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While acknowledging the challenges in the higher education sector, Minister Nzimande believes the significant strides in the sector cannot be ignored. The minister was speaking during the SONA debate this week. 


Budget cuts are set to have a major impact on the higher education sector. This is concerning as thousands of young people are set to embark on tertiary education qualifications at universities in the coming days. 


Many matriculants have set their sights on tertiary education programme as they key to their future careers. However, not all the individuals who meet the eligibility criteria for university programmes can be accommodated in 2024. 


More than one million students will embark on a tertiary education in 2024. The cost of this journey will cost more than it did twelve months ago due to fee increases. 


The start of the 2024 academic year is now just a few weeks away. Many students who applied to study in 2024 can track their 2024 university application status to see where they will study and which courses they will pursue this year. 
 


The Higher Education department received a budget allocation of  R133.8 billion for the 2023/24 financial year. A portion of this budget is being spent on improving the county's universities through various infrastructure projects. 


The 16 Days Of Activism campaign aims to curb the scourge of violence against women and children. The lives of women and children remain at risk regardless of where they find themselves including at South Africa's universities and TVET Colleges. 


With applications for South Africa's government bursary set to open in less that 24 hours, the Minister of Higher Education is calling on all stakeholders to work together to ensure the success of the 2024 academic year. To achieve a smooth academic year, NSFAS will be required to run on all run on all cylinders and ensure the challenges experienced by students this year is not repeated. 


South Africa's largest university was set to be placed under administration after the Higher Education Minister declared his intension. However, a high court decision prevented the minister from announcing his final decision. 


South Africa’s largest university is set to be placed under administration on Friday. The Higher Education minister revealed his intentions and the university failed to make representations to the minister. 
 







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