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Clean audits increase for SETAs

The Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) has invited no fewer than nine (9) Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) to receive awards for achieving clean audits for the 2015/16 financial year. This is an improvement on the previous financial year,

Posted in 31 August 2016

Going Global: Innovation and entrepreneurship: Context needs to be African

In Africa, the issue of innovation is complex and there is some debate over whether innovation and entrepreneurship should be aimed at global trends or solving local problems. Another important issue, raised by speakers at the British Council’s Going Global

Posted in 31 August 2016

Getting TVET college students ready with personal, workplace HIV/Aids, health

Grappling with HIV and related issues in the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector is important as the role of colleges is not only to provide labour for the marketplace, but also to provide holistic development of young people,

Posted in 31 August 2016

National artisan strategy roadshows for South Africa

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is embarking on a national artisan development strategy roadshow throughout South Africa over the next three months across all provinces. The aim of the roadshow, consisting of one two-day consultation in each

Posted in 31 August 2016

Latest DHET news

The Department of Higher Education and Training shares important details of its activities through its website, www.dhet.gov.za, Facebook and Twitter.  Latest news includes: Top jobs in demand list grows 2 December 2016 – The Department of Higher Education and Training

Posted in 31 August 2016

Education: Women put in a strong showing

Women dominate South Africa’s post-school education and training (PSET) landscape, outnumbering men as both students and staff in higher education institutions and technical and vocational education and training institutions (TVET). This emerges from the Statistics on PSET in South Africa

Posted in 31 August 2016

Success for SA’s foundation phase teacher education

The Strengthening Foundation Phase Teacher Education Programme (SFPTEP) has resulted in a resurgence of foundation phase teacher education across numerous South African universities. The programme, a partnership between the Department of Higher Education and Training and the European Union, was

Posted in 31 August 2016

TVET Colleges: A national priority

With the focus clearly fixed on developing, expanding and improving the performance of TVET Colleges across South Africa, August was officially designated by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande as ‘National TVET College Month’. The objective

Posted in 31 August 2016