Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela are two names which bridges the gap between South Africa and India. The two nations not only faced the brunt of apartheid, slavery and discrimination but also emerged as strong democratic nations after getting free from foreign rules. South Africa also homes large number of population who have Indian origin making the culture similar to Indian sub-continent.
Though India got independence in 1947, South Africa could get free from colonial rule by 1991 only. Nelson Mandela played a major role and became the first black president of free South Africa. From then on, South Africa not only managed to wipe Apartheid out of its borders but also managed to earn the upper-middle economy category in UN.
The tale of struggle is an old one now today’s South Africa is leading its way towards industrialization and development at a very fast pace. The country has also paid significant focus on the education sector. South Africa’s investment in education has tripled since the end of apartheid. In 1994, the government spent Rand 31.8 billion on education while in 2006 the budget for education was 92.1 billion.
The country offers education in almost all the fields whether in academic, technical or both the fields together. The 9 provinces of South Africa have their own education department. Many universities in South Africa had strong presence in 2013-14 QS World ranking.
The nation not only offers quality education but also a comfortable environment for an international student with its multicultural society. Along with studying their as an international student you can also work up to 20 hours of any week.
The nation is also popular as ‘Rainbow Nation’ for it homes varied culture and ethnicity at one place!