Webinar | South Africa’s & Mauritius’ Education Sectors Today – International Education Market Updates, Trends, and Developments

Date: Feb 4, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. PT
Format: Online via Zoom
Hosted By: BCCIE and Trade Commissioner Service, Global Affairs Canada
Cost: Free


Several regions in Africa continue to grow in importance for the Canadian international education sector. Two countries, South Africa and Mauritius, present excellent opportunities for potential institutional collaboration and international students coming to the post-secondary and K-12 sectors.

Canada and Mauritius maintain positive bilateral relations, anchored in shared interests and common memberships. With an increasing number of Mauritians studying in Canada, Mauritius presents opportunities for Canadians in the education sector1. South Africa has the strongest and most diverse education sector in Africa, with nearly one in five South African secondary school graduates enrolled in post-secondary education. Investments in education are growing, and opportunities for Canadian business exist on multiple levels throughout the South African Education System. 

Please join the trade commissioner from the High Commission of Canada to South Africa and Mauritius responsible for international education, to learn about contemporary market intelligence, key data, trends, developments, opportunities, and analysis on the issues currently impacting the South African and Mauritian education sectors. Our presentation will be followed by a Q&A. 

Key takeaways:

  • The South Africa and Mauritius education sectors at a glance – develop a better understanding of the education markets in South Africa and Mauritius with key data on student mobility and a regional market overview; 
  • Education and business during COVID-19 – share current developments impacting the South Africa and Mauritius education sectors, including international mobility;
  • Post COVID-19 trends and opportunities – identify possible partnership opportunities and market strategies in the South Africa and Mauritius education sectors.


  • Keith Banerjee, Trade Commissioner, the High Commission of Canada in Johannesburg

1 https://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/southafrica-afriquedusud/bilateral_relations_bilaterales/canada_mauritius-maurice.aspx?lang=eng