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Media Releases and Statements 2019
​​Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and innovation,Dr Blade Nzimande on the occasion of the 4IR Virtual Conference organized by Fuze Business Initiative 
​​Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation,Dr Blade Nzimande statement on continued sunday independent media enquiry about NSFAS fight-back strategy against corruption and maladministration
​​Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation statement on progress in the implementation of COVID-19 measures by the Post School Education and Training Sector in response to COVID-19 Epidemic
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation , Dr Blade Nzimande, to visit the Tshwane University of Technology to assess the state of readiness for the phased return of students
​Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation ,Dr Blade Nzimande, to visit the Umgungundlovu TVET College Plessislaer Campus to check the state of readiness for the phased return of student and staff
​Deputy Minister Buti Manamela to visit Tertiary Institutions to assess the state of readiness for the phased return of students  and staff to campuses
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation address on the occasionof the celebration of the Africa Day celebrations under the Theme : COVID-19 and Africa's Future Development : Opportunities and Challenges
A handy guide for PSET sector- Coronavirus
​Q&A on measures to phase out the lockdown and phase in strategic functions in the PSET Sector
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation statement on the measures to phaseout the lockdown and phasing in of PSET strategic functions
HSRC Study on COVID-19 indicates overwhelming compliance with the lockdown
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation statement announcing the outcome of the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) second survey and measures implemented by the Department of Science and Innovation in response to COVID-19
Minister Nzimande held consultations with Higher Education, Science and Innovation stakeholders in consolidating the sector response to COVID-19 epidemic
Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr BE Nzimande on the occasion of the President visit to the CSIR
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation remarks on the occasion of the sending off of 76 South African TVET college Students at Birchwood Hotel - Ekurhuleni
Minister Nzimande statement on the passing of Professor Gita Ramjee
Statement by South Africa Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation on the occasion of the Unesco virtual Ministerial Dialogue on Covid-19 and Open Science
Response to the SRC's distortions of facts regarding the International students who chose to remain behind when all other students returned home due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Statement following President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the nation on the Government response to Covid 19
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Statement on The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) COVID-19 Contigency Plans and Disbursements
Minister of Higher Education,Science and Innovation Statement on the establishment of the COVID-19 Departmental task team
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation update statement following President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the nation on the government response to Covid 19
Minister Nzimande apologises to the South African Democratic Teachers Union on the administrative omission to mention the union amongst the stakeholders who participated in the Post-School Education and Training sector briefing on measures to combat COVID-19 epidemic
​The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation: Statement on measures to deal with the COVID-19 threat in the Post-School Education and Training sector
Minister Nzimande to meet stakeholders on the Post School Education and Training sector on measures to combat Covid-19 epidemic
Minister Blade Nzimande on Department’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus
​Press Release: British Council national workshop
26 March 2020
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Statement on the Establishment of the COVID-19 Departmental Task Team
​The Department of Higher Education and Training to appeal the court decision on the CETA matter
Minister Nzimande to address the Department of Higher Education and Training professional ethical conduct and integrity in the Public Service Workshop
​​Minister Nzimande welcomes the Minister of Finance 2020 Budget Appropriations on Higher Education of Higher Education, Science and Innovation imperatives
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13 February 2020​
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology statement on the visit to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) offices in Cape Town
18 February 2020
Minister Nzimande approved the report of the independent assessor into the affairs of the Vaal University of Technology for publication in the government gazette
20 February 2020​
Minister Nzimande statement to the state of the nation address 2020 by president Cyril Ramaphosa
10 February 2020
Minister Nzimande to visit the National Student Financial Aid Scheme(NSFAS) Office
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04 February 2020 Audio
TVET graduate-turned-businesswoman is confident her salon is a cut above the rest
01 February 2020
​Minister Nzimande statement on the outcome of the meeting with the South African Union Students (SAUS)
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29 January 2020
Minister Nzimande condemns acts of violence and destruction of University and Private property.

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Response to SAUS letter of Demand 
23 January 2020
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, statement on post-school education and training sector state of readiness for the academic year 2020.
21 January 2020
07 January 2020

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, Statement on Post School Education and Training sector state of readiness for the academic year 2020
07 January 2020

02 January 2020

29 November 2019

Minister Nzimande makes more appointments to the Ministerial Task Team on sexual harassment and gender-based violence and harm at Universities.

28 November 2019
29 November 2019
Minister Nzimande calls prospective applicants to apply for NSFAS Funding before the 2020 Application Period Closure.
27 November 2019
26 November 2019
14 November 2019
29 October 2019
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology address at the Annual Doctoral Conference Graduate Gala dinner
16 October 2019
Minister Nzimande congratulates SAICA winner
14 October 2019
Media Statement : Minister Nzimande Welcomes ConCourt Judgment
17 October 2019
​Media Statement : Joint Statement on Public Nursing Colleges

06 October 2019
Student Housing News
23 September 2019
Q&A on the old N:Dip and B:Tech

23 September 2019
STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, DR. BLADE NZIMANDE, ON ACTION TAKEN OVER UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND (UNIZULU) SECURITY CONCERNS AND ON THEESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOL-TECH UNIVERSITY,
26 September 2019

Minister's Latest Statement : Minister Blade Nzimande's message at the Sadtu National Congress
18 September 2019

07 September 2019
07 September 2019
THE MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, DR BLADE NZIMANDE, ON THE PASSING OF HUNADI MAGONGO 
​04 September 2019
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology's statement on the passing of Uyinene Mretyana
14 August 2019
MINISTER NZIMANDE APPOINTS PROFESSOR IHRON RENSBURG AS VAAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR
31 July 2019
MINISTER NZIMANDE REFERS REVISED HIGHER EDUCATION LANGUAGE POLICY TO THE COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (CHE) 
20 July 2019
Minister Of Higher Education, Science And Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, Address On The Occasion Of The Walter Sisulu University Convocation Contact Session And Chapter Launch Held At The Sandton Convention Centre
27 May 2019
Minister Pandor appoints a Ministerial Task Team to advise on Matters relating to Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Violence in South African Universities
11 April 2019 
Minister Pandor's address at the fourth annual Top Empowerment Conference

04 April 2019 
ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING, MR BUTI MANAMELA, TO THE CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY – WELKOM CAMPUS, GRADUATION CEREMONY
02 April 2019
Minister Pandor’s speech at the launch of a centre of specialisation at Ekurheleni TVET college
01 March 2019
Minister Pandor's opening address to the New Development Bank Board of Governors' fourth Annual Meeting 
27 March 2019

26 March 2019
15 March 2019
THE NATIONAL SKILLS AUTHORITY IN CONJUCTION WITH THE MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING CONVENED A SUCCESSFUL NATIONAL SKILLS CONFERENCE AND SKILLS AWARDS
11 March 2019
TheBritish Council, through a partnership with the Department of Higher Educationand Training (DHET), is pleased to announce funding for 20 higher educationpartnerships, involving 22 South African Universities (including Universitiesof Technology) and 19 Universities from the United Kingdom. 
11 March 2019
Minister Pandor to officially open the National Skills Conference and officiate at the Skills Awards gala dinner ceremony
08 March 2019
01 March 2019
Minister Pandor denies defying the public protector's remedial action on Tshwane South College 
27 February 2019
The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Buti Manamela will, in collaboration with the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA), launch the Heritage Career Expo on Thursday, 28 February 2019 at Freedom Park in Pretoria.
26 February 2019
DHET is dismayed by NEHAWU’s shifting of goal posts and apparent lack of interest in finding solutions to the strike
21 February 2019
15 February 2019
Minister Naledi Pandor’s Statement on Addressing the Issues Raised by the South African Union of Students
22 January 2019
The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela visited the Central Application Clearing House (CACH) Call Centre in Randburg for a walk about, today.
08 January 2019
Statement by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on the call to scrap registration fees, encourage walk-ins at universities, and bring the university system to a standstill.

Statement by the Minister of Higher Education andTraining, Mrs GNM Pandor, on Opportunities for theClass of 2018 in the Post-School Education andTraining System




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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


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