1.1 The Minister of Higher Education and Training has released for public comment a Draft Policy on Student Housing at Public Universities and the Minimum Norms and Standards Applicable in the Government Gazette, Notice No. 280, Government Gazette No 36361 of 11 April 2013.
1.2 The Council on Higher Education (CHE) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Draft Policy in terms of section 3(1) of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997), as amended. The Council would like to note that due to an administrative error the Draft Policy incorrectly indicates that the CHE was consulted prior to the publication of the Draft Policy.
1.3 The Council has considered the Draft Policy on Student Housing at Universities and the Minimum Norms and Standards Applicable. The Council’s response is outlined below.