ANC Election Manifesto | A Better Life for All
Skills Revolution
We will equip young South Africans for the world of tomorrow by OPENING the doors of learning to all and focusing on QUALITY AND INNOVATION.

Transfer responsibility for early childhood development (ECD) to the Department of Basic Education and make 2 years of ECD compulsory for all children.

On basic education, appoint qualified teachers and hold them accountable.

Amend the curriculum and prepare learners for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Continue to upgrade school buildings and replace unsafe school toilets.

Extend free higher education for the poor and “missing middle”.

Ensure that TVETs and community colleges are adequately funded.

Launch a mass apprenticeship programme.


Improving quality and access to education will unlock the talents and creativity of our young people to find jobs and succeed in the digital age. Watch a summary of our 2019 Manifesto plan for better education and a digital revolution.

Developing the skills of our young people through quality education is the key to ending unemployment, poverty and inequality. Watch this summary to see the progress we have made to grow skills and Grow South Africa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks on the need to scale up the skills development at the launch of the Africa National Congress 2019 Manifesto held at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban KwaZulu Natal.

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