In many respects, president jacob zuma's free higher education proposal in south africa is the worst kind of populism. Universities south africa (formerly higher education south africa or hesa) is an association of the 23 public universities in south africaits function is to form a unified voice for the interests of its members, to form common policy for its members on matters of national importance, and to provide various services to its members. The department of higher education and training high alert on a pretoria-north based bogus university the past three years have been characterised by events that will have a fundamental impact on the post-school education and training sector.
1 higher education south africa message from prof duma malaza, chief executive officer (ceo), higher education south africa (hesa) integrating the challenges relating to higher education, access and admissions 2. Of higher education in south africa: selected themes, was an edited collection of commissioned research papers that analysed six major issues in the process of transformation and restructuring of the higher education system: public funding, governance, information and communication technologies, institutional culture, access, and change. Education in south africa is governed by two national departments, namely the department of basic education (dbe), which is responsible for primary and secondary schools, and the department of higher education and training (dhet), which is responsible for tertiary education and vocational training.
Higher education act 101 of 1997, as amended, to “publish information regarding developments in higher education, including reports on the state of higher education, on a regular basis” (51d), has thus undertaken a comprehensive review of higher education in south africa in the last two decades, resulting in this publication. An overview of education in south africa and how it works, including general, higher education and training, private and public institutions, educatio home sa fast facts. Telephone contact (matriculation board & exemption certificates) +27 010 591 4401/2 hesa national office higher education south africa unisa, sunnyside campus, building 3, level 1, cnr.
The idea that the movement for free higher education is based on a concern for poor youth is clearly absurd when you consider that only 5% of south africans aged between 15 and 34 are students in universities, while 34% are unemployed.
Universities south africa, formerly known as higher education south africa (hesa), is a membership organisation representing south africa’s universities our new name was launched on 22 july 2015 in order to reposition the organisation as a representative body of south africa’s public universities, that aims to promote a more inclusive, responsive and equitable national system of higher education.
“black youth [now] have higher educational attainment now than at any point in south africa’s history,” scholar and south african education expert nic spaull has noted “between 1994 and 2014 the number of black graduates with degrees being produced each year more than quadrupled, from about 11,339 (in 1994) to 20,513 (in 2004) to 48,686 graduates (in 2014.
According to figures from the council of higher education, 892 936 students (726 882 undergraduates and 138 610 postgraduates) were enrolled in south africa’s public higher-education institutions in 2010.