Higher Education

Higher Education, a near-essential part of life. Referring to any studying done after Matric, higher education provides students with additional qualifications necessary to obtain specific jobs and advance themselves in life. Options for higher education include universities and colleges, offering qualifications on degree, diploma and certificate levels. Which of these levels of higher education you qualify to go into depends upon your Matric pass - it takes a Bachelor's pass to qualify to study for a degree, a Diploma pass for a diploma and a Higher Certificate pass for a certificate. Read on to see what your options are in terms of higher education and see how the field of higher education is changing in South Africa.

Millions of South Africans have been inspired by the PhD awarded to Minister in Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor, for her academic efforts in the field of education.

The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Amendment Bill aims to protect the integrity of the South African education and training system by giving the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) the legal responsibility to verify qualifications and part-qualifications. 

About 51% of South Africa’s youth - between ages 18 - 24 do not have the financial means to pay for their tertiary tuition, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced.

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the announcement by Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor to allocate nearly a billion rands for scrapping historical debts for National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funded students.

The British Council, through a partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), is pleased to announce funding for 20 higher education partnerships

 

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa must up its game to drastically increase the numbers of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) so it can participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

The beginning of the academic year has become synonymous with an abundance of recently matriculated students jostling for admittance into tertiary institutes across the country.

South Africa’s education system is to go through a radical overhaul in order to adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Fake credentials have become a global problem. The National Student Clearinghouse, a US NGO that offers a degree verification service, reports that falsified academic credentials are a serious, prevalent and ever-increasing problem.

Across the country hundreds of thousands of young people recently entered Higher Education hoping to graduate in a few years so that they are qualified to enter the workplace.

With matric complete, a new cohort of Generation Z (Gen-Z) is now in search of optimum learning environments that will support their pursuit of knowledge and help them prepare themselves for the world of work.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has announced the completion of all assessments of the 2019 applications of first time students.

Delegate to your teams, communicate with them and nurture your relationship with your governing body, when preparing for turbulent times at institutes of higher learning. 

Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Buti Manamela says the Central Application Clearing House (CACH) call centre is better placed to assist students who have not applied or those who are not able to find space at institutions of higher learning.

For all high-school learners, the National Senior Certificate (NSC) represents the gateway to further study. But what exactly are the options available to the average South African student and, 

Known for its innovation and high academic standards, Boston City Campus & Business College is introducing a new first in tertiary education in South Africa.

Private-public partnerships have become a common strategy for countries all over the world to meet their development goals. In the global north, these partnerships 

 

As many universities wrap up their admissions for 2019, some private higher education institutions including Monash South Africa (MSA) are continuing to accept applications for the 2019 academic year. 

It is axiomatic to state that business models, across all sectors of the economy, are being fundamentally disrupted.  

The most expensive wardrobe, filled with Gucci, Vuitton, and DKNY is the stuff of dreams… and in this scenario, you usually have the matching fast car and beautiful home. 

For many young South Africans, the possibility of achieving their matric certificate is a given. They have been set up for success with every educational resource and the support to do so. However, for a vast number of eager learners, this is not a reality. 

Many Matrics from the Class of 2018 currently find themselves in the fortunate position of having performed better than anticipated in their National Senior Certificate examination

The 2018 QS Best Student Cities survey saw Johannesburg ranked 79th out of the 100 top cities to study in. Johannesburg has risen from its previous rank of 84th in 2017.

Deciding to get a tertiary qualification is a big commitment, both financially and in terms of the time and effort you’ll need to invest to get your degree or diploma.

Matriculants who have not yet finalised their study options for next year, should take a serious look at vocational careers, where the demand for qualified and skilled individuals remain despite South Africa’s sluggish economy, an education expert says.

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