Council on Higher Education (CHE)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 94, Persequor Park, 0020
Physical 1 Quintin Brand Street, Persequor Technopark, Pretoria
Tel 012 349 3840


The vision of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) is to be a dynamic organisation contributing to a transformed, equitable and quality higher education and training system in South Africa. Its mission as the independent statutory quality council for South African higher education, is to: lead and manage quality assurance; research and monitor trends and development; initiate critical discourse on contemporary higher education issues; and provide advice to the Minister on strategy and policy.

The main areas of work of the CHE are to: provide advice to the Minister of Higher Education and Training on all higher education matters on request, and proactively; promote a system of quality assurance for all higher education institutions, including private providers of higher education, which focuses on programme accreditation, institutional audits, national reviews, standards development, quality promotion and capacity development; monitor the state of higher education and publish information regarding developments in higher education on a regular basis; and contribute to the development of higher education through intellectual engagement with key issues in a number of activities in partnership with relevant stakeholders.

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