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Cabinet addresses economy, higher education

In the latest cabinet meeting held on 13 January, ministers discussed the state of South Africa's economy and funding for universities. It indicated that dealing with these challenges appropriately can bring great opportunities for the country.

SA sets aside R10bn for student loans, bursaries

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has increased its budget for bursaries and loans for tertiary education by more than R1-billion. The cash will be used for first- time and continuing university students and those at technical and vocational education and training colleges.

Minister to boost technical colleges

TVET---thumbChange is in the wind for technical and vocational education and training colleges, which are seen as crucial for building skills needed in the workplace and for economic progress. "Aligning our colleges and their programmes to the world of work is no longer negotiable," says Nzimande.

Minister to boost technical colleges

TVET---thumbChange is in the wind for technical and vocational education and training colleges, which are seen as crucial for building skills needed in the workplace and for economic progress. "Aligning our colleges and their programmes to the world of work is no longer negotiable," says Nzimande.

Lion’s share of Budget for education

Education continues to receive the lion's share of South Africa's national Budget, with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announcing on Wednesday that 20 percent of government expenditure for 2014/15 will go to education, amounting to R254-billion.

A boost for engineering skills

Nearly half-a-million rand has been awarded in bursaries to 15 engineering students by telecommunications company Huawei. It’s part of a plan to deepen the pool of potential workers in the sector.
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Students to get help with loan payments

The Department of Higher Education and Training has set aside about R200-million to help students from various universities who have completed their studies but are unable to graduate and get jobs because they have not finished paying off student loans.

R150m financial aid boost for students

South Africa has allocated an additional R150-million to its National Student Financial Aid Scheme to help tackle the backlog of scarce skills in the country.

Free tertiary study on the cards

The South African government will take steps towards providing free tertiary education to financially strapped students, the ruling African National Congress announced in its annual statement on 8 January 2011.
Budget big on education, jobs