Question NW73 to the Minister of Basic Education

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04 July 2019 - NW73

Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) number of learners have failed (i) in each province and (ii) in each of the past five years and (b) grade was failed in each case?

Reply:

Table 1: Number of learners that Failed Grade 12 (2014 – 2018)

Province

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

EASTERN CAPE

23 158

37 615

33 734

23 667

19 340

FREE STATE

4 541

5 745

3 157

3 499

3 108

GAUTENG

15 231

17 115

15 448

14 458

11 464

KWAZULU-

NATAL

42 223

63 897

49 616

33 728

27 667

LIMPOPO

19 811

34 629

38 212

28 603

23 476

MPUMALANGA

9 466

11 751

12 450

12 210

9 387

NORTH WEST

4 005

6 168

5 597

6 330

5 483

NORTHERN

CAPE

2 079

3 559

2 139

2 127

2 645

WESTERN CAPE

8 472

8 232

7 153

8 427

9 404

Source: National Integrated Examinations computer system (IECS)

Table 2 below indicates the number of learners who repeated a grade per province between 2014 and 2018. Please note that number of repeaters are used as proxy for failure as the department does not collect data in this format.

P

rovince

Province

Grade R

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

other

Grand Total

 

Eastern Cape

14 066

28 564

24 952

19 778

18 726

14 234

11 614

11 766

10 629

17 803

34 687

31 193

10

238 022

 

Free State

365

4741

3757

2770

5289

4452

4529

4447

8706

13986

12423

6176

0

71 641

 

Gauteng

1 472

19 693

14 348

10 098

11 098

8 623

6 947

3 195

9 595

20 801

41 596

18 437

285

166 188

 

KwaZulu-Natal

8 422

38 940

23 967

18 159

17 427

13 326

11 218

8 392

22 820

27 467

57 075

43 211

295

290 719

 

Limpopo

2 354

18 755

16 563

13 722

15 740

12 962

11 214

6 580

10 980

58 612

71 992

34 999

0

274 473

 

Mpumalanga

1 722

17 965

14 406

11 651

11 764

10 137

8 308

7 856

13 416

13 697

22 348

18 128

297

151 695

 

Northern Cape

438

4 533

2 788

2 273

3 412

2 351

1 963

1 788

3 282

5 068

6 890

4 175

0

38 961

 

North West

1 711

14 746

12 177

9 675

10 567

7 827

5 949

4 142

6 374

17 068

21 587

10 012

0

121 835

 

Western Cape

3 766

15 273

8 778

4 624

9 265

5 375

3 403

1 541

4 060

12 321

10 992

4 805

188

84 391

2014

Total

34 316

163 210

121 736

92 750

103 288

79 287

65 145

49 707

89 862

186 823

279 590

171 136

1 075

1 437 925

 

Eastern Cape

14 260

38 391

26 949

21 375

19 841

14 843

11 863

12 206

15 013

18 114

37 482

27 212

22

257 571

 

Free State

475

3934

3110

2680

5156

3898

3060

5140

8883

9541

10937

5444

0

62 258

 

Gauteng

1 543

21 194

15 259

11 269

12 526

7 395

5 856

5 231

18 413

22 370

39 127

21 729

207

182 119

 

KwaZulu-Natal

7 344

34 623

24 754

19 882

19 510

13 468

12 023

11 078

24 136

28 735

51 157

45 248

30

291 988

 

Limpopo

2 533

17 969

16 355

13 289

15 501

10 108

8 728

7 667

15 862

35 155

54 002

28 337

0

225 506

 

Mpumalanga

2 755

18 461

13 178

10 590

10 648

7 828

6 237

7 623

13 973

13 212

22 585

17 014

51

144 155

 

Northern Cape

700

4 343

2 901

2 743

3 185

2 526

2 118

2 351

3 595

3 688

3 967

2 843

0

34 960

 

North West

890

7 222

10 162

12 368

5 791

3 057

2 344

2 206

8 174

7 732

11 881

4 983

21

76 831

 

Western Cape

3 757

12 341

7 727

4 295

9 830

4 052

2 395

3 108

7 313

13 131

10 343

5 439

159

83 890

2015

Total

34 257

158 478

120 395

98 491

101 988

67 175

54 624

56 610

115 362

151 678

241 481

158 249

490

1 359 278

 

Eastern Cape

13 931

44 332

24 546

19 087

18 992

12 861

9 817

9 027

13 421

12 199

37 755

28 245

0

244 213

 

Free State

1076

2171

2509

1756

3973

3076

2851

4914

15010

11176

14342

6255

0

69 109

 

Gauteng

1 816

27 142

15 723

11 530

12 407

6 915

4 783

4 921

19 804

18 835

47 658

27 343

1 005

199 882

 

KwaZulu-Natal

6 659

38 073

26 099

21 186

21 992

15 545

12 057

11 177

26 373

29 941

59 895

54 856

317

324 170

 

Limpopo

1 836

16 884

14 742

12 059

15 262

9 769

7 254

7 102

19 560

29 489

71 703

40 541

608

246 809

 

Mpumalanga

3 942

11 161

12 897

12 118

17 716

13 460

13 234

18 278

26 708

22 284

19 105

13 274

3

184 180

 

Northern Cape

630

4 661

3 445

2 435

3 592

2 831

2 304

2 451

2 894

3 078

5 390

3 955

12

37 678

 

North West

1 251

11 075

9 699

7 062

10 056

6 055

4 245

4 273

15 465

12 645

22 834

9 929

0

114 589

 

Western Cape

3 851

11 433

8 346

4 692

9 222

3 685

2 036

2 836

8 741

8 941

10 907

6 663

100

81 453

2016

Total

34 992

166 932

118 006

91 925

113 212

74 197

58 581

64 979

147 976

148 588

289 589

191 061

2 045

1 502 083

 

Eastern Cape

5589

17038

11844

11210

17041

12147

9169

9859

12393

10783

25108

18903

0

161 084

 

Free State

584

6131

4463

3349

7445

4562

3329

5975

7521

5795

11868

5769

0

66 791

 

Gauteng

814

12363

11968

12626

18310

14561

14314

20756

17609

16629

28011

17589

0

185 550

 

KwaZulu Natal

1485

21451

20792

29450

33490

25818

23104

22293

27952

29641

43054

46692

0

325 222

 

Limpopo

509

10659

10383

10693

17374

11259

8707

7118

18070

23056

44264

32711

0

194 803

 

Mpumalanga

227

5052

5272

5503

7045

4537

3490

3386

5224

6530

12622

11861

0

70 749

 

Northern Cape

51

2419

1574

1153

3045

1559

1247

1510

2151

1700

3890

2022

0

22 321

 

North West

77

1707

3606

4433

8711

4085

3840

3205

4224

4013

12926

6397

0

57 224

 

Western Cape

140

257

626

1644

8128

11191

7528

6406

7188

8012

8753

5727

0

65 600

2017

Total

9 476

77 077

70 528

80 061

120 589

89 719

74 728

80 508

102 332

106 159

190 496

147 671

0

1 149 344

 

Eastern Cape

10 141

25 955

16 721

13 009

16 401

9 445

6 478

7 008

12 329

9 895

29 151

22 348

0

178 881

 

Free State

2 114

8 518

5 309

3 432

7 627

4 183

2 499

4 809

9 026

5 537

11 192

5 248

0

69 494

 

Gauteng

2 675

23 080

18 130

12 390

14 444

8 714

5 529

5 138

21 946

19 583

44 043

24 831

0

200 503

 

KwaZulu Natal

3 749

29 636

16 902

15 717

17 489

11 400

7 565

6 551

24 134

21 642

44 804

43 067

0

242 656

 

Limpopo

2 150

17 888

16 457

6 493

24 300

14 663

10 300

9 423

36 520

36 104

70 872

52 203

0

297 373

 

Mpumalanga

1 219

11 781

8 483

13 766

7 023

3 967

2 773

3 440

9 042

8 404

19 785

16 805

0

106 488

 

Northern Cape

299

3 961

2 820

2 013

3 904

2 396

1 868

2 193

3 334

2 624

5 040

2 602

0

33 054

 

North West

747

6 964

6 128

5 174

9 490

4 114

3 733

2 845

11 008

6 455

14 319

6 701

0

77 678

 

Western Cape

4 327

9 405

7 660

5 486

8 562

3 514

1 781

2 352

6 625

4 547

11 167

5 993

0

71 419

2018

Total

27 421

137 188

98 610

77 480

109 240

62 396

42 526

43 759

133 964

114 791

250 373

179 798

0

1 277 546

Source 1: 2014-16 Annual School Survey

Source 2: 2017-18 LURITS

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