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Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:25

Minister offers to sponsor Grade 12 learner

Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has challenged Grade 12 learners at Thusa Setjhaba Secondary School to obtain a minimum of four distinctions to qualify for her sponsorship to study at a university.

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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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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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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will next month during the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) announce how National Treasury will fund the university fees shortfall.

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 10:55

Fees Commission cancels Cape Town hearings

The Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training (Fees Commission) says it is unfortunate that public hearings were once again interrupted.

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 10:43

Consultations on 2017 varsity fees ongoing

The Department of Higher Education and Training says government has not yet made a pronouncement on university fee adjustments for 2017, as consultations on the matter are ongoing.

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Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says he is hopeful that the current consultations with all stakeholders on the 2017 university fees will conclude successfully, with a formal announcement expected to be made in mid-September.

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The Presidency has reiterated that a decision on whether there will be university fee increases or not in 2017 has not been concluded.

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Thursday, 05 November 2015 22:20

Government explores options for varsity funding

Government, working with universities, is exploring various options to meet the commitment made by President Jacob Zuma of a zero percent increase in university fees in 2016, the Presidency said on Sunday.

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Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has called on students to uphold their side of the agreement and return to their classes.

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