Lednum

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African government has been successful in dealing with the following policies,Housing and education

Posted by lednum on March 25, 2007

Education Policies:

  • South African schools act 1996 ensured that no state schools were racially segregated, former white schools now took in children of all races.
  • This also provided compulsory education for learners between the ages of 7 and 15.
  • Less emphasis was taken off the final exam to establish continual assessments throughout the school year.

Education Progress:

  • In 1994-2004, 56,000 new classrooms were built which enabled more children to attend school, children attending school rose from 10.5 million to 12 million.
  • However, there is still room for improvement as only 46% of children own their own reading text books and only 41% of children owned their own math books.

Housing Policies:

  • The government promised to deliver 1 million new houses over a 5 year period.
  • The enormity of this task soon became clear and the figure was retained but extended over a ten year period.
  • This was completed in December 200 but still maintained a housing back lock of 3 million homes – these houses often lacked basic amenities such as running water and electricity.

Housing Progress:

  • The percentage of households in
    South Africa with access to electricity increased from 62.9% in 1995 to 78.5% in 2005.
  • In conjunction, the percentage of households with access to clean water increased from 48.9% in 1995 to 68.3% in 2005
  • Ultimately, showing success in reducing housing problems
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