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BRICS International research collaboration

  The South African BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Think Tank (SABTT) is working towards fostering international research collaboration between South Africa and its BRICS counterparts. It was established following Cabinet’s approval, in 2012, of a dedicated

Posted in June 2016

UMP combines african and western paradigms

The University of Mpumalanga (UMP), one of two new South African Universities, is combining an African paradigm of indigenous knowledge and culture and with a Western paradigm to create a unique learning experience for its students. In 2014 UMP enrolled

Posted in June 2016

New draft policy to regulate articulation of qualifications

A draft policy to regulate the “articulation” of qualifications within the National Qualification Framework (NQF) was published in the Government Gazette by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande MP, in May. Articulation refers to the movement

Posted in June 2016

SPU Vice-Chancellor spells out new academic programmes

Sol Plaatje University (SPU) in Kimberley has implemented academic programmes that draw on the unique features of the Northern Cape and it aims to provide graduates who meet the region’s needs. SPU, which took in its first students in 2014,

Posted in June 2016

Worldskills SA: Gearing up for Abu Dhabi, 2017

WorldSkills South Africa (WSSA) and The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) are gearing up for another successful showcasing at the WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi in 2017. WSSA, part of an international grouping, is a not for profit

Posted in June 2016

Electrical Engineering student builds radio from scratch

Celinkosi Godgift Ndlovu (17), a Level 2 Electrical Engineering student, has amazed his lecturers and family by building a radio quite literally from scratch. Housed in a Bakers Lemon Cream biscuit cardboard box, the radio can be switched on and

Posted in June 2016

Post-school Education and Training System Statistics published

The fifth issue of Statistics on Post-School Education and Training in South Africa has been released by the Department of Higher Education and Training. The report covers statistical information on student enrolments, graduations and certifications, and staffing levels at post-school

Posted in June 2016

Message from the Director-General

Expanding access to post-school education and training has resulted in a marked improvement in the enrolled numbers at our 26 universities and 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, Learnerships, Internships and Skills Development Programmes. Since the Department

Posted in June 2016

Rise up and shine

Anele Ngxongo, a young mother from KwaZulu-Natal, has again proven that adverse circumstances can frequently lead to success. Anele completed her studies in Jewellery Manufacturing at the College of Cape Town for TVET in 2015. She did so with the

Posted in Independent Thinking, June 2016

New rural TVET College Campuses

Construction is almost complete at three new Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College sites. The building of new TVET campuses is part of the Department of Higher Education and Training’s drive to take technical and vocational education and

Posted in Independent Thinking, June 2016