The recent students’ protests have resulted to property damage in universities amounting to R300 million.
Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, has taken the 2016 Apply Now/Khetha Career Guidance Campaign to three schools in Lady Frere, in the Eastern Cape.
The upcoming Career Development Services Stakeholders Conference is expected to bring together stakeholders to share practices and discuss the future of career development services in South Africa.
The Department of Higher Education and Training has allocated R1 981 200 million towards improving the infrastructure, student housing and maintenance, among other things, at 24 state-owned universities.
The process to develop a new funding model to help poor and the so-called “missing middle” students is underway.
Government has made money available to clear the historic debt of students who qualify for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).
All students who have been offered a placement at a university and who qualify for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) can register without having to make an upfront payment, it has been announced.
Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe says the Cabinet approved amendments to national budget allocations to fund universities will not breach previously announced spending limits.
President Jacob Zuma has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to look into the broader issues affecting the funding of higher education.