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.

Protests loom over bursary funds

2017-01-15 06:01

The SA Union of Students says action will be taken countrywide if any academically deserving applicant is excluded.

ANC's January 8 bash 'much ado about nothing' - Numsa

2017-01-05 07:46

The ANC’s annual birthday celebrations, to be held this weekend, are much ado about nothing, metalworkers’ union Numsa believes.

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2016-12-18 06:17

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ANC needs succession policy ASAP - SACP

2016-12-16 22:23

The ANC needs to develop a policy for leadership succession as soon as possible, says the SACP.

ANC may split amid deep divisions - SACP

2016-12-14 20:07

There is a possibility that the ANC might split amid deep divisions within the party's senior leadership and tripartite alliance, the SACP has said.


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.

Department of Higher Education ready for 2017 - Nzimande

2017-01-12 12:53

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has said his department is ready for 2017 after widespread violent protests in 2015 and 2016 over fees.

Fears universities will limit admission of poor students to curb protests

2016-12-23 16:02

The Higher Education Transformation Network fears that some universities may purposefully admit fewer matriculates who rely on government funding as a way to prevent student protests.

Nzimande laments ‘smash and grabs’

2016-12-18 06:04

The SA Communist Party (SACP) has urged the ANC to urgently develop a clear policy on succession to avoid divisive fights each time a new leadership has to be elected.

SACP concerned about the image of the MKMVA

2016-12-16 20:13

The SACP says it's worried that the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association is being seen as nothing more than a tool to be used during ANC factional battles.

Factional leaders including ANC president must go- Nzimande

2016-12-10 17:38

Factional leaders, including the president of the ANC, must go, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande said.

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