The high rate of young people who are unemployed, not enrolled in education or training programmes is a concern for South Africa's higher education department. The department believes that skills development is key to solving this crisis.
The Higher Education Department is committed to playing its role to reducing unemployment in South Africa and has announced it will provide millions in funding for community colleges to upskill adults in the country.
South Africa has 26 public universities throughout its nine provinces, however, only specified institutions offer certain unique and specialised courses. Students wanting to study at these universities require accommodation, which is not always possible.
Stellenbosch University is being accused of dragging its feet and being selective in which demands they have met in regards to the recent racism incident at the institution.
The investigation into an alleged racist attack by a white student at Stellenbosch University remains ongoing. Several student unions have called for the expulsion of the perpetrator Theuns Du Toit from the university.
The Higher Education Department has aligned its goals to that of South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) which aims to reduce poverty, iniquity and unemployment by 2030. Here's how the department will look to contribute to these goals through its plans to support Community Education & Training (CET) colleges.
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande has outlined how his department’s budget will develop scarce skills needed by the South African economy.
Budget allocations for the year are crucial for government departments. This year, the Department of Higher Education and Training has revealed how it will spend its allocation of R130 billion over the course of the academic year.
There will be an increased focus on preparing young people to fill the scarce skill shortage in the South African economy. This was revealed during the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation’s budget vote on Thursday
Higher education provider STADIO, has honoured Dr. Mathew Phosa with their first-ever Fellow of STADIO award, during a graduation ceremony in Krugersdorp on Tuesday, 12 April.
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Academic dishonesty in higher education is not a new phenomenon. The reasons why students are not academically honest are varied – some students have weaker language skills and the language at university is difficult, and for some their work ethic led them to search for non-legitimate solutions to submitting assignments, for instance.
Many young people in South Africa do not have adequate skills to enter the labour force and are not upskilling themselves due to several circumstances
Unemployment, poverty and inequality have become the biggest challenges facing South Africa in a generation. Stefan Botha, CEO of education company Optimi (which is owned by PSG), gives insight into how private sector education companies are ready and willing to play a big role in boosting access to education in SA and addressing these massive challenges.
More than 66% of South Africans between the ages of 15-years-old and 24-years-old are unemployed.
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande has ordered a full-scale forensic investigation into possible maladministration and corruption at the National Skills Fund (NSF).
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