Blade Nzimande

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.

Jun 21, 2019

There are 1000 electric vehicles on SA roads

The number of EVs in SA is small, but has more than doubled over the last 18 months, says QuotesAdvisor.


Nzimande urges more innovation investment

Minister Blade Nzimande encourages South African business to boost investment in innovation to ensure the country becomes more competitive.

Nov 2, 2018

Cosatu, Gauteng ANC march against e-tolls

The Congress of South African Trade Unions and the Gauteng ANC are today heading to the streets of Pretoria to protest against plans to resuscitate e-tolls.


ETC pays big to get motorists to settle e-toll debt

The Electronic Toll Collection company spends R4.6 million in legal fees trying to summons motorists to pay their e-toll debt.


Digital learning can aid free tertiary education

High demand for tertiary education in SA calls for deployment of massive open online courses, says an analyst.

Jan 4, 2016

Fifteen new tech colleges to be built

The Department of Higher Education and Training plans to build 15 technical colleges in four of the country's provinces.

Oct 28, 2015

Crowdfunding to aid #FeesMustFall campaign

A Gauteng start-up creates a crowdfunding platform to assist students in need of additional funds for tertiary institutions.

Jul 23, 2013

Skills levy cut hampers training

Companies will cut back on training due to a governmental policy change at a time when ICT skills are still in short supply.

Sep 6, 2012

Education intros R75m labour system

The system is one of its kind globally in terms of scope and national funds set aside in its support, says the department.

May 27, 2011

Govt intensifies e-education policy

Women within fields of study such as mathematics and technology still deal with many barriers and cultural stereotypes.

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