Department Of Higher Education

Some varsities are out of touch with students’ reality

On Tuesday Nzimande announced the closure of all higher education institutions as of Wednesday until April 15

Government’s plan for universities and schools – the story so far

Ministers outline initiatives and the plans for all education institutions

Ramaphosa closes schools as country grapples with coronavirus

Following several other countries, South Africa will send learners home this week

Universities to be made more affordable

Cheaper - but not free. New regulations to tackle expensive tertiary education

Postgraduate funding needs a boost

There’s a shortage of skilled labour and private-public sector investment may be the solution

What is the real value of a doctoral degree?

The qualification must evolve beyond the niche to better the society in which academics live

Shaping cities goes beyond student beds

Sustainable urban development requires the collaboration of municipalities and the universities to advance social integration

Crisis at TVET – 20 colleges shut down as students wait years for diplomas

‘Sheer incompetence’ and a lack of diligence appear to be holding up the certification process at TVET colleges.

Nzimande: 75% of students won’t experience fee increases in 2017

Student protesters should make the most of the opportunities government has made available to them, says the higher education minister.

​Coloniality persists in our universities and we must urgently decolonise

Decolonisation will take time and those capable of making it a reality are in short supply.

​Varsities are chronically underfunded say more than 1 200 SA academics

An open letter, penned by the academics, to president, higher education minister and finance minister.

Zuma names two new universities

Two institutions being built in the Northern Cape and Mpumalanga will start operating next year with no more than 200 students each.

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Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories