Welcome to the PSET Research Repository

The Department of Higher Education and Training (the Department) and its entities undertake research to better understand their various sub-sectors, and identify challenges and opportunities in an effort to guide resource allocations. The Post-School Education and Training (PSET) system produces research on the sector but the research is not available in a central location and it is sometimes hard to access. The Research Repository therefore serves as a central location for all research on PSET. The Research Repository stores and manages collections of research and other related documents.

The objectives of the Research Repository are to:

  • create global visibility for the department commissioned research;
  • collect content in a single location;
  • provide open access to institutional research output by self-archiving it; and
  • store and preserve other institutional digital assets, including unpublished or otherwise easily lost ("grey") literature (for example, theses or technical reports).
Featured research

Building Capacity at the Municipal level to Develop the Local Economic Development Potential of Marine Resources

Coastal and marine management is a potential area of focus for local municipalities in their local economic development initiatives. However, the local government sphere currently has limited capacity to carry out this mandate. In addition, the lack of general capacity in government, from nationa...

The Status of Innovation in the TVET Colleges

In essence, the study reveals a tale of two discourses. On the one hand is the labour market and skills formation, capability and lifelong learning, with the individual at the centre. On the other hand, the study tells the tale of the economics of innovation, with a strong emphasis on the dominan...

Recently added research

Fact Sheet on South Africa's 2022 Global Competitiveness Rankings

The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to provide an overview of South Africa’s global competitiveness ranking based on the 2022 World Competitiveness Ranking report released by the IMD World Competitiveness Centre.4 It focuses on the education and training dimension of South Africa’s global competitiven...

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The management profession and skills in South Africa: Report for the Scarce Skills Research Project of the Human Sciences Research Council

The first challenge that one confronts in attempting to define the skills shortage among managers is the basic issue of who or what a manager is. Unfortunately, the challenge is not only confined to issues of qualifications; levels or types of managers, even the 'job' itself and its meaning are in c...

Skills for productive citizenship for all: The place of skills development for micro and small enterprises in South Africa

Three important elements of a South African vision for high skills must be spreading skills improvements across the population in general, creating policy coherence and constructing new institutions. This article examines these issues through an investigation of the micro and small enterprise (MSE)...

Research Repository total holdings: 749 research items

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