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21 August 2012

For higher education, the new National Development Plan 2030: Our future – make it work (13 August 2012) by the National Planning Commission finally fills the gaps of the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) and the subsequent 1997 White Paper. The Plan proposes a massified but differentiated post-school system, thus brining South Africa into the post-2000 global higher...

24 July 2012

Nico Cloete and John Butler-Adam report in the Mail & Guardian and on University World News on CHET's most recent publication on post-school education in South Africa, Shaping the Future of South Africa's Youth: Rethinking post-school education and skills training.

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24 May 2012

CHET has published what it believes to be the first set of cross-national performance indicators for African higher education. The data is drawn from eight African universities in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. Click here to...

24 May 2012

CHET's HERANA research on the relationship between higher education and economic development in Africa is reaching well beyond the project's published findings. The HERANA research findings are increasingly being cited in several relevant conexts.

Based on the HERANA research, CHET has been invited to make presentations to four university councils, namely, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan...

04 April 2012

Manuel Castells, who has been associated with a number of CHET projects since 2000, has been awarded the Holberg International Memorial Prize 2012. The prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament established in 2003 to fill the void of the Nobel in the social sciences and humanities and carries the same requirements and funding as the Nobel Prize. It is therefore widely considered to be...

13 March 2012

The South African National Planning commission expects a threefold increase in doctoral graduates by 2030, and has set a target of 5000 doctoral graduates per annum for the South African higher education system. This against a backdrop of a system that only managed to double its doctoral output over the past 15-year period, from 685 to the current doctoral output of 1421 graduates.

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07 November 2011

CHET, through the HERANA project, has contributed to the existing, somewhat limited, body of knowledge about higher education in Africa and, in particular, the relationship between higher education and development. Eight African countries and universities were selected as case studies. Based on the findings from these African case studies, the HERANA project has contributed to the knowledge...

21 October 2011

In 2007 in South Africa, 2.8 million 18–24-year-olds (out of a total population of 48 million) were classifi ed as being “not in education, employment or training” (or, NEET). Almost 1 million pupils needed multiple second-chance opportunities to complete school, while 800,000 who had obtained a final school leaving certificate required further education and training, and 1 million sought...

19 September 2011

Renewing CHET’s 2000 engagement with Manuel Castells has resulted in a new global project, starting with South Africa but ending up with an African component. The conceptual basis for the project is that a new form of productivity and productive organisation, no less significant than industrialisation, namely ‘informationalism’, has merged during the last two decades. In many countries and...

19 September 2011

Higher Education South Africa (HESA) commissioned CHET to facilitate a historic workshop between the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Department of Science and Technology (DST), and university vice-chancellors. The meeting resulted in a remarkable level of agreement amongst the usually discordant vice-chancellors.

HESA has now commissioned CHET to do a survey...

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