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TVET campuses for needy provinces

A R2.5 billion infrastructure project for technical, vocational education and training (TVET) is underway, and will result in 12 new TVET campuses in rural areas of the country’s poorest provinces. Once the new campuses are fully functional, the total TVET

Posted in August 2015, Skills Development, Technical and vocational education and training, TVET Colleges

NSF Vetting future food security

An urgent need to avert a potential catastrophe hitting South Africa’s agricultural industry resulted in the National Skills Fund (NSF) stepping in with R92.5 million to help increase the number of graduating veterinary scientists by 36%. A large part of

Posted in August 2015, National Skills Fund, Skills Development, Technical and vocational education and training, TVET Colleges

67 full bursaries on Mandela Day

The Department of Higher Education and Training held its sixth annual Nelson Mandela Day Career Development Festival recently where the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande MP committed the Department to award 67 full bursaries to 67

Posted in August 2015, Skills Development

Youth Summit highlights DHET’s progress

A summary of the address given at the Vaal Youth Summit during Youth Month by Deputy Minister, Mduduzi Manana MP Introduction Since its inception in 2009, the Department of Higher Education and Training has worked very hard to put into

Posted in August 2015, Setas, Skills Development, Youth Month

Operation Phakisa plans for economic growth

In an effort to bring about change in the lives of many disadvantaged South Africans, government continuously seeks innovative ways to grow and transform the country’s economy. This is done to effectively solve national key priority areas like poverty, crime

Posted in August 2015, Skills Development

SA students off to WorldSkills Olympics

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, have encouraged the South African WorldSkills team to make the country proud at the WorldSkills Olympics in Brazil in August. The World Skills Olympics is a competition where different artisans

Posted in August 2015, Skills Development

NSF visits Transnet Rail’s School of Engineering

The National Skills Fund (NSF) paid a visit to the Transnet Rail’s School of Engineering in Bloemfontein on Wednesday 22 July. The visit was part of the NSF’s monitoring of progress on a number of projects they are funding to

Posted in August 2015, Skills Development

Maritime to generate over 800,000 jobs

The Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) will invest R297 million into the establishment of South Africa’s first Maritime Institute and National Cadetship Programme. The Institute will be housed at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University as part of innovations

Posted in August 2015, Skills Development

Take a Girl Child to work

The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) Secretariat took part in the Cell C’s “Take a Girl Child” to work initiative in Pretoria. Eleven girls who are currently in grade 11 at Jafta Mahlangu Secondary School in Mamelodi, Pretoria participated in

Posted in August 2015, Skills Development

SA and China collaborate to grow the economy

Government is reaching out to counterparts to find innovative ways to unleash the economic potential of South Africa’s oceans, a scarce skills sector that has the potential to change the maritime landscape to the forefront of job creation. As such,

Posted in August 2015, Skills Development