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Impressive strides outlined in the Minister’s address to the National Council of Provinces

My budget address was set against our shared understanding that we still have many challenges in the higher education and training sector, arising out of our position as a developing country with a history and legacy of national oppression and

Posted in May 2016

University transformation: we’re moving forward!

Over the past few months, public higher education has been severely challenged, its relevance has been questioned, and it has been accused of not transforming, of not listening to its students and of being too costly. There have been calls

Posted in May 2016

HE amendment bill debated by parliamentary process

The proposed Higher Education Amendment Bill has attracted significant response from opposition parties, academic institutions, unions and student organisations. The amendments which elicited the most reaction include transformation goals, oversight mechanisms and the power of the Minister. Most of the

Posted in May 2016

PSET articulation: Former college student distinguishes himself at university

Elangeni TVET College is proud of the academic achievement by former Elangeni TVET College student Mthobisi Maphumulo. Mthobisi, now at Durban University of Technology, enrolled at Elangeni TVET College Inanda Campus in 2012 for the National Certificate Vocational (NCV) Finance

Posted in May 2016

Message from the Director-General

The presentation of the Minister’s Budget Vote speech in Parliament on 21 April 2016 provided an insightful opportunity to understand the full extent of the Department’s mandate for post-school education and training. The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Posted in May 2016