President Jacob Zuma has established a ministerial task team to assist the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, to normalise the situation at higher education institutions across South Africa.

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Former Wits student leader, advocate , says if government really wanted to provide free higher education, it would make it a priority.

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Thursday, 06 October 2016 16:48

Salute to SA's teachers

President Jacob Zuma sent his good wishes to all teachers in South Africa as they celebrate World Teachers’ Day.

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Government is meeting with stakeholders on Monday to seek a solution to the situation in higher education and resume the 2016 academic programme.

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Thursday, 29 September 2016 15:52

Students urged to observe law during protests

Cabinet has appealed to protesting students to be guided by the Constitution and not violate the rights of others when they raise their call for free education at institutions of higher learning.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:36

Condolences for family of Wits university worker

Government has extended condolences to the family and friends of an employee of a private security company, who worked at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:13

Decisive action needed to tackle youth challenges

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says there is an urgent need for government to act decisively and redouble efforts to resolve challenges facing young people, including unemployment.

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Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has called for an investigation following the reported death of an employee of a private security company offering services at the University of Witwatersrand.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 19:32

Violent student protests condemned

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has strongly condemned violent student protests at some universities in the country.

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Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:37

National Treasury favours free sanitary products

National Treasury has told members of Parliament that instead of exempting a VAT tax on sanitary pads, government departments should budget for them and give them away to members of the public, including schools, for free.

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