Registration 2021

Have you unfortunately been unsuccessful with your application(s) to UKZN?

If YES, you are then advised to make use of the CENTRAL APPLICATIONS CLEARING HOUSE (CACH) that operates under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education and Training.

The 2021 Central Applications Clearing House will operate as a referral system for unsuccessful applicants. CACH will provide unsuccessful applicants with access to career development services, and where possible, an opportunity to access spaces still available within the Post School Education and Training (PSET) system at Universities, TVET colleges or in SETA learnerships, without having to travel to institutions to try and find a space.  It also works to ensure that students do not become victims of bogus institutions.

The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) sign-up service will run from 22 February 2021, the day before the release of NSC results (23 February 2021) until the end of April 2021, and will operate from Mondays to Friday between 08:00 to 18:00 and Saturdays from 08:00 am to 14:00.

Unsuccessful applicants are advised to sign-up with CACH for referral services to increase their chances of finding a space at an alternate PSET institution or to receive career advice. CACH will only be in a position to assist unsuccessful applicants once they have signed up.

Applicants who are unsuccessful with their UKZN application(s) are advised to contact CACH via a standard SMS by sending/texting their full names (first name and surname) and ID number to 31629 or sign-up online at

Applicants can also find out more on the CACH Facebook page which is CACH_SA.

Please note that CACH is NOT a late applications service and therefore cannot be utilised as such. Any prospective student that signs up for CACH, who is not listed on any of the unsuccessful applications lists supplied by PSET institutions to CACH, will be directed to the Department of Education and Trainings – Career Development Services for assistance.