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Statement: Meeting with Vice-Chancellors

Statement after the meeting between the Ministry of Higher Education and Training and the Vice-chancellors of South Africa’s public universities Today the Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande held a meeting with the Vice-chancellors of South Africa’s

Posted in January 2016

Statement on 2016 funding allocation

STATEMENT ON 2016 FUNDING ALLOCATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA ON SHORT-TERM FUNDING SOLUTIONS Yesterday, NSFAS represented by the chairman Sizwe Nxasana and the Executive Officer, Msulwa Daca and General Manager

Posted in January 2016

It’s cool to be a 21st-century artisan

Palesa Rakometsi The Decade of the Artisan is an advocacy programme whereby the Department of Higher Education and Training intends to reach out to schools, with the aim of encouraging grade 9 to 12 learners to consider taking up careers

Posted in Independent Thinking, January 2016

TVET colleges: Focused on employability

Keith Loynes Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges, formerly known as Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges or Technical Colleges, offer school-leavers a wealth of education and training opportunities. With 50 public colleges operating on more than 264 campuses

Posted in Independent Thinking, January 2016

Financial aid supports access to PSET

Section 29(1)(a) of our Constitution enshrines the fundamental right to basic education, including adult basic education. Section 29(1) (b) provides for the right to further education, (university education and technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Government has an obligation,

Posted in Independent Thinking, January 2016

CACH can help you find your place

Engela van Staden- The Department of Higher Education and Training runs an Apply Now! Campaign starting in about April each year to encourage secondary school goers to think about their future careers and make informed choices in applying for further

Posted in Independent Thinking, January 2016

Post-school education and training opportunities

First and foremost, I wish to congratulate the 2015 matriculants who passed their examinations and especially those who fared particularly well. At the same time, I would like to en-courage those who have not succeeded to rewrite their examinations or

Posted in Independent Thinking, January 2016

Minister Nzimande outlines PSET opportunities for 2016

Statement by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr BE Nzimande on Opportunities for the 2015 Matriculants in the Post-School Education and Training System First and foremost, I wish to congratulate the 2015 matriculants who passed their examinations and

Posted in January 2016

Prospective students can get help

The Ministry congratulates the class of 2015 grade 12 Learners and wish them well in their entrance to the Post-School Education and Training environment or into the labour market. We also congratulate the educators and officials who put a lot

Posted in January 2016

SA, Switzerland strengthen TVET cooperation

TECHNICAL and vocational education cooperation between Switzerland and South Africa took another step forward with a meeting between education ministers of from the two countries. The meeting between the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande and Switzerland’s

Posted in January 2016