The Central Application Clearing House - usually called Cach - give students who have been rejected the opportunity to enter the university because there was no space,  a second chance of entering. 

Cach Application

It assists prospecting students by sharing their matric results with public and private further and higher education institutions across the country, including colleges (public and private),  Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) colleges, universities, Setas and registered private higher institutions. 

Cach Online Application 2024

Institutions with open study places, technical training opportunities, or apprenticeship slots then make them available to the most suitable applicants on the Cach database.

Cach Status Check

Refer to the table below for any CACH information you might need:

Cach Login

Through CACH, you can receive career advice, referral to other opportunities such as being referred to other universities, TVET college opportunities, artisan development opportunities and other possibilities.

They’ll also help you if you’re not sure about where you should study or which career you want to follow. CACH also works to ensure that students do not become victims of bogus institutions.

Individuals signing up will need to capture their details including the field of study and programme choice, as well as accept and reject offers on the CACH system. Once the offer has been accepted, tertiary institutions will directly contact the student.

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Do you want to gain knowledge and skills at a University, TVET College or SETA in 2024 but don't know where to start? If your answer is YES, then you should sign up for CACH. 

Many of the learners who received their matric results in the final days of January 2024, wanted to enroll in programmes at universities. The higher education department revealed how the release of the matric results is impacting universities. 

The Central Application Clearing House (CACH) system is a government online system which assists students in finding a place in university, college and other related opportunities. Here is when the system will close for 2024. 

Being rejected by a university can be extremely disheartening and demotivating. This as many young people spend a great deal of time and effort trying to meet the requirements to further their education at one of South Africa’s 26 public universities.

With 26 universities and 50 TVET colleges, applying for placement at a higher education institution can be tricky, not to mention expensive. The CAS system is aimed at improving tertiary education application processes. 

If you want to begin studying towards a qualification but have not secured placement in time, then you should consider registering for CACH. 

Some individuals wanted to study but could not secure placement. The CACH system plays a critical role in connecting prospective students to institutions that can accommodate them. 

Do you want to study but don't know where to start? The CACH system was designed to assist students find placement at universities and colleges around South Africa who have available space. 

Approximately one million students are expected to receive their matric results in January 2024. These matriculants may be given the opportunity to study at a tertiary education institution if they register on a system that facilitates the placement of students.  

Individuals who have not yet secured placement at an institution of higher learning still have the opportunity to study during the 2023 academic year. However, the platform they can use to secure a place will be closed later this month.


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Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.


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