Be creative, higher education minister advises TVET colleges

Higher Education and Training Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says institutions of higher learning should be creative and innovative in creating access to education for prospective students. The call comes as universities and government-funded colleges for technical vocational education and training (TVET) struggle to enrol students. Last week, scores of students joined queues in search of places…

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NSFAS, DHET slammed for failure to implement free higher education at TVET colleges

Thabo Mohlala The South African Further Education and Training Association has slammed the National Students Financial Aid Scheme and the Department of Higher Education and Training for failing to co-ordinate the implementation of free education announced by President Jacob Zuma in December last year. The association’s deputy-president, Joel Mamabolo, told 702 radio station on Friday…

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Tech colleges need better support

The much-anticipated Heher Commission report on free higher education says the state cannot afford free education for university students but recommends that study at technical and vocational education and training (TVET) should be free. The commission, headed by retired Judge Jonathan Heher, was established by President Jacob Zuma in 2015 after nationwide student protests over…

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Fees Commission: TVET colleges could be biggest winners

Johannesburg – Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges will be the biggest winners if the fees commission report is fully implemented. While retired Judge Jonathan Heher outlined, in the fees commission report, that the state could not provide free tertiary education, he said TVET colleges should be fee-free for all and that stipends…

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Minister Nzimande Holds Productive Meeting With College Student Leaders

PRETORIA, 29 January 2017 – The Minister of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Dr Blade Nzimande, met with the leadership of the South African Further Education and Training Students Association (SAFETSA) on Friday, resulting in a number of important milestones. The meeting came after SAFETSA submitted a list of concerns to the Department late last…

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Tiger Brands Chefs

Bridgitte Backman, Group Executive for Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Tiger Brands, said the following: “ On June 16 1976, South African youth rose up against an inhumane system of government. This year almost 22 years after South Africa attained its freedom and democracy, the youth of South Africa – armed with skills, knowledge and…

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10 Tips for Getting Good (or Better) Grades

As a college professor, I am often asked for my advice on how students can get better grades. And after a couple of years of refining my ideas, I have developed these 10 tips. And by the way, these tips will work for you — whether you are a first-year student or a senior, whether…

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How to Improve Your Memory

Tips and Exercises to Sharpen Your Mind and Boost Brainpower A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Whether you’re a student studying for final exams, a working professional interested in doing all you can to stay mentally sharp, or a senior looking to preserve and enhance your grey matter as…

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Fifteen new tech colleges to be built

The rise in technical vocational education and training (TVET) college registrations has resulted in the Department of Higher Education and Training establishing 15 new technical colleges in some of the country’s provinces. A statement from the Presidency says the technical colleges will be established in four provinces across the country, namely the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal,…

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