Blade Nzimande

Nzimande appoints task team to probe NSFAS, calls for inquiry into salaries of vice-chancellors

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[…]

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Transport plan launched in the Western Cape

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[…]

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Nzimande in the firing line as ‘rail shutdown looms’

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[…]

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Bus strike continues after talks with labour minister fail

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[…]

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Blade’s axing fuels calls for Zuma to go

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[…]

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Zuma announces cabinet reshuffle

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[…]

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Molefe’s return to Eskom is perverse‚ says Nzimande

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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