September 9, 2020

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CONGRATULATES HIGHER HEALTH ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE AND THE LAUNCH OF A 24/7 HELPLINE The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, congratulates HIGHER HEALTH, the national agency of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), on their implementation of […]

Nzimande urges students to be patient for laptops

July 15, 2020

It may take another month or two for students at Tvet colleges across the country to receive laptops that will help them with online learning under level three of the lockdown. This was revealed by Higher Education Minister Dr Blade Nzimande on Thursday during his visit to the Umgungundlovu Tvet College to assess its readiness […]

NSFAS to deposit funds into TVET students accounts to reduce fraud

July 15, 2020

IN an effort to save money, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will from next year start depositing funds straight into students’ bank accounts. NSFAS, which is under administration, said yesterday that it’s working on new ways to eliminate all third parties from their payment options. From next year, NSFAS will stop paying students […]

Higher education department reallocates R4bn to ‘Covid-19 activities’

July 15, 2020

Budget cuts mean the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation will spend less on infrastructure grants and operational subsidies at TVET colleges and universities, a parliamentary committee heard on Tuesday. The Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation told the higher education committee on Tuesday that about R4-billion has been reallocated “towards Covid-19 activities”. […]


March 28, 2020

As of TOMORROW onward for the next 7 days or so be very careful. , Do not leave home for bread / rations / or for anything, unless it is of DIRE NECESSITY because THE WORST PHASE BEGINS , the Incubation Period gets Over and many Positives will start to come out and many people […]

Court Order

March 17, 2020

Minister Nzimande Holds Productive Meeting With College Student Leaders

January 31, 2017

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. The meeting came after SAFETSA submitted a list of concerns to the Department late last […]

Be creative, higher education minister advises TVET colleges

January 17, 2018

Higher Education and Training Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says institutions of higher learning should be creative and innovative in creating access to education for prospective students. The call comes as universities and government-funded colleges for technical vocational education and training (TVET) struggle to enrol students. Last week, scores of students joined queues in search of places […]

NSFAS, DHET slammed for failure to implement free higher education at TVET colleges

January 17, 2018

Thabo Mohlala The South African Further Education and Training Association has slammed the National Students Financial Aid Scheme and the Department of Higher Education and Training for failing to co-ordinate the implementation of free education announced by President Jacob Zuma in December last year. The association’s deputy-president, Joel Mamabolo, told 702 radio station on Friday […]

Students should pay for education when they can afford to‚ fees commission says

November 27, 2017

Students should be made to accept that they should pay for education if and when they can afford to do so‚ the Heher commission has found. The long-awaited report by the commission‚ set up in January 2016 to study the feasibility of free tertiary education‚ was released on Monday. The report suggests several approaches to […]