2027-w1633 - 27 June 2027

Mbulelo Richmond Bara to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What amount has each public (a) university and (b) technical and vocational education and training college spent on security services in each of the past ten financial years?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 27 Jun 2027

The Department does not keep records of detailed expenditure information for universities or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges. This information is not included in the annual reports submitted to the Department.

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2019-w1217 - 08 November 2019

Gizella Opperman to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) Why have the adult basic education and training facilities in the Hantam Local Municipality closed down and (b) what alternative arrangements have been made to accommodate the municipality that is already plagued by a high illiteracy rate?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 8 Nov 2019

(a) Against the strategic goal of building institutional capacity in the Community Education and Training (CET) system, the Department took a decision to rationalize the CET institutional landscape in the interest of efficiency, effective service delivery and economic use of the limited resources. In order to guide the process of rationalization, the CET College System: National Plan for the Implementation of the White Paper ...

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2019-w652 - 18 April 2019

Nontando Nolutshungu to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What (a) number of (i) undergraduate and (ii) post-graduate students are enrolled at each (aa) university and (bb) technical and vocational education and training college in the Republic and (b) is the name of each institution?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 18 Apr 2019

The latest audited and verified data is for the 2017 academic year and the information is provided in the tables below.

Number of students enrolled in public higher education institutions, by qualification type and institution in 2017:

Institution

Qualification Type

 

Occasional
Students

Undergraduate Qualifications

Postgraduate Qualifications

Total

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

140

32 426

2 136

34 702

University of Cape Town

975 ...

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2019-w423 - 18 April 2019

Andricus Pieter Van der Westhuizen to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)With reference to her media statement issued on 15 February 2019 in which she stated that the Student Housing Infrastructure Programme is working on a range of partnerships to provide an additional 100 000 beds for accommodation of students of public technical and vocational education and training colleges over the next 10 years, what (a) progress has already been achieved in this regard and (b) number of additional beds will be made available at each of our public technical and vocational education and training colleges; (2) will this eventually lead to a bigger intake of students at our public technical and vocational education and training colleges; if so, (a) what growth in numbers is to be expected, (b) when is it envisaged that this growth will happen, (c) what amount should be budgeted for the growth in infrastructure for teaching and learning and (d) how will this be funded?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 18 Apr 2019

(1)With reference to her media statement issued on 15 February 2019 in which she stated that the Student Housing Infrastructure Programme is working on a range of partnerships to provide an additional 100 000 beds for accommodation of students of public technical and vocational education and training colleges over the next 10 years, what (a) progress has already been achieved in this regard ...

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2019-w748 - 18 April 2019

Nthako Sam Matiase to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What number of counsellors are employed at each institution of higher learning?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 18 Apr 2019

The Department does not collect information on the number of counsellors employed by institutions of higher learning. The Department has requested institutions to provide information on the number of counsellors employed at their various campus clinics/counselling centres. This will take some time to compile, and as soon as the data is available, the information will be provided.

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2019-w745 - 18 April 2019

Elsabe Natasha Ntlangwini to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What number of students (a) applied for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme at each institution of higher learning in 2019, (b) who applied for funding at each institution have (i) had their applications approved and (ii) received their funding allocations?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 18 Apr 2019

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provided responses to the questions posed.

a) Number of 2019 applications for funding: 555 708.

b) The breakdown of applications and approved applications (funding eligible) per institution are attached as Annexure A.

(i) Number of approved 2019 applications: 445 054.

(ii) Number of students allocated funding: 433 516.

Annexure A

2019 APPLICATIONS FOR NSFAS FUNDING

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2019-w661 - 18 April 2019

Mosiuoa Gerard Patrick Lekota to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What (a) is the extent of fraud and corruption that has been uncovered and (b) is being done about the uncovered corruption with regard to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 18 Apr 2019

a) The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has appointed forensic investigators and investigations are currently underway.

b) Appropriate action will be taken once the investigations have been completed.

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2019-w770 - 18 April 2019

Andricus Pieter Van der Westhuizen to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What number of meetings has the National Qualifications Forum held (a) in each of the past eight calendar years and (b) since 1 January 2019; (2) whether, with reference to her reply to question 2829 on 21 November 2018, she has found that the lack of activity of the National Qualifications Forum is a matter of concern since the National Qualifications Forum is deemed to be an important forum for her, the chairpersons and chief executive officers of the Quality Councils and the SA Quality Authority to raise issues with one another; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what steps will be taken to ensure that the National Qualifications Forum fulfils its mandate in future as envisaged in the National Qualifications Framework Act, Act 67 of 2008, as amended?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 18 Apr 2019

(1)What number of meetings has the National Qualifications Forum held (a) in each of the past eight calendar years and (b) since 1 January 2019; (2) whether, with reference to her reply to question 2829 on 21 November 2018, she has found that the lack of activity of the National Qualifications Forum is a matter of concern since the National Qualifications Forum is ...

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2019-w738 - 11 April 2019

Ntombovuyo Veronica Mente to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What was the total number of graduates for each degree and diploma at each university in each of the past 25 years?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 11 Apr 2019

What was the total number of graduates for each degree and diploma at each university in each of the past 25 years?

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2019-w410 - 29 March 2019

Anton De Waal Alberts to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2633 on 17 October 2018, she is now in a position to indicate whether her department's higher education language policy, of which the concept was published in the Government Gazette of 23 February 2018, has already been finalised; if not, what (a) processes are still outstanding and (b) is the timeframe for finalisation; if so, by what date will it be published; (2) whether her department has received and considered the submissions of (a) the SA Academy for Science and Arts, (b) the Afrikaans Language Board and (c) Afriforum; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) whether, if the specified policy has not yet been finalised, she will consider holding a symposium to fine-tune it; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether she has found that the policy is in compliance with her obligation under subsection 6(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, to manage and monitor the use of the official languages by means of legislative and other measures, since subsection 27(2) of the Higher Education Act, Act 101 of 1997, has the above as underlying basis; (5) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 29 Mar 2019

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2633 on 17 October 2018, she is now in a position to indicate whether her department's higher education language policy, of which the concept was published in the Government Gazette of 23 February 2018, has already been finalised; if not, what (a) processes are still outstanding and (b) is the timeframe for finalisation; if ...

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