Government to look into opening universities in Northern Cape and Mpumalanga
By Kim Saulse
19 September 2009
Minister for Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande, has been assigned to looking into establishing universities in the Northern Cape and Mpumalanga.
According to reports, Chairperson of Parliament’s higher education committee, Marius Fransman, says while South Africa has 23 universities, these two provinces have lost out since the new dispensation and new provincial borders.
Fransman says the move was part of President Jacob Zuma’s call to “capacitate” provinces to meet the needs of rural areas.