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Minister Nzimande Welcomes the final report of the Stellenbosch University Panel on the Welgenhof residence 

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Professor Blade Nzimande, welcomes the report by the panel appointed by Stellenbosch University to investigate the discovery of disturbing contents in two rooms of the Welgenhof residence. read more

Department Of Higher Education And Training cautions students intending to study abroad against unaccredited Post School Institutions 

The Department of Higher and Training cautions students and potential students aiming to study abroad, against unaccredited post-school institutions or for enrolling for programmes that may not be acknowledged by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and relevant professional bodies in South Africa. read more

Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Prof Blade Nzimande on the occasion of the launch of the Balfour Campus of the Gert Sibande TVET College, 24 May 2024
It is with immense pride that I stand before you today to mark the inauguration of yet another Technical and Vocational Education and Training campus. read more

Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Prof Blade Nzimande at the official opening of the Nuclear Medicine Research Infrastructure (Numeri) Facility at Steve Biko Academic Hospital 21 May 2024
It is my honour and privilege to be speaking to you today on such an important occasion- the launch of the Nuclear Medicine Research Infrastructure or NuMeRI.read more

Minister Nzimande to meet with the Council of Fort Hare University 
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Professor Blade Nzimande, will hold a special ministerial meeting with the Council of the Fort Hare University. read more

Minister Nzimande condemns the decision of the senate of Stellenbosch University on the Palestine-Israel conflict
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Professor Blade Nzimande has learned with utter dismay and disbelief of the decision by the Senate of Stellenbosch University held on Tuesday, 30 April 2024, where it voted against a motion on ‘Genocide and Destruction of Scholarship and Education in Gaza.read more

Minister Nzimande to launch the 4IR centers of excellence in TVET colleges
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Prof Blade Nzimande will launch the 4IR Centres of Excellence at TVET Colleges at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria. read more

Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Prof. Blade Nzimande, on the occasion of the SETA Skills Summit at Birchwood Hotel at OR Tambo Conference Centre, 23 April 2024

To help us appreciate the importance of this Summit, I wish to highlight a few key things. The first is the important role that is played by our Sector Education and Training Authorities or SETAs, in skills development in our country. read more
Statement on the awarding of Honorary Doctorates by unregistered Private Higher Education Institutions
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Prof Blade Nzimande has become aware of reports and related images on social media of honorary doctorates that have been awarded to some of our country's top celebrities by the Trinity International Bible University. read more
Minister Nzimande to deliver the keynote address at the 2024 SETA Skills Summit
The Summit will be held under the theme “Together, Skilling the Nation".The purpose of the Summit is to provide an opportunity for the sector to reflect on its execution of the mandate of skills development. read more

Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Prof. Blade Nzimande on the occasion of the official opening of the Engineering Campus of the Ikhala TVET College, 18 April 2024 
Since the advent of democracy, the democratic government has been investing heavily in expanding our post-schooling education and training sector, through among others, building new TVET Colleges and Universities, and by expanding the capacity of existing ones. read more
Minister Nzimande congratulates the SADTU General Secretary, Dr Mugwena Maluleke on attaining his PhD
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Professor Blade Nzimande takes this opportunity to congratulate the General Secretary of SADTU, Dr Mugwena Maluleke on attaining his PhD from Nelson Mandela University. read more
Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Prof. Blade Nzimande at the launch of the Labour Market Intelligence Research Reports on skills needs for the economy, CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria, 16 April 2024
I would like to express my gratitude to you all for joining us at this significant event- the official launch of the Labour Market Intelligence Research Reports on Skills Needs for the Economy. read more
Statement by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Professor Blade Nzimande on his decision to dissolve the NSFAS Board and place NSFAS under administration
I called this special briefing media to publicly communicate the reasons for my decision to dissolve the NSFAS Board with immediate effect, and to place the institution (NSFAS) under administration. read more
Good luck to our three Champions: Two Oceans Marathon
Statement by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Professor Blade Nzimande, on the non-payment of student allowances by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). 
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Professor Blade Nzimande, is aware of, and deeply disturbed by the recurring problem of non-payment of student allowances by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Read more
Statement by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Professor Blade Nzimande on the dissolution of the board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme(NSFAS)
As part of the set of interventions meant to improve the organisational efficiency of the National Student Financial Scheme (NSFAS) and to ensure it remains focused on its mandate, earlier today, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Professor Blade Nzimande met with the NSFAS Board. Read more
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