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HRDC to support excellence in TVETs

The Hon Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa presents opening remarks to the Human Resources Development Council. The meeting was preceded by a visit to the Automotive Repair and Maintenance, as well as the Fitting and

Posted in November 2015

Hope to offenders through skills development

Research has established that time spent in prison makes individuals significantly less employable. Time behind bars can lead to deterioration in a workers’ “human capital”, including formal education, on the job experience and even “soft-skills” such as punctuality or customer

Posted in November 2015

Minimum Norms & Standards: Student Housing

For the first time students going to any public South African university will have to be accommodated in line with minimum standards, either in university residences or private accommodation paid for by the state. The standards came into effect at

Posted in November 2015

BRICS countries collaborate on education

Getting education facts straight is seen as being of “paramount importance” in building co-operation between five countries, including South Africa, that between them represent almost half the world’s population. And one of the most important facts to get right will

Posted in November 2015

Major NSF investment to assist deaf learners

The National Skills Fund’s recent R83.7 million investment is the latest in a series of moves by the government to ramp up its initiatives to assist the deaf. The investment will go towards assisting over 500 learners’ formal training, student

Posted in November 2015

Education Policy Consortium publishes third review

There is a group of young, dynamic education researchers eager to push the boundaries of intellectual debate on issues affecting post-school education and training. The group, the Education Policy Consortium (EPC), have just published their third Review of EPC projects.

Posted in November 2015

Social Inclusion promoted by DHET

Social Inclusion is driven by DHET through its institutions with a view to highlighting significant days in the South African calendar. Some of the interesting activities from various universities are showcased here to give an indication of the issues brought

Posted in November 2015

2015 Statement on Transformation in Higher Education

The second Higher Education (HE) summit on transformation takes place at a critical time for South African public universities, which are under intense public scrutiny. 2015 is a watershed year for the sector, marked by deepening student and staff activism

Posted in November 2015

DHET launches academic programme at Summit

In the evening, the Summit was visibly in the fast lane to provide capacity development opportunities for professional staff at all levels The academic programme is one component of the Staffing South Africa`s Universities’ Framework (SSAUF), which aims to achieve

Posted in November 2015

NSF Tackling Talent Shortages

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has taken responsibility to ensure that engineering students are well equipped with workplace experience in order to grow the country`s economy. More than R200m was set aside by the National Skills Fund

Posted in November 2015