Minister of Higher Education and Training
Prof Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize
Date of Birth: 6 September 1952
Prof Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize is the Minister of Higher Education and Training of the Republic of South Africa with effect from 17 October 2017.
Prof Mkhize is a founder member and a trustee of the Children and Violence Trust, she has been a trustee of the Malibongwe Business Trust from 2005.
She has been chairperson of the Peace Commission of the South African Women in Dialogue since 2004; she is treasurer general of the African National Congress (ANC) Women's League (ANCWL), and has been a member of the National Executive Committee of the ANCWL since 2008.
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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
Private Bag X9192, Cape Town, 8000
Telephone +27 21 469 5150
Fax +27 21 465 7956
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. Full speech
|Minister Nzimande says RPL to be applied more widely|
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Dr Blade Nzimande is the first minister of Higher Education and Training, appointed in 2009, reappointed in 2014.
Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Bongani Emmanuel Nzimande, University of Natal