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Schooling inequality, higher education and the labour market:

31 March 2016
12:30 - 13:30

evidence from a graduate tracer study in the Eastern Cape, South Africa


Dr Michael Rogan
Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University

Date:  31 March 2016 

Time: 12:30  – 13:30

Venue:    VCRs, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban

This speaker will discuss the results of a tracer study that surveyed graduates from two universities in the Eastern Cape. The study aimed to identify some of the key factors that predicted whether and how university graduates in South Africa find employment. This seminar focuses, in particular, on how factors such as schooling background, race and gender are associated with study choices and unemployment.

The findings have important implications for equity and for the efficiency of higher education institutions. In considering some of the key findings, the presentation will conclude with a discussion of potential policy responses and the implications for equity in higher education.

The seminar may be attended in Pretoria, Cape Town or Durban

Kindly RSVP by 27 March 2016

Cape Town : HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or or Carmen August e-mail:

Durban :  First floor HSRC board room, 750 Mary Thipe Street, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or , or Hlengiwe Zulu at e-mail

Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: