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Nzimande calls for investigation into the reported death at Wits

27 September 2016 - Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande has called for an investigation following the reported death of an employee of a private security company offering services at the University of Witwatersrand. Minister Nzimande wishes to extend his heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family...more

Board of Convocations & Alumni welcomes proposals, condemns violent protests
2017 fee support announcement: Infographics Support: Government’s fee decision
27 September 2016 - The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, MP, met with the National Board of Convocations and Alumni today, 27 September 2016. The meeting was convened at the request of the board to brief the Minister about the initiatives that would be undertaken by the board in the higher education sector...more
26 September 2016 – The announcement made by Minister Nzimande earlier this week on the 2017 fee support has been broken down into eight easy to read and understand infographics.  The infographics talk to issues such as the Presidential Commission of inquiry into higher education and training funding, DHET’s budget for 2016/17...more
23 September 2016 – A number of stakeholders which include several universities and the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), Cosatu, the largest of South Africa’s three trade union federations as well as the Department’s NEHAWU branch, have “welcomed” government’s decision on fees...more​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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