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For the Regulations and Directives issued by the South African Government, please go here.

NSFAS Reborn: Another Ministerial Committee


The Minister for Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has published the terms of reference for a Ministerial Committee to the business processes, systems and capacity of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, and make recommendations for a future model of administering student financial aid. The same Minister last appointed a similar committee to investigate NSFAS in 2009. In 2018, Dr Naledi Pandor who was then the Minister of Higher Education and Training appointed Dr Randall Carollissen as the NSFAS Administrator. Dr Nzimande extended the term of Dr Carolissen. The terms of reference for the latest committee is available here.

Private Higher Education Regulations

  • Guide for Completing the Application for Registration Form Download
  • Application for Registration Form Download
  • Guide for Completing the Application for Amendment as a Private Higher Education Institution Download
  • Application for Amendment Form Download
  • Guide for Completing the Annual Report Download
  • Annual Reporting Form Download

South Africa's White Paper on Post-School Education & Training


The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, released the White Paper on Post-school Education and Training on Thursday, 16 January 2014 after it was approved by the Cabinet on 20 November 2013.
Download the Whitepaper

CHE: Landscape for Private Higher Education


"It is evident that the private sector is set to play an increasingly important role in responding to the demand for access to higher education in South Africa within a fluid and evolving landscape."  The monitoring brief is available here.

2020 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems


This report presents the results for the ninth annual ranking of national systems of higher education undertaken under the auspices of the Universitas 21 (U21) group of universities. Fifty national systems of higher education, from all continents, are evaluated across 24 indicators.
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Gender-Based Violence (GBV)


Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology, at the end of July 2020, released the Policy Framework to address Gender-Based Violence in the Post-School Education and Training Sector. You may view the Policy Framework here.

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