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Cape Town – South Africa’s national school pass rate rose for the first time in three years as the government boosted spending on education and teachers got to grips with a new curriculum.

South Africa spent R213.7bn on basic education in the 12 months ended March last year, or about 15% of the total budget, and the allocation is projected to rise an average of 7.4% annually over the next three fiscal years, according to the National Treasury.

The country allocates a higher proportion of its budget toward education than the US, UK and Germany, United Nations data shows.

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