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Higher Education Act

The Higher Education Act No 101 of 1997 (https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/gcis_document/201409/a101-97.pdf) is legislation that regulates higher education as well as provides for:

  • the establishment, composition and functions of a Council on Higher Education
  • the establishment, governance and funding of public higher education institutions
  • the appointment and functions of an independent assessor
  • the registration of private higher education institutions
  • quality assurance and quality promotion in higher education
  • transitional arrangements and the repeal of certain laws
  • related connected.