More than 50 000 government-funded university students are set to enjoy great debt relief and focus more on their studies after the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) committed close to R1bn to settle their outstanding fees.

In 2017, most students (34.5% or 63 928 of the total enrolment) were enrolled on programmes offered at the Bachelor’s degree level, followed closely by enrolments on programmes on the Diploma-360 credits level (29.5% or 54 568). The enrolment in the Higher Certificate levels was 27 249 or 14.7% of t...

Interactive Data: Number of students enrolled in private HEIs by gender, 2011 – 2017
1.4 million youth reported they did not attend any South African educational institutions as they did not have the money for fees.
ADvTECH, South Africa’s largest private education provider, announced last year in September about its intention to acquire MSA for an undisclosed amount. The MSA acquisition will boost students numbers under ADvTECH portfolio by at least 6 500.