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.

Students should be able to move through the educational system “seamlessly” says Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor.

A compelling event discussing the future of legal education took place last week. Hosted by Monash South Africa and The Law Society of South Africa.

With the academic year now in full swing, many prospective students who missed out on a space at their chosen institution, or those who considered furthering their studies but left it too late, mistakenly think that their chance will only come around again next year.

During his 2018 national budget speech on 21 February, former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced that the government would invest R57 billion in free tertiary education.

The Department of Higher Education (DHET) and Minister, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize hosted a two-day Conference, on the TVET College Student Support Services in East London.

South Africa’s just-ousted Minister of Finance committed another <a href="http://www.treasury.gov.za/documents/national%20budget/2018/speech/speec...">R57 billion</a> to higher education and training over the next three years

Over 10 private colleges have been exposed for non-compliance with the relevant legislation in the private higher learning sector.

Finance Minister is expected to clarify all aspects of financing free higher education during the Budget Speech next week.

About 191 000 students are eligible for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) grant.

The fight for free university education in South Africa is entering its fourth year.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme confirmed that its application window for the 2018 academic year has officially closed.

As thousands of First Year students head off to varsity in coming weeks, education experts say they should embrace the excitement and opportunity, but also ensure they start off on the right track to ensure they make a success of their studies right from the get-go.

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training (DHET) hosted a chat session on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, inviting students to raise any pressing issues concerning higher education in the country.

Students who have questions relating to admissions, registration and career options will be able to speak directly to Deputy Minister Buti Manamela on Twitter.

Every choice in life has negative and positive elements. So before you decide if you should take a gap year check out this list of pro's and cons.

Are you starting varsity or college next year? Here are some things you should know before you enter this new phase of your life.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says following the pronouncement by the President to increase the threshold for financial aid, it will work with public institutions of higher learning to assist learners who missed the initial application window of 30 November 2017.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it is happy with being retained as the administrator of financial aid for poor and working-class South African students.

Students who qualify for government funding won't have to pay registration fees according to Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela.

As First Years prepare to head off to higher education for the first time, many are having second thoughts about their chosen course or institution.

Despite the negative response toward free higher education from certain parties the National Youth Development Agency has come out in support of government's proposal.

Grade 12 learners, who passed matric in 2017 but have not yet secured a place at a university or college, have been urged to use the Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) system.

There has been a lot of talk lately about the usefulness (or not) of the university degree, with some commentators even venturing the opinion that degrees are, in fact, dead.

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Hlengiwe Mkhize says there needs to be a proper understanding of the qualifications and skills training required to meet the complex and evolving needs of society and the economy.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the criticism levelled against the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill shows resistance towards building an inclusive non-racial and quality education system.

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