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The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation to host the 30th anniversary of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will be hosting the 30th anniversary of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) tomorrow, the 1st December 2022. read more
WorldSkills South Africa completes the two month long WorldSkills competition in Salzburg, Austria
“I want you to know that you are role models not only to your families but your friends and peers across the world. You have all done remarkably well throughout the competition and you must know that you are truly an inspiration”. These are the words of Ms Ameli Gross, Vice President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, to all competitors at the closing and award ceremony of the 46th WorldSkills Competition in Salzburg, Austria on 28 November 2022. read more
Minister Nzimande to honour excellent Huawei ICT Academy and ICT Academy instructors
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will be honouring excellent Huawei ICT Academy and ICT Academy instructors who participated in the 2022 training for their outstanding contributions to ICT talent development. read more
Minister Nzimande to address the Artisan graduation ceremony for Centres of Specialisation 

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will be addressing the Artisan graduation ceremony for The Centres of Specialisation. Ministry of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) declared the year 2014-2024 as the "Decade of the Artisan". read more 

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande statement on the occasion of the opening of the 2023 National Student Financial Aid Scheme Application Process 
The Freedom Charter contains one of the best formulations of the right to education in South Africa. It proclaims that “Education shall be free, compulsory, universal and equal for all children; that Higher education and technical training shall be opened to all by means of state allowances and scholarships awarded on the basis of merit; and that Adult illiteracy shall be ended by a mass state education plan”. read more
Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, on the occasion of the Unizulu inaugural conference on African Thought held at Bon Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay
My formative undergraduate years were spent here, a place which is close to my heart, not only because its deeply personal imprint it has left on my own social and political imagination, but also because UNIZULU’s history epitomizes the spirit of the oppressed to turn that which is designed for its subjugation into a source of emancipation. read more
First African World Science Forum to focus on Science for Social Justice
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, invites members of the media to the soft launch of the first World Science Forum (WSF) to be hosted in Africa. read more
Minister Nzimande is concerned about continued misleading media reports on his interventions in dealing with malfeasance at the National Skills Fund
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, is concerned about the continued, deliberate and misleading reports by some sections of the media on the Department of Higher Education and Training’s determination to deal with malfeasance at the National Skills Fund. read more
Save the Date: Artisan Graduation Ceremony
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Minister Dr Blade Nzimande address on the opening of the Southwest TVET College Trade Centre
Draft Policy for the Recognition of South African Higher Education Institutional Types, 2022
The Minister of Higher Education Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has published a call for public comment on the Draft Policy for the Recognition of South African Higher Education Institutional Types in the Government Gazette No. 47205, Notice 2359 of Monday, 8 August 2022.  read more
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