COVID-19: Nzimande identifies high-risk universities

File: A university building. Pixabay/Tero Vesalainen


JOHANNESBURG - Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has identified six universities considered as high risk for students.

Nzimande says failure by these universities to adequately resume classes since March, poses a serious academic risk.

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The minister says special support measures will be put in place to make students return to class as soon as possible.

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Nzimande identified the following universities:

  • Mangosuthu University of Technology 
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Sefako Makgatho University
  • University of Fort Hare
  • Walter Sisulu University
  • Central University of Technology

Nzimande on Wednesday said up to 66 percent of university students will be able to return to university campuses.

"According to the criteria developed, I am happy to report under Level 2 of the lockdown, it will be possible for us now to allow for up to a maximum of 66 percent of students to return to university campuses," he said.


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