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.  The three previous reports for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 are published on the DHET website,

The publication covers statistical information pertaining to public and private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), public and private Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges, public and private Adult Education (AET) Centres, and workplace-based education and training facilitated by Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs).

It provides statistical information varying from student enrolment, graduation and certification, and institutional staffing levels at post-school education and training (PSET) institutions, to information about workplace-based education and training.

The publication serves is key to informing planning and budget allocations in the PSET sector. The publication is in essence is a compilation of statistics about the PSET system that can be utilised to monitor and evaluate the growth of the system and to determine its effectiveness. It is therefore a crucial element inplanning processes that aim at expanding and strengthening PSET in South Africa.

Researchers and other stakeholders are encouraged to continue to use the publication as a basis for further inquiry and analysis.

The 2013 statistical publication will be available on the DHET website in April 2015:

Enquiries can be directed to the HETIS officer at Tel: +27(012) 312 5212/5039 or email:

Gugu Buthelezi is an Intern in the Directorate: Research Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Department of Higher Education and Training.

For further information contact Gugu Buthelezi at