Message from Director-General

It is my pleasure to present the tenth edition of the annual Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Research Bulletin on Post-School Education and Training (PSET). The purpose of the Research Bulletin is to share information about the latest research developments on the PSET sector, which covers Universities, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges, Community Education and Training (CET) Colleges, Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), and Qualifications and Quality Assurance Bodies. The Research Bulletin serves to draw the producers and users of post-school research closer to one another to inform policy and practice. The previous nine editions of the Research Bulletin can be found on the Department’s website at www.dhet.gov.za. . www.dhet.gov.za.

In response to this year’s Call for Contributions towards the 2021 Research Bulletin, we received one of our best number of submissions. It is true that with every edition, the response rate increases, which signals the growing significance of the Bulletin as a dissemination tool for research on PSET. Despite the persistence of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID)-19 pandemic, research on PSET has persevered. This issue of the Research Bulletin showcases a number of interesting research summaries on the effects of the pandemic in higher education. It is evident that our stakeholders have been busy with critical research endeavors, and their willingness to share this research with the public via this platform is appreciated. We look forward to sharing a snapshot of the work that has taken place, through this Research Bulletin. .

Thank you to our dedicated stakeholders for sharing your research findings and recommendations, with which we can make informed, evidence-based decisions that can assist us in improving the PSET sector.