Court sets aside Nzimande's decision to cut Unisa's first-time student intake

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Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande.
Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande.
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The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has set aside a decision by the Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to have the University of South Africa (Unisa) reduce its first-time student intake for the year 2021.

As a result of the decision, Unisa accepted only 38 000 first-year students which was around 20 000 less than what was anticipated.

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