Demand outstrips supply by 4:1 (South Africa)

More than 60,000 students have missed out on a place at higher education institutions in a province of South Africa. Four universities in the Eastern Cape turned away more than 75 per cent of their applicants, The Daily Dispatch reported. In total, Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan, Rhodes and Fort Hare universities received 76,966 applications for 16,767 places, forcing them to reject 60,199 students. “All programmes are full and have waiting lists,” said Angela Church, acting director of marketing, communication and development at Walter Sisulu.

Source: Times Higher Education