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Tertiary qualification remains a key to meaningful employment, Universities SA assures on Youth Day
Author: Corporate Communication/Korporatiewe Kommunikasie
Published: 15/06/2017

​In a statement released today (15 June), Universities SA (USAf) said the first quarter findings of Statistics South Africa's (SSA) Quarterly Labour Force Survey corroborates their belief that tertiary education is an enabler of social mobility and a catalyst for economic equality.

Wishing South Africa a safe, reflective Youth Day, Prof Ahmed Bawa, USAf's Chief Executive Officer, referred to the late Nelson Mandela, who said “It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of a mines, and a child of farmworkers can become a president of a great nation."

Read USAf's full statement here