Demand soars for private schooling
Business Day says the shocking state of South Africa's public education system is forcing more and more middle- and upper-income parents to put their children into private schools.
This, it says, has prompted private education company Curro to consider doubling the number of schools it owns in the country and its chief executive Chris van der Merwe says that the company could have 80 schools operating by 2020.
The company has raised almost R477-million to fund its school expansion plans. More than 90% of school children are currently enrolled in government facilities.
Labour economist Loane Sharp predicted that the growth of private sector schooling would outpace that of government schooling in the same way that the private security industry now responded to more calls for help than the police.
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