bizcommunity – January 7th, 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top 11 trends in South African education

Higher Education (HE) in South Africa (SA) has undergone many changes over the past few decades. Local and global trends continue to influence the HE sector. More recently, a plethora of changes driven by, inter-alia, the fourth industrial revolution, have heightened the need for innovative change to ensure education remains relevant and current.

A stronger focus on private HE providers that offer distance, online and blended-learning options, will continue to prevail in SA. Certainly, the impact of globalisation, as well as the urgent need to massify education whilst ensuring quality and impact are some of the key factors associated with increasing recognition for private institutions. At the same time, both public and private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) cannot ignore the challenges and opportunities arising from political and economic variability, the changing requirements of the academic profession and the evolution of teaching and learning curricula.

At Mancosa and Regent, supported by Honoris United Universities network, we are strongly committed to explore all opportunities and tackle the challenges for the best benefit of our students, our profession and our county.

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