In order to monitor the higher education system, the Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate
of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) collaborates with local and international higher education experts and with South African stakeholders. Information is collected from as many sources as possible. The Monitoring and Advice Directorate draws on national databases, research projects initiated to investigate particular issues, the work of researchers in higher education and on information gathered from private higher education providers.
Information about the higher education system is collected from national databases including those held by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the National Research Foundation, the South African Qualifications Authority, and the Department of Science and Technology.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate initiates research projects to investigate areas of particular concern in higher education.
Some of the research project currently underway are considering Governance, Student Governance and University Councils at Higher Education Institutions; the State of Higher Education (both Public and Private); the Four year curriculum; student disability; The HEQF as a framework and understanding the Doctoral Landscape and Labour Market. For information on any of these projects please contact the Directorate.
Researchers in higher education
The CHE is committed to collaborating with the community of higher education policy analysts and researchers within and outside higher education institutions. We invite analysts and researchers in the area of higher education to make the Directorate aware of the work that they are doing by sending details to Mr Job Masekoa. Analysts and researchers who would like to be informed of the Directorate's activities should send their contact details and their area of interest to Mr Job Masekoa.
Private higher education institutions
In order to have an accurate picture of the provision of higher education in South Africa, the Directorate would like to collect information about private higher education institutions. As these institutions do not normally submit data to the national databases, we invite them to contact us to discuss how their data can be added to the monitoring system.