Higher Education Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says his department will distribute close to 50 000 laptops to National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)-funded students at colleges and universities, with 22 000 arriving in the country by the end of the month. Dr Nzimande officially launched the NSFAS Digital Learning Device[…]
The principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Africa (UNISA) Professor Puleng Lenkabula says the institution is finalising its registration process for the 2021 academic year. The process was delayed after Higher Education Minister Blade Ndzimande ordered a decrease in first-year students’ intake and a change in semester arrangements.[…]
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande has appointed a Ministerial Committee of Inquiry to independently probe the business processes, systems and capacity of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Nzimande made the announcement on Wednesday during a media briefing to update the nation on measures taken[…]
The transport initiative programme has been launched to improve the partnership between the department of transport, the Western Cape government and the mini bus transport industry. Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande and Transport MEC Donald Grant launched the “Smart Shayela” (smart driving) initiative programme which seeks to create awareness of the[…]
The City of Cape Town has repeated its call for a state of emergency to be declared over the commuter railways. Brett Herron‚ the mayoral committee member for transport‚ said on Saturday his renewed plea to transport minister Blade Nzimande followed reports that the Railway Safety Regulator had issued a[…]
The bus strike is to continue after the Department of Labour’s attempted intervention between employer organisations and unions representing striking bus drivers was fruitless. Bus drivers across the country took their feet off the pedal last week, demanding better salaries. The strike, which is now in its seventh day, has[…]
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa could be the next casualty of a cabinet reshuffle‚ an insider has told news channel eNCA. James Motlatsi‚ who formed the powerful National Union of Mineworkers with Ramaphosa and others‚ said he had learnt that President Jacob Zuma would use an intelligence report to justify axing[…]
President Jacob Zuma’s sudden cabinet reshuffle was aimed at embarrassing SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande, the party said yesterday. Nzimande, the erstwhile minister of higher education and training, was the only member of the cabinet to get the chop. “There was no reshuffle. The intention was to remove[…]
In a shock move on Tuesday morning‚ President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet‚ swapping around six of his ministers. Most notably‚ South African Communist Party secretary general Blade Nzimande has been axed as minister of higher education‚ and replaced with Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize‚ who was minister of home affairs. Nzimande’s[…]
SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Friday that Brian Molefe’s return to Eskom was perverse. “That’s perverse. We can’t allow perversion… Who will suffer in the end? It’s the ANC‚” Nzimande said at a conference hosted by the SACP. “We have nothing against Brian personally. We are[…]
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