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Address by the Chairperson of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), Mr Enerst Khosa on the occasion of the NSFAS state of readiness for the academic year 2023 held at GCIS - Pretoria
As directed by the Minister Nzimande on the occasion of the media briefing held in this very auditorium that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) must convene this briefing to provide details on the state of readiness of NSFAS, allow me this afternoon to exactly do that. read more
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation remarks on the occasion of the farewell function of Professor Tshilidzi Marwala held at the Wanderers Club Illovo
We are here tonight to bid farewell to Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, a leading scientist, scholar, communicator, advocate for the role of science and society and son of South Africa as he embarks on the next journey of his illustrious career. read more 
Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, MP, on the occasion of the launch of the 3D Construction Printing for Sustainable Human Settlements Project at the University of Johannesburg
The Construction 3D printing technology is one of the latest demonstrations of our commitment as the Department of Science and Innovation to increasingly employ science, technology and innovation in addressing the day-to-day challenges of our people, including in the provision of quality housing, education, water supply and infrastructure. read more
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande statement on the Post School Education and Training Sector State of Readiness for the Academic Year 2023
I am happy that Sixty five percent of the 219 597 distinctions obtained by the matriculants were in critical subjects such as accounting, business studies, economics, mathematics, and physical science. read more
Minister Nzimande congratulates the 2022 Matriculation Class
Out of the 2022 matric class, 278,815 students achieved a bachelor’s pass, 197,357 (26.7%) achieved a diploma pass, and 14.9% (108,159) achieved a higher certificate pass, regardless of the fact that this class faced significant challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic and load shedding. read more
Minister Nzimande is saddened by the killing of Mabutho Jenamo - A Mamelodi Community College Student
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande is saddened by the killing of Mabutho Jenamo, a Community Education College student who was attending his classes at Reneilwe Community Learning Centre in Mamelodi East in Gauteng. read more
Minister Nzimande statement to outlining the measures to ensure the smooth beginning of the academic year 2023
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, wishes the 2022 matriculation class well as they are awaiting the announcement of their matriculation results tomorrow, the 19th of January 2022. read more
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation on the occasion of the funeral service of the late Mr Mboneli Vesele the Executive Protection Officer to the University of Fort Hare Vice Chancellor
I once-more pass my heartfelt condolences to the Vesele Family, Friends and the University of Fort Hare on the murder of Mr Mboneli Vesele, the Protection Officer to the University of Fort Hare, Vice Chancellor, Prof Sakhele Buhlungu. read more
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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