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DHET clarifies the gap funding grant

The Department of Higher Education and Training has reiterated the government’s commitment to funding the 2017 fee adjustments for poor, working class and missing middle students at universities and TVET colleges, whose family incomes are below the R600 000 ceiling

Posted in February 2017, Media, Media Statements

More than 175 348 university students receive NSFAS funding for 2017

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) can confirm that by the 08th of February, 175 348 students have received financial aid to further their studies at any of the 26 public universities for 2017. This includes 67 875 first-entering

Posted in February 2017, Media, Media Statements

Articulation policy now gazetted

  19 January 2017 South Africa’s much-anticipated articulation policy, which regulates the academic progression of students in respect of their academic qualifications, has been gazetted. The policy is a significant milestone towards achieving a skilled and capable workforce, and inclusive

Posted in February 2017, Media, Media Statements

Minister Nzimande holds productive meeting with college student leaders

PRETORIA, 29 January 2017 – The Minister of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Dr Blade Nzimande, met with the leadership of the South African Further Education and Training Students Association (SAFETSA) on Friday, resulting in a number of important milestones.

Posted in January 2017, Media, Media Statements, Technical and vocational education and training, TVET Colleges

Minister optimistic about HE 2017 prospects; dialogue important

Pretoria, 26 January 2017   Good morning ladies and gentlemen, and thank you very much for making it to this media conference. I have been continuing with my regular meetings with a range of higher education stakeholders – including university

Posted in January 2017, Media, Media Statements

R1, 3 Billion in upfront payments to universities for registration

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has paid R1, 3 billion to 26 public universities, a figure set aside to advance payment of registration fees for students from disadvantaged backgrounds so that they can be admitted for their studies.

Posted in January 2017, Media, Media Statements

MEDIA RELEASE 18-01-2017: Minister calls for dialogue, stresses progress and focus in TVET sector

Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande today calls on formations representing students at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to engage in discussion with his Department and College administrations and to strengthen and renew efforts to

Posted in January 2017, Media, Media Statements

Media statement: Minister Nzimande meets business to discuss higher education

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, held a meeting with business leaders under the auspices of the National Business Initiative, hosted by Sanlam in Sandton. The meeting was convened by Minister Nzimande to discuss the critical

Posted in Media Statements, October 2016