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Minister of Higher Education and Training

Dr Bonginkosi "Blade"​ Emmanuel Nzimande

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

Skills key to young people; participating in the economy says Nzimande
Skills key to young people; participating in the economy says Nzimande
14 February 2017 – Minister Blade Nzimande says South Africa wants its young people to be skilled so that they can be full and productive participants in the country’s economy. He was talking at the opening of the second WorldSkills SA competition in Durban in which 122 skilled artisans are participating. Full 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​