Published report

Post-School Education and Training Monitor – 2024

This is the third edition of the Post-School Education and Training Monitor report, and provides an overview of the macro-indicator trends in the South African PSET system.



This report provides an overview of the macro-indicator trends in the South African post-school education and training (PSET) system. It tracks the progress made between 2014 and 2021 against key systematic goals aimed at achieving an expanded, responsive, quality, efficient, and successful PSET system, as envisaged in the White Paper on Post-School Education and Training.

By compiling macro-indicators in one place, this Post-School Education and Training Monitor: Macro-Indicator Trends report provides suggestions for improving the design and implementation of educational policies, alerts policymakers to prevailing problems, and hints at some of the causes of the problems. In addition, this indicator report allows the tracking and benchmarking of educational progress against that of international comparator countries. It also serves as a source document for reporting on the progress made on national and international commitments, such as our country’s National Development Plan, the African Union’s Continental Education Strategy and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

This publication covers

  • Background, demography, and level of education in the SA population
  • Access to Post-School education and training
  • Quality of PSET provisioning
  • The success, efficiency and responsiveness of the PSET system