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The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, has granted a waiver to international students who currently have study visas expiring from the end October and November 2015 following consultations with the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA).
The University of the Witwatersrand and the Students' Representative Council reached a resolution on a series of proposals, including that there will be no increases in academic, residence and any other fees.
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), through the National Skills Fund (NSF), has distributed billions of rands to bursaries to assist academically deserving students of South Africa.
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says the success of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college sector lies largely in the partnerships they are able to forge with other sectors.
The Standing and Select Committees on Appropriations as well as the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training have unanimously agreed that funding for the post-school education sector has to be increased.