Blade Nzimande and Universities South Africa have been in talks since Monday.
In response to the South African Union of Students, Blade Nzimande has little to say.
Dr. Blade Nzimande has announced planned increases for higher education next year.
493 904 students have applied to NSFAS to study in 2021.
Local universities will be closed as of 18th March following an announcement from the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology.
The Department of Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande government has been working to stabilise tertiary institutions this year.
FET and TVET Colleges are the most affected by the R120 billion shortfall as well as threats of #FeesMustFall protests in 2017.
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South African Union of Students (SAUS) has welcomed the decision not to hike university fees for poor and missing middle students.
The ANC has welcomed a decision by Blade Nzimande to exempt poor and “missing middle” students from paying fee increments in 2017.
Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande has said poor students are exempt from the recommended 2017 university fees increment.
Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande will this morning announce whether or not university fees for 2017 will be hiked.
The projected deficit faced by most South African public universities amounts to R3.97 billion for the 2017/18 financial year.
The North West University incurred the highest amount of costs due to damages during the #FeesMustFall protests, at R151 million.
TVET colleges are also reportedly offering outdated courses outlines.
The Department of Higher Education plans to take chunks of already its existing grants to cover university funding for 2016.
University students involved in the #FeesMustFall protests have been likened to the youth of the 1976 Soweto uprisings.