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The 4th Annual DHET Research Colloquium: Enhancing the implementation of the South African NQF - Colloquium proceedings

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The fourth annual DHET Research Colloquium, took place on 12-13 September 2017, at Emperor's Palace in Kempton Park, Gauteng. The theme of the Colloquium was the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The selection of this theme was motivated by an evaluation study of the NQF currently being undertaken by the DHET in partnership with the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME). This evaluation has been commissioned to the service provider, DNA Economics, and it seeks to unpack and evaluate the implementation of the NQF Act. The Colloquium befittingly chose Enhancing the Implementation of the South African NQF as its topic. The overall purpose of the 2017 Colloquium was to engage with the preliminary findings of the evaluation study on the NQF, share insights, reflections and interpretations of the NQF Act, while simultaneously creating a platform for identifying possible gaps, and brainstorming towards finding practical solutions for bridging these gaps, with the aim of enhancing the implementation of the NQF. Some of the objectives of the 2017 Research Colloquium were to: Engage with the initial findings of the evaluation study on the implementation of the NQF; Engage on matters pertaining to the NQF; and Recommend suggestions for the improvement of the NQF.

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