Message from Director-General

It is my pleasure to present the eleventh 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 Department has been producing this publication since 2013 and the previous editions of the Research Bulletin can be found on the Department's www.dhet.gov.za.

This year’s call for contributions for the Research Bulletin was highly positive, and we received the highest number of contributions ever. This is indicative of the growing body of research on PSET. We hope that researchers and the public at large will be encouraged to utilise this rich source of knowledge made available to them via the Research Bulletin.

The Research Bulletin gives a snapshot of recently completed research, and research currently underway or planned to be undertaken in the near future. It also showcases events, reviews, statistical information, fact sheets and information on research practice. You are welcome to reach out to the authors of particular summaries if you would like to receive further information on topics.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all contributors towards this year’s Research Bulletin. We appreciate you sharing your work via this platform, making the wider audience aware of the specific details of your respective research projects.