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Germany's success in funding higher education and maintaining one of the world's lowest unemployment rates can be attributed in part to the country's vocational education system. A vocational education with on-the-job training in Germany provides a good salary. In some regions, salaries can match the incomes of occupations that require higher education. Jens Jungblut, a postdoctoral researcher at the International Centre for Higher Education Research in Germany, said the combination of a "well-functioning dual vocational education and training system, with a functioning higher education system, produces less youth unemployment and less social inequality". This could explain the country's low unemployment rate, which last month dropped to 6% - its lowest levels in 25 years. Perhaps, with a little more support and economic growth, South Africa could duplicate this model. A report in 2015 on the economic benefits of vocational education and training in South Africa by the City & Guilds...

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