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Blade Nzimande
Education South Africa

Govt. spend R4-billion towards on university fee increases

Government has contributed over R4 billion towards covering university fee increases, says Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande. Minister Nzimande said government contributed the amount towards the zero percent fee increase for the 2016 academic year as a result of “FeesMustFall” protests, as well as the fee increases of up to a cap of […]

#FeesMustFall Movement
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Nzimande out to end #FeesMustFall violent protest

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande will meet with stakeholders in institutions of higher learning to minimize violent protests on campuses. Speaking during a media briefing on Thursday in Pretoria, Minister Nzimande said over the next two weeks he would engage with stakeholders to ensure that there was stability at institutions of higher learning. […]

Numsa to oppose Ramaphosa’s proposed R3, 500 minimum wage
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Numsa to oppose Ramaphosa’s proposed R3, 500 minimum wage

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) leader Irvin Jim has announced his union’s intention to challenge the National Minimum wage of R3, 500 as proposed by the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Jim said his union is currently in talks with Nactu, to oppose the National minimum wage and new strike laws at Nedlac. […]

Nzimande and Business leader to draft funding models
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Nzimande and Business leader to draft funding models

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande and business leaders are set to draft funding proposal models for free higher education. Nzimane said they are hoping to come up with a model that will fund poor students completely and implementation will depend on government approval. During the meeting he stressed that the focus is not […]

Nzimande to meet with business leaders for Fees Must Fall solutions
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Nzimande to meet with business leaders for Fees Must Fall solutions

Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande is set to meet up with business leaders in a bid to find solutions for the current situation at universities. Nzimande said they will be discussing the critical role of business in supporting and finding solutions and new models to achieve sustainable university education in South Africa. […]