National Skills Fund (NSF)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X174, Pretoria, 0001
Physical Ndinaye Building, 7th Floor, 178 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria, 0002
Tel 012 943 3101


The National Skills Fund (NSF) is a public entity that was established by government in 1999 and reports to the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology.

The NSF is a critical national skills development resource that contributes to the national skills development priorities. Informed by the government’s skills priorities, the NSF’s funding focus and skills development implementation portfolio is two-pronged. A significant allocation of the NSF’s annual and medium-term budget is towards education and training initiatives such as bursaries and scholarships, learnership and skills programmes, and workplace-based learning. Its funding is also aimed at improving the post-school, education and training system, with a focus on capacity building, investing in infrastructure, research and innovation.

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