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​ Media Statement:Minister Nzimande meets SMU Council

Minister of higher education, science and technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, statement following the meeting with the Sefako Makgatho health science university council 

Pretoria- the minister of higher education, science and innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, held a productive meeting with the Sefako Makgatho health sciences university council yesterday, the 14th august 2019...read more

Media Statement: VUT Administrator appointed.

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, has appointed Professor Ihron Rensburg as an Administrator for the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in terms of Section 49B of the Higher Education Act.

Minister Nzimande appointed the Administrator on the basis of an interim report of the Independent Assessors, led by Professor Barney Pityana and Professor Rocky Ralebipi-Simela, who were appointed to investigate and advise the Minister on the sources and nature of governance and management problems at VUT-...read more
Speech: Minister Nzimande launches State-of-the-Art Maritime Academy

Programme Director, It is an honour and privilege for me to be part of the launch of the uMfolozi TVET College Maritime Academy.This fitting ceremony takes place at as we celebrate Women’s Month under the theme “25 Years of Democracy: Growing South Africa Together for Women’s Emancipation”.

As we launch this Maritime Academy today, let us remember women of all races who marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the discriminatory pass laws which had restricted the movement of black people in the country-... read more

Minister Nzimande's Statement on SMU

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, condemns the disruptions of academic activities at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University which commenced on the Monday, 29th July 2019. 

Academic activities have been disrupted and workers prevented from entering the campus, leading to the university’s operations severely affected-...read more


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