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Tertiary Education in South Africa 2016

  • June 2016
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The South African Tertiary Education Sector: South Africa’s Tertiary Education sector consists of 26 public universities, 50 public technical and vocational education and training colleges (TVET) and 96 registered and 29 provisionally registered private Higher Education institutions. In his 2016 Budget Speech, Minister Nzimande reported that the Department’s budget for public Higher Education institutions would increase at an annual average 9.8%, from R42bn in 2015/16 to R55.3bn in 2018/19 in an effort to produce graduates with the skills that are urgently required to grow South Africa’s economy.


Challenging Times: Despite South Africa's investment in education being one of the highest in the world, the country’s education sector is beset by problems. These include a shortage of academic staff, the gap in standards between Secondary and Higher Education, the poor quality of Maths and Science education at Higher Education and Training level and high drop-out rates. Added to these is the current wave of unrest and protest which began in October 2015 with the #FeesMustFall-campaign and resulted in an agreement that tuition fees at the 26 public universities would not increase in 2016. Also of concern is that on average only 13,000 artisans qualify every year, when by 2030 the country needs at least 30,000 newly qualified artisans annually if the aims of the National Development Plan are to be achieved.



Report Coverage:

The Tertiary Education report describes current conditions, attempts by government to improve the quality and accessibility of public Higher Education and factors that influence the success of the sector. The report profiles 44 role players in the sector including the University of Cape Town, rated Africa’s top university. Also profiled is the country’s largest private tertiary provider, ADvTECH Ltd, which reports that enrolments for B.Com and other business-related degrees at its Varsity College campuses are increasing year-on-year, and new entrant SANTS Private Higher Education Institution (Pty) Ltd, which focuses on teacher education.

Table Of Contents

Tertiary Education in South Africa 2016
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Public Higher Education 9
4.1.2. Private Higher Education 13
4.1.3. Corporate Actions 14
4.1.4. Regulations 15
4.1.5. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 17
4.2. Continental 18
4.3. International 21
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 22
5.1. Government Initiatives 22
5.2. Economic Environment and Rising Operating Costs 24
5.3. Violence and Unrest 25
5.4. Labour 26
5.5. Access to Higher Education 27
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (RandD) and Innovation 28
6. COMPETITION 31
6.1. Barriers to Entry 32
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 32
8. OUTLOOK 33
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 33
10. REFERENCES 34
10.1. Publications 34
10.2. Websites 34
COMPANY PROFILES - UNIVERSITIES 36
Cape Peninsula University of Technology 36
Central University of Technology, Free State 40
City Varsity (Pty) Ltd 42
CTI Education Group (Pty) Ltd 44
Durban University of Technology (Pty) Ltd 47
Mangosuthu University of Technology 50
Monash South Africa Ltd 54
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 57
North-West University 62
Rhodes University 67
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University 70
Sol Plaatje University 72
Tshwane University of Technology 74
University of Cape Town 78
University of Fort Hare 82
University of Johannesburg 85
University of KwaZulu-Natal 90
University of Limpopo 95
University of Mpumalanga 98
University of Pretoria 100
University of South Africa 104
University of Stellenbosch 110
University of the Free State 115
University of the Western Cape 119
University of the Witwatersrand 123
University of Venda 128
University of Zululand (The) 132
Vaal University of Technology 136
Walter Sisulu University 139
COMPANY PROFILES - CORRESPONDENCE AND PRIVATE VOCATIONAL COLLEGES 143
ADVTECH Ltd 143
Boston City Campus And Business College (Pty) Ltd 148
Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 152
Business School Of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (The) 154
CTI Education Group (Pty) Ltd 155
Educor Holdings (Pty) Ltd 158
Foster-Melliar (Pty) Ltd 163
Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd 165
Pearson Institute Of Higher Education (Pty) Ltd 167
Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 170
Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd 172
Richfield Graduate Institute Of Technology (Pty) Ltd 174
Sants Private Higher Education Institution (Pty) Ltd 176
South African School Of Motion Picture Medium And Live Performance (Pty) Ltd (The) 178
TSIBA Education 180

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