The Department of Higher Education and Training has learnt with dismay the
reported story in Sowetan on counterfeit Doctoral degrees to Mr Bheki and Linah
Ngcobo who are also the known South African Maskandi musicians, by a University
operating illegally in Johannesburg and not accredited on Programmes offerings.
The department affirms that this university called Anointed University owned by
Nigerian nationals (Mr George Aladeoba and his wife) is an illegal university, it is not
accredited and with no registration number. Their Programmes are therefore not
The department has approached South African Police Service (SAPS) to open
charges against the owners, and officials are also approaching Hawks for further
pursuance of this matter.
Furthermore Ministry has been observing the reported matters of qualifications claims
emerging with regard to various individuals. The Minister has taken a deeper view
very soon he is going to make a public statement on measures to deal with these
What do you think?
What more can government do to protect students?