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Blade Nzimande


If you were not given a space at College or University when you applied, you still have a chance to get into University or College through the Central Applications Clearing House.


The Higher Education department and institutions is now preparing for the reopening of Universities in March while we still live alongside Covid-19. The Department is also preparing institutions to support the vaccine rollout.


The South African Students Congress wants students to be provided with further support following the Minister's announcement that 2021 NSFAS applications will not be reopening. 


The enrollment of students at Unisa has to match the numbers planned as there are dangers if there are either too many or too few enrolled, explains Higher Education Minister Dr Blade Nzimande.


Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has said that they expect NSFAS to start delivering laptops in March. The Department is also working to make data more accessible to students.


Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande briefed the media on the reopening of universities and completion of the 2020 academic year. 


Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, announced that NSFAS will not be taking late applications from students wanting to be funded for the 2021 academic year.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, better known as NSFAS, offers bursaries to South African students who plan to study at public universities and TVET colleges. Continue reading to find out if they fund online studies. 


Universities are now waiting for final instructions from the Department of Higher Education on how exactly the 2021 academic year will run. Due to the pandemic, many Universities had to switch to an online learning programme with some Universities indicating that this will continue for 2021. 


Often matrics will experience difficulty finding placement in public universities as there are not enough spaces, however they do not have to fret as there are various alternatives available for further education and training. 

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