higher education minister

OUTA calls for resignation of Higher Education Minister, following damning report

By Ragheema Mclean Last week, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) released an investigative report, accompanied by two leaked recordings, which claim that the Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, the National Student Financial Aid (NSFAS) Board Chairperson, Ernest Khosa, as well as the South African Communist Party (SACP), received kickbacks.[…]

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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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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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Destruction at universities must stop – Nzimande

The ongoing destruction and intimidation by small groups at universities must stop, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said on Monday. He warned students that failure to complete the academic year on schedule would mean poverty for many who would not get their degrees. “At some universities there have been attempts[…]

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‘8% fee increase recommendation strikes a balance’

Yesterday, higher education minister, Blade Nzimande recommended that South African universities consider an eight per cent tuition fee increase for the 2017 academic year. While the decision to accept the recommendation is at the discretion of each institution, protesting students have voiced their anger at the announcement. The announcement follows[…]

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