Major new investments in university infrastructure
Higher Education and Training minister Dr Blade Nzimande recently announced a major new investment in university infrastructure. The investment will see very significant targeted Government spending over the next two years. The focus of the spend will fall on new student housing, laboratories, communications technology, and other essential facilities.... Read more
Students rake in medals at Worldskills SA
The National WorldSkills Competition was hosted in Durban in mid February. Team Western Cape comprised 32 members representing 16 different skills areas. Northlink TVET College secured four gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal. This was the highest medal tally amongst the participating colleges including private organisations.... Read more
Alert: Fraudulent college operating in Thohoyandou, Limpopo
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is warning students who are seeking study opportunities to remain vigilant against fraudulent private colleges that continue to operate illegally around the country. In particular, the DHET has received several complaints from Thohoyandou, Venda in Limpopo regarding an illegal institution operating... Read more
Umfolozi TVET College: Grooming future engineers
Umfolozi TVET College Work Based Experience (WBE) Officer and the Tongaat Hulett, (the huge sugar producer) delegation recently held an interactive session with College students who were placed at the Felixton Mill. Each student was invited to the boardroom to speak of what they had learnt since their arrival... Read more
Gert Sibande TVET College participates in ministerial ‘Decade of the Artisan’ promotion
Gert Sibande TVET College recently accompanied the deputy minister of Higher Education and Training, Honourable Mduduzi Manana, in a roll-out promotion of the Decade of the Artisan advocacy campaign. The two-day promotion held in the Gert Sibande region of Mpumalanga Province was sponsored by the Chemical Industries Education and... Read more
The German dual training system has become one of the most successful in the world. The system has gained recognition for having contributed to the lowest unemployment rate of young people between the ages of 16 and 24 in Europe. The Dual system combines continuous apprenticeship training in a... Read more
The Minister of Small Business Development, the Honourable Lindiwe Zulu recently launched the ninth of the ten planned new Centres for Entrepreneurship (CfE), at Goldfields TVET College. This is a part of an integrated youth rapid incubation model designed by the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA). SEDA is an... Read more