Department of Higher Education

 
Crisis at TVET – 20 colleges shut down as students wait years for diplomas
Crisis at TVET – 20 colleges shut down as students wait years for diplomas
Tens of thousands of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) college graduates are still waiting for their certificates — some...
Nzimande: 75% of students won’t experience fee increases in 2017
Nzimande: 75% of students won’t experience fee increases in 2017
Most tertiary education students will not have to pay fee increases in 2017, according to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.
​Coloniality persists in our universities and we must urgently decolonise
​Coloniality persists in our universities and we must urgently decolonise
COMMENTThe movement to decolonise higher education — a coalition of students, progressive academics, university staff and concerned...
​Varsities are chronically underfunded say more than 1 200 SA academics
​Varsities are chronically underfunded say more than 1 200 SA academics
We, academics of South African universities, call on our government to address the funding crisis in higher education.
Zuma names two new universities
Zuma names two new universities
The new university being built in Kimberley next year will be called the Sol Plaatje University, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.
Blade Nzimande admitted to hospital
Blade Nzimande admitted to hospital
SABC news has reported that Nzimande was admitted to hospital on Wednesday.
Nzimande's priority to be skills training
Nzimande's priority to be skills training
What can we expect when Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande delivers his budget vote in Parliament on Tuesday April 24?
Green paper 'not merely meeting the needs of business'
Green paper 'not merely meeting the needs of business'
Sherri Hamilton and Britt Baatjes's article last week on the green paper on post-school education and training ("Blade's paper fails to make the cut", Mail &...
UJ stampede highlights education chaos
UJ stampede highlights education chaos
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande's "wonderful problem" came back to haunt him on Tuesday when a woman was killed and 17 people injured in a...
Walter Sisulu University placed under administration
Walter Sisulu University placed under administration
An administrator has been appointed for the embattled Walter Sisulu University (WSU) in the Eastern Cape, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande...
Death of humanities will mean 'the dissolution of society'
Death of humanities will mean 'the dissolution of society'
There is a crisis in the humanities. Many balk at the word "crisis" but there is no better way to describe the state of affairs. As the Assaf...
Political ideology rules FET, okay?
Political ideology rules FET, okay?
When Naledi Pandor was minister of education, her dream was to transform public colleges into autonomous, flexible and responsive institutions that...