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
Minister of small business development opens entrepreneurship rapid incubator facility
The centre for entrepreneurship at ORBIT TVET College and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), have entered into an exciting partnership. The culmination of the partnership saw a Rapid Incubator (RI) facility being launched at the Mankwe Campus in March. The RI was the fourth to be launched country-wide... Read more
PE college well represented at 2nd Worldskills SA
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) hosted the second WorldSkills South Africa (WSSA) Competition at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban in February. The WSSA Competition celebrates the talent of young artisans and technicians. It also serves as an advocacy programme to highlight... Read more
ECD students make a difference
Nestled in the heart of Khayelitsha is the Khumbulani Health, education and resource centre. Khumbulani was initiated in 2000 by nine women from Khayelitsha. Initially the objective was to take action against the consequences of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The director of the centre, Gloria Bebeza, is currently completing her... Read more
From TVET college student to BTech graduate
It has been proven that with a TVET College education, there are no limits to the possibilities. When Gilroy Forbes enrolled at West Coast TVET College, his vision was only to complete a qualification and to get into the labour market. Coming from Saron, a rural town just outside... Read more