Historical Overview

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.

DHET Mandate

The mandate of the new Department included aspects of skills development which had previously resided in the Department of Labour.

The new Department was specifically established to focus on post-school education and training holistically and has extended its scope of operations extensively.

DHET Vision

Leading Post-School Education and Training for growth.

DHET Mission

To provide national strategic leadership in support of the Post-School Education and Training system for improved quality of life of South Africans.

DHET Values

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is committed to:

  • Integrity.
  • Accountability.
  • Committed.
  • Responsiveness.
  • Proactive behaviour.
  • Continuous learning.
  • Rationality.
  • Team work.
  • Emotional intelligence

Extracted from http://www.dhet.gov.za/SitePages/AboutUsNew.aspx