Chart: education system South Africa In this chart you can see how the South African education system is organised. You can find more information about South African diplomas, admission requirements and the duration i of study programmes via: Primary and secondary education Higher education Duration The official length of the full-time programme (not part-time) without study delay. Close Ok, got it! Are you blind or partially sighted? We can send you a short description of what this chart contains. Please send your request to email@example.com.