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Campus shutdowns due to Covid-19 has had many effects on the students of South Africa. The move to online learning hasn't been a smooth one for a lot of the student body as many say only privileged students can benefit from it, leaving many other students behind. Daily Vox engaged in a conversation with Pearl Pillay from Youth Lab ZA where many insightful things were said. 


A group of students have responded to Nzimande's announcement about N+ appeals and has said that the Department of Higher Education is more concerned with establishing their image to the public than delivering what they have promised to students. These students have also stated that they support the NSFAS N+ rule but demand that changes are made within it. 


On his visit to Umgungundlovu TVET College, the Higher Education Minister said that Dlamini-Zuma helped him quit smoking before through earlier campaigns that were set up and opposed in the same way they are now. 


When higher education students head back to campuses, they will have to screen themselves using the Health Check App daily. Here's what it is, how to get it and how to use it. 


Blade Nzimande said that he has been made aware of students being denied permits at police stations. These permits allow students to travel and return to campuses. 


In his last media briefing, Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande addressed students who want to return to campuses as well as parents concerned about students returning. Nzimande is determined to save lives while also saving the 2020 academic year. 


South African Union of Students (SAUS) responded to Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande’s plans to save the 2020 academic year as they declared ‘SAUS Rejects Two-Tier.They believe that the strategies in place does not cater for all students.


Due to Covid-19, many academic programmes have moved online for students. Government has acknowledged that not all students have access to data and is therefore stepping in to solve this problem.


Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, announced details on plans for TVET Colleges to complete the 2020 academic year. These include changes to be made to the academic calendar. 


The Minister of Higher Education addressed the fate of Universities and what predictions are to be made about the future of Universities due to Covid-19. 

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