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I assist many distraught private institutions whose applications for accreditation with the Council on Higher Education have not been approved, and assist them to prepare Representations on the criteria they have not met. Here are some key points on the CHE accreditation requirements.

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Higher education will continue to be placed at the centre of government’s transformation agenda, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday.

“The student movement has correctly put the issue of higher education at the centre of our transformation agenda. We cannot hope to grow and develop without the skills and intellectual capabilities that our universities and technical training colleges produce,” said Minister Gigaba in Parliament.

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On 14 January 2016 President Jacob Zuma established a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free in South Africa.

The Commission was chaired by Justice Arthur Heher, assisted by Adv. Gregory Ally and Ms Leah Thembisile Khumalo. The Commission was expected to complete its work within the period of 18 months. The Commission could not finish its work within the 18 months period, which warranted that the President extend its term until 30 June 2017.

24 October 2017

Authors: Jacques M. de Villiers[1]; Lynn L. Duke[2]; Peter J. Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen[3]


I.                   INTRODUCTION


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There are various vacancies available at Northlink College.

Senior Manager: Education and Training
- Campus Managers [x2 Posts]
- Physical Facilities Resource Manager
- Student Support Services Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Labour Relations Officer

Click here for details on these job vacancies

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In the article, What Is Considered To Be ‘Fair’ in a Disciplinary Hearing?, we discussed the conditions necessary for a disciplinary hearing to be considered to be fair. What this means is that to pass muster, a disciplinary hearing must possess the quality of procedural fairness. It must also be substantively fair.

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I am doing research since 2004 on teaching and learning which led to my book: The DNA of Great Teachers from which Thinking Tools emanated.

I am training parents, children, students and teachers on Thinking Tools.


Marionette Maart is from Paarl. See her feedback on Youtube after starting to implement Thinking Tools in classes with 41 and 38 learners


Herewith please find an invitation on behalf of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) for participation in SAQA's 2017 NQF Impact Study.
SAQAs 2017 NQF Impact Study
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The employment contract - that is entered into between employer and employee - signals the beginning of an employment relationship. There are a number of essential elements that a contract of employment is based on that are useful for employers to know before they draw any of these documents up or commission these to be drawn up.

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The Bill of Rights as contained in the Constitution as well as the Employment Equity Act (EEA) prohibit discrimination by one South African, or person situated in South Africa, unless this discrimination is for justifiable reasons.

Unfortunately, post-apartheid South Africa is still quite racially charged. Owing to this fact, people may construe innocent conversation as racial remarks and vice versa. The case of SAEWA obo Bester v Rustenburg Platinum Mine and Another (JA45/16) [2017] ZALAC 23 (3 May 2017) shows this.


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