Author: Dale Hes

How Does Distance Learning Fit into the SA Education Sector?

As a distance learning student, you might be wondering whether this form of tertiary education is truly valuable. The South African government has recognised that distance learning has a vital role to play in the tertiary education sector, and that it has huge potential to fill the skills gaps suffered by the country.   What is government’s view of distance learning? Government has encouraged the development of distance education ever since South Africa became a democracy in 1994. In recognition of distance learning’s importance, in 2012 the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) developed the Draft Policy Framework...

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