Select Committee concerned by backlog in certification of TVET students
The Select Committee on Education and Recreation is concerned by a 10-year backlog in certification of students from technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges, and implored the Department of Higher Education and Training(DHET) to address the challenge. The committee was briefed by the South African College Principals’... Read more
Minister Pandor opens state-of-the-art KSD TVET College’s refurbished student residences
Excitement  was written all over the faces of King Sabata Dalindyebo (KSD) Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College students, outside of Umtata in Eastern Cape, when the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor presented some with keys to their student accommodation rooms, this morning. Minister Pandor... Read more
Minister Pandor outlines government’s long-term plan for TVET colleges in South Africa
Stronger Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges will expand the provision of mid-level technical and occupational qualifications that will lead directly into paid work and self-employment for the growing numbers of young people leaving the schooling system, so believes the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor.... 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
Higher Education works for an A at TVET colleges
Winds of change will soon blow over the country’s Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges as the department in charge of these institutions wants to see them perform at a much higher level. Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Buti Manamela says the department is working towards making... Read more
Two million students funded by government since 2013
More than two million students studying at South Africa’s public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges have been funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) since 2013, the minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, has announced. The total number of... Read more
Bridging the skills and employability gap
The skills challenge is not an issue unique to South Africa but rather a worldwide phenomenon. The challenge affects a number of sectors. As a result it requires a holistic response to find lasting solutions both in South Africa and internationally. Capricorn TVET College in conjunction with the British... Read more
Celebrating excellent women at False Bay TVET college
False Bay TVET College education and training department recently acknowledged the professional performance of its academic staff. The primary basis for the awards was the College’s outstanding achievements in the 2016 Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) external examinations as measured against the college’s own annual performance plan... Read more
Students take to entrepreneurship and are embraced by success
Two former students are on their way to the top as entrepreneurs. Tumelo Pholwane and Teboho Seliane are both very talented and in business. They are unstoppable. Teboho Seliane, also known as “Mr S”, obtained his fashion design qualification at Motheo TVET College in 2012. He then went ahead... Read more
SITA challenges need to be addressed
The capacity challenges at the State Information Technology Agency (Sita) needs to be attended to as a matter of urgency, says the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training. The committee, which visited the agency, said Sita was one entity that needed not to fail as the world was... Read more