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Deep Rural Corners: New campus for Limpopo

The design of the new Thabazimbi Waterberg campus in Limpopo is based on standard plans developed for a model Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Campus, which I approved in 2012. This campus design aims to build multipurpose campuses

Posted in August 2016, Independent Thinking

Professional development for TVET Campus Managers

As part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges Turnaround Strategy, I recently launched the first phase of the professional development of college managers’ project. In its commitment to transformation, this government has increased the intake of

Posted in August 2016, Independent Thinking

Three UKZN Accounting Students in Top 12 of international competition

A University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) team of three third year accounting students has finished in the Top 12 of an international business management case study competition and will now compete for a place in the semifinals. The students are Mr

Posted in August 2016, Independent Thinking

DHET online registration now live

Post-School Education  and Training institutions offer some qualifications that are designed to integrate theory and practice through Work-Integrated Learning or Workplace-Based Learning (WIL/WBL). The demand for placement of students in workplace sites for WIL/WBL is very high, and institutions are

Posted in August 2016, Independent Thinking, Media, November 2016

How workers can revolutionise skills development

The democratic dispensation of 1994 heralded a breakthrough for the collective wisdom of our organised societal structures. The reconstruction and development programme (RDP) served as the basis for mobilising our people, with education and training being one of its critical

Posted in August 2016, Independent Thinking

Funding For Skills: How the TVET Sector Benefits

Since 2011, the National Skills Fund (NSF) has engaged Technical andVocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges as alternative partners for skills development among communities. The geographic and spatial positioning of the country’s 50 TVET colleges and their more than 258

Posted in August 2016, Independent Thinking

Student housing matters

This Student Housing Symposium brings together role-players from government, universities, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges, the private sector and the banking sector in a bid to seek solutions to the student housing shortage across South Africa. The

Posted in August 2016, Independent Thinking

Verifying public service qualifications

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, tasked the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to develop and publish a Register of Fraudulent Qualifications in response to many highprofile cases of qualification misrepresentation being highlighted. The Minister has

Posted in August 2016, Independent Thinking