But nothing new from government on how increased recruitment will be financed
South African universities have agreed revised targets to boost student enrolment in fields where skills are in short supply. The targets were announced by higher education minister Blade Nzimande in a statement on 3 April.
The scarce skills are engineering, life and physical sciences, human health, animal health and veterinary science, and teacher education. The target for life and physical undergraduate enrolments rises from 58,000 in 2020 to 63,000 in 2025. In engineering, the increase is from 77,000 to 83,000, and in human health from 47,000 to 52,000.