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.

Government is meeting with stakeholders on Monday to seek a solution to the situation in higher education and resume the 2016 academic programme.

This month, Minerva Schools, an innovative liberal arts university with an extraordinary global campus spanning seven major cities, has accepted the first four young South Africans to study their undergraduate degree

Government remains committed to ensuring quality and affordable education for all, says Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe.

Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana has condemned the destruction of property during recent protests at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says he is hopeful that the current consultations with all stakeholders on the 2017 university fees will conclude successfully, with a formal announcement expected to be made in mid-September.

To pay or not to pay, that is the question. Students of English literature will recognise that as a rather crude play on the words of Shakespeare’s Prince Hamlet.

Students and universities will have to wait until the end of August to hear the final verdict on university fee structures for 2017.

The issue of university fees has once again come under the spotlight as students threaten mass protest action if fees are increased in 2017.

The match between a qualification and the prospects of finding employment is one of the things aspirant students need to take increasingly into consideration given tough economic conditions, an education expert says.

The majority of SA students consider cost of education a barrier to entry according to a recent survey.

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Surprising trends are emerging from early applications to South Africa’s leading private higher education institutions, from Matrics who want to pursue tertiary study next year.

Admissions to study a four-year undergraduate degree with the innovative Minerva Schools are now open to South Africans, offering a liberal arts education with an extraordinary global flavour – the campus spans seven major cities across the world.

Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has called for bold solutions to tackle the challenges that South Africa is facing in providing housing for students in institutions of higher learning.

When we make the decision to study a degree around the tender age of eighteen years, there are many factors that can influence whether that choice was right for us.

The number of science, engineering and technology (SET) doctoral degrees awarded to black graduates in South Africa is slightly overtaking the number awarded to white graduates.

The number of science, engineering and technology (SET) doctoral degrees awarded to black graduates in South Africa is slightly overtaking the number awarded to whites graduates; however, they lag behind in business as researchers.

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The Department of Higher Education and Training acknowledged the Western Cape TVET Colleges top achievers at an exclusive ceremony hosted by False Bay TVET College at its Fish Hoek campus on 25 May.

There are a number of factors that present challenges to the South African education system, including a lack of skilled teachers, poor infrastructure and poverty.

Minister Blade Nzimande to meet canadian counterpart and universities after securing significant university partnerships for South Africa in the USA.

Government has established a Fees Commission to determine the feasibility of free education.

Inspiring Transformation is the theme for the annual Psychology Festival of Learning, which will be hosted by SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) at their Johannesburg campus on 19 and 20 May and at their Cape Town campus on 26 and 27 September.

The Department of Higher Education and Training has encouraged learners with disabilities to take advantage of the opportunities that are available to them.


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