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Access to PSET increases

In 2015 there is an increase of 28,646 first-year study opportunities in the post-school education and training (PSET) system bringing the total number of opportunities to 425, 095. The PSET system includes 26 universities, 50 Technical and Vocational Education and

Posted in June 2015, Skills Development, Technical and vocational education and training

Making inroads into building much-needed skills

Close to three years after the government announced it would use the country’s multi-million infrastructure programme to boost skills development, the Department of Higher Education and Training has released a Progress Report on skills development, following the release by Minister

Posted in June 2015, Skills Development

DHET takes over TVET and Community Colleges

On 1 April, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) officially welcomed approximately 38 000 officials transferring from the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges, Adult Education and Training (AET) Centres, now called Community Colleges and AET

Posted in June 2015, Other, TVET Colleges

SA University makes global top 10 in QS ranking

  With six additional subjects ranked in 2015, South African universities stand out for expertise in Development Studies, one of 36 disciplines covered in QS World University Rankings by Subject, published at South African institutions receive their highest QS

Posted in June 2015, Universities

National Artisan Development improving

The ten most popular trades are electricians, welders, diesel mechanics, boiler makers, fitter and turners, automotive motor mechanics, riggers, plumbers, mechanical fitters and millwrights says the Department of Higher Education and Training. “The results are encouraging,” reports the Department, “as

Posted in June 2015, National Artisan Development, Skills Development

Welcome message from the DHET Director-General

It is a pleasure to welcome you to this first edition of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) e-bulletin. We have implemented this electronic media platform to highlight the work of DHET and the delivery of our mandate

Posted in June 2015, Other

DHET and GIZ tackle climate change

Like South Africa, education, science and research play a significant role in Germany which is in worldwide vocational education and training programmes. The collaboration between the Germany Development Agency (GIZ) and South Africa’s Department of Higher Education and Training focuses

Posted in June 2015

NSFAS facts

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is one of the most successful schemes established by government to assist students from poor, disadvantaged families but with academic ability. In 2015 NSFAS is providing loans and bursaries to students at all

Posted in June 2015, NSFAS

Focus on SETA learnerships

Learnerships One of the key SETA interventions is learnerships, which have proved extremely effective, due to partnerships between employers, SETAs and training providers. Individuals obtain both theoretical and practical training, as well as real life work experience. This enhances employability.

Posted in June 2015, Setas, Skills Development

World Cup stage for SA’s TVET students

This year, TVET students and national experts from all over the world will be travelling to Brazil to showcase their talents in various skills categories. The South African team will be part of 72 countries that will be competing in the

Posted in June 2015, Other, Technical and vocational education and training, TVET Colleges