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  • store and preserve other institutional digital assets, including unpublished or otherwise easily lost ("grey") literature (for example, theses or technical reports).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

Fact Sheet on Gender Parity in Post-School Education and Training opportunities (2021)

This Fact Sheet provides a comparative analysis of the gender profile of students in the PSET system,
with a specific focus on access and success. It uses the GPI to measure progress towards gender parity
in post-school education and training. This Fact Sheet tracks progress towards gender...


Infrastructure is required to support the progress towards the 2030 SDG agenda. Education, electricity, water and
sanitation, and transport infrastructure are required to improve access to basic services and support inclusive
economic growth. The infrastructure needs to factor in environmen...

Recently added research

Barriers and bottlenecks: Understanding youth transitions in the post-compulsory phase of school

This presentation addresses the following topics: Throughput rate of learners to Grade 12 is of concern - Increasingly staggered progression as learners move through school; High and growing level of unemployment amongst youth population - 60% of unemployed South Africans are without a Grade 12 cert...

The supply and demand for skills: Towards a framework for establishing a credible institutional mechanism for skills planning in South Africa

This paper sets out a proposed framework for providing information and analysis on the supply and demand for skills. It is a contribution to the Skills Planning Dialogue between the EU and South Africa which is designed to assist the South African Government in 'establishing a credible institutional...

Assessment of the Impact of Selected Aspects of the South African National Qualifications Framework

The 2017 NQF Impact Study sought to ascertain the effects and emerging impact of NQF implementation on the systemic integration and articulation, access and redress, and quality and transparency, in education, training, development and work. The stage of NQF policy development at the start of the st...

Skills for development: A new approach to international cooperation in skills development?

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) was a central tool of development cooperation from the 1950s through to the 1980s. However, with the rise of education for all in the 1990s, TVET 'fell from grace'. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, there is a growing interest among...

Research Repository total holdings: 719 research items

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