This study examines the relationship between education and poverty vulnerability in South Africa by using the disaggregated approach. The study uses the National Income Dynamics Study dataset captured from 2008 to 2017 of a balanced panel consisting of 10,800 South African households. We applied batteries of econometric techniques. The results reveal a significant negative relationship between education and vulnerability to poverty especially to those whose future consumption lies below the food poverty line. Therefore, policymakers should use education as a tool to reduce poverty vulnerability by increasing its quality so that students can compete fairly in the global labor market.