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Covid-19 variant may protect people against reinfection and other variants, research shows

The 501Y.V2 strain produces strong antibodies, but it’s not known how long immunity lasts, so being vaccinated remains essential The post Covid-19 variant may protect people against reinfection and other variants, research shows appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Vaccines, Mutations, Blade Nzimande, Pandemic, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Variants, 501Y.V2, Network for Genomic Surveillance South Africa


The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court

The EFF is going to court in a bid to have the higher education minister’s directive that Unisa lower its first-time student intake overruled The post The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Higher Education, Eff, Universities, Court Case, Blade Nzimande, Nzimande, FeesMustFall, Economic Freedom Fighters, UniSA, Top Six, EFF Student Command, Enrollment Target, First-time Student Intake, Over-enrollment, Tommy Huma


Portfolio committee pins hope on new Nsfas boss and board to turn scheme around

The new leaders of the student funding scheme inherit years of instability and poor financial records The post Portfolio committee pins hope on new Nsfas boss and board to turn scheme around appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Blade Nzimande, Top Six, South Africa (country, Auditor General, National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS, Msulwa Daca, Sizwe Nxasana, Steven Zwane, Randall Carolissen, Andile Nongogo, Ernest Khosa, Naledi Pandoor


Education gets little attention in Sona, despite being badly affected by Covid

Ramaphosa says regaining learning time lost to the coronavirus pandemic will be a priority this year, but does not specify how The post Education gets little attention in Sona, despite being badly affected by Covid appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Teachers, Higher Education, Schools, Learners, Openaccess, Blade Nzimande, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Sona, State Of The Nation, State Of The Nation Address, COVID-19, COVID, TVET colleges, Sa Connect


Nehawu leaders are ‘betraying us’

The accusation by a branch of the union comes after it withdrew from a parliamentary process The post Nehawu leaders are ‘betraying us’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Blade Nzimande, Top Six, Nehawu, South Africa (country, NSFAS, Portfolio Committee On Higher Education, Eric Kweleta, Randall Carolissen, Philemon Mapulane, Zola Sophetha


Student funding scheme gets new chief executive and board

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has been under administration for two years after its board was dissolved and its boss resigned not even halfway through his term The post Student funding scheme gets new chief executive and board appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Blade Nzimande, Sasco, Top Six, Naledi Pandor, South Africa (country, National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS, Randall Carolissen, Andile Nongogo, Bamanye Matiwane, Ernest Khosa, Services SETA, Sibongile Mncwabe


Virtual world left out of policy on universities’ international collaboration

The pandemic has underlined the need for effective research, teaching and learning through virtual platforms regardless of travel restrictions The post Virtual world left out of policy on universities’ international collaboration appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Travel, Opinion, Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, ICT, Lockdown, Pandemic, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Information And Communication Technology


NSFAS is a nepotist fiefdom – staff

Employees at the student financial aid scheme have told the education parliamentary portfolio committee that the administrator did not follow procedures when people were appointed The post NSFAS is a nepotist fiefdom – staff appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Blade Nzimande, Department of Higher Education, Top Six, Science and Innovation, South Africa (country, NSFAS, Portfolio Committee On Higher Education, Kagisho Mamabolo, Philemon Mapulane, Randall Carollissen


Editorial: Nzimande’s shame is youth’s loss

Before Nzimande or anyone in government thinks of telling young people to “choose” TVET colleges again, they need to fix this sector The post Editorial: Nzimande’s shame is youth’s loss appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Youth, Higher Education, Certificates, Universities, Editorial, Openaccess, Blade Nzimande, Nzimande, South Africa (country, TVET colleges, Gloria Sekwena, Technical And Vocational Education And Training


The shame of 40 000 missing education certificates

Graduates are being left in the lurch by a higher education department that is simply unable to deliver the crucial certificates proving their qualifications - in some cases dating back to 1992 The post The shame of 40 000 missing education certificates appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Certificates, Parliament, Blade Nzimande, Sita, Department of Higher Education and Training, Stats SA, South Africa (country, Portfolio Committee On Higher Education, DHET, Subs-only, Buffalo City TVET College, Green Paper for Post-School Education and Training, Gwebinkundla Qonde, Ikhala TVET college, TVET college


Unisa shortlists two candidates for the vice-chancellor job

The outgoing vice-chancellor’s term has been extended to April to allow for a smooth hand-over The post Unisa shortlists two candidates for the vice-chancellor job appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Blade Nzimande, UniSA, Top Six, South Africa (country, Mandla Makhanya, Puleng LenkaBula, Sandile Songca


Five universities extend academic year to March 2021

Under-resourced institutions are most likely to close later to allow students some time to catch up after lockdown The post Five universities extend academic year to March 2021 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Higher Education, Universities, Openaccess, Blade Nzimande, Tertiary Education, Top Six, Department of Higher Education and Training, Walter Sisulu University, University of Zululand, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, University Of Fort Hare, University Of Venda, Bernard Nthambeleni


‘There are Mechanisms in Place’: Collaboration births sacred text

‘There are Mechanisms in Place’, comprising text, poetry and visual analysis of Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s practice, reveals how working together is a powerful philosophy The post ‘There are Mechanisms in Place’: Collaboration births sacred text appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Books, Collaboration, Philosophy, Friday, Blade Nzimande, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Fees Must Fall, Briona Butler, Michaelis Galleries, Nkule Mabaso, Nomusa Makhubu, Sacred Texts, There Are Mechanisms in Place, Visual Analysis


The student funding scheme changes lives – it’s too important to fail

We need a NSFAS that is run effectively and efficiently to serve poor and working class young people who want to change their lives through education. The post The student funding scheme changes lives – it’s too important to fail appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Openaccess, Blade Nzimande, Top Six, Naledi Pandor, South Africa (country, NSFAS, Msulwa Daca, National Students Financial Aid Scheme, Sizwe Nxasana, Steven Zwane


Student drops out as tech access issues hinder his learning

Senzo Mkhize was in the middle of writing a test when he lost network coverage. He attempted to log back on to the online platform to finish his test, but it would not allow him to. He got 15 out 100 for that test. “The network coverage here is so poor that sometimes I have […] The post Student drops out as tech access issues hinder his learning appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Online Learning, Blade Nzimande, Vodacom, Lockdown, Department of Higher Education and Training, Empangeni, University of Zululand, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Senzo Mkhize


Universities can decide which students return to campus, even if they are not in their final year

Higher education minister expands the allowance for who can be on campus, but numbers cannot be more than a third of the student population The post Universities can decide which students return to campus, even if they are not in their final year appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Higher Education, Openaccess, Blade Nzimande, Lockdown, Tshwane University Of Technology, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Corona Lead, National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS, Ramneek Ahluwalia


Changing of the guard at three universities

New vice-chancellors have been appointed at Sefako Makgatho and Fort Hare universities, while the head of Mangosuthu University of Technology has been suspended The post Changing of the guard at three universities appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Blade Nzimande, Fort Hare, Top Six, Naledi Pandor, Fort Hare University, Mangosuthu University of Technology, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa (country, Loyiso Nongxa, Chris De Beer, Enoch Malaza, Morailane Morailane, Nhlanganiso Dladla, Peter Mbati, Sefako Makgatho


Government’s plan for universities and schools – the story so far

Ministers outline initiatives and the plans for all education institutions The post Government’s plan for universities and schools – the story so far appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, Higher Education, Schools, University of Cape Town, Blade Nzimande, Cyril Ramaphosa, University of KwaZulu Natal, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Department of Higher Education, Stellenbosch University, Rhodes University, University of Pretoria, Nelson Mandela University, University of Zululand, Coronavirus


Ramaphosa closes schools as country grapples with coronavirus

Following several other countries, South Africa will send learners home this week The post Ramaphosa closes schools as country grapples with coronavirus appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, South Africa, Schools, Kenya, Easter, Wits University, Kwazulu Natal, Blade Nzimande, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Department of Higher Education, University of Witwatersrand, Sandton, Ahmed Bawa, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Top Six


Students, your violence destroyed a man’s livelihood

While life goes on for the students at UniZulu, may they spare a thought for Ndumiso Ntsele whose only sin was to try to make an honest living in tough economic times The post Students, your violence destroyed a man’s livelihood appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Opinion, Article, Src, Unemployment Rate, Blade Nzimande, Economic Crisis, Student Protests, Department of Higher Education and Training, University of Zululand, South Africa (country, South African Universities, The Mercury, Unizulu


Habib leaves with no regrets about the decisions he made at Wits

The vice-chancellor announced he will be heading to SOAS next year The post Habib leaves with no regrets about the decisions he made at Wits appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Article, Jacob Zuma, School of Oriental and African Studies, Wits University, University of Cape Town, Blade Nzimande, Habib, FeesMustFall, University of Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, Student Protests, Adam Habib, Nehawu, South Africa (country, Colin Bundy


Student vandalism at UKZN is inexcusable

There is nothing radical or revolutionary about burning down university property while claiming to be fighting for access to education The post Student vandalism at UKZN is inexcusable appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Hiv, Article, Blade Nzimande, University of KwaZulu Natal, UKZN, Naledi Pandor, The Editors Picks, South African Union Of Students


South Africa could use a communist party

The SACP is not building socialism, or even social democracy. Sadly, it has become just another party advancing the politics of patronage
Tags: Analysis, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Socialism, African National Congress, Blade Nzimande, SACP, Cyril Ramaphosa, Economic Freedom Fighters, Makana Municipality, Chris Hani, Joe Slovo, South African Communist Party, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, Mazibuko K Jara


Bus strike negotiations breakdown again

Despite interventions from Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant and Transport Minister Blade Nzimande, unions, drivers and bus bosses are deadlocked.
Tags: Labour, Blade Nzimande, Mildred Oliphant


South Africa:Easter Road Death Toll Up By 14% From 2017

[News24Wire] Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has announced that 510 people died on South African roads over the Easter holidays.
Tags: News, South Africa, Blade Nzimande


South Africa:Zuma Fires Critical Communist Leader From Cabinet

[allAfrica] President Jacob Zuma has fired his tertiary education minister, South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Blade Nzimande, from his Cabinet.
Tags: News, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Blade Nzimande, Communist Party SACP


South Africa: We've Been Betrayed By State Capture On 'Steroids' - Communist Party Leader

[News24Wire] State capture has taken off on "steroids" over the past four years, says South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande, adding that this was not what the country's struggle heroes had fought for.
Tags: News, South Africa, Communist Party, Blade Nzimande


South Africa: #GuptaLeaks May Be Biggest Democratic Crisis - Communist Party Chief

[News24Wire] The leaked Gupta emails may well be the biggest crisis South Africa has experienced since the dawn of democracy, South African Communist Party's (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande said.
Tags: News, South Africa, Communist Party, Blade Nzimande, SACP, Gupta


South Africa: Replacing Mbeki With Zuma Did Not Solve Our Problems - Minister

[News24Wire] South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande has said they made a mistake by believing that removing President Thabo Mbeki and replacing him with President Jacob Zuma would resolve the problems they saw in the Mbeki presidency.
Tags: News, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Communist Party, Blade Nzimande, Thabo Mbeki, Mbeki, Mbeki With Zuma


South Africa: Fighting Students Disrupt Civil Society Bid to Help Them

[News24Wire] The Higher Education National Convention in Midrand was cancelled after chaos erupted on Saturday when students dressed in EFF regalia refused to give Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande an opportunity to speak.
Tags: News, South Africa, Blade Nzimande, Midrand