higher education


Bursary-funded student accommodation continues to grow in demand due to an influx of new NSFAS-funded students in tertiary institutions across the country. The Department of Higher Education (DHET) has said that they intend to make changes for this cohort of students.  

With thousands of tertiary students migrating to the Western Cape's well-known learning institutions, universities have outsourced a portion of their student accommodation. A property development company in Cape Town has already broken ground in launching student housing.

On Thursday 16 June, South Africa will celebrate Youth Day, however, the country's youth don't have much to celebrate as a high unemployment rate, poverty and inequality still plague the nation. It is believed that technology could play a crucial role in combating these issues that plague the country.


The Post School Education sector seems to be in crisis, according to the Minister of Higher Education. However, the department's spokesperson says they are working to resolve the matter.

It is important that University and College lecturers have the correct qualifications to assist young South Africans in securing their degrees and dream careers, here's the qualifications lecturers in South Africa have. 

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) aims to take a firm stance in further developing the vocational side of the higher education sector. The Department's Minister aims to achieve this by encouraging further recruitment in TVET College. 

A delay in the payment of bursary allowances can be a frustrating problem for qualifying university students. In light of this, Sol Platjie University has had to address a similar issue regarding their NSFAS and Funza Lushaka-funded students.

Access to tertiary education is the desired opportunity for many who wish to advance themselves beyond secondary school. However, one of the country's student movements believes more needs to be done to make higher learning institutions more accessible to those who are less fortunate.  

There has been a high demand for student accommodation in public universities and TVET colleges across the country. Currently, Higher Education is looking into ways to meet this demand.


Recently released data has revealed a slight decline in the South African unemployment rate in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the previous quarter when South Africa had reached its peak unemployment levels. This has sparked engagements on how the country’s education system can make individuals much more employable.


The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) received attention, following media reports about some of its courses not being accredited. Higher Education regulatory bodies have started processes to put the matter to bed. 


The national agency, Higher Health has been working with various stakeholders in developing a set of guidelines and protocols for managing Covid-19 in the Post-School Education and Training (PSET) sector. Higher Education has set the record straight in terms of mandatory vaccines as per these guidelines.


Recently reported incidents of sexual violence in institutions of higher learning across the country have been a cause for concern among student leadership movements. The South African Union of Students is among the latest to express concern regarding these recent incidents.

Stellenbosch University appears to have found itself at the center of a nationwide controversy due to a recent racial attack. This has prompted a response from student movements such as the South African Union of Students (SAUS). Here is what they had to say regarding the incident 

The Higher Education Department has plans in place to improve the functionality of the country's TVET colleges throughout the course of the next few years. Here are more details about some of these planned interventions.

A black first-year student at Stellenbosch University was awoken to what he described as a strange noise in the early hours of Sunday morning. When he investigated the source of the noise, he found that a white student had broken into his room and was urinating on his belongings in an alleged racially charged attack.

A worsening rate of unemployment, particularly among the youth continues to be a long-standing problem in the country. The Department of Higher Education has introduced some measures to resolve the issue by availing job opportunities for university and TVET college students.  

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.