Wits University’s SRC leader says the state has an obligation to see that the country’s best minds have the opportunity to study.
A 2013 government report found that government funding for these academic institutions has not kept up with enrolment numbers.
The memorial was meant to celebrate struggle stalwart Joe Slovo but Blade Nzimande took the opportunity to tear into the media and opposition parties.
The education minister criticised the domination of Afrikaans in teaching - and called on former Afrikaans universities to enrol more black students.
Blade Nzimande has defended public technical colleges, saying that the private sector needs to ensure colleges are offering what they need.
Having the three secretaries of the tripartite alliance under one roof has been an unfamiliar sight lately - let alone having them share a stage.
The education department believes that if the country’s skills base is to expand, college graduates should be given credit for their diplomas.
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission has dealt a narrow-minded blow to free speech.
Theuns Eloff has expressed shock at Blade Nzimande blasting him in the press and the education minister branding NWU an "apartheid institution".
Blade Nzimande has urged universities to promote social cohesion on campuses in the wake of recent racist incidents, like "black face".
The budget allocated to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme shows government will be dealing with the funding problem for poor students soon.
SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande said the platinum sector strike was too narrowly focused and was disastrous for the miners.
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says comments made about him by Tito Mboweni in a Facebook post could have been discussed personally.
When EFF leader Julius Malema finally arrived in Parliament for registration on Tuesday, he came face to face with his nemesis, Blade Nzimande.
At the EFF's final rally, Julius Malema had some choice expressions in Sepedi for his opponents. We translated some of the highlights of his speech.
While the public protector looks into allegations of state resources spent on electioneering, the ANC has blamed everyone else for Zuma being booed.
University funding in SA has not kept up with enrolment, and lags behind other countries, a damning government report reveals.
Revamping vocational training will achieve little in rural areas unless it is linked to job creation.
North West University says its "Sieg Heil" was not intended to cause harm, but government says it "can only be characterised as unacceptable".