Building Bridges

HELTASA’s Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations in Higher Education.

The International Consortium of Higher Education Development

HELTASA has affiliated to this international consortium. The consortium accepts only one member per country and presently has 24 members.

The National Consumer Commission

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) is the South African regulatory body, established in terms of Section 85 of the Consumer Protection Act No. 68 of 2008 (CPA). The primary role of the NCC is to protect the interests of consumers and ensure accessible, transparent and efficient redress for consumers.

The Department of Higher Education and Training

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) was established in 2009 when the former Department of Education was divided into two sections: Basic Education and Higher Education and Training.

South African University Teachers

For several decades, in South African universities research has been prioritized over teaching in the hiring and rewarding of academic staff. Furthermore, university teaching generally has not been viewed as a professional activity, requiring appropriate knowledge, skills and dispositions and, like any professional activity, continuous professional development.

The Council on Higher Education

One of the aims of the association is to interact with Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) on matters pertaining to quality, capacity-building and professional recognition of educators and trainers (in their roles as educators and trainers) in HET.

Universities South Africa

USAf endorses a comprehensive and equitable national higher education system that is responsive to the challenges facing South Africa. Through lobbying and advocacy, USAf promotes and facilitates an optimal environment conducive for universities to function effectively and efficiently.

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