n South African Journal of Higher Education - Community Colleges in South Africa? Assessment of potential from comparative international perspectives

Volume 25, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



While South African higher education has, in many respects, achieved remarkable achievements since 1994, a series of serious problems continue to beset the system, and a low internal (high attrition rate) and external (alignment with the employment market) efficiency. There also exist the problems of large scale youth unemployment and the policy of dual education and training which is not delivering results. Internationally one unique higher education has evolved these very same problems the Community College. This article traces the international track record of the community college and comes to a positive assessment as to its fit to the South African context.

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