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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.

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.

Minister Naledi Pandor, Deputy Minister Buti Manamela and DG Gwebs Qonde

The government has allocated almost R90 billion for the Higher Education and Training department this year.  Minister Naledi Pandor has outlined her spending plans for the year which include a fund to support the de-colonisation of university curriculums.

With Boston City Campus & Business College now open for mid-year registrations for diplomas and degrees, Boston’s Marketing Manager, Natalie Rabson, uses the opportunity to reflect on how attaining a higher education can help address the issue of unemployment

Deciding on a course of study can be tricky. In fact statistics show that 80 percent of students change their major at least once during their college career.

According to Natalie Rabson of Boston City Campus & Business College, it is becoming increasingly important for students to choose one of the modern courses of study that are relevant to the modern times in which we are living and working.

Grade 12s should already be well into researching their study options for 2019 and should aim to beat the rush and submit their applications sooner rather than later

A successful Australian mentoring programme that aims to bridge the inequality gap has reached South African shores.

How do you avoid becoming another statistic? You can start by understanding why students walk away from their studies.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says progress has been made to ensure that the new bursary scheme is implemented successfully.

There is an inextricable link between the level of education and the level of poverty in society.

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