LISTEN: Focus on school dropout

While the overall matric pass rate has improved over time from 58% in 1994 to 81% in 2019, this doesn’t tell us anything about how many learners actually made it to matric. Zero Dropout campaign Programme Director speaks to Songezo Mabece on The View Point about the aim to halve the rate of school dropout by 2030. Although at around 40% of all young people in South Africa drop out of school, there is no national task force focused on addressing this crisis.