Blade Nzimande

University not the only option: Nzimande

Post-matric students should consider alternatives other than university, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said on Monday. “The future of our youth does not only lie in going to university, or in going to university the first time you finish matric,” he told reporters in Pretoria. “You can still access meaningful[…]

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Dividing Cosatu counter-revolutionary: Nzimande

The “multi-pronged offensive” to divide the Congress of SA Trade Unions is counter-revolutionary,” the SACP said on Tuesday. “This is why as the SACP we strongly condemn all activities aimed at dividing and weakening Cosatu and our alliance,” SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande said at a 20th anniversary[…]

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Nzimande rounds on Afrikaans universities: Report

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will have private university Academia’s registration withdrawn if it remains exclusively Afrikaans, Rapport reported on Sunday. “If that is the case, we will withdraw their registration. I will not even apologise for it,” said Nzimande. He said he would not allow a university to refuse[…]

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CWU, SACP clash over Nzimande comments

The CWU and SACP on Tuesday exchanged criticism over comments allegedly made by the party’s general secretary Blade Nzimande regarding union funding. The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) claimed Nzimande had said unions had to stop helping one another financially in times of need, and chastised him for the comment. “Nzimande’s[…]

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