South Africa Assesses Free-Education Cost at $970 Million

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Students conduct an electrical experiment for visitors in a classroom during a tour of the Mandela School of Science & Technology, funded with a $9 million investment from German engineering company Siemens AG in Mvezo, South Africa, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. While South Africa is forecast to grow 3 percent this year, versus 1.1 percent for the euro-area, its education system was ranked the third-lowest among 148 countries in a survey by the World Economic Forum last year, ahead of only Yemen and Libya.

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