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Media Releases and Statements 2017
March

Major progress made in the release of TVET Colleges outstanding examination results and certificates 
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has made majorstrides in clearing the bulk of the outstanding Technical and VocationalEducation and Training (TVET) Colleges examination results and certificatesbacklog

February

Minister Nzimande Calls on South Africans to Work Together to Bring Arsonists to Book


January
NQF Legislation To Tighten On Education, Training Providers, Verification Of Qualifications


Media Releases and Statements 2016
November
Government Unveils Innovative Blueprint to Fund SA’s Poor and Missing Middle Students

Minister Blade Nzimande Welcomes Auditor General’s Report on Clean SETA Audits, Urges Other DHET Entities to Emulate Them

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has welcomed the 2015/16 report by the Auditor General which highlights the significant positive contribution of the Sector Education and Training Authorities to the year’s overall improved performance at national government level.

Bad weather delays TVET college examinations

October 2016

Minister Nzimande welcomes resumption of classes

DM Manana call: “Parents with your children to go back, write exams for 2016 academic year”

Minister Nzimande meets with University of Zululand

DHET appoints team to address SGBV in HE institutions

Minister Nzimande hosts a successful multi-stakeholder meeting

September 2016
Minister Nzimande concerned with escalating violent protests
Minister Nzimande condemns violent protests

Minister Nzimande makes announcement on 2017 fee support to students from poor, working & middle class families

Progress on 2016 university funding

DHET, NSA to host conference, present skills development awards


7 September 2016 - Consultations are Continuing on 2017 University Fees, DHET Calls for Continuing Patience from All Sides​

August 2016

16 August 2016 - "Usain Bolt will be retiring soon, this could be the next star." That is how the legendary Michael Johnson explained the feat by the Kovsie athlete Wayde van Niekerk.

July 2016
27 July 2016 - Deputy Minister Manana concludes a successful 2-day engagement with employers and high school learners in Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape

June 2016

Standerton House Hand Over
Mandela Day Career Development​

The Fees Commission extends the due date for submissions to 30 June​


May 2016

Manana promotes Decade of the Artisan in the North West

NFS appointed to investigate NSFAS allegations

Manana launches Aids campaign in Mpumalanga

Minister Blade Nzimande visits injured Wits students in hospital, sends condolences to the university and families on tragic death of students

April 2016


March 2016

Deputy Minister visits rural university

February 2016

Appointment of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) board for the period 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020​

Statement on the death of a student in DUT

Further delay in release of NC (V) certificates

Update on the release of noted report 190/1 November 2015 examination results

January 2016

Deputy Minister Manana promoting linkages between TVET Colleges and Industry

Statement on Registered Colleges


Minister Nzimande engages with university student leadership

President Zuma announces Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education funding and other issues

Minister Nzimande on opportunities for the 2015 matriculants in the post-school education and training system 11 January 2016​​

 

2015

Durban Statement 17 October 2015

Disruptions at Institutions of Higher Learning as a Result of Student Political Intolerance

Dedicated funding for students with special needs

Majuba TVET College Decade of the Artisan​​

The Ministry applauds the formation of Universities South Africa

Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr. Mduduzi Manana to visit North West School for the deaf in North West for the "opportunities for people with disabilities" campaign

First Things First programme launched in Mthatha

Media statement on the Payment of CET Educators​​

The new Social Inclusion policy framework for Post school education seek to eliminate discrimination of all forms​​

Video and Audio Links

https://soundcloud.com/governmentza/dhet-programme-8-sep-2015

https://soundcloud.com/lesedi-fm/lerato-mpopo-taling-to-mr-david-diale

https://soundcloud.com/lesedi-fm/lerato-mpopo-talking-to-dr-modise-manota

2014

Minister Nzimande is saddened about the passing away of one of the leading historian professor Jeff  Guy,17 December 2014

Minister Nzimande is upbeat about the National Skills Fund management, its project funding and its efficient due diligence

Statement from Higher Education South Africa (HESA) following the meeting held between HESA, DHET, NSFAS and the Minister of Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande on Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Department of Education and Training is expanding TVET Colleges as institutions of choice by building more Campuses in South Africa​​​​

The statement by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on fraudulent qualifications in South Africa: 03 December 2014 

Conference on building infrastructure and capacity in Higher Education: Lessons from China and South Africa​​

Media statement by the Director-General, Mr Gwebinkudla Qonde, on the removal (de-accreditation) of the Mediterranean Journal of Social Science from the IBSS list 17 November 2014

Higher Education and Training Department to host a national TVET college conference

The Department of Higher Education and Training condemns the killing of a student at the Tshwane University of Technology

Partnership between UNISA and TVET colleges sealed

Statement by the Minister of higher Education and Training on a visit to United Kingdom to build partnerships with institutions of  Post-School Education and Training 

Statement by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on incorporation of Medunsa campus into SMU

Statement by Minister Dr Blade Nzimande Incorporation of the Lowveld College of Agriculture (Mbombela Campus) into the University of Mpumalanga

Synthesis to the report of the independent investigation task team on the welcoming and introduction of first year students at North West University

Response to the report of the independent investigation task team on the welcoming and introduction of first year students at North West University

Media Statement: Minister Nzimande has condemned the TUT criminal act during strike

Minister Nzimande welcomes the normalisation of the situation at MEDUNSA

Minister Nzimande to launch SAFTA in partnership with Vukani Aviation

The Minister of Higher Education and Training in partnership with the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission Secretariat (PICC) will launch the "Skills for and through SIPs" report

Minister Nzimande on the Department of Higher Education and Training's 3rd Quarter Performance Report

Ministry of Higher Education and Training to Launch Apply Now Campaign2014 and Career Guidance Expo in Pietermaritzburg

Keynote Address by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande at the Launch of the KZN FET Graduate Placement Project, UMgungundlovu TVET College, Pietermaritzburg, 04 April 2014

Opening remarks by the Director-General of Higher Education and Training, Mr GF Qonde, at the Free State Further Education and Training colleges placement launch, Flavius Mareka FET college, Sasolburg on 1 April 2014

Speech by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, at the Launch of the Free State FET Graduate Placement Project at the Flavius Mareka TVET College, Sasolburg, 1 April 2014

Media Statement on Post-School Education and Training Opportunities: 09 January 2014

2013

Deputy Minister is officially handing over a state of art wheelchair to Mr Muziwendoda Alfred Bhengu: 8 November 2013

The Department of Higher Education and Training in partnership with the University of KZN will host the Mzala Nxumalo 23 October 2013

Minister Nzimande to address BRICS academics: 11 March 2013

2012

Tribute to Professor Jakes Gerwel, 28 November 2012

Minister Nzimande applauds SAPS quick response at examination leakages in Mpumalanga FET College, 22 November 2012

Minister Nzimande calls on COSATU to develop sector and union-based Skills strategies, 03 July 2012

Minister Nzimande engages higher education and training stakeholders on growth and infrastructure expansion plans, 06 July 2012

Minister Nzimande meets SAMA to discuss medical training in the country and other issues, 23 October 2012

Minister Nzimande on The New Age - SABC 2 Business Breakfast

Minister Nzimande pays tribute to Dr Neville Alexander, 28 August 2012


News
NSFAS sets the record straight

The Department of Higher Education and Training welcomes the groundswell of popular support for the position that we have been arguing for some years: that our post-school system (university, TVET, and community college) is seriously underfunded...more


Did you know?

Universities recorded an enrolment increase of close on 25%, rising to 180,823 students in 2013.


Resources

DHET Annual Report 2015 - 2016

DHET Annual Report 2014-2015​




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