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.

Counting the cost of #FeesMustFall protests

2016-04-12 17:40

The nationwide Fees Must Fall protests resulted in over R300m in damages, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says.

Voetsek Blade! - Wits students tell Nzimande

2016-02-29 11:17

A small group of Wits University students have disrupted a media briefing called by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko, chanting "Blade Must Fall" and "Voetsek Blade".

Nzimande in urgent talks over UP protests

2016-02-28 14:53

Minister for Higher Education Blade Nzimande is to hold an urgent meeting with the vice chancellor of the University of Pretoria and then with student leaders and AfriForum to discuss racial tensions that have come to a head in violent protests.

Twitter users cut deep as they #AskBlade for answers

2016-02-26 12:27

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has put his head on the social media chopping block, inviting users on Twitter to pose questions to him at #AskBlade.

DUT suicide student was given financial aid - Nzimande

2016-02-16 12:09

The Durban University of Technology student who committed suicide was given National Student Financial Aid Scheme funding and had been informed, High Education Minister Blade Nzimande claims.

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.


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.

Nzimande concerned about TUT

2016-03-08 14:30

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has expressed concern over the continued disturbances at universities, which has resulted in the closure of some campuses.

Nzimande calls for academics to resume at UP

2016-02-28 21:00

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has called on the University of Pretoria and its stakeholders to allow academics to continue while students and management “continue engaging”, his spokesperson has said.

Nzimande to address student protests on social media next week

2016-02-26 20:15

Following violent protests at several universities across the country, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande's spokesperson says the minister will address issues raised by students on social media next week.

Time to name and shame degree fakers - Nzimande

2016-02-16 13:00

A register of people who lie about their qualifications and of fly-by-night institutions needs to be developed, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says.

#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).

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