NSFAS set to write off debt of more students, says administrator

2020-02-11 20:25

During a visit by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to NSFAS' offices in Cape Town, the scheme's administrator, Randall Carolissen, explained what had happened to the almost R1bn the department had announced in March last year to settle the debt of qualifying students.

Student union calls for national university shutdown after talks break down

2020-01-27 18:08

The South African Union of Students (SAUS) has called for a national shutdown of all universities after talks with the Department of Higher Education and Training seemingly failed, according to the union.

'Maybe the word fail may be too strong' for students - Nzimande

2020-01-17 05:34

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says he is engaging with the basic education department regarding the word 'fail' when describing the performance of students who don't do well.

It is our own failure that led to load shedding - Blade Nzimande

2019-12-10 20:31

SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande says the tripartite alliance must take responsibility for recent load shedding.

Killing of Precious, who was stabbed 52 times, shows need to invest in safety of students - MPs

2019-11-26 18:08

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology has sent its condolences to the family of Limpopo student Precious Ramabulana, who was brutally murdered over the weekend.

SA has 'moved away from Afrikaans-only language institutions/campuses' - Nzimande

2019-10-10 20:09

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande made the statement in reply to a question from FF Plus MP Wynand Boshoff who asked him whether it was the government’s policy to permit a university campus to be predominantly Afrikaans speaking

Mboweni's economic policy paper just a copy of OECD's 'elite, capitalist' proposals - SACP

2019-09-09 13:45

The SACP's augmented central committee meeting has resolved that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's economic paper violates the manner in which alliance partners are expected to consult each other.

Nzimande meets with Sefako Makgatho university council following ongoing student protests

2019-08-17 15:25

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology has met with the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Council following ongoing student protests at the Pretoria campus.

Shift in school holidays among reasons for decrease in Easter road fatalities

2019-05-02 17:47

The decrease in road fatalities this Easter has been attributed to law enforcement officers' hard work and the fact that the school holidays have been separated from the Easter weekend.

Taxi scrapping allowance increased to 'professionalise' the industry - Nzimande

2019-04-26 18:52

The Department of Transport has increased the mini-bus taxi scrapping allowance from R91 100 to R124 000 per vehicle.


'No need for shutdown', says Nzimande as student union vows not to back down

2020-01-29 13:03

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says there is no need for the disruption of registration at universities across the country, but a student union vows to continue its shutdown.

Historic debt for students who don't qualify for NSFAS can't be erased - Nzimande

2020-01-26 21:27

NSFAS-qualifying students who carry debt from 2019 will be allowed to register at universities, provided they sign an acknowledgement of debt form.

Drop in number of matric pupils who passed maths with 40% and more is worrying - Nzimande

2020-01-16 17:50

The drop in matric mathematics passes is worrying, says Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande.

SACP meets to discuss organisational renewal, state power and upcoming elections

2019-12-09 12:48

The SACP's 4th special national congress kicks off to assess whether it has made progress on some of the resolutions it set out for itself at the 2017 national congress.

Nzimande denounces 'barbaric and shameful acts' in wake of Limpopo student's stabbing

2019-11-26 10:20

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande has denounced 'barbaric and shameful acts against women' in education institutions and society.

Nzimande calls for speedy arrest after DUT student Sandile Ndlovu dies

2019-09-22 12:38

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, has expressed his condolences after Ndlovu, who was stabbed in the head on DUT's Steve Biko campus, died.

Mbalula begins scrapping of 1 000 panel vans illegally converted into taxis

2019-08-23 14:05

The Department of Transport has resumed the scrapping of 1 000 panel vans which were illegally converted into minibus taxis.

Electric and self-driving cars: Future mobility on show at Sun City

2019-05-03 10:28

"I am excited by the gradual shift to electronic modes of transport," said Transport Minister Blade Nzimande.

Massive reduction in Easter road deaths this year - Nzimande

2019-05-02 13:37

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has announced a 48% decrease in the number of road fatalities during this year's Easter period.

Cape Town train fire: sinister force at work to reverse ANC government gains - Nzimande

2019-04-22 14:05

Transport minister Blade Nzimande has blamed the recent burning of two Metrorail trains at Cape Town Station on a relentless force determined to reverse gains that the ANC government has made.

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