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24 March 2017
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24 Mar 2017
LRC: Minister responds to unauthorised change of women’s surnames after marriage
In September 2016, through an online survey, the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) was approached by a number of women whose surnames had been altered on the National Population Register following the...
The ANC isn't ready to radically transform the South African economy
There’s nothing radical about trying to fix what doesn’t work by making it work better, which is why the economic transformation discussion document released by South Africa’s governing party, the...
DA: Hlomela Bucwa says SETAs must explain R14 million spent on lavish international trips
The DA will submit further parliamentary questions to get to the bottom of how 13 of the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) spent R14 million of public money on lavish...
Zuma sculpture scrapped, monument planned instead
The North West government has cancelled plans to erect a multi-million rand, life-sized sculpture of President Jacob Zuma, but intends to build a monument in his honour instead. A notice appeared...
Mining: staving off the jobs bloodbath
Gory imagery – such as ‘jobs bloodbath’ – has become common in descriptions of South Africa’s unemployment crisis, conveying not only the failure to create the employment the country needs, but...
23 Mar 2017
Higher Education Minister extends skills strategy to reach goals
Four years after its 2013 conference, the National Skills Authority is still implementing recommendations aimed at improving the mandate it is tasked with, enhancing national skills development,...
DA: Manny de Freitas says Spur incident should assist us in building our rainbow nation
It seems that everyone is talking about the recent incident that took place this weekend at the Spur in The Glen in Oakdene. The filming of the incident appears to have started without the...
Continuing Education and Training Act: Specifications for load files for Skills Education and Training Management Information System Monitoring Reports: Standard
(Gazette 40691, Notice R221)
I, Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande MP Minister of Higher Education and Training, in terms of section 4 B(1) and (4) of the Continuing Education and Training Act, 2006 (Act No. 16 of 2006). read with...
Skills Development Act: Criteria and guidelines for implementation of artisan recognition of prior learning
(Gazette 40691, Notice R228)
I, Dr Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande, MP, Minister of Higher Education and Training, in terms of section 26 D and (1) (a) of the Skill Development Act, (Act 98 of 1998), after consultation with the...
Higher Education Act: Cancellation of registration of Oval International Computer Education (Pty) Ltd
(Gazette 40691, Notice R227)
I, Gwebinkundla Fellix Qonde, Director -General of the Department of Higher Education and Training, hereby, in terms of section 63(a) of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No, 101 of 1997) ( "the...
SA: Committee satisfied with National Plan on Post-School Education
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Ms Connie September, has voiced her satisfaction with the Department’s plans regarding post-school education in the...
Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training ‘happy’ with varsity fees briefing
The Chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Connie September, on Thursday said she was “happy” with the briefing on the Department’s plans regarding...
ANCYL wants universities nationalised
All public universities should be state-owned and controlled to ensure equity, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) told the Fees Commission on Wednesday. This would result in...
NSFAS needs to be more efficient – Pandor
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a viable option for needy students, but needs to become more efficient and have better administration, Science and Technology Minister Naledi...
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