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Concerns have been raised regarding action the Department of Higher Education has yet to take, surrounding the chaos erupting within the system of Higher Education.

Not only has the 2023 academic year kicked off across the country, but so have student protests and demonstrations at various institutions. The Department of Higher Education says it is currently working on ways to resolve issues faced at universities. 

The Higher Education sector was one of the many aspects discussed during the much-anticipated 2023 Budget Speech. However, not everyone is approving of the planned spending stipulated by the Finance Minister during his address. 

The Higher Education sector is one of the many aspects of the much-anticipated 2023 Budget Speech, delivered today by South Africa's Finance Minister. Annually, government presents its Budget for the year, highlighting plans of expenditure for the financial year going forward. 

As public universities prepare to receive a new cohort of fresh first-years on their campuses for the 2023 academic year, Universities South Africa has assured the matric class of 2022 that they will be entering a welcoming, highly supportive and potentially life-changing environment when they join the tertiary education sector.

As South Africa’s struggle with the electricity crisis continues, the Department of Higher Education and Training is looking for solutions to lessen the impact on students enrolled in tertiary institutions. 

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande, has announced that while solutions are being developed and implemented to combat various challenges within the higher education sector, student debt is one challenge that is particularly concerning.

Some significant budget adjustments have occurred as a result of the implementation of the Special Adjustment Budget. Higher education remains unaffected, but major concerns still remain. 

Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) exams have officially started. The examination will span over the month of November, with the first test beginning on the 1st of the month. 

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr. Blade Nzimande, has disputed a newspaper's claims alleging that he requested to keep a Forensic Investigation Report on the National Skills Fund's (NSF) under wraps. 

A new policy is in the works to differently classify higher learning institutions in South Africa into three types. However, although in discussion for a few weeks now, mixed feelings still remain. 




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