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Restoring a peaceful, stable & sustained academic programme at Tuks

PRESS STATEMENT: AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GAUTENG PROVINCE ALLIANCE AND PROGRESSIVE YOUTH ALLIANCE, AND SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT   Gauteng Province Alliance and Progressive Youth Alliance represented as: African National Congress (ANC) Gauteng Province South African Communist Party (SACP) Gauteng Province Congress of

Posted in February 2016, Universities

New universities deliver on more places to study

OVER the past year, the construction of South Africa’s two new universities has given more than 400 young people the chance to learn skills in a structured workplace experience towards a qualification. According to Mark Burk, a member of the

Posted in February 2016

Higher education amendment bill delivers on white paper’s intent

One of the drafters of amendments to higher education laws has rejected criticism the Higher Education Amendment Bill seeks to increase the Minister’s power to intervene in university matters and undermines university autonomy On the contrary, says Professor Chris de

Posted in February 2016

Student funding, historical changes welcomed

UNIVERSITY academic and student leaders have welcomed an additional R6.9-billion committed by government for the 2016 academic year to ease severe financial difficulties faced by both universities and students. In a report-back on a meeting with the vice-chancellors of South

Posted in February 2016

Fort Hare, celebrating 100 years

One of Africa’s oldest universities is being called on to become a pathfinder to a future in which Africa shifts from being consumers of knowledge produced elsewhere to producers of cutting-edge knowledge. Speaking at the centenary celebration of the University

Posted in February 2016

National Skills Fund, Skilling the Nation

The strategic overview of the National Skills Fund (NSF) is critical to our growing economy: Funding to skill our nation. Providing funding for national skills development towards a capable workforce for an inclusive growth path underpins the many and diverse

Posted in February 2016

Apprenticeships for the 21st century

Ask a teenager today what an apprentice is and you’ll likely be told it’s someone on Tokyo Sexwale’s reality TV show of that name. Not many will say it’s a great way to acquire high-paying vocational skills. And that’s where

Posted in February 2016

DHET’S Man of Letters – Bishop MT Makobe

DHET highly congratulates Bishop MT Makobe for being one of the 2015 South African Literary Awards (SALA’s) winners. The winners of this year’s SALA’s were announced on the 7th November 2015 at the Tshwane Events Centre. This year ceremony marks

Posted in February 2016

New NCV record with 20 distinctions

Simphiwe Given Hlophe, an Electrical Engineering student from Gert Sibande Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, Sibanesetfu Campus, has achieved an extraordinary academic feat of obtaining 20 distinctions out of a possible 21 in his NCV programme. This

Posted in February 2016

NSF pledges towards SA International Maritime Institute

The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) in collaboration with the National Skills Fund (NSF) welcomed the first intake to the National Cadetship Programme recently. SAIMI was formed in 2014 to assist in realising the objectives of Operation Phakisa through

Posted in February 2016