To provide strategic direction in the development of an effective higher education system and manage the government responsibilities for the regulation of the higher education system.
Programme and Qualification clearance
Academic Planning & Management Support
CAS Project Purpose
In terms of clause 27.2 of the Policy for the Post School Education and Training Central Application Service, the purpose of the CAS Project of the Department is:
"To conduct the preparation, development and administration necessary to prepare for the establishment of the Central Application Service (CAS) until the entity is established"CAS Resources | Call for Public Comments on Draft CAS Bill 2019
To ensure that the Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) meets the needs for management information across the sector and that it is maintained properly with the required data from universities.
To assist with development by the establishment of an MIS for the post-school system.
To ensure that the Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) meets the needs for management information across the sector, and that it is maintained properly with the required data from universities
Management Support resources
To enhance research capacity and development at South African Public Higher Education Institutions through research output subsidy and research development grants.
To provide support to the public Higher Education Institutions through the development of relevant policies.
Policy and Development Support resources
To ensure the appropriate regulation and registration of private higher education institutions.
To support the integration of the registration process of hybrid private education institutions that offer programmes in both the FET and HE sectors.
Private Higher Education Institutions resources
To provide regulatory support to universities.
To support the universities in enhancing student governance and leadership.
To support universities in accelerating the process of transformation.
To support universities in improving governance.
To promote research in teacher education, so as to strengthen the capacity and capabilities of universities to produce Foundation Phase teachers for the Basic Education System.
To strengthen the provision of teacher/lecturer education in the Higher Education and Training System, in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education and the FET College System.
To develop regulatory policies for teacher/lecturer qualifications that are in line with the HEQF.
To ensure the alignment of teacher/lecturer education programmes with academic policy, teacher education policy and the Programme Qualification Mix (PQM).
Teacher Education resources
Dr Diane Parker Telephone +27 12 312 6214/5 Fax +27 12 328 3322
Ms Seputu Mampane
Telephone +27 12 312 5256
Universities in South AfricaDownload list here
Did you know?
...that the Department has produced a study of firsttime entering undergraduate cohort studies for public higher education institutions from 2000 to 2008 .
List of higher education institutions