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Media Releases and Statements 2021

Minister Nzimande statement on South Africa-UNDP Partnership agreement to enhance Vocational Training in South Africa
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation statement on the recent deaths in the Post School Education and Training
​The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation statement clearing confusion on the Skills Levy Holiday
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation statement on plans for the Post School Education and Training Institutions on the adjusted level 4 lockdown with effect from Monday 28 June 2021
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation to visit the University of Pretoria Vaccination Centre
Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande on the occasion of the South African Student Union 8th National Elective Conference held at the University of Venda (Hybrid)
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande remarks on the occasion of the release of the results of the social impact study on Covid-19 amongst the PSET Sector

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Minister Nzimande statement on the Launch of the Chancellors Forum
​Minister Nzimande welcomes WHO annoucement on South Africa's first Hub for mRNA Vaccines New Technology Programme
​Pocket guide to the DHET Budget Vote 2021/22
Minister Nzimande to participate in the European Research and Innovation days
​Minister Nzimande statement on the growth in Research Output Funding and the Funding of Mega DSI Projects through the National Infrastructure Fund
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation statement on the sentencing of Precious Ramabulana's Murderer
Highlights of Minister Blade Nzimande's address to the Virtual National Council of Provinces Budget Policy Debate
Minister Nzimande statement on the passing of Professor Vishnu Padayachee
​Minister Nzimande statement on the death of Professor Michael Cross
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation remarks on the Launch of the NSFAS Digital Learning Device Programme
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, virtual National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Budget Vote Address 2021
Minister Nzimande congratulates the National Student Financial Aid Scheme 2021 Bursary Recipients for the Academic Year 2021
​Minister Nzimande statement on the funding of NSFAS Students who change their Course or Institution of Learning
Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, at the launch of the University of Fort Hare (UFH) Alice Student Village Phase 2 Student Housing Scheme
Minister Nzimande reports bloggers to Twitter for incitement of violence and physical harm against the Minister and family
​​Minister Nzimande's statement on a fake Facebook page in his name
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, to receive his Covid-19 Vaccination Jab at the Edendale Hospital
​Minister Nzimande concludes his visit to the University of Cape Town to assess the damages following the fire that damaged some of the buildings and property of the University
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, on the occasion of the National Assembly Department of Higher Education and Training Budget Vote Presentation 2021
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, statement on the occasion of the Department of Higher Education and Training Budget Vote
​Address by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Mr Buti Manamela, on the occasion of the Budget Vote of the Department of Higher Education and Training
Congratulatory message by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, at the Installation of Professor Zeblon Vilakazi as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand. 
​Deputy Minister of higher Education, Science and  Innovation,Buti Manamela to lauch a Hybrid Annual Heritage Careers  Expo
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande remarks on the occasion of the visit to the Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre  Artisan Academy (EBMTC)
Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande on the occasion of the Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA)-Microsoft - Afrika Tikkun Global Skills Initiative South Africa Launch
​​Minister Nzimande welcomes the launch of Climate Changes studies at the Stellenbosch University
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation opening remarks on the occasion of the Higher Health Gender Based Violence and Femicide Dialogue
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, to visit Vryheid in the Zululand District as part of the District Development Model
​Minister Nzimande wishes all students a successful 2021 academic year

-Guidelines for the DHET bursary scheme 2021
-Directions regarding the national framework and criteria for the management of the 2021 academic year
-Draft framewok and guidelines to accomodate students with disabilities in Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, opening remarks on the occasion of the Imbali Education and Innovation Precinct (IEIP) visit
Minister Nzimande statement on the fire that damaged some of the buildings and property of the University of Cape Town and surrounding areas on Sunday,18 April 2021
Minister Nzimande statement on the growth in the National Financial Aid Scheme funding from 2014 to 2019
​Minister Nzimande saddened by the death of democratic struggle stalwart Graeme Bloch
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation opening remarks of the occasion of the ministerial oversight visit to Zululand District Municipality for District Development Model programme at Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport Ulundi
Congratulatory message by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, on the occasion of the 36 year commemoration of the Walter Sisulu faculty of Health Sciences
Minister Nzimande satisfied with the response of Universities to scarce skills enrolment targets
Minister Nzimande statement on the Post School Education and Training  Covid 10 cluster outbreaks
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande remarks on the 6th Humanities and Social Sciences awards held at the Cradle of Humankind-Maropeng
Minister Nzimande on vandalisation of the Universities property
Minister Nzimande response to the statement by the South African Federation of Trade Unions
​Minister Nzimande refutes claims by the South African Student Union that he refuses to meet them
Minister Nzimande appeals to students who applied on time for a place at a public institution but not offered a place to study to contact the Central Application Clearing House (CACH) for help
Minister Nzimande continues engagements with stakeholders on the commencement of the 2021 academic year
Response by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande on the South African Union of Students letter of demands
Media statement by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation on 2021 funding decisions for prospective students and the commencement of the 2021 academic year
​Statement by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation on 2021 funding decisions for Prospective Students
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, address on the occasion of the Ithuba Scholarship Awards 2021
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation congratulates the class of 2020
Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande on the occasion of the Inaugural Oceans Economy Skills Summit 2021
​Minister Nzimande is happy with the Edendale Hospital Vaccination preparations
​Speech by Buti Manamela,Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation on the occasion of the debate of the State of the Nation Address by Cyril Ramaphosa
Address by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande on the occasion of the webinar on Renewable Hydrogen and Green Powerfuel opportunities for South Africa
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande on the occasion of the launch of the South African Mobile Device Distributors Repairers Association
Remarks by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande on the occasion of the Construction Sector Education and Training Authority (CETA) infrastructure summit
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande address on the occasion of the Higher Health COVID 19 webinar
​The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation tribute to Mr Bheki Ntuli the Kwazulu Natal Transport Member of the Executive Committee
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation response to the public letter sent by Mr Bantu Holomisa to the President titled "The Auditor General's final management report..."
Opening remarks by the Minister of higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande on the occasion of the NSFAS Board Induction
Minister Nzimande saddended by the passing of the President of the National Teachers Union Mr Allen Thompson
The Minister  of Higher Education, Science and Innovation statement on the passing of Professor Malusi Marcus Balintulo




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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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