Frameworks

Introduction   Legislative background     In terms of the Higher Education Act (no. 101 of 1997) and the Higher Education Amendment Act (no. 39 of 2008), the Council on Higher Education (CHE) is…
Background   In December 2011, the Council on Higher Education (CHE) sent the draft Framework to parties with an interest in higher education, requesting submissions by 10 February 2012. A number…
Key policy provisions that flow from the discussion of the issues affecting distance higher education are highlighted in each section and are collated in a Summary Draft Policy Framework which is…
Introduction   Legislative background In terms of the Higher Education Act (no. 101 of 1997) and the Higher Education Amendment Act (no. 39 of 2008), the Council on Higher Education (CHE) is…
The HEQC is committed to a quality-driven higher education system that contributes to socio-economic development, social justice and innovative scholarship in South Africa. To achieve this end, the…
The designation of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) as the Quality Council (QC) for Higher Education by the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Act of 2008 (Act No 67 of 2008) has broadened…
This communiqué is the fourth of a series that aims to inform the South African higher education community of steps being taken to prepare the higher education system for the full implementation of…
Foreword   The Higher Education Act of 1997 assigns responsibility for quality assurance in higher education in South Africa to the Council on Higher Education (CHE). This responsibility is…
Foreword   The Higher Education Act of 1997 assigns responsibility for quality assurance in higher education in South Africa to the Council on Higher Education (CHE). This responsibility is…
1. Towards a Political-Philosophical Framework   In his book, ‘Between Facts and Norms: Contributions to a Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy’ (1996), Habermas provides a political-philosophical…
Executive Summary   Purpose of Document     This document sets out for consultation and comment proposals for an audit system for the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC). The proposals…
Executive Summary   Purpose of Document     This document sets out for consultation and comment, proposals for an accreditation system for the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC). The…
Foreword   The Council on Higher Education (CHE) is an independent, statutory body established in terms of the Higher Education Act of 1997. The mission of the CHE is to contribute to the…
Introduction   The Higher Education Act (No. 101 of 1997) sets out the roles and responsibilities of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and its permanent committee, the Higher Education Quality…
I, Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor, Minister of Education, hereby publish The Higher Education Qualifications Framework: Draft for Discussion, as set out in the Schedule, for comment in terms of section…
The Higher Education Qualifications Framework (HEQF) was published on 5 October 2007 by the Minister of Education (Government Gazette, Volume 508, No 30353).   As an initial communiqué preceding…
Scope and purpose of the policy framework   1. This policy framework for teacher education and development in South Africa is designed to equip a teaching profession to meet the needs of a…
Introduction and outline   In recent years, South African higher education discourse has been marked by various concerns and claims, on the one hand about a putative erosion of academic freedom and…
Foreword   The Higher Education Act of 1997 assigns responsibility for quality assurance in higher education in South Africa to the Council on Higher Education (CHE). This responsibility is…
Introduction   This communiqué is the third of a series that aims to inform the South African higher education community of steps being taken to prepare the higher education system for the full…
Introduction   The Higher Education Act (Act No 101 of 1997) assigns executive responsibility for quality assurance in higher education in South Africa to the Council on Higher Education (CHE). The…
This communiqué is the second of a series to inform the South African higher education community of the steps being taken to prepare the higher education system for the implementation of the Higher…
The main purpose of this communiqué is to inform the South African higher education community of the steps being taken to prepare the higher education system for the implementation of the Higher…
Department of Education   Education notice     Call for comment on the following bills: National Qualifications Framework Bill, 2008: Higher Education Act Amendment Bill, 2008 and General and…
Presented by Prof. Francis Faller at the Quality Assurance Forum for public higher education institutions on 21 February 2012 at the Murisi Auditorium, CHE, Pretoria  
Presented by Dr Denyse Webbstock at the Quality Assurance Forum for private providers on 1 September 2011 at the School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  
Presented by Prof. Francis Faller at the Quality Assurance Forum for private providers on 1 September 2011 at the School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  
Presented by Prof. Francis Faller at the Quality Assurance Forum for professional bodies on 25 August 2011.  
Presented by Prof. Francis Faller at the Quality Assurance Forum for public providers on 23 August 2011.  
Foreword   The Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), a permanent committee of the Council on Higher Education (CHE), carries out quality assurance in higher education by virtue of the Higher…
Presented by VO Netshandama (Senior Lecturer Nursing Science and Coordinator of the University-Community Development Unit of the University of Venda) at a workshop on University - Community…
Presented by Dr Mark Hay (Tshwane University of Technogy) at a workshop on Examining Quality Promotion and Capacity Development at Institutional and National Levels at the Tshwane University of…
Presented at a workshop on Examining Quality Promotion and Capacity Development at Institutional and National Levels at the Tshwane University of Technology of Pretoria, 23 September 2005.  
Purpose of level descriptors   1. The purpose of level descriptors for Levels One to Ten of the NQF shall be to ensure coherence across learning in the allocation of qualifications and part…
Foreword   Higher education has a vital role to play in contributing to the reconstruction and development of all aspects of South African society. In the context of the journey begun in 1994 to…
Universities and private higher education institutions are engaged in offering short courses that do not lead to qualifications or part qualifications on the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-…
Standards aim to provide institutions with benchmarks for qualifications that may be used for internal quality assurance as well as external comparison. For HEQC quality assurance, standards will be…
This Framework sets out principles, policy , agency and general procedure for national reviews of higher education programmes. Specific details , including what is required of the institutions…