NSFAS has spent R4.2bn in upfront payments on students, says Nzimande

2020-03-26 17:34

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has made provisional funding available to more than 400 000 students for the 2020 academic year.

Nzimande urges universities to take social distance protocols seriously to combat coronavirus

2020-03-17 20:08

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has pleaded with students and staff to take the appropriate social distance protocol seriously to combat the spread of Covid-19.

Ramaphosa, Nzimande condemn violent protests on campuses

2020-03-03 21:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande have condemned the violent protests taking place on some university campuses.

'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.


South Africa starts preliminary work on a coronavirus vaccine

2020-03-24 19:18

The University of Cape Town, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research as well as the Biological and Vaccines Institute of Southern Africa are working on this project.

Nzimande condemns violence at University of Zululand, calls for new SRC

2020-03-09 22:36

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has condemned recent violence at the University of Zululand and called for the re-establishment of the Student Representative Council.

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.

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