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.

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.


'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.

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.

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