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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

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

TVET footprint in Limpopo grows

The Department of Higher Education and Training is expanding the technical and vocational education training footprint in Limpopo with the unveiling of the R200 million Thabazimbi campus of the Waterberg Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College. Speaking at the

Posted in August 2015, 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

TVET College breaks the circle of poverty

The Ministry of Higher Education and Training takes post-school opportunities to the farming community to ensure that the country`s food security is in the skilful hands. A group of 9 students is currently being trained to acquire basic agricultural skills

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

More bursaries for Mhlonto in the Eastern Cape

Almost R9 million has been awarded in bursaries to students completing a three-year programme animal health at the Tsolo Agriculture and Rural Development Institute in Mhlonto in the Eastern Cape. On completion, these graduates will be able to choose from

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

DHET takes over TVET and Community Colleges

On 1 April, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) officially welcomed approximately 38 000 officials transferring from the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges, Adult Education and Training (AET) Centres, now called Community Colleges and AET

Posted in June 2015, Other, TVET Colleges

World Cup stage for SA’s TVET students

This year, TVET students and national experts from all over the world will be travelling to Brazil to showcase their talents in various skills categories. The South African team will be part of 72 countries that will be competing in the

Posted in June 2015, Other, Technical and vocational education and training, TVET Colleges

Social Cohesion and Nation Building Calendar

  Significant days promoting Social Cohesion and Nation Building in Post-School Education and Training institutions. The Social Inclusion and Equity Directorate of the Department of Higher Education and Training monitors access to post-school education and training and monitors the transformation

Posted in June 2015, Other, Technical and vocational education and training, TVET Colleges

DHET Regional Offices replace Provincial Offices

As from 1 April 2015, we have Department of Higher Education and Training Regional Offices (DHET) and not Provincial Offices – so as not to confuse this with the functions of Provincial Education Departments’ (PEDs) functions. This new landscape and

Posted in June 2015, TVET Colleges