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.

President Jacob Zuma says he will soon make an announcement on the funding for higher education.

The Association of Private Providers of Education Training and Development (APPETD) will host an information sharing workshop on the regulatory framework for private education institutions and changes to the law that could impact on providers.

The value of pursuing an MBA is increasingly coming under scrutiny, given the substantial investment of time and money, and in light of the fact that the qualification is no longer as sought-after as it was during its heyday.



The Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) revenue has increased by 11% from 2015 to 2016, according to the Financial Statistics of Higher Education Institutions, 2016 report.

South African students have been warned yet again to beware of fake colleges after another illegal institution was identified by higher education authorities.



How will the latest cabinet reshuffle impact the higher education sector? According to the public this sudden shift could undermine the stability established by the previous Minister.

A second cabinet reshuffle will see Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande replaced with Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, ex-minister of home affairs.


With the rapid growth of private higher education in South Africa, prospective students now have a wealth of options when choosing not only what to study, but also where.

What happens to the masses of students exiting the school system each year? This has become a major point of contention for government and higher education authorities.

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has warned students to check that their prospective colleges are registered before enrolling.

Concerns over educational programmes offered by the Oval International Computer Education have resurfaced.

Earlier this month, Eyewitness News reported that the latest South African job statistics continue to reflect an appallingly high unemployment rate.

I love movies in which people graduate. Especially in that all-important scene where relatives come from far and wide to see their loved ones cross the threshold into the brilliance of their dreams.

Registration figures show that Management and Business-related qualifications are rapidly growing in popularity among Matrics entering higher education next year.

Balancing the various priorities that fill your day is one of the greatest differences between studying as an adult and studying when you have just finished school.

The American university said to be a “bogus” institution has defended its operations in the distance learning sector.

Do you know the difference between a diploma and a master's degree? If you are thinking about studying further or entering the field of higher learning for the first time it might be a good idea to know these terms.

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, has resigned and apologised to South Africans, particularly women, following the recent incident of assault he was in involved in, which is before the court.

Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana has been granted R5 000 bail after appearing in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg on an assault charge.

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana has released a public apology to the woman he allegedly assaulted over the weekend.

The 2017 PPS Student Confidence Index (SCI) survey conducted among nearly 2500 students across South Africa reveals that less than half of respondents felt they were prepared for the transition from secondary school to tertiary education.

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is investigating the owners of a suspected fraudulent international university on allegations of operating an illegal private institution in central Pretoria.

Rosebank College

The graduate employability strategy of The Independent Institute of Education, as implemented on Rosebank College campuses throughout South Africa, has been recognised as the top programme of its kind by the World Bank.

If you’re in the thick of exams, and you’re feeling the pressure, the temptation to turn to unhealthy, junk food is strong. But the idea that chocolates, biscuits, sweets, and energy drinks will keep your energy levels up is misleading.


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