Reports

Section A: Background to the review 1. The HEQC 2. Terms of Reference for the evaluation panel 3. Methodology for the external evaluation 4. Nature of the report   Section B: The context within…
The National Review of Academic and Professional Programmes in Education constitutes the second process of system-wide accreditation of higher education programmes in a selected disciplinary area…
Introduction   With the creation of the new Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET) and the accompanying shifts in emphasis, the higher education sector is at a cross-road. This was…
Introduction   The Ministerial Committee on Transformation and Social Cohesion and the Elimination of Discrimination in Public Higher Education Institutions was set up by the Minister of Education…
Foreword   High quality higher education is crucial for social equity, economic and social development and the existence of a vibrant democracy and civil society. Without higher education producing…
Introduction   The Council on Higher Education (CHE) exists as an independent statutory body in terms of the Higher Education Act, No. 101 of 1997. It operates in accordance with the prevailing…
Foreword   High quality higher education has a crucial contribution to make to social equity, economic and social development and the existence of a vibrant democracy and civil society. Without…
Foreword   High quality higher education is a fundamental necessity for equity and economic and social development and a vibrant democracy. Without the production of high-level skilled graduates,…
Foreword   Without doubt, higher education plays an important role in socio-economic change and development. A common factor among countries that have managed to sustain high levels of economic…
Introduction   The Higher Education Act, No. 101 of 1997, requires the Council on Higher Education (CHE) to annually produce a report on the state of South African higher education and to report on…
Introduction   The third Annual Report (2000–2001) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) fulfils several of the CHE’s responsibilities. First, it constitutes the CHE’s report to Parliament on…
The Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) recently held a consultative meeting with Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Registrars and Quality Assurance Managers. The main purpose of the meeting was to…
Foreword   Higher education worldwide has been subjected to fundamental changes during the past decade and a half. The advent of the knowledge and information and communication technology…
Introduction   This Report to the Minister of Education represents the considered proposals of the Size and Shape Task Team of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) on a new and more effective size…
Introduction   The Council on Higher Education Governance Task Team had three objectives:     To describe and analyse the present state of governance in public higher education institutions in…
Foreword   The CHE is an independent statutory body established by the Higher Education Act of 1997. Its mandate areas are:     Advising the Minister of Education on request or pro-actively on…
Foreword   The Council on Higher Education (CHE) is an independent statutory body established by the Higher Education Act of 1997. The CHE is required annually to submit to parliament, through the…
Introduction   The political transition in South Africa in 1994 brought a number of direction-setting changes to the policy landscape and implementation systems of all areas of social provision,…
Presented by Dr Felicity Coughlan at the Quality Assurance Forum for private providers on 1 September 2011 at the School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  
The Council on Higher Education (CHE) was of the view that the tenth anniversary of South Africa’s democratic dispensation created a unique and timely opportunity for reflection on a decade of policy…
The First Quarterly Report of the CHE for 2013/2014 to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) covering the period 1 April - 30 June 2013.   The CHE operates as a national entity…
The Third Quarterly Report of the CHE for 2013/2014 to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) covering the period 1 October - 31 December 2013.   The CHE operates as a national…
The Second Quarterly Report of the CHE for 2013/2014 to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) covering the period 1 July - 30 September 2013.   The CHE operates as a national…