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


Earlier this year, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande revealed that more than 1.1 million students will enrol at South Africa’s 26 public universities.


South Africa’s largest distance learning institution has announced that it will soon be hosting an open day in the Western Cape. 


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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The University of South Africa (Unisa) has announced the due date, for which students wanting to enrol in the following programs need to pay the minimum fees for the course. 

As the academic year progresses at tertiary education institutions around the country, students funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) will be eagerly waiting for their money to purchase essentials.

After weeks of uncertainty, students whose graduation ceremonies were postponed due to protests will learn the new date of their big day.

An online petition has gained traction at South Africa’s largest university after it was announced that only students who had proof of employment could enrol in one of the programmes offered at the university.

After disruptions prevented graduation ceremonies at the University of South Africa (Unisa) from taking place, the university has provided clarity on who will graduate after ceremonies resume on Tuesday. 

After being suspended for almost two weeks, the University of South Africa (Unisa) has announced that its graduation ceremonies will resume. 

After a protest interrupted graduation ceremonies at the University of South Africa (Unisa), the university moved to postpone its graduation timetable.

The pressure of submitting an assignment on time can be bad enough, but when the platform you are supposed to submit an assignment on is down, it could make a stressful situation worse.

A graduation is an exciting event meant to be a celebration of one's academic achievements. However, graduations scheduled for this past week were disrupted by protests at a South African university. 

The 2022 academic year is in full swing as students around the country are getting to grips with new concepts, attending lectures, and submitting assignments. 

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. 

Graduation is the celebration of the culmination of years of hard work, dedication and hours spent by students on growing their knowledge around a chosen area of expertise.