MPs frustrated with Nzimande's fee increase 'plans'

2016-08-25 10:23

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has answered a barrage of questions on university fee increases by deferring to department "plans", frustrating opposition MPs in the process.

I don't decide fee increases, universities do - Nzimande

2016-08-15 21:06

The decision to increase fees comes down to individual universities and not the ministry of higher education, says Minister Blade Nzimande.

0% fee increase could lead to varsity retrenchments – Nzimande

2016-08-15 16:32

Universities have raised concern over possible retrenchments should there be no fee increase for 2017, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says.

Fee increases: Student union set to begin meetings, consultations

2016-08-15 08:34

Pressure is mounting on the higher education department as student leaders plan to begin consultations and mass meetings to pave a way forward on the issue of student fees.

Former Fees Must Fall mediator: Nzimande made students’ outcry a joke

2016-08-14 16:00

Students should not look to Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande for guidance in their quest for free education as he turned their outcry into a joke, former Fees Must Fall mediator at UWC Xola Skosana says.

2017 university fee announcement postponed

2016-08-12 14:50

The media briefing by minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande regarding university fees for 2017 has been postponed, says his department.

Vote for ANC despite its problems – Nzimande

2016-07-03 17:19

Young Communist League members should vote for the ANC on August 3 despite any misgivings they might have over the ruling party, said SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande in an address to his party's youth wing.

Students must ask what must rise, before saying what must fall – Nzimande

2016-06-29 19:51

Students cannot demand that reminders of the country’s colonial past be removed, without stating what they want to put in their place, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says.

Two EFF MPs ordered out of NCOP

2016-05-12 18:26

Two EFF members of the National Council of Provinces have been ordered to leave the House during Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande's tabling of his department's budget.

Higher education dept worried about situation at Rhodes - Nzimande

2016-04-21 14:09

The higher education department has raised concerns about recent protests at Rhodes University and claims by students that rape allegations were not being handled properly.


19 universities could become dysfunctional with 0% increase, Parliament hears

2016-08-24 14:15

Parliament's portfolio committee on higher education has heard that 19 universities could become dysfunctional in 2018 if a 0% fee increase is carried over for a second year.

Decision on fee increases before month end - Nzimande

2016-08-15 16:33

A decision on university fee increases for 2017 will be made before the end of the month, says Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande.

As it happened: Blade Nzimande says no decision yet on 2017 fees

2016-08-15 13:31

Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande told the media at a briefing that no decision has been made yet regarding university fees for 2017.

Nzimande concerned over new #FeesMustFall threats

2016-08-14 21:28

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says he is concerned about students threatening to shut down universities countrywide amid 2017 university fee talks.

#FeesMustFall: Student leaders dare Nzimande to announce fee increase

2016-08-12 18:01

Student leaders throughout the country have drawn a line in the sand regarding 2017 fees and have dared government and universities to cross it.

Free education and all will be well - Sasco

2016-08-11 20:06

Universities have nothing to fear if Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande announces no fee increases for next year, Sasco said on Thursday.

'We did the burning for you' – Nzimande to youth

2016-07-03 15:33

There was no need to burn institutions of higher learning in a democratic SA, SACP general secretary, Blade Nzimande, has told members the Young Communist League, adding that they should direct demands for free higher education to capitalist businesses.

Nzimande calls on students to stop violent protests

2016-06-29 17:46

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has called on students to stop destroying property during protests.

EFF leaders 'greedy to graduate', but disrupt varsities for others – Nzimande

2016-04-21 19:20

EFF leaders are greedy to graduate themselves, but disrupt university education for everybody else, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has said.

Our varsities need transformation, not destruction - Nzimande

2016-04-19 16:04

Parents need to be part of the solution for problems facing tertiary institutions, instead of condoning protests, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says.

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