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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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).
Tens of thousands of young Matriculants will step onto university campuses over the coming weeks, ready to take on the next phase of their lives. This milestone marks their entry into adulthood and will be exhilarating, exciting and often rather scary, because they are now wholly autonomous and responsible for the trajectory of their lives.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) has made an announcement concerning the funding of students attending public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in 2022.
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Key skills include digital literacy, problem solving, adaptability, critical thinking and being able to communicate effectively. While many of these essential skills which are touted for the future of work can be studied for, some are learned – and sometimes the long and arduous way.
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.
Supporters of Sibongile Mani have received new hope after a recent court decision, which could result in the former Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student being freed from prison.
If you did not already know, you can now file your tax returns online via eFiling or SARS mobile services. SARS eFiling is a free, online process for the submission of returns and declarations and other related services. Taxpayers registered for eFiling can engage with SARS online for the submission of returns and declarations and payments in respect of taxes, duties, levies and contributions.
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