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Indepth study of students reveals challenges in education system

While the National Development Plan (NDP) calls for distance education to play a greater role in expanding learning opportunities, research done by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) reveals a marked difference in the dropout and graduation rates

Posted in 31 July 2016

Message from the DHET Director-General

A historic gathering of role-players participated in the Department of Higher Education and Training’s first Student Housing Symposium held in July to address the dire shortage of student accommodation at both universities and TVET Colleges. Under the banner, Student Housing

Posted in 31 July 2016

Student achieves in the PlatAfrica 2015 jewellery competition

The College of Cape Town for TVET was invited to participate in the prestigious PlatAfrica 2015 competition. Sakhile Ndawo, a third year Jewellery Manufacturing student, was bestowed with an Honourable Mention at the award ceremony. Sakhile was awarded based on

Posted in 31 July 2016

Student housing needs smarter solutions says Minister Nzimande

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has called on students, universities, TVET colleges, banks, investors and government to work together to come up with smarter solutions to solve the student housing problem. Delivering the keynote address, “Student Housing Matters”,

Posted in 31 July 2016

New Central Application Service to be launched in 2019

A “one application, one fee” objective is at the core of the Department of Higher Education & Training’s (DHET’s) Central Application Service (CAS) for the post-school education and training (PSET) sector. CAS, which has been approved by the Minister and

Posted in 31 July 2016

Pretoria University opens more spaces for medical students

An investment programme aimed at addressing the national shortage of doctors has enabled to University of Pretoria’s School of Medicine to increase its capacity by two thirds. The programme has created the opportunity for an additional 160 students, who would

Posted in 31 July 2016

Department shows off its research plans

Post-school education training research projects ranging from interventions, to building technological capacity are highlighted in the Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET’s) fourth edition of the Research Bulletin on Post-School Education and Training. Director-General Gwebinkundla Qonde said the bulletin

Posted in 31 July 2016

SSAUF Academic staff programmes producing encouraging results

Two of the four Staffing South Africa’s Universities’ Framework (SSAUF) programmes which facilitate staff transformation at universities, are proving their worth, despite being implemented on an incremental scale. The programmes are the New Generation of Academics programme (nGAP) and the

Posted in 31 July 2016

Department publishes PSET milestones from 2009 to 2016

The Department of Higher Education and Training has published an overview of the milestones achieved since it was first established in 2009.  The 24-page publication provides a summarised account of the milestones which range from university, technical and vocational education

Posted in 31 July 2016