Vision, Mission and Values


To be a dynamic organisation contributing to a transformed, equitable, and quality higher education and training system in South Africa.


As the independent statutory quality council for South African higher education, the CHE

  • Leads and manages quality assurance,
  • Researches and monitors trends and developments,
  • Initiates critical discourse on contemporary higher education issues
  • Provides advice to the Minister on strategy and policy.


In pursuit of its vision and mission the CHE is committed to and guided by the following values:

  • Social justice
  • Quality
  • Integrity
  • Accountability