higher health


On behalf of the department of higher education and training, they work with the Universities South Africa (USAF) and the South African College and Principals Organisation (SACPO) in order to reduce the impact of HIV/TB on higher education.

The Department of Higher and Training (DHET) has introduced a proposed policy that could see universities closing down or possibly downgrading if they fail to meet certain requirements. The policy outlines the differences between fledgling university colleges and full universities, as well as how each is different from higher education colleges.

Recently, the basic education sector published proposed changes to the current school laws. The Department of Higher Education has followed suit, aiming to differentiate types of educational institutions through this draft.


The needs of the local and global economy constantly change, making it important for the workforce to adapt to those changes. A recently released report has highlighted a shortfall in one of the industries that are currently in demand and the country’s position in comparison to global trends. 


The Department of Higher Education has recently announced it plans to fast-track the process of assisting TVET Colleges by supporting innovative programmes and initiatives on campuses. Here how the department aims to achieve this objective.

This year’s Women’s Month theme is “Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Building Back Better for Women’s Improved Resilience”. If we’re talking about achieving better socio-economic rights for women, then we need to be talking about better access to quality higher education and skills development for women.

Students at the Coastal TVET College in Umlazi KwaZulu-Natal have begun protests on campus calling on the College to pay security and catering contractors who claim they have not been paid in months. 

Learners at Curro Heritage House in Morningside, Durban are getting used to having a doctor in the classroom, after their teacher Caitlin Sam, graduated with a PhD in Information Technology from Durban University of Technology (DUT) last month.

Earlier this year, during the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) government made a commitment to ensure that 10,000 students were offered placement into the workplace to gain work experience that will allow them to complete their qualifications.

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande, has urged all employers to open their company doors to students enrolled into Training and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, in order to provide workplace learning for job creation. 

It is said that the water and sanitation sector is not a popular preference among the youth in tertiary institutions, however, the Department of Higher Education has made a number of interesting points about the sector, adding that there is also an opportunity in the pipeline.


There has been a high demand for student accommodations in public universities and TVET colleges. Currently, Higher Education is reviewing and seeking to strengthen its infrastructure development strategy for the Post School Education and Training (PSET) sector, primarily focusing on student accommodation.


Shortly after the increase in the repo rate, SAUS released a statement explaining how it would affect students and the country. The repo rate in South Africa increased from 4.75% to 5.5%.

The University of Witwatersrand (WITS) has been counting down the days to the institutions 100th year in existence. To commemorate its birthday, the university has initiated numerous campaigns and events leading up to the homecoming week in September.

Many universities and other higher education institutions adopted numerous blended learning methods to overcome the challenges of lockdown restrictions and the need for social distancing. While most restrictions have been lifted, universities are still left to deal with the fallout of the methods adapted during the height of the pandemic. 



As many prospective university students are aware, submitting your application is the first crucial step towards possible admission. However, doing it punctually is just as important, so here are the 2023 closing application deadlines for all of South Africa’s public universities.

The current model in place for funding and subsidising universities is flawed and functions ineffectively according to experts in the higher education sector. There are fears that not changing it can result in dire long-term consequences for the sector going forward.

During the height of the pandemic in 2020, students funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) were promised assistance in the form of laptops and the continual rollout of allowances to help students sustain themselves in the face of lockdown uncertainty. However, the promises did not materialise as students were left disappointed, only receiving that help a year later.

The South African tourism industry is one of the main economy drivers. South Africa is not just know for its beautiful sceneries but also its history.  If this industry interests you, here’s what’s needed to be a part of it.


Are you interested in pursuing a career in Gynaecology? Here'is a list of institutions that offer programmes in the Gynaecology medical field. 

Students at the University of South Africa (Unisa) who participated in the university's recently concluded May/June exam will be pleased to know that Unisa has begun releasing exam results. Here is how they can view them as well as the process to follow for those who may have missed out on participating in the exam.