Minister Pandor to officially open KSD TVET student accommodation
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor, will on Wednesday, 18 July 2018 at 08h00, officially open newly refurbished state-of-the-art student accommodation at King Sabatha Dalindyebo (KSD)’s TVET College in Umtata. Aptly named after Tata Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu, whose centenaries South Africa is celebrating,... Read more
Minister Pandor to officially open Capricorn College for TVET’s Central Office
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor, will officially open the Capricorn College for TVET’s Central Office, 16 Market St, Polokwane, in Limpopo, tomorrow, Thursday, 12 July 2018 at 08h30. The newly revamped, state-of-the-art, multi-layer building, which consists of about 64 offices, parking, 3 boardrooms, 2 staffrooms,... Read more
6th BRICS Education Minister’s Meeting welcomes the challenges and opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution
The 6th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Education Ministers Meeting welcomed the initiatives by each member state to promote a transformative education and training that addresses the 21st century challenges and exploits the opportunities of the evolving technological changes, commonly known as the 4th Industrial Revolution.... Read more
Institutions of learning called to seize the 4th Industrial Revolution
Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Buti Manamela has called on institutions of learning to embrace new ways of teaching so that South Africa can take up opportunities that the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings. “As a country we need to embrace the opportunities the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings and... Read more
College students respond to demand for affordable sanitary towels
Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Buti Manamela has applauded the production of sanitary towels by students at Coastal TVET College in KwaZulu-Natal. Manamela paid a visit to the Coastal College Skills Training Centre in Hammersdale on Wednesday, where students have been manufacturing low cost sanitary towels to respond... Read more
Higher Education strives to protect students’ lives
With gender-based violence, including murder and rape, rearing its ugly head on campuses, the Department of Higher Education and Training is taking steps to protect students. The Higher Education and Training, Health, Wellness and Development Centre is set develop and implement a comprehensive prevention, care and support gender-based violence... Read more
R934m to be spent on university capacity development
Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says the department will spend R934 million on the University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP) to improve student development and decolonise the curriculum. The Minister on Thursday briefed the media ahead of tabling the department’s Budget Vote speech in Parliament. “The R934 million... Read more
Long-awaited fee commission report completed
President Jacob Zuma announced this morning that the long-awaited final report of the Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education and Training in South Africa has been completed. Chairperson of the Commission, Judge Jonathan Heher, presented the report to the President at his Genadendal residence in Cape Town... Read more
Minister Nzimande pleased with SA’s rankings
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017, which records five South African universities in the top 500 in the world‚ should be celebrated as a significant national achievement. The five universities – the University of the Witwatersrand,... Read more
HE public sector: Spending rises significantly over 10 years
Government’s financial support for the higher education and training sector via the NSFAS student loan system has risen by more than 600% for universities and a massive 17 900% for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges in the past ten years. Official spending figures from the Department... Read more