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Higher Education Recognition for Technical Colleges

Department of Higher Education and Training

Some technical and vocational education and training colleges have been given provisional approval to provide higher education qualifications.

According to a notice in the Government Gazette (38299 / 989 of 4 December 2014) the permission is granted only if training takes place under the authority of higher education institutions.

SAQA Sets Down Credit Accumulation Policy

Qualifications Authority

The Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has published its policy for credit accumulation and transfer within the national qualifications framework (NQF).

According to a notice in the Government Gazette (38275 / 972 of 28 November 2014) it is the first time that a national policy on credit accumulation and transfer (CAT) has been developed.

Language Unit for Higher Education Department in 2015

Department of Higher Education and Training

Higher education and training minister Blade Nzimande says his department will implement an official language policy next year.

Responding to a parliamentary question in this regard, the minister said the development of a policy is underway for implementation in the 2015/16 financial year.  A language unit should be established by April to regulate and monitor the use of official languages within the department and relevant statutory bodies.

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