How many people read in South Africa?

What percentage of South Africa can read?

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life. South Africa literacy rate for 2017 was 87.05%, a 7.32% decline from 2015. South Africa literacy rate for 2015 was 94.37%, a 0.23% increase from 2014.

How many people Cannot read in South Africa?

Cape Town – More than two million South African adults cannot read or write. The latest annual Global Education Monitoring (Gem) Report by Unesco showed that there remained major challenges in South Africa achieving global education targets.

What is the most uneducated country?

The World’s 20 Most Illiterate Countries

Illiterate Male
1. Niger 80.9 72.7
2. South Sudan 73.2 65.2
3. Guinea 69.6 61.9
4. Burkina Faso 64.0 57.0

What percentage of South Africa is educated?

Educational attainment is still low in South Africa. In 2018, over half (59%) of 25-64 year-olds in South Africa had attained an upper secondary education as the highest level achieved, well above the G20 average of 32% and the OECD average of 38%, while 26% had not attained upper secondary education.

Why do South African learners struggle with reading?

According to Stellenbosch University economist Nic Spaull, there are three explanations: Foundation Phase teachers (grades 1-3) do not know how to systematically teach reading; the poorest schools in the country are extremely text-poor and there is wasted learning time during the school day.

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How many people are unemployed in South Africa?

The number of unemployed persons also remained almost unchanged at 7,2 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2020 (increased by 8 000).

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