South Africa’s Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has published a new curriculum policy document for public comment which will amend the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement through the introduction of 13 additional subjects for Grade 8 and 9 students, many of which are aimed at directly helping school-leaving pupils who will not necessarily complete Grade 12 or enter university. Included in the list of new subjects are agricultural studies, ancillary health care which will enable learners to understand the meaning of health and wellness as well as how to apply their newly acquired knowledge in everyday life, civil technology, early childhood development, maintenance and upholstery, and hospitality studies.