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Radical educationalists give voice to intellectual debate

There’s 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. Edited

Posted in September 2015

Message from the DHET Director-General

A key challenge for DHET and a major emphasis of the ongoing transformation of post-school education and training is the revitalisation of the academic profession. The massive growth in post-school education and training enrolments over the past few years combined

Posted in September 2015

Dedicated funding for students with special needs

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana, MP shared opportunities that are available within the Post-School Education and Training (PSET) sector for learners with disabilities. The purpose of the Department of Higher Education and Training’s Opportunities

Posted in September 2015

Here’s to our diverse South African heritage

It’s a perfect month for celebrating our very rich South African heritage. Spring offers a magnificent gift of renewal and just like her, so we should also be looking at our heritage with a fresh set of eyes and marvel

Posted in September 2015

Richmond Skills centre takes off

The newly launched Community Skills Centre has opened its doors to 310 learners for 2015/16 academic year. The recruitment process is set to begin in the first week of September targeting young people between ages of 18 to 35, in

Posted in September 2015

Majuba supports Decade of the Artisan Advocacy Programme

The Majuba TVET College has rallied behind the government’s Decade of the Artisan advocacy programme. The opening function, held in KwaZulu Natal, was attended by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana. “‘We are encouraged by

Posted in September 2015

South Africa’s skills shortage and the functions of NAMB

The National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) is helping South Africa move away from designations of a non-sector-based artisan training system for listed trades, to the benefit of all artisans in South Africa. It is widely known that South Africa suffers

Posted in September 2015

Universities South Africa replaces HESA

The Ministry of Higher Education and Training extended congratulations on the formation of the new Universities body which succeeds the Higher Education South Africa (HESA). Universities South Africa was launched in July under the leadership of Professor Adam Habib as

Posted in September 2015

Progress on Operation Phakisa

President Zuma first announced Operation Phakisa during his reply to the State of the Nation Address debate in June 2014. Operation Phakisa is an adaptation of the Big Fast Results methodology that was first successfully applied by the Malaysian Government.

Posted in September 2015

Statement: Student Political Intolerance

The Department of Higher Education and Training notes with concern the disturbances taking place at our institutions of higher learning, as a result of student political intolerance during the time of elections of new Student Representative Councils. Institutions of higher

Posted in September 2015