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Address by Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande at the Further Education and Training College Summit

At the outset, let me express my sincere appreciation to the FET Steering Committee, led by my Director General Professor Mary Metcalfe, assisted by my advisors Mr Gwebs Qonde and John Pampallis, for the excellent work they have done over the past four months to prepare for this summit. I am aware that extensive work has been undertaken under the leadership of the Steering Committee and that many difficult issues have been confronted in the preparatory processes.

The costs of illiteracy in South Africa

Report by Martin Gustafsson, Servaas van der Berg, Debra Sheperd and Cobus Burger. Produced for JET Education Services in 2009 with funding provided by Nedbank. A working paper of the Department of Economics and the Bureau for Economic Research at the University of Stellenbosch.

Review leads to changes to OBE curriculum

At a media briefing on the progress of the review of the implementation of the National Curriculum Statement, the Minister of Eudcation indicated that a new modified curriculum will replace the current NCS in an effort to improve teaching and learning in South African schools.


The 2009 Annual Report as well as JET's newly designed website were presented at the AGM which took place on the 28 May 2010 in the JET Boardroom, 5th Floor, Forum 1, Braampark, 33 Hoofd Street, Braamfontein.