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White ‘opportunity hoarding’ divides SA schools on racial lines: ...


White ‘opportunity hoarding’ divides SA schools on racial lines: study

Whites and Indians have disproportionate access to best-resourced schools and the economic leverage they provide


White pupils occupy 62% of the spaces in elite public schools and 55% in private schools while their black African counterparts occupy 20% and 27% of spaces respectively.

This was one of the preliminary findings of a study conducted by Rob Gruijters from Cambridge University, Benjamin Elbers, a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University, and Vijay Reddy, a distinguished research specialist from the Human Sciences Research Council.

It found that school segregation in postapartheid SA “remains very high along racial lines”...

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