Move to end misrepresentation of qualifications
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande will soon present a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Amendment Bill to Parliament for approval. Minister Nzimande explained that the NQF Amendment Bill strengthens all the mechanisms to deal with misrepresentation of qualifications, as well as the verification by the South African Qualifications... Read more
NSF international scholarships change lives
The National Skills Fund (NSF) has made scholarships to study in China available to a number of youth South Africans. All have expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to realise their dreams and to experience a different culture and global perspective. Busiswa Buso is from the small rural town... Read more
Government continues to support disadvantaged students
Government continues with its efforts to ensure that students from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to Post-School Education and Training (PSET). Official spending figures from the Department of Higher Education and Training show that total amounts via National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), in support of students at universities and... Read more
China, Hungary opens its scholarship doors to students
Students who wish to study in China and Hungary need to gear up for the application opening dates. The two countries offer scholarships to students in three levels of study – bachelors, masters and doctorates. Although opening dates for applications has not been confirmed, the Department of Higher Education... Read more
The National Skills Fund Bursaries
Do you know that there is a great skills shortage within South Africa! The NSF provides bursaries yearly to aid in closing this gap. The bursaries they provide will all fall under the ‘Scarce Skills Development’ plan. The aim is to increase the number of skilled workers to stabilize... Read more
NSF, SETAs go on the offensive with education
Research shows that time in prison makes individuals significantly less employable. Providing education, training and employment services for offenders is one of the key ways to support resettlement of ex-offenders back into the community and reduce their risk of re-offending. The NSF and various Sector Education and Training Authorities... Read more
Close to a billion rand for students through NSFAS bursaries
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), through the National Skills Fund (NSF), has been able to open the doors of learning to more than 15 000 academically deserving students. This was achieved by the disbursement of more than R1 billion in bursaries through the National Student Financial... Read more
Four considerations when choosing your career
After years of studying and hard work, scholars look forward to the day when they receive their final matric results. The South African matric results were released on 5 January 2017 and the national pass rate was 76.2% up from 74% in the previous year. Although this is a... Read more
Gauteng is SA’s top paying province
Careerjunction’s 2016-17 salary review shows that Gauteng remains the top paying province. The report explores salary offerings, as offered by companies, for top occupations across SA’s most lucrative provinces – Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. For those in the architecture & engineering sector, Gauteng is where approximately 50%... Read more
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 Republic of Mauritius. Speaking at the British Council’s Going... Read more