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Reflecting on Women’s Day

On 9 August each year we celebrate Women’s Day as a public holiday that was instituted in South Africa in 1994. On 9 August 1956, more than 20 000 South African women of all races staged a march on the

Posted in August 2015, Women's Day

TVET campuses for needy provinces

A R2.5 billion infrastructure project for technical, vocational education and training (TVET) is underway, and will result in 12 new TVET campuses in rural areas of the country’s poorest provinces. Once the new campuses are fully functional, the total TVET

Posted in August 2015, Skills Development, Technical and vocational education and training, TVET Colleges

TVET footprint in Limpopo grows

The Department of Higher Education and Training is expanding the technical and vocational education training footprint in Limpopo with the unveiling of the R200 million Thabazimbi campus of the Waterberg Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College. Speaking at the

Posted in August 2015, Technical and vocational education and training, TVET Colleges

NSF Vetting future food security

An urgent need to avert a potential catastrophe hitting South Africa’s agricultural industry resulted in the National Skills Fund (NSF) stepping in with R92.5 million to help increase the number of graduating veterinary scientists by 36%. A large part of

Posted in August 2015, National Skills Fund, Skills Development, Technical and vocational education and training, TVET Colleges

67 full bursaries on Mandela Day

The Department of Higher Education and Training held its sixth annual Nelson Mandela Day Career Development Festival recently where the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande MP committed the Department to award 67 full bursaries to 67

Posted in August 2015, Skills Development

Youth Summit highlights DHET’s progress

A summary of the address given at the Vaal Youth Summit during Youth Month by Deputy Minister, Mduduzi Manana MP Introduction Since its inception in 2009, the Department of Higher Education and Training has worked very hard to put into

Posted in August 2015, Setas, Skills Development, Youth Month

Operation Phakisa plans for economic growth

In an effort to bring about change in the lives of many disadvantaged South Africans, government continuously seeks innovative ways to grow and transform the country’s economy. This is done to effectively solve national key priority areas like poverty, crime

Posted in August 2015, Skills Development

SA students off to WorldSkills Olympics

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, have encouraged the South African WorldSkills team to make the country proud at the WorldSkills Olympics in Brazil in August. The World Skills Olympics is a competition where different artisans

Posted in August 2015, Skills Development

HEAIDS continues campaigns

During Youth Month, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana, MP launched the First Things First HIV/TB/STIs and general health and wellness programme for students in the higher education and training sector at the King Sabata

Posted in August 2015

TVET College breaks the circle of poverty

The Ministry of Higher Education and Training takes post-school opportunities to the farming community to ensure that the country`s food security is in the skilful hands. A group of 9 students is currently being trained to acquire basic agricultural skills

Posted in August 2015, Technical and vocational education and training, TVET Colleges