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Department Of Higher Education And Training
The Department of Higher Education and Training
Department of Higher Education and Training
is one of the departments of the South African government. It oversees universities and other post-secondary education in South Africa. It was created in 2009 after the election of President Jacob Zuma, when the former Department of Education was divided. The political head of the department is the Minister of Higher Education and Training; as of February 2018[update] this is Naledi Pandor. The department is headquartered in Pretoria
Pretoria
in what used to be known as Sol Plaatje
Sol Plaatje
House, named after the author and political activist Sol Plaatje
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Financial Services Board (South Africa)
The Financial Services Board (FSB) is the government of South Africa financial regulatory agency responsible for the non-banking financial services industry in South Africa. It is an independent body that supervises and regulates the financial services industry in the public interest. This includes the regulation of the biggest stock exchange in Africa the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.Contents1 History 2 Responsibilities and functions 3 International 4 Structure 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] The FSB was established in 1991 based on recommendations by the Van der Horst Committee [2] to create an independent body to supervise and regulate the non-banking financial services industry. A number of additional acts have expanded and increased the role of the FSB
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Pretoria
Pretoria
Pretoria
is a city in the northern part of Gauteng, South Africa. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the seat of the executive branch of government ( Cape Town
Cape Town
is the legislative capital and Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein
the judicial capital). Pretoria
Pretoria
has a reputation for being an academic city with three universities and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) located in its eastern suburbs, the city also hosts the South African Bureau of Standards making the city a hub for research. Pretoria
Pretoria
is the central part of the Tshwane
Tshwane
Metropolitan Municipality which was formed by the amalgamation of several former local authorities including Centurion and Soshanguve
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Naledi Pandor
Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor (née Matthews, born 7 December 1953)[2] is the South African Minister of Higher Education, serving as of 28 February 2018, having previously held the post from 2009-2012. She was Minister of Home Affairs from 2012-2014. She was appointed to the cabinet following the 2004 South African general elections. She previously served as Minister of Education (2004–2009) in the cabinets of both Thabo Mbeki
Thabo Mbeki
and Kgalema Motlanthe.Contents1 Early life 2 Personal life 3 Politics 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Pandor was born in Durban, Natal. Her grandfather was Z.K. Matthews, a respected anti-apartheid teacher and reformist, who was a member and Cape President of the African National Congress. Her father was Joe Matthews, a respected anti-apartheid activist and lawyer. Personal life[edit] Pandor is married to Sharif Joseph Pandor and has four children,[2] Fazlur, Aisha, Suraya and Haroon
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Buti Manamela
Buti Kgwaridi Manameli is currently serving as the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, having previously served as the Deputy Minister for Planning and Monitoring in the Presidency since 26 May 2014.[1] He is currently serving under the current Higher Education and Training Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize
Hlengiwe Mkhize
and current President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma.[2] Manamela has also held the post of the spokesperson to Jacob Zuma.[3] Manamela married and has two children,[citation needed] he is also a member of parliament for the Government of South Africa.[2]
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Ministry (government Department)
A ministry is a governmental organisation, headed by a minister, that is meant to manage a specific sector of public administration.[1] Ministries have a bureaucratic structure.[1] Different states have different numbers and names of ministries,[1] but the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary
Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary
notes that all states have (often under different names) a Ministry of Interior, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a
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Universities
A university (Latin: universitas, "a whole") is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines
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Post-secondary Education
Higher education
Higher education
(also called post-secondary education, third level or tertiary education) is an optional final stage of formal learning that occurs after completion of secondary education. Often delivered at universities, academies, colleges, seminaries, conservatories, and institutes of technology, higher education is also available through certain college-level institutions, including vocational schools, trade schools, and other career colleges that award academic degrees or professional certifications. Tertiary education
Tertiary education
at non-degree level is sometimes referred to as further education or continuing education as distinct from higher education. The right of access to higher education is mentioned in a number of international human rights instruments
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South Africa
[Note 1]11 languagesAfrikaans Northern Sotho English Southern Ndebele Southern Sotho Swazi Tsonga Tswana Venda Xhosa ZuluEthnic groups (2014[3])80.2% Black 8.8% Coloured 8.4% White 2.5% AsianReligion See Religion in South AfricaDemonym South AfricanGovernment Unitary dominant-party parliamentary constitutional republic• PresidentCyril Ramaphosa• Deputy PresidentDavid Mabuza• Chairperson of the National Council of ProvincesThandi Modise• Speaker of the National AssemblyBaleka Mbete• Chief JusticeMogoeng MogoengLegislature Parliament• Upper houseNational Council• Lower houseNational AssemblyIndependence from the United Kingdom• Union31 May 1910• Self-governance11 December 1931• Republic31 May 1961•
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Government Of South Africa
The Republic of South Africa
South Africa
is a parliamentary republic with three-tier system of government and an independent judiciary, operating in a parliamentary system. Legislative authority is held by the Parliament of South Africa. Executive authority is vested in the President of South Africa
South Africa
who is head of state and head of government, and his Cabinet. The President is elected by the Parliament to serve a fixed term. South Africa's government differs greatly from those of other Commonwealth nations. The national, provincial and local levels of government all have legislative and executive authority in their own spheres, and are defined in the South African Constitution as "distinctive, interdependent and interrelated". Operating at both national and provincial levels ("spheres") are advisory bodies drawn from South Africa's traditional leaders
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Jacob Zuma
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (Zulu: [geɮʱejiɬeˈkisa ˈzʱuma]; born 12 April 1942) is a South African politician who served as the fourth President of South Africa
President of South Africa
from the 2009 general election until his resignation on 14 February 2018.[5] Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi.[6][7][8] Zuma served as Deputy President of South Africa
President of South Africa
from 1999 to 2005,[9][10] but was dismissed by President Thabo Mbeki
Thabo Mbeki
in 2005 after Zuma's financial adviser, Schabir Shaik, was convicted of soliciting a bribe for Zuma. Zuma was nonetheless elected President of the African National Congress (ANC) on 18 December 2007 after defeating Mbeki at the ANC
ANC
conference in Polokwane
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Sol Plaatje
Solomon Thekisho Plaatje (9 October 1876 – 19 June 1932) was a South African intellectual, journalist, linguist, politician, translator and writer. Plaatje was a founder member and first General Secretary of the South African Native National Congress
South African Native National Congress
(SANNC), which became the ANC
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Film And Publication Board
The Film and Publication Board, often shortened to FPB, is a content-classification and censorship authority in South Africa, operating under the Minister of Communications. The FPB was established in 1998[1] under the Films and Publications Act, ostensibly to tackle issues of child pornography and child abuse, as well as to provide ratings to publicly consumed media such as movies, music and television programs. Under these directives, its mandate can be considered one of state censorship. The FPB came under intense criticism of its handling of The Spear debacle, in which it issued a painting in gallery that depicted President Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma
with his genitals exposed, with an "16N" rating. This was widely considered to be a move that was beyond its statutory remit
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Journal Ranking By Country
Journal ranking is widely used in academic circles in the evaluation of an academic journal's impact and quality. Journal rankings are intended to reflect the place of a journal within its field, the relative difficulty of being published in that journal, and the prestige associated with it. They have been introduced as official research evaluation tools in several countries.Contents1 Measures 2 National rankings 3 See also 4 ReferencesMeasures[edit] Traditionally, journal ranking “measures” or evaluations have been provided simply through institutional lists established by academic leaders or through committee vote
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Department Of Science And Technology (South Africa)
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is the South African government department responsible for scientific research, including space programmes
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Department Of Social Development (South Africa)
The Department of Social Development (DSD) of South Africa
South Africa
is a government department responsible for providing social development, protection, and welfare services to the public. Previously called the Department of Welfare, it was renamed in July 2000.[1] The current Minister of Social Development is Susan Shabangu. The first Department was established in 1937, to regulate and subsidise existing private, non-governmental welfare services, while providing some additional services. The 1997 White Paper for Social Welfare noted that post-Apartheid South Africa
South Africa
had inherited social welfare programmes which were “not considered to be critical social investment priorities and were under-resourced”.[2] The Department "endeavours to create a better life for the poor, vulnerable and excluded people in society"
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