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.
Government has called on academic institutions to take the lead in developing academic programmes and technical skills needed to take the country forward.
Cabinet has welcomed the R20 million Enterprise Development Pilot Project that aims to revitalise the country’s industrial parks and support the integration of local economic development to bolster the small business sector.
Government says it is still working hard to stimulate growth and create jobs by unlocking new opportunities in strategic economic areas.
The decision by President Jacob Zuma to establish a commission of inquiry to look at issues that have been raised by students of higher learning institutions has been welcomed by Cabinet.
Cassper Nyovest, the South African hip hop artist who was the first musician to fill the 20 000 seating capacity Dome in Northgate, Randburg without the assistance of an international act, has received praise from President Jacob Zuma.
The Limpopo Department of Education says a number of subjects to be written by Grade 10 and 11 learners who are sitting for their final examinations have been rescheduled to lessen the workload.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has encouraged the private sector to train young people to acquire skills in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.
Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana says the demand for free education is legitimate and justified.
Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela says it’s high time new ways are found to turn the more than 200 million young people in Africa into human capital.