The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor has welcomed the successful conclusion of an agreement between the Student Representative Council (SRC) and the Management of the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Both parties have agreed that both the registration and academic programme for 2019 should proceed, as from tomorrow, Monday, 14 January 2019.
On Thursday, 10 January 2019, a delegation, led by the Director-General, Mr. Gwebinkundla Qonde met with the management and the student representatives of UNISA, in an effort to assist the parties to find a solution to the on-going dispute.
The intervention followed Minister Pandor’s statement of 03 January 2019, which called for a smooth start to the academic year, and offered the department’s assistance to resolve any difficulties faced by universities and colleges.
Minister Pandor said she was pleased that administrative and academic activities were set to resume and thanked the management, student representatives and the officials of her department for their efforts.
Minister Pandor reminded prospective students, who are making late applications, not to walk into institutions but rather to use the online service, Central Application Clearing House (CACH), which the Department of Higher Education and Training has made available to assist students who are still looking for places to study.
The CACH 2019 is available from 04 January 2019 – 28 February 2019; Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 – 18h00 and Saturdays, from 08h00 – 16h30.
Individuals can either register or sign up online via the website www.cach.dhet.gov.za or contact the call centre on 0860 356 635 or SMS with their name and ID Number to 49200.
Issued by the Ministry of Higher Education and Training