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​Correspondence and information released by the higher education sector​

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16 March 2018

14 December 2017 

13 November 2017

13 November 2017

30 October 2017

15 June 2017

16 May 2017

12 May 2017

​14 December 2016

Universities SA appeals to the corporate sector and private donors to continue to support
students through bursaries and scholarships

Universities Announce an inflation-linked adjustment to 2018 tuition-related income​

Universities response to the release of the "Fees Commission" report ​

​Release of the Report of Commission of Inquiry into the Feasibility of making High Education and Training Fee-free in South Africa​​

"Universities SA Response to Statement of the Presidency" 

"Tertiary qualification remains a key to meaningful employment, Universities SA assures onYouth Day"

“Advancing Higher Education and Training in the year of OR Tambo”

USAf statement on recent protest action at universities

​Application for the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) - 2017 fee adjustment grant 
Communication on student funding matters​




The Presidency



Department of Higher Education and Training


Department of Higher Education and Training
​23 October 2016Keeping our universtes on an even keel - a call to action​Universities South Africa
​14 October 20162017 Fee Adjustment
​​Department of Higher Education and Training

​​11 October 2016

President Zuma establishes a Ministerial Team to address the situation at higher education institutions

The Presidency

​4 October 2016

Declaration: Higher Education Stakeholder Summit

​Universities South Africa
​19 September 2016

USAf welcomes tuition fees announcement

​Universities South Africa
​18 September 2016​Statement on Government's 2017 Fee Support​Department of Higher Education and Training
​31 August 2016

Media Statement: Minister Nzimande hopeful of successful conclusion to consultations on 2017 university fees, calls for continuing patience from all sides

​Department of Higher Education and Training
​12 August 2016USAf statement on the outcome of the consultative meeting between the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr BE Nzimande, and the boards of USAf and UCCF​Universities South Africa
​6 June 2016The Fees Commission extends the due date for submissions to 30 June​Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training
​12 May 2016​Call for submissions to the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training (the Fees Commission)

​Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training ​

​25 February 2016

Joint statement from th​e Vice-Chancellors, Principals and Rectors of the universities in South Africa on the violence and disruptions at our universities ​

​Universities South Africa

​21 April 2016Minister of Higher Education and Training, Budget Speech, National Assembly​Department of Higher Education and Training