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Minister Nzimande to address the Department of Higher Education and Training professional ethical conduct and integrity in the Public Service Workshop
The Minister of Higher Education Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, will address the senior management and staff of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) on the importance of professional ethical conduct and integrity in the public service on Friday, 28 February 2020.
The Department launched an Ethics and Integrity Committee last year in line with public service regulations. The committee is responsible for creating a corruption-free environment, and to increase ethics and integrity awareness in the Department, among other related matters.
Minister Nzimande welcomes the Minister of Finance 2020 Budget Appropriations on Higher Education of Higher Education, Science and Innovation imperatives.
Parliament- The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, welcomes the Finance Minister’s first Budget appropriations of the Sixth Administration to the higher education, science and innovation portfolio.
The overall budget provides for the largest spending of about R396 billion to learning and culture.
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Central Application Clearing House Update
Prospective first-time entry students who have applied for spaces in a university but have not been able to secure a space in their institution of choice will be referred to the Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) for assistance in finding another space available in the Post-School Education and Training (PSET) system.
Students who did not apply to an institution can also utilise CACH for referral to career guidance. CACH is live from 14 January 2020 to 28 February 2020. Learners who are unable to secure spaces at the institutions they applied to can send an SMS with their name, ID and contact number to 31629 or 49200 and they will be called back. They can also access the system via the website cach.dhet.gov.za or send an email to CACH2020@dhet.gov.za. The CACH service will verify the learner’s information and forward it to institutions that still have unfilled places. Where places exist, and applicants meet the admission requirements, institutions will contact learners to offer them available places.
The 2020 CACH service is linked to the Khetha Helpline, which can provide career advice, guidance and information and assist anyone interested in pursuing higher education and training opportunities or other skills development opportunities in the PSET system. Learners will be guided through possible alternative options at TVET colleges, artisan training and other skills development opportunities.
Trained career advisors can be contacted for free on 0860 356 635. Alternatively, a ‘please call me’ can be sent to 072 204 5056 or an e-mail to
We call on all prospective students who have applied for but not been able to secure a space in an institution of their choice in 2020, to register with the CACH to receive assistance.
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