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Section D : Challenges

17. Present and Future Activities

17.4 Challenges and Identified Strategies

17.4.1 Education

(a) School level






A lack of career awareness and inadequate subject choice guidance, with the result that insufficient learners are aware of the importance of maths higher grade for career purposes and insufficient black learners know about accountancy and related support positions as professions
learners do not have appropriate numeracy and literacy skills upon entering higher education institutions
Uneven standard of education, so learners are not sufficiently prepared for the rigors of tertiary level education or working in the public practice environment


To increase the pool of learners for the profession by improving awareness of the importance of maths higher grade
To provide programmes that provide the skill and resources to improve the results of learners in mathematics, science, accounting and English
To increase awareness of accountancy as a profession
To identify talented learners for recruitment into tertiary level study
Eastern Cape: Education Upliftment Project
KwaZulu-Natal/Limpopo: Education Upliftment Project
Gauteng: Supplementary Education Initiative
DST/Thuthuka: Maths and science development camps (6 projects in total)
Career awareness initiative in all provinces
Increased number of high calibre students choosing Chartered Accountancy as a career