Higher Education Act


The Department of Education establishes a higher education division and publishes Education White Paper 3: A Programme for the Transformation of Higher Education.  19 December, Higher Education Act is signed into law by President Mandela. The Act ends centuries of racism in higher education.  Source

The Higher Education Act 101 of 1997 also recognises the need to redress past discrimination, ensure representivity, equal access to higher education, promote the values which underlie an open and democratic society based on human dignity, equality and freedom. Source

 


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