passed with over 60%.
But learners at fee paying schools are much more likely to get a bachelor pass than the 70% of kids who attend the no-fee schools.
More students need to do maths and science if SA wants to be part of the fourth industrial revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has widely been hailed as a chance for South Africa to unlock new opportunities and increase economic growth. But with declining interest and performance in maths and science at school SA risks being left behind.
How many schools in South Africa have access to the internet? Using data from a number of different sources, including official documents and Parliamentary presentations, we tried to establish exactly how many schools are connected. We then used that data to visualise the change in internet connectivity in schools from 2014 to 2019.