Consumer Studies Grade 12 Past Papers and Memos 2016:
Consumer Studies should be recognised for the fact that it teaches invaluable life skills provided that the policy about the production option being compatible with the facilities available at schools is rigorously enforced.
The central aim of the subject Consumer Studies is to help learners become responsible consumers (citizens) in local, national and international communities. They should also learn to produce marketable products, which opens opportunities for entrepreneurial projects in future. It develops an informed learner who is able to make sensible choices with regards to buying and using services, not only knowing their rights as consumers, but also having a good understanding of their responsibilities in the marketplace in South Africa and abroad. The subject gives learners an opportunity to make and then market a product which would increase their (financial) independence, making them more confident and prepared for the world post-school, giving them marketable skills.