Department of Higher Education and Training

 
NIHSS awards scholarships to more than 600 doctoral students
NIHSS awards scholarships to more than 600 doctoral students
The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) was founded in 2013 against a backdrop of a decline in teaching and research...
NSFAS board dissolved as Carolissen steps in
NSFAS board dissolved as Carolissen steps in
Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor has officially appointed Dr Randall Carolissen as the administrator of the National Student...
LGBTIQ in higher education – what do we know and what have we done about it?
LGBTIQ in higher education – what do we know and what have we done about it?
Eliminating all forms of gender-based violence from South African campuses will be a giant leap towards achieving more graduates, and with time,...
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul
Agriculture delivers more jobs per rand invested than any other
Treasury yet to find the billions to fund #FeesMustFall
Treasury yet to find the billions to fund #FeesMustFall
Free education for all qualifying students at university and technical and vocational education (TVET) colleges will cost between R17.7-billion and...
Blade Nzimande: EFF, academics are using #FeesMustFall protests for their own ends
Blade Nzimande: EFF, academics are using #FeesMustFall protests for their own ends
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and individuals from Rustenburg's platinum belt are using the Fees Must Fall student protests to push...
​Universities have plans to register indebted students – but not all of them
​Universities have plans to register indebted students – but not all of them
Allowing indebted missing middle students to register this year “places the financial health of many universities in serious jeopardy”, a body...
​Fees must fall – but cautiously so
​Fees must fall – but cautiously so
COMMENTThe question of fee-free education has been a priority of our government. One has to accept that, today, the fee-free education call...
Gordhan to meet fees commission
Gordhan to meet fees commission
The fees commission has invited Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to present testimony before it in a bid to learn from him “if there is enough...
Industry has a major role to play in skills development
Industry has a major role to play in skills development
It has become almost trite in South Africa that, each year, as the academic calendar commences, student strikes become the dominant feature because...
Blade: Don't call me, follow protocol
Blade: Don't call me, follow protocol
If you are a university dean or a college professor you may not communicate directly with Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande....
Blade's office tells student protestors to march on the JSE
Blade's office tells student protestors to march on the JSE
A group of students attempting to occupy the minister for higher education and training's office in Pretoria to hand over a memorandum of...

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