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Name: Higher Education Amendment Act, 2016 [No. 9 of 2016].
Country: South Africa
Subject(s): Education, vocational guidance and training
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2016-01-16
Entry into force:
Published on: Government Gazette, 2016-01-17, Vol. 619, No. 40548
ISN: ZAF-2016-L-104332
Bibliography: Government Gazette, 2016-01-17, Vol. 619, No. 40548
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line South African Government Information , South Africa PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2017-05-24)
Abstract/Citation: To amend the Higher Education Act, 1997, so as to provide for the insertion of new definitions; to provide for the determination of transformation policy and oversight mechanisms for the public higher education system; to provide for the development of articulation and recognition of prior learning frameworks across the education system; to provide for new institutional types; to provide for the conversion of public higher education institutions; to provide for the powers of the council of a public higher education institution to invest funds; to provide further for the issuing of Ministerial directives; to provide for indemnification of an independent assessor; to provide for the indemnification and termination of the term of office of an administrator; to provide for different categories of registration of private higher education institutions and the associated rights to extend the power to award diplomas, certificates and confer degrees to private higher education institutions; to provide for the withdrawal and revocation of qualifications by public or private higher education institutions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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