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Call for Public Comment

The POLICY FOR THE RECOGNITION OF SOUTH AFRICAN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONAL TYPES was published for public comment on 26 April 2024. The opportunity to comment closes on 26 May 2024.Click here to download the Policy

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Policy Framework for Internationalisation of Higher Education in South Africa


The Minister for Higher Education, Science and Innovation, finally, on 6 November 2020, published the Policy Framework for Internationalisation of Higher Education in South Africa. The sector has waited for almost a quarter of a century for this as the rest of the world accelerated its higher education sectors' global footprint. This framework provides much-needed guidance and certainties for the higher education sector in South Africa. The policy may be downloaded 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.
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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.

A National Implementation Framework towards the Professionalisation of the Public Service


The draft National Implementation Framework combines various sources as well as views shaping the discourse on professionalisation in public administration and governance in South Africa. The draft framework is available here.