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Application Clearing House opens on 3 January 2017

The Central Application Clearing House website and Call Centre will open for business on 3 January 2017 with a new look. The site provides a service to Grade 12 students and others with national senior certificate results who are seeking

Posted in December2016

Eventful year for SA’s qualifications authority

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has completed its move from policy development to policy implementation, CEO Joe Samuels says in the 2015/16 annual report. This was completed with the finalisation and approval of the Policy and Criteria for Evaluating

Posted in December2016

South African students gain new insights from Chinese scholarships

A number of young South Africans have been able to embark on a life-changing travel and learning opportunity after receiving NSF scholarships to study in China. All have expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to realise their dreams and to

Posted in December2016

More private HEIs mean better access for students

Although 119 private higher education institutions (HEIs) are registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) with fewer than 10 percent of the number of South African students, they are showing increasing enrolments. The total number of students

Posted in December2016

Law to be tightened on private educators, foreign qualifications

The deadline is near for comments on important amendments to the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) law that will particularly affect private education providers and foreign qualifications. The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, published the call for

Posted in December2016

Leading skills study identifies key trends

The Labour Market Intelligence Partnership, a collaboration between the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and a national research consortium has identified key trends and made five key recommendations in its report on skills supply and demand in South

Posted in December2016

Government expanding technical and vocational education and training

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is focusing on the development of the TVET and community college sectors as the ideal institutions to address the South African economy’s dire need for technical and vocational skills. DHET took over

Posted in December2016

DHET to make important contribution to early childhood development

Numerous studies have emphasised the importance of the early years for human development and the significant effects that a lack of opportunities and interventions during early childhood can have on young children, diminishing their potential for success. The National Integrated

Posted in December2016

Lecturer training for renewable technologies

Selected TVET Colleges introduced the new subject, Renewable Energy Technologies (RET), in the NC(V) Electrical Infrastructure and Construction Programme in 2015. The GIZ, together with the Skills for Green Jobs (S4GJ) Programme, now supports the Department of Higher Education and

Posted in December2016

Message from the Director-General

The year 2016 ended on a positive note with the first National Artisan Development Strategy Conference held in December. “It’s cool to be a 21st century artisan” is the clarion call for this Decade of the Artisan in which we

Posted in December2016