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Department of Higher Education

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) deals with universities, and other post-school education and training, as well as coordinating the Human Resource Development Strategy for South Africa (HRDSSA).

The role and responsibilities for education in South Africa is shared by the Department of Education and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The Department of Education specifically deals with all schools and grades ranging from Grade R to Grade 12, and adult literacy programmes.

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The Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande said the department is working to create a partnership to boost investment in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector infrastructure.

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