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DHET-MINISTER-NZIMANDE-UMGUNGUNDLOVU-TVET.jpg 2 million NSFAS funded by government since 2013

24 April 2017 - More than two million students studying at South Africa's public Universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges have been funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) since 2013, the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, has announced...More


Major investments for universities, TVETs and HDI institutions
Minister Nzimande says RPL to be applied more widely
DHET opens cases against fraudulent private higher education colleges
19 April 2017 - Dr Blade Nzimande today announced a major new investment in university infrastructure which sees significant government spending over the next two years on new student housing, laboratories, communications technology, other essential facilities, maintenance and further expansion of new universities...More

11 April 2017 – Minister Blade Nzimande says “recognition of prior learning (RPL) will be applied more widely, especially for young adults who wish to access programmes in our colleges.  Admission will not only be based on qualifications held by learners”.  Some 90 learners also graduated at the launch of the Umgungundlovu TVET College RPL Centre
30 March 2017 - The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has formally lodged a total of 21 cases with the South African Police Services (SAPS) in the past four years to investigate suspicions of unlawful practices in the private higher education sector. 
The pending cases were reported between 2012 and 2017
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