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Holders of fake qualification to be prosecuted, named, shamed says Nzimande Holders of fake qualification to be prosecuted, named, shamed says Nzimande
23 February 2017 - The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, says serious action will be taken against perpetrators of fake qualifications, including prosecuting and publicly naming and shaming those caught doing so. Commenting on the scourge, after receiving an update this week from the South African Qualifications Authority. more 


​​Higher education & training gets another R5 billionDHET clarifies the gap funding grant​​​NSFAS-expects-over-400,00-students-to-be-funded

Higher education & training gets another R5 billion


DHET clarifies the gap funding grant
NSFAS expects over 400,00 students to be funded
22 February 2017 – Finance Minister Gordan said another R5 billion would be added to higher education and training budget, bringing the total to R38 billion. He said all education stakeholders share responsibility for improving access, quality and the diversity of higher education and training, through consultation not confrontation.  Full speech.
20 February 2017 - The Department of Higher Education and Training has reiterated the government's commitment to funding the 2017 fee adjustments for poor, working class and missing middle students at universities and TVET colleges, whose family incomes are below the R600 000 ceiling as announced by Minister Blade Nzimande at the end of last year.  more
20 February - NSFAS chairman Sizwe Nxasana says that the scheme expects to add more than 100,000 students to the already 309,788 already funded.  Funding has been approved this year to 105,135 entrants and 204,653 returning students at universities and TVET colleges. Applications for 2017 funding closed on 17 February 2017.  more.


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