THE REAL COST OF COMPLIANCE: THE IMPACT OF SOUTH AFRICAN REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS ON INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS29 Jan 2016, by
The private education sector has grown virtually across the board in developed and developing countries. Internationally, governments are making greater use of private participation in education to assist in meeting their education policy objectives. As part of an overall reform strategy for South Africa’s ailing education system, the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) has become increasingly interested in the potential of low-fee independent schools to provide quality education to disadvantaged learners. In its latest research publication, the CDE explores the cost facing these schools of complying with regulatory requirements.