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LIST OF PRIVATE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROVIDERS THAT HAVE LODGED APPLICATIONS TO BE REGISTERED AS PRIVATE COLLEGES WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING UPDATED ON 28 January 2020]

INTRODUCTION
Section 29 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Constitution) provides that everyone has the right to establish and maintain at their own expense a private educational institution as long as the independent institution:
(a) does not discriminate on the basis of race;
(b) is registered with the State; and
(c) maintains standards that are not inferior to standards comparable to public education institutions.

Previously the private SDPs could not be registered with the Department because the Skills Development Act (SDA), 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998), as amended, in its current form does not provide for registration of SDPs but requires them to be accredited in order to operate legally in South Africa. In order to fulfil the provision of Section 29(3) of the Constitution, a Joint Communiqué 1 of 2016: The Registration and Accreditation for Private Education Providers Offering Qualifications and Part-Qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub- Framework was promulgated in October 2016. This Joint Communiqué calls on all SDPs to lodge their applications for registration as private colleges with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

This list provides the public with information on the Skillls Development Providers (SDPs):
 that have lodged applications to be registered as private colleges with the Department of Higher Education and Training. The list shows the names, contact details and physical addresses of the SDPs in question; and
 that have been accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) or its delegated agencies;

Important to note is the following:
 These SDPs must still comply with the legislation by displaying their accreditations conspicuously and be able to produce them on demand to any person with interest; and They must continue to offer education and training with valid accreditations until their applications for registration have been determined by the Registrar of Private Colleges.
The public is advised to check the validity of the accreditation of these SDPs with QCTO) or its delegated agencies.
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