CPUT online fashion show to raise awareness of Covid-19
Students will be able to show off their creative skills by designing and creating garments for an online fashion show. The national lockdown has prompted The Department of Student Affairs (Student Development and Student Housing) to launch the Green Campus Initiative (GCI) Online Fashion Show. Together with the GCI... Read more
SETAs engagement precursor to learners return
Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande said SETAs are currently engaging the employers and skills development institutions in the public and private sector regarding the return of learners. “We are all aware that under Risk-Adjusted Strategy Alert Level 4, there is a limited number of employees who can... Read more
Final year students to return to varsity under level 3
Final year students and those graduating in 2020 may return to campus under level 3 lockdown. Briefing the media on measures in response to COVID-19, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, said under level 3 which is still to be announced, a maximum of... Read more
CET students due back on 17 June
At a media briefing earlier today, Higher Education Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande explained that the CET College system was preparing for the return of students and staff to colleges and community learning centres. He said the department continues to engage with a variety of stakeholders including labour and churches... Read more
TVET college return calendar  released
The Department of Higher Education has drawn a tentative academic calendar for TVET Colleges pending any new announcements on the different levels of the lockdown by the President. In terms of the tentative calendar, the following return dates apply: NATED Trimester (Engineering) students N6 & N3: 10 June N5... Read more
Digital content for TVET students
The Department of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande, says his department has made free digital content available specifically to TVET College students. He explains that this content is available through the DHET website, the National Open Learning System (NOLS) of the department, institutional websites and other sites, where students... Read more
Free data for struggling students
Minister of Education Dr Blade Nzimande said earlier that the department recognised that the cost of connectivity remained a huge barrier for students who want to use the digital learning mode as part of the multimodal and remote learning. However, he said they have already struck a deal with... Read more
Final year medical student appointed as chair of African youth response to COVID-19
Mr Kapil Narain, a 24-year-old final year medical student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN`s), Nelson Mandela School of Medicine has been appointed as the Chair of FAMSA (Federation of African Medical Students Association) COVID-19 Technical Working group (TWG). This is a continent-wide youth response to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more