n Image & Text : a Journal for Design - Interior design education : quo vadis?




In South Africa (SA), the time period from 1994 to 2007 gave rise to a number of education acts, policies and discussion documents which aim to reform and transform a diverse and fragmented pre-1994 higher education environment. In 1997, the publication of the Higher Education White Paper 3 : A Programme for the Transformation of Higher Education (SA 1997 : Foreword), communicated the vision for higher education as follows '... to establish a single, national co-ordinated system, which would meet the learning needs of our citizens and the reconstruction and development of our society and economy'. Ten years later, on 5 October 2007, the Higher Education Qualification Framework (HEQF) was finally approved and it addressed the need for a single qualification framework as identified in the Higher Education White Paper (SA 2007).


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