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University collaboration: Good for society, public health

The relationship between universities, government, funders and industry, while tricky to manage, can be beneficial for all parties. Anthony Boccanfuso, President of the University Industry Demonstration Partnership in the US, speaking at a British Council Going global conference, says university-industry

Posted in November 2016, Universities

Quality depends on adequate numbers of capable staff

Achieving quality at universities depends to a large extent on the availability of adequate numbers of capable staff who are fully representative of a democratic South Africa, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande told the National Doctoral Conference of

Posted in November 2016, Universities

Higher pass rates point to mother-tongue education

The importance and success of mother-tongue education in adult education and training is highlighted in the latest statistics released recently by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). While English is still by far the most dominant language of

Posted in Adult education training, Community education and training, Media, November 2016, Universities

Restoring a peaceful, stable & sustained academic programme at Tuks

PRESS STATEMENT: AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GAUTENG PROVINCE ALLIANCE AND PROGRESSIVE YOUTH ALLIANCE, AND SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT   Gauteng Province Alliance and Progressive Youth Alliance represented as: African National Congress (ANC) Gauteng Province South African Communist Party (SACP) Gauteng Province Congress of

Posted in February 2016, Universities

SA University makes global top 10 in QS ranking

  With six additional subjects ranked in 2015, South African universities stand out for expertise in Development Studies, one of 36 disciplines covered in QS World University Rankings by Subject, published at www.topuniversities.com. South African institutions receive their highest QS

Posted in June 2015, Universities

R141 million for foundation phase teachers

In a ground-breaking initiative, the Department of Higher Education and Training is using R141 million allocated by the European Union to attract and deliver more capable and effective foundation phase teachers, particularly teachers who teach in indigenous languages. Known as

Posted in June 2015, Skills Development, Universities

Department reveals plans to build academic proficiency

DHET has announced the implementation of Phase 1 of the Staffing South Africa’s Universities’ Framework (SSAUF) to build academic proficiency in South Africa’s 26 universities. The New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) enables potential academics to take up a permanent

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

Health sciences university launched in Gauteng

President Jacob Zuma and the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, MP, officially launched the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria on 14 April 2015. Sefako Makgato Health Sciences University opened its doors in January

Posted in June 2015, Universities