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The Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande said the department is working to create a partnership to boost investment in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector infrastructure.

Government allocation for NSFAS funding has increased significantly. This is according to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande. 


After facing many delays with paying beneficiaries their grants, SASSA has claimed it is making progress to get to the backlog. 

Covid-19 vaccine
elderly person using a computer

The Covid-19 vaccine online registration is now open to the public. This launch comes as the Department of Health prepares for phase two of the vaccine rollout. 

Unisa building

Unisa has extended the submission date of assignments. The university confirmed this, following the extension of the academic year. 

The national state of disaster has been extended by yet another month. This decision follows consultations with the Cabinet.


The rollout of the Johnson&Johnson vaccine has been temporarily suspended in South Africa.

After months of delays, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has confirmed that NSFAS funded students can now order laptops online. 

David Maynier

Thousands of jobs have been created through skills development programmes, offering many young people full-time employment contracts. 



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