#FeesMustFall cost institutions R150m - Nzimande

2016-01-20 16:55

Last year’s student protests cost universities R150m in damages, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has said.

Nzimande to meet student leaders

2016-01-13 18:23

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will meet students to discuss #feesmustfall and present his department's post-school education and training plans for 2016, his spokesperson says.

Blade apologises for 'students must fall' comment

2015-12-03 12:40

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has met with student leaders at a round table discussion in Johannesburg where he apologised for his "students must fall" comment.

Seta cash fills SACP’s coffers

2015-11-29 15:00

A private training college – in which the investment wing of the SA Communist Party (SACP) and the party’s treasurer have shares – has been awarded contracts worth R235 million from the National Skills Fund (NSF) and the country’s biggest sector education and training authority (Seta).

Alliance can't break up – Nzimande

2015-11-24 14:21

The tripartite alliance cannot afford to break up, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

Factionalists picking up where Malema left off- Nzimande

2015-11-22 18:43

Factions in the tripartite alliance have picked up where Julius Malema left off before he was expelled from the ANC, Blade Nzimande says.

Nzimande to probe NSFAS corruption allegations

2015-11-12 12:54

Minister for Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande is to launch an investigation into allegations of corruption in the government’s National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

'We want Zuma,' students chant outside Parliament

2015-11-09 16:23

Hundreds of Cape Town students have marched to Parliament demanding to speak to President Jacob Zuma, refusing to settle for anyone "less".

We will find money for varsity fees shortfall - Radebe

2015-11-05 16:00

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says he is not sure where the money to fund the university fees shortfall will come from, but says "the money will be found".

I am not scared to answer questions - Nzimande

2015-11-04 20:33

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has hit out at the DA in the National Assembly for saying that he would not be present to answer questions in the House.


Nzimande hails student meeting as success, despite walkout

2016-01-14 18:15

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has hailed his meeting with SRC leaders as a success, despite a walkout by some student leaders.

Warning that student protests could pick up again in 2016

2015-12-04 07:53

Students representatives from several universities say they cannot guarantee that students won't return to the streets in protest when academic activities resume in 2016.

Free higher education for all impossible - Nzimande

2015-12-03 11:54

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has said that in a capitalist society such as South Africa, free higher education for all is impossible.

The worst and best performing ministers - according to DA

2015-11-27 17:30

Minister Naledi Pandor is the best performing cabinet minister, while the ministers for higher education, social development and communications are some of the worst, according to the Democratic Alliance.

Terror attacks can be traced to US and Nato - Nzimande

2015-11-22 22:06

The recent terror attacks can be traced to interventions by the United States and Nato in Middle Eastern and North African countries, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

DA misleading about varsity fees - ministry

2015-11-15 16:16

The higher education ministry has accused the Democratic Alliance of misleading South Africans about how a shortfall in university fees will be handled.

‘Too rich for a loan, too poor to pay fees’ – Govt answers News24 users

2015-11-11 10:04

Almost a third of respondents to a News24 survey on government student loans say their biggest stumbling block is their family's income threshold. We spoke to NSFAS about these issues...

Nzimande's trust reaps R11m in funding from education organisation

2015-11-08 09:30

A community trust founded by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has received funding allocations worth nearly R11m from two Setas, of which Nzimande's department is the custodian, Rapport newspaper has reported.

R19.7bn needed for university subsidies - Nzimande

2015-11-04 21:31

In the little time that Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande spent answering questions in the National Assembly, he mostly went through figures for funding.

Use money meant for Nzimande's car to fund fees - DA

2015-11-02 22:11

The DA believes the student fee crisis can be solved by redirecting money meant for many "nice to haves" - such as the cars of the higher education minister and his deputy minister - to tertiary learning instead.

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