EduSA has resorted to court action over what it has called an “unconstitutional rejection of study visas”, following a longstanding policy impasse that EFL providers say has significantly damaged their business.
More intra-African and South-South cooperation is needed in higher education at both the institutional and government level, ministers from across the continent said at the Going Global conference in Cape Town this month.
Fears that South Africa’s English language sector is being squeezed by restrictive visa conditions have been confirmed in the latest statistics from Education South Africa. Figures show that student numbers at member schools plummeted by more than a third in 2015.
Stakeholders in South Africa's English language teaching industry are hopeful of movement on the problematic visa situation after the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs got involved directly this week in trying to breach the policy impasse. EduSA statistics reveal declines of up to 72% in ELT enrolments from long-term markets.