Higher Education and Training

National Department Budget for 2016-17

Vote purpose

Develop and support a quality higher and vocational education sector. Promote access to higher and vocational education and skills development training opportunities.

Mandate

The Department of Higher Education and Training derives its mandate from the following pieces of legislation:

  • the Higher Education Act (1997), which provides for a unified and national system of higher education

  • the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act (1999), which provides for the granting of loans and bursaries to eligible students attending public higher education and training institutions, and the subsequent administration of such loans and bursaries

  • the Continuing Education and Training Colleges Act (2006), which provides for the regulation of continuing education and training, the establishment of governance structures and the funding of public technical and vocational education and training colleges and community education and training colleges, the registration of private colleges, and the promotion of quality in continuing education and training

  • the Skills Development Levies Act (1999), which provides for the imposition of skills development levies

  • the Skills Development Act (2008), which enables the creation of the National Skills Agency, the establishment of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations, and the regulation of apprenticeships, learnerships and other matters relating to skills development

  • the National Qualifications Framework Act (2008), which provides for the national qualifications framework, the South African Qualifications Authority and the quality councils, for the issuing and quality assurance of qualifications required on the sub-frameworks of the national qualifications framework.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Administration
Community Education and Training
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Planning, Policy and Strategy
Skills Development
Technical and Vocational Education and Training
University Education

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.

Administration
Community Education and Training
Direct charge against the National Revenue Fund
Planning, Policy and Strategy
Skills Development
Technical and Vocational Education and Training
University Education

Budgeted spending by programme for Economic Classification items

Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.

Current payments - Compensation of employees
Current payments - Goods and services
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Foreign governments and international organisations
Transfers and subsidies - Higher education institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions
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