higher education

As institutions of higher learning open their doors, approximately 700 000 new students will enter the system of higher education. A student organisation has lashed out at South African universities that are planning to carry on with the mandatory vaccination policy.

West Coast TVET College, an institution of excellence, has announced that they will be taking late applications for those wishing to study in the 2022 academic year.

If you are eager to study Marketing but are not sure where to start looking, then the universities and colleges listed below could be of interest to you. 

Are you wanting to study at a university or TVET college? Then it might be beneficial for you to sign up for the Central Application Clearing House (CACH) system, which is a government online system aimed at helping you gain access to university or TVET colleges as well as other related opportunities. Here is what you need to know about it.

Once a student finishes their undergraduate degree, they may have the opportunity to pursue a postgraduate qualification. Here are a few institutions where Business Administration majors can pursue their Postgraduate Diplomas.

As the academic year starts, many students carry debt from the previous year. This debt impacts both students and the universities that these students study at.


New and returning students may now register at Intec College for the 2022 academic year. Here is how they may register.

Many universities around South Africa have made it mandatory for their staff and students to receive the vaccination against Covid-19 in order for them to access their campuses. Student Union SAUS has strongly opposed this and students have threatened to protest over the matter. 

As the academic year is about to begin, prospective students, make their way to Gauteng to further their studies. Santaco has launched a campaign to help students protect themselves from criminals.

As the new year kicks off, certain colleges have kept their applications open to allow students the chance to apply before the 2022 academic year begins. While certain colleges have closing dates, the rest do not have strict closing dates.

In as much as we know for sure that the future is uncertain, obtaining a qualification is still the greatest feeling for any graduate when they have reached their goal. But now, how can fresh graduates enter the job market?

Many prospective university and college students struggle to find their feet in the first year of their studies. AdV-Tech academic director, Felicity Coughlan shares some useful tips which will help them to have a successful first year. 

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande has announed the launch of new tertiary funding for students. This fund aims to ensure that more students are given the opportunity to pursue their tertiary studies. 

Candidates who recently sat to write the Accounting Board exam went through a challenging experience after facing technical difficulties on the day of their exam. Plans are now in place to resolve the issues that potentially put the careers of aspiring Chartered Accountants in jeopardy. 


Bridging courses are effective in making the transition from high school to university much easier in the form of a short, preparatory course. There are a number of universities in South Africa that offer these course types.


A number of universities all over the country have publicized their own Covid-19 policies regarding how teaching will continue in the 2022 academic year. As these policies continue to trickle out, universities have also taken this opportunity to share their respective stances on mandatory vaccination.

Some schools have continued to withhold reports, causing frustration among parents who desperately need a way to track their children's progress in school. An organisation has stepped in effort to put an end to this. 

Many well-known public figures have received honorary degrees from institutions of higher learning. Some have even fallen victim to receiving bogus honorary doctorates from unregistered institutions. The onus is on the Department of Higher Education and Training to ensure that something is done about this, as this is a criminal offence. 

Covid-19 has changed the lives of everyone across the globe. Institutions of higher learning had to take major decisions to overcome some of their difficulties.

While institutions of higher learning debate mandatory vaccination, university and college students could be required to produce a negative Covid-19 test before attending in-person classes. This comes after some of the major universities in the country shared their intentions to adopt a mandatory vaccination policy in public.