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Now that anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, the Department of Higher Education has stepped in to assist. Vaccination sites are set up at Universities across the country.


The University of Johannesburg has launched a campaign to raise R27 million which will go towards paying students outstanding historical debt. They hope to reach this goal by the end of the year. 


Although the South African Union of Students welcomed the Higher Education Minister's recent speech, the union says there are a number of issues that remain unattended. Careers Portal caught up with SAUS Secretary, Lukhanyo Daweti, to get a sense of where the sector needs to make improvements including within NSFAS. 


The Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, spoke on Friday and announced that vaccinations for the higher education sector will begin on Saturday. Government has been working on this rollout for a year already.


The Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, will step up to the podium this weekend to address vaccinations in his sector. This comes as the basic education finished up it's vaccine rollout just last week.


The South African Students Congress Organisation, also known as SASCO, supports the continuity of classes by tertiary institutions through an online platform. SASCO promises a closer look at how the Department of Higher Education & Training will deliver its plans.


A few months ago, we finally saw moves being made for students to order NSFAS laptops which were promised to them last year. Now, NSFAS is said to have more than 90 000 laptops ready for delivery.


After the President's announcement, we've all been waiting to hear how students will be affected. Now, the Minister of Higher Education has announced that TVET students will return from July using a rotational timetable.


The Minister of Higher Education finally addressed the public with the changes happening at Universities now that we're under level 4 lockdown. This lockdown is set to come to an end on 11 July.


We've all been waiting for this announcement after President Ramaphosa's last "family meeting" and now it's here. The Higher Education is set to brief the public today about his sector.


Student debt is only one of the issues we need fixing in the higher education system. The Department of Higher Education is said to be working on it, will we ever see any solutions being presented?


President Ramaphosa announced on Sunday evening that under Level 4 lockdown, Universities will have no contact classes. This is only one of the many restrictions in place under Adjusted Level 4.


A study launched by the Human Sciences Research Council revealed that over 65% of students experienced mild to severe psychological distress due to the pandemic and the resulting Lockdown. This was only one of many other shocking and concerning findings of the study.


Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has now reiterated the fact that NSFAS beneficiaries who change courses won't have their funding affected by this move. NSFAS provides bursaries to students from poor and working class backgrounds.


With NSFAS having released funding decisions for 2021, the Minister of Higher Education has now taken it upon himself to congratulate those who were successful in applying for the NSFAS bursary.


The Department of Higher Education Science and Innovation has recently unveiled a completed student village housing accommodation development at the University of Fort Hare's Alice Campus in the Eastern Cape.


Students all over the country have pleaded for many years for student accommodation to be ramped up in the country with some students being left to sleep on the street due to lack of accommodation. The Higher Education Minister has now outlined the current status of developing student accommodation in the country.


The Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, is now amongst those citizens who have received the Covid-19 vaccine. Currently, the country is in Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout.


The department has finally cleared it's backlog of TVET College certifications. In early 2020, it was revealed that this backlog dated back to 1992.


Due to NSFAS having insufficient funds earlier this year, they then had to reallocate funds within the department. Unfortunately, this has now lead to other areas of the department facing the consequences.

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