Blade Nzimande
  • Home
  • /
  • Topics
  • /
  • Blade Nzimande
Jul 10, 2020

Higher education makes strides in screening for COVID-19

Over 600 000 students and staff in the post-school education system have used the HealthCheck assessment tool to screen for coronavirus.


R100m student aid IT system found to be ‘terribly wanting’

Minister Dr Blade Nzimande appoints a committee to unearth how the National Student Financial Aid Scheme’s R100 million IT system turned out not fit-for-purpose.

Jun 19, 2020

Huawei ICT Academy attracts 23 local TVET colleges

Huawei and the South African College Principals Organisation establish ICT academies in 23 TVET colleges across SA’s nine provinces.


NSFAS students in laptop limbo as govt opens tender

There’s no clarity on when National Student Financial Aid Scheme beneficiaries will receive laptops, as government is still to commence procurement.


Government looks to the skies to boost digital education

The Department of Higher Education considers space science and Earth observation tech, as it looks for ways to implement its multi-modal and remote learning systems.

Mar 30, 2020

SA COVID-19 research data platform in the works

The health department and CSIR join forces to develop SA’s own data hub dedicated to monitoring the spread of coronavirus.


Parly committee calls for executive changes at TIA

Parliament’s science and technology committee wants to see the removal of both the interim chairperson and CEO of the Technology Innovation Agency.


Ekurhuleni’s science, innovation varsity gets thumbs up

Minister Blade Nzimande welcomes the Ekurhuleni university plans, saying it’s an opportunity for young people to create cutting-edge tech.


2019 Science Forum shines spotlight on local tech

The science and innovation ministry wraps up 5th Science Forum, which focused on taking local innovations to market.

Oct 7, 2019

SA not ready for autonomous vehicles

As the race to commercially introduce self-driving vehicles heats up, SA will have to wait for more than a decade before autonomous vehicles become a reality on its roads.


SA women scientists, researchers to be honoured

The Department of Science and Innovation readies to roll out the red carpet for leading women scientists and researchers at an annual awards event.


Sci-tech ministry earmarks R5bn for innovative start-ups

The fund is designed to largely de-risk the early stages of technology commercialisation and business development.

Related topics