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August 29, 2013

South Africa

South Africa: Growth in EFL, sector unites to lobby government

teach-English-in-South-Africa.jpgThe PIE (Professionals in International Education) News recently reported on growth in the EFL industry in South Africa, driven by renewal in interest from traditional European markets and a boom from neighbouring African countries.

The English language travel industry in South Africa saw growth in both student numbers and weeks from 2011 to 2012 and providers are bullish about 2013 after a solid first half of the year according to the national association of English language centres, EduSA.

Improved numbers are driven by renewal in interest from traditional European markets and a boom from neighbouring African countries. But, while the industry supports 16,000 jobs and contributes R 2.5 billion (US$ 2.4 million) to the national economy, the sector is striving for government support and more widespread accreditation.

“EduSA schools are showing improved numbers for 2013 when compared to both 2012 and 2011,” EduSA Chairman and director of Bay Language Shaun Fitzhenry told The PIE News.

Read the full article from The PIE News.

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