1. This communication from the DHET confirms that the CFAD's college phase out period was extended, while its application for new registration and accreditation reinstatement are currently being processed.
2. The CFAD's college application was submitted to deadline under challenging circumstances and we are in regular communication with both the DHET and the CHE.
3. In January this year, the CFAD released an update on the extension and the submission of the college application. This is to keep students, parents and the public fully updated.
4. If anyone says anything opposite to the above, they are not only misleading, but contradicting the DHET itself in an effort to sabotage arts education and cause damage to the CFAD.
5. Should you wish to engage with the CFAD, please email us via ContactUs@CFAD.co.za or call us via (031) 207 2350.
1. This communication from the DHET last year confirms that the CFAD was given the green light to collect fees due to its college in terms of agreements with students / parents.
2. The above was clearly communicated to students / parents in October 2017 and again in November 2017. Scholarship and bursary candidates were asked to discuss their situations with us. Many of them did this.
3. We offered payment plans for any student / parent who had issues making fee payment. We also offered discounts to assist students / parents who wanted to make full payments. No student was stopped from continuing to learn.
4. Despite false allegations to the contrary, the CFAD did not stop any student from writing any exam. Institutions are entitled to stop students from writing exams if their fees are not paid in full. But the CFAD does not believe in doing this. Assessment of learning is vital for progress.
5. An email from DHET Friday 19 January 2018 further confirms the right of the CFAD to collect fees: "An institution collects fees in line with its own policies. The Department cannot prescribe, prohibit or instruct the payment of fees. "
If anyone says anything opposite to the above, they are not only misleading, but contradicting the DHET itself in an effort to sabotage arts education and cause damage to the CFAD.
The CFAD is honoured to have submitted these art pieces by renowned artist Nanda Soobben and emerging artist Shabnam Palesa Mohamed for an upcoming exhibition in Ramallah, Palestine.
We were invited by Mohammed Sabaaneh who is organizing an international cartoon exhibition. He asked the Cartoon Movement to send the invite to us to send in our work:
"I would like to invite you to participate in the Cartoon Exhibition (For Jerusalem). The exhibition will be conducted in the streets of Ramallah , making sure that by this it will reach as many people as possible in the city. The exhibition will be coordinated by Ramallah Municipality. The exhibition will discuss two main issues as follows: - Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem, and how this decision threatens the peace process in the region. - Children arrested"
Our art pieces feature a satirical piece on Netanyahu 's role in Palestine, and a piece featuring child activist Ahed Tamimi. We hope that our contribution will add value to the struggle against Israeli apartheid and unite all freedom loving people.
The CFAD is aware of allegations made against it by certain people and will in due course be releasing relevant information and statements to the public.
Attorneys have also offered to represent the Centre and the Arts, and to defend the rights and reputations of its alumni, students, staff and former staff. In light of the allegations raised, the Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design has consulted with its attorneys and a meeting will be scheduled with the relevant parties. In the meantime, pending the outcome of said meeting, CFAD maintains its rights to institute civil action for defamation as well as criminal charges.
Should you wish to join or support us, please feel free to comment, inbox us or come visit us at the Centre. A sincere thank you to everyone in South Africa and internationally who is standing with us in a difficult struggle during which the CFAD was robbed of equipment, and as a result, lost its college accreditation and suffered financial loss. Like many people, we were the victims of crime.
We firmly believe in our growing vision for the arts and therefore the Centre will continue onwards and upwards. We will continue to keep the public updated.
What an absolute pleasure to meet Fortune L. Majola . A fine human being and an exceptional creative to have graduated from #CFAD . We look forward to working together to change the world with the power of creative collaboration. ... See MoreSee Less
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Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design
CFAD is one of four institutions in South Africa which MAPPP SETA (Media Advertising Publishing Printing Packaging Sector Education Training Authority) judged to be an institute of excellence.
What makes CFAD unique?
Is that it enables students to undertake a general but integrated study of Fine Art, Animation and Graphic Design. The defined focus is on meeting industry needs through a creative and integrated curriculum of these three disciplines.
CFAD is a registered institution
The Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design, established in 1994, is Registered with the Department of Higher Education & Training as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration Number 2005/HE07/003. SAQA Registered: Qualification ID 49414
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