Message from the Director-General


It is my pleasure to present to you the third edition of the Research Bulletin on Post-School Education and Training. The two previous editions can be found on the Department's website at

The response to the Department's call to stakeholders for contributions to the Bulletin has again been exceptional. So too has been reader interest the publication. At the time of finalising the third edition of the Bulletin, the second edition had been viewed by about 6 800 visitors. It is evident that the Bulletin is meeting a great need in the research community. May the Bulletin continue to attract more readers and provide illuminating insights into the complex world of post-school education and training. May it also bring the producers and users of post-school research closer to one another to inform policy and practice.

Thank you again to various researchers, research organisations, universities and public entities for their valuable contributions to this edition of the Bulletin.

Mr G.F Qonde
Director-General: Department of Higher Education and Training

Editorial Statement

The Research Bulletin on Post-School Education and Training is published by the Department of Higher Education and Training as a service to the research community and all stakeholders and participants in lifelong learning. It is intended to be an annual browser-based application. It comprises research notes, abstracts, excerpts, summaries, conference notices, call for papers, reviews, study tours, statistical analyses and short pieces of interest to all concerned with post-school learning.

The Bulletin promotes research. It is not primarily a journal of opinion but is open to all well-argued and substantiated views, for which the authors alone will have responsibility. Contributions are expected to be brief (maximum 400 words). Plain language is encouraged so that excessive use of jargon can be avoided. The Editorial Committee will assist authors to observe the criteria adopted by the Department to select articles for the publication. The final decision to accept a contribution rests with the Editorial Committee. Material published in the Bulletin may be freely disseminated but the source (DHET, 2015: Research Bulletin on Post-School Education and Training) must be acknowledged.



1.The size and shape of the public and private post-school education and training system: what are the post school learning opportunities available for out of school youths and adults? (Ronel Blom)

2.A case study on accelerating the production of artisans in support of inclusive economic growth in South Africa (Helen Brown)

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1.Facilitating college to work transitions for TVET College students - A research and development project (Joy Papier)

2.College improvement in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo (Kedibone Boka)

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1.Seventh Annual South African Technology Network Conference 2014 (Muntuwenkosi Chili).

2.Umalusi to host the 2016 International Association for Educational assessment Conference (Biki Lepota)

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1.Statistics on Post-School Education and Training in South Africa: 2013 (Gugu Buthelezi)

Since its establishment in May 2009, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has published three issues of its annual statistical report Statistics on Post-School Education and Training in South Africa.

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