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Media statement: Minister Nzimande meets business to discuss higher education

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, held a meeting with business leaders under the auspices of the National Business Initiative, hosted by Sanlam in Sandton. The meeting was convened by Minister Nzimande to discuss the critical

Posted in Media Statements, October 2016

TVET bursary applications go electronic

The electronic bursary application system for TVET college students will go online in 2017 says the Department of Higher Education and Training. Earlier discussions between the government student loan programme, National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and TVET colleges proved

Posted in October 2016, TVET Colleges

Construction of South Africa’s new universities promotes skills

Over the past year, the construction of South Africa’s two new universities has enabled more than 400 young people to access opportunity for structured workplace learning experience towards a qualification. This programme is a practical initiative by the Department of

Posted in October 2016

SET takes lion share of enrolment

An increasing number of South African students are turning towards studying science, engineering and technology (SET) degrees at the country’s 25 public higher education institutions (HEIs). The swing from more traditional humanities and business studies towards SET are highlighted in

Posted in Media, November 2016, October 2016

2015/16 marks numerous milestones for post-school education, training

On 12 October 2016, the Department presented its sixth annual report to the post-school education and training parliamentary portfolio committee in Cape Town, highlighting several milestones across the post-school education and training (PSET) system. In introducing the annual report, Minister

Posted in October 2016

Enrolment successes: A mixed bag

The Department of Higher Education and Training says enrolment targets were exceeded in undergraduate degrees, advanced diplomas and masters and doctorate degrees. Other targets which were met included graduates being produced in scarce skills of engineering, life and physical sciences,

Posted in October 2016

DG’s Message: Fee noise, fury obscures massive advances, real challenges

As the national debate on the future of fees in our universities continues with great passion it is crucial that we not lose sight of the massive advances we continue making in empowering young people through knowledge and skills, enabling

Posted in October 2016

Cach opens for applications on 2 January 2017

Every January, some 600,000 school-leavers eagerly await the announcement of the National Senior Certificate results.  For many, this will mean the fulfilment of their dreams and the start of the next phase of their lives, but for some the route

Posted in Media, November 2016, October 2016

Perspective on Africa’s development

Nations that have excelled in innovation have benefited from substantial government investment in building a higher quality higher education system and training young minds in science, technology, IT and maths (STEM) and related fields said Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the

Posted in October 2016

Orbit student wins at the chef cook-out

Hospitality student (Level 4), John Nkgwang, celebrated Youth Day by impressing judges at the Great South Africa Student Chef Cook-Out competition held in Johannesburg. John was announced as the overall winner under the ‘cooking’ category, and as the 2nd runner-up

Posted in October 2016