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TVET College Times Vol. 47 December 2016: Institutions of choice

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In this edition, there are the reports of more than 39 contributors, who are professionals in the TVET system. They represent colleges and the wider TVET sector in South Africa who have a professional interest and involvement in the sector. We commence with a word from the Minister and publish his statement on fees made in the House of Assembly on 25 October. This is followed by Cutting Edge News, featuring our lead article on Institutions of Choice, and the latest advances of digital technology in the sector. In this edition we have profiled Movers and Shakers whose success underscores the fact that they are the graduates of Institutions of Choice. In Campus Matters there are focuses on Cinematography in TVET, Renewable Energy, Campus Greening, WorldSkills SA, Artisanship, the National Debating Competition, International Conferences, Entrepreneurship Development, Corporate Social Investment, and Partnerships Local and International. Finally in this column, and in keeping with our theme, we feature colleges that have been recognised for excellence, and take a brief look at student graduations around the country. Appropriately, the column ends with various college promotions which were aimed at prospective students. In the Policy and Operational Shifts column, apart from our on-going features on partnership initiatives with the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership and HEAIDS, there is an appraisal by the Swiss-South African Co-operation Initiative on the current status of apprenticeship in SA. Our next instalment on the TVET strategy for the African Union follows. The column concludes with college-based innovative initiatives worthy of emulation. The Intellectual Debate features college-based research on plagiarism and an investigation on guest lectureships, lecturer placement in industry and staff exchanges in TVET Colleges.

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