Nzimande calls for overhaul of electoral system

2017-04-20 23:09

The country’s proportional representation system is dangerous and gives political parties too much power, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has said.

"Junk status could make university funding harder"

2017-04-12 14:27

The downgrading of the SA economy to junk status by two rating agencies might add to the dilemma of university funding.

WATCH: Blade Nzimande refuses to answer questions on Cabinet reshuffle

Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, officiated at the graduation ceremony and the launch of the Education, Training and Development Practices at Umgungundlovu TVET College on Tuesday. Afterwards, he faced some tough questions. Watch.

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The time for talking with Blade is over - EFF students

2017-03-20 22:23

Members of the EFF’s student command say they will not talk to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande until he explains when free higher education will be implemented.

Nzimande hails Mbeki as one of the greatest intellectuals of the liberation movement

2017-02-27 22:21

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has described newly-elected chancellor of Unisa and former president Thabo Mbeki as one of the greatest intellectuals in Africa and beyond.

NSFAS to fund over 400 000 students for 2017

2017-02-19 20:09

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has approved over 400 000 applications for funding for the 2017 academic year.

Nzimande's department given 14 days to fix certificate backlog

2017-01-31 10:14

Student leaders at technical and vocational education and training colleges say the Department of Higher Education and Training has two weeks to deliver outstanding certificates.

Protesting college students have valid complaints - Nzimande

2017-01-26 18:07

The complaints of protesting TVET college students are "very valid", Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says.

Certificate backlog leaves thousands in limbo

2017-01-26 08:15

Scores of TVET students have been protesting at colleges across the country to demand better leadership, qualified lecturers, and for the long-standing backlog of certificates to be resolved.

Zuma signs Higher Education Amendment Act

2017-01-18 18:13

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Higher Education Amendment Act, which gives Minister Blade Nzimande greater powers to intervene in university matters.


Replacing Mbeki with Zuma did not solve our problems - Nzimande

2017-04-20 16:45

The SACP's Blade Nzimande has said they made a mistake by believing that removing President Thabo Mbeki and replacing him with President Jacob Zuma would resolve the problems they saw in the Mbeki presidency.

Junk status blow may be too much to deal with, warns Nzimande

2017-04-11 17:24

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says a junk status credit rating could potentially wreak havoc on the lives of workers and the poor unless South Africans work together.

Report: Seta boss lied over qualifications

2017-03-26 06:01

Complaints by disgruntled staff prompt minister to order probe.

When figures talk loudest

2017-03-05 06:01

The fees commission grilled Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Friday over a proposed R120bn funding shortfall needed to revamp the country’s higher education system.

Calls for Gordhan to be fired factional - SACP

2017-02-26 17:12

The SACP says calls for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to be fired are "factional palace politics".

Student protests close DUT, Walter Sisulu campus

2017-02-08 22:37

Both the Durban University of Technology and Walter Sisulu University have been closed following student protests on the campuses.

Nzimande 'disagrees strongly' with Pali Lehohla

2017-01-26 20:05

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has rubbished Statistician General Pali Lehohla's suggestion that black students may have been better off during the 1980s.

EFF, 'ultra-left academics' pushing own agenda on Fees Must Fall protests - Nzimande

2017-01-26 13:29

The EFF and individuals on Rustenburg's platinum belt are contributing to the Fees Must Fall student protests to push their own political agenda, says Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.

Nzimande to report back on 2017 academic readiness

2017-01-26 05:33

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is set to brief media on the outcomes of talks he held about the state of readiness for the 2017 academic year.

Editorial: #FeesMustFall: Cool heads are now needed

2017-01-15 06:03

The start of the 2017 tertiary academic year is still weeks away, but already the dark clouds of disruptive protests are gathering.

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