South Africa

SOURCE: Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education: Global Foundations, Issues, and Best Practices
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Luescher, A.F.Wilson
SOURCE EDITOR(S): R.B.Ludeman
KEYWORDS: HIGHER EDUCATION, STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL (SRC), UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11723
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15724
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15724

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Abstract

South Africa has 26 public universities which enrol about 1 million students (2015) and over 120 typically small private HEIs that cater for about 150,000 students. In addition, occupation-focused HE is also provided by a subset of public technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges and private providers. Overall, the HE system in South Africa has been growing every year, particularly the number of contact students. South Africa now has one of the most massified HE systems in Africa with a GER of just under 20% (DHET, 2017).