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The Department of Higher Education and Training has plans to spend billions on the improvement of the infrastructure of universities and TVET colleges across South Africa. 

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has been funding students from disadvantaged backgrounds for years, this department is currently in the process of updating its guidelines for the implementation of the bursary scheme.


The Department of Higher Education and Training has its sights set on integrating parts of the country's public university curriculum with that of TVET colleges. 

Ever wondered what gap year really entails and why should you even give it any thought? We've unpacked it in a bit more detail for you.

The University of Cape Town is looking to host an exhibition that forms part of a collaborative effort with other higher learning to reflect on the impact of the FeesMusfall protest on students. The exhibition's organiser discusses in more detail what the event will entail.

South Africa's unemployment rate is the highest it has ever been, with youth taking up majority of the percentage. Graduates are often finding themselves unemployed which then begs the question, is obtaining a degree still worth it?

The Centre for World University Rankings, out of the Global 2000 list, has been released. Below you may see how the South African universities ranked.

Three universities of technology are faced with a dilemma, as graduates have not been able to register with a Council.  This has forced the Department Higher Education and Training to intervene.


The government has set aside around R200 million for all the tertiary institutions affected by the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal. 

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is pleased with the increasing number of enrolments over the past few years in the Post School Education and Training (PSET) sectors.


A number of universities have opened their applications for the 2023 academic year. Students are welcome to apply to the universities listed below.

Parts of Kwazulu-Natal have been struck by floods which has even lead to many lives lost. Another aspect which has been affected is education so how have Universities been affected by these floods?

TVET College students had been in high spirits while travelling to celebrate an important event. Unfortunately, some individuals who had formed part of this community breathed their last on this day.


After you have graduated with a Bachelor's Degree, the next step is a postgraduate diploma programme. For a postgraduate diploma in management, it is important to know where you have opportunities to study.


A group of student activists from Walter Sisulu University have called into question the motive behind Sibongile Mani's guilty conviction. This is after the student was sentenced to five years for spending close to million rands after R14 million was mistakenly paid into her bank account.

If you're looking to apply at any of the following universities in the country this year, then familiarizing yourself with their application fees is a good idea. Here are the application fees of South Africa's public universities for 2022.

A student formation is not happy about the jail sentencing of postgraduate student, Sibongile Mani. The group wants to take the matter further but to a different court.


Student protests are a good way to air out student grievances however the extent to which they can escalate has drawn concern from one of South Africa's university Vice-Chancellors. The professor further discusses how violent students can be an unsustainable danger to the universities. 

More and more South Africans are choosing to pursue their tertiary studies abroad and this developed country seems to have the perfect immigration policy for them. Here's why it is being favored by most South Africans and other foreign students as the perfect knowledge hub to kick-start an academic career.

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande has applauded South African universities and colleges for enrolling more than one million students in 2022.