Fet Colleges

A humble helping hand in the NSA

'Ultimately, we're stronger when we have one common vision'

Excellence in Teaching Physical Science (FET)

'There’s nothing as fulfilling as helping learners attain the academic goals that they’d never even thought of attempting'

Exploring FETs and TVETs as viable alternatives

Your chances of finding or creating work are increased

Blade looks to university campuses to house community-based colleges

Blade Nzimande is working towards creating community-based colleges, but South Africans shouldn’t expect fresh buildings to house those institutions.

How can we meet our skills needs if we don’t know what they are?

The state’s ‘scarcity list’ is misleading, its analysis faulty and its data selective and in parts wrong.

Blade defends colleges against complaints from private sector

Blade Nzimande has defended public technical colleges, saying that the private sector needs to ensure colleges are offering what they need.

FET colleges get an F for audits

Principals have been given a year to fix their severely flawed administrative systems.

College students still waiting on their living allowances

Infighting in the FoodBev Seta has prevented the payment of stipends, amid claims the training authority is refusing to honour its contracts.

Westcol Student: ‘I’d study anywhere except here’

The plight of a Limpopo technical college is no exception, experts say "many are unable to cope".

Rural colleges need private boost

Revamping vocational training will achieve little in rural areas unless it is linked to job creation.

Blade launches white paper to meet needs of ‘neets’

Blade Nzimande hopes his white paper on post-school education and training will help millions of young people "out of the doldrums of poverty".

Limpopo officials warn matrics of bogus FET colleges

The Limpopo education department has urged matriculants to ensure the institutions where they want to study are registered.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it