Department: Higher Education and Training (DHET)

Contact Details

Physical: 123 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X174, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 312 5911 / 0800 87 2222 / 086 999 0123
Fax: 012 323 5618


The vision of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is of a South Africa in which we have a differentiated and fully-inclusive post-school system that allows South Africans to access relevant post-school education and training, in order to fulfil the economic and social goals of participation in an inclusive economy and society.

The Department's mission is to develop capable, well-educated and skilled citizens who are able to compete in a sustainable, diversified and knowledge-intensive international economy, which meets the development goals of the country. The Department will undertake this mission by: reducing the skills bottlenecks, especially in priority and scarce skills areas; improving low participation rates in the post-school system; correcting distributions in the shape, size and distribution of access to post-school education and training; and improving the quality and efficiency in the system, its subsystems and institutions.

Office Bearers/Management

Dr B Nzimande
Deputy Minister
Mr M Manana
Director General
Mr G Qonde

Dr Blade Nzimande
Deputy Minister:
Mr Mduduzi Manana
Director General:
Mr Gwebinkundla Qonde
Ms Thulisile Mabona (Personal Assistant: Deputy Minister)
Ms Silindile Mncwabe (Personal Assistant: Minister)
Ms Ivy Moloisi (Personal Assistant: Director General)
Mrs Mmathapelo Sako (Personal Assistant: Minister)
Chief of Staff:
Ms Sibongile Mncwabe
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr TW Tredoux
Deputy Directors General:
Ms A Bird (Special Projects)
Dr EB Mahlobo (Acting DDG: Community Education and Training)
Ms LC Mbobo (Corporate Services)
Mr ZC Mvalo (Skills Development)
Dr D Parker (University Education)
Mr FY Patel (Technical and Vocational, and Education and Training)
Dr N Sishi (Planning, Policy and Strategy)
Senior Management:
Adv Ishmael Malale (Head of Office: Deputy Minister)
Communications Officers:
Mr Madikwe Mabotha (Chief Director: Communications)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriation57 098 82850 738 29146 441 39943 280 644
Actual Expenditure56 993 02650 723 50046 424 45743 277 776
Employee Compensation7 166 395426 913398 450360 434
Goods and Services364 903190 857178 134157 184
Capital Assets10 1875 1485 0595 455
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure31 3081 25250856
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure----
Posts Approved30 3891 2351 039n/a
Posts Filled28 2731 108967n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

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