Tag Archive | Department of Higher Education and Training

Transformation in higher education institutions commended

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says the latest statistics, showing that more than two-thirds of students studying at the country’s higher education institutions are black Africans, is a cause for celebration. “It is very pleasing that despite our country’s difficult past, as well as the many challenges that continue to affect South Africa’s […]

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Historically disadvantaged universities get R2.5b funding

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has announced major new investment in university infrastructure, which will see government spending R7 billion on a range of projects countrywide. Making the announcement on Wednesday, Minister Nzimande said the investment will be spent over the next two years on new student housing, laboratories, communications technology, and other […]

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High failure rate amongst college students with accommodation problems

South African universities are midway through the first semester, fresh out of the first series of tests for the year. As the term grinds along and grade cut-offs rear their heads, student failure and drop-out rates are drawing due attention. In particular, the student housing shortfall that sparked the #Shackville protest in February will have […]

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Grooming SA’s young to boost technical skills base

Johannesburg – In a bid to increase the number of individuals in the technical and engineering fields, as well as to aid in youth employment, Transnet Freight Rail (TRF) says it has to date got a total of 700 high school pupils on board its Cadet Scheme. Speaking to SAnews on Tuesday at the launch […]

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