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.

South Africa's private higher education provider partners with UK counterpart to improve student access, success and opportunity.

South Africa’s public tertiary education institutions lack the capacity to meet the enormous and increasing demands of young people who aspire to attain higher qualifications.

Even though it is many people’s dream, the odds of becoming a millionaire are as slim as the chances of finding and cashing a winning lottery ticket, and going the route of gaining a tertiary education is necessary in order to turn dreams into reality.

In today’s education system, we stand at a meaningful crossroads. In many ways, it is a time rich in opportunity as we devise fresh methods to prepare learners for the information economy. On the other hand, we face several challenges that threaten to restrict the creation of a relevant, modern curriculum.

South Africa’s leading private higher education institutions have committed to improving the quality and positioning of the sector in the country.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says the sector is ready for the 2017 academic year.

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What options are available for students who have not secured their place at a university this year?

The level of your matric pass will have a huge impact on what you can do after the final school bell rings.

As the 2017 tertiary education academic year begins, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is working around the clock to finalise applications for funding.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has called on students to make use of opportunities to further their education so they can be successful and develop a skilled workforce for the country.

The Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr. Blade Nzimande recently presented some of government's plans to provide financial support to students in 2017.

Every year in January, the media reports extensively on the desperate situation in which thousands of matriculants find themselves – that of having qualified for entry into a degree programme, yet not being able to enrol at a public university due to lack of space.

The Central Application Clearing House, referred to as "CACH”, is expected to once again assist learners in accessing higher education.

It seems a tad bizarre that the Department of Education has proposed a new bill, which calls for a clampdown on so-called educational institutions that issue fake qualifications.

President Jacob Zuma says no student should be denied access to higher education and training in South Africa.

"The first three chapters of the report into free higher education have been released by President Zuma - but we will have to wait until next year to find out whether fee-free university study will happen.

Many yearn for an educational experience that transcends the norm and breaks the tradition, blazing along a truly 21st Century path and offering a sensational experience of the world while earning a degree.

The Department of Home Affairs has granted a blanket extension until 31 March 2017 on all visas issued for the purpose of studies at tertiary institutions in South Africa.

President Jacob Zuma has received the interim report of the Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education and Training in South Africa.

The higher education sector will need to recruit at least 1 200 new academics per annum to respond to historical backlogs for staff attrition and to accommodate planned growth, says Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande.

A roadmap to finance the study costs of poor and working class students is needed to address the ongoing university fees protests across the country, government said on Wednesday.

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) Statistician-General Pali Lehohla says the number of students that have enrolled at institutions of higher learning have been on the increase over a ten year period.

Early Action Admissions to study a four-year undergraduate degree with the innovative Minerva Schools are closing on 1st of November 2016, offering a liberal arts education with an extraordinary global flavour – the campus spans seven major cities across the world.

Just as timing is everything when it comes to many of life’s biggest decisions, enrolling for a postgraduate education should be embarked upon at the right moment in your career, when you stand to gain the maximum return on your investment.


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