Overall stats about Goal 4 in South Africa
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indicators with data available for South Africa

indicator coverage for Goal 4 in South Africa


South Africa currenty has data on these targets for Goal 4.

Target 4.1

Free Primary and Secondary Education

3/4 covered

Target 4.2

Equal Access to Quality Pre-Primary Education

2/3 covered

Target 4.3

Equal Access to Affordable Technical, Vocational and Higher Education

1/1 covered

Target 4.4

Increase the Number of People with Relevant Skills for Financial Success

2/2 covered

Target 4.5

No Discrimination in Education

2/2 covered

Target 4.6

Universal Literacy and Numeracy

1/1 covered

Target 4.7

Education for Global Citizenship

0/1 covered

Target 4.a

Build and Upgrade Inclusive and Safe Schools

1/1 covered

Target 4.b

Expand Higher Education Scholarships for Developing Countries

0/1 covered

Target 4.c

Increase the supply of qualified teachers In Developing Countries

1/1 covered

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Explore Goal 4 in the context of South Africa through the latest related policies

White Paper on Education and Training


White Paper for Post-School Education and Training


National Policy for an Equitable Provision of an Enabling School Physical Teaching and Learning Environment


Plan of Action: Improving access to free and quality basic education for all




2019 SDG Country Report


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Education Level
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Education Level
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Percentage of children and young people in Grade 2 or 3 of primary education, at the end of primary education and the end of lower secondary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in (a) reading and (b) mathematics. The minimum proficiency level will be measured relative to new common reading and mathematics scales currently in development.

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Department of Basic Education (DBE) Annual National Assessment (ANA) and Progress in Internaltional Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS); Department of Basic Education (DBE) Annual National Assessment (ANA); DBE Annual National Assessment (ANA); Department of Basic Education (DBE) Annual National Assessment (ANA) and Trends in Internation Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).