Higher Education Amendment Bill (B 61-2001)

1st May 2001

To amend the Higher Education Act, 1997, so as to provide that the Higher Education Quality Committee is deemed to be accredited as an Education and Training Quality Assurance Body; to provide for the establishment of interim councils for new, declared or merged public higher education institutions; to provide for the dissolution of the council of a public higher education institution if 75 per cent or more of the members resign, and for the constitution of a new council; to provide for a seat for a public higher education institution; to provide  for the conferring of degrees and honorary degrees by a public higher education institution; to provide for the repeal of the Certification Council for Technikon Education Act 1986, the universities’ Private Acts and certain obsolete Acts; to make certain textual alterations; and to provide for matters connected therewith.