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Minister To Speak on Higher Education Tomorrow


The Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, is set to hold a briefing tomorrow to speak on the National Lockdown and what it means for Higher Education. He will also be addressing issues concerning NSFAS allowances and the return of students to campuses.

Blade Nzimande, Minister of the Department of Higher Education (DHET) will be holding a briefing tomorrow to discuss matters concerning the Covid-19 lockdown as far as Higher Education goes.

Within this briefing, he will not only speak on Higher Education in the space of Covid-19 but will also be addressing issues that have been brought up by the public such as NSFAS allowances, SETAs stipends and the return of medical students on campuses. 

The briefing is to take place on 23 May 2020 at 13h00. 

He will also be speaking on his other department of Science and Innovation. In the science and innovation sector, there will be an update on research on South Africa’s traditional medicine and the engagements with stakeholders in relation to indigenous knowledge systems and Covid-19. 

The President of the student organisation, South African Union of Students (SAUS), has expressed his concern on DHET and said, "The 12 year olds in grade 7 have received government confidence to restart classes, there’s no reason then why adults in universities should remain behind. Students must be allowed back to their university residences". Hopefully, this is another issue Nzimande will address.

The briefing may be viewed here:




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