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Minister of Higher Education and Training


Dr Bonginkosi "Blade"​ Emmanuel Nzimande

  • Born 14 April 1958, KwaDumbuza, Pietermaritzburg
  • Holds a MA in Industrial Psychology (1982) and BA (Hons) In​​dustrial Psychology (1981) from the University of Natal; BA (Majors Psychology and Public Administration, 1980) - University of Zululand
  • Doctorate awarded by the University of Natal in 1993 for philosophy; specialising in industrial and labour studies
  • First minister of Higher Education and Training; appointed in 2009; reappointed in 2014


Academic career​

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​Contact

Pretoria Office

123 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria, 0001 Map
Telephone 012 312 5911​​
Fax 012 323 5618
PA to Minister: Ms Mmathapelo Sako

Cape Town Office​

120 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8000 Map​
Private Bag X9192, Cape Town, 8000
Telephone +27 21 469 5150
Fax +27 21 465 7956​

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News
​​Minister outlines PSET opportunities for 2017

12 January 2017 – Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says there are about 505 731 opportunities available within the PSET system to the matriculants who passed Grade 12 and who wish to further their studies. This includes 197 400 at SA’s 26 universities and 207 510 the 50 TVET colleges...Download speech.



Did you know?

Dr Blade Nzimande is the first minister of Higher Education and Training, appointed in 2009, reappointed in 2014. ​


Resources

DHET annual report 2014-2015​





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Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Bongani Emmanuel Nzimande, University of Natal​