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Gauteng to open new university in 2015

By Sapa | May 17, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 13 ]

A new health and allied sciences university in Gauteng should open its doors in 2015, the higher education department said on Friday.

The name of the new university would be Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Higher education Minister Blade Nzimande said in a statement.

"The university is named after a highly-acclaimed politician, journalist, educationist and theologian.

"We are proud to advance his lifelong struggle for a South Africa that is legitimate, non-racial, non-exploitative, free, independent, democratic, and playing its proper role amongst the nations of the world," Nzimande said.

Sefako Mapogo Makgatho was the second president of the African National Congress.

The new university would be merged with the Medical University of Southern Africa (Medunsa) campus in Garankuwa, Pretoria.

Nzimande announced his intention to separate Medunsa campus from the University of Limpopo in May 2011.

The decision was based on the findings and recommendations of a task team's report, led by Professor William Makgoba and Dr Max Price.

"The task team had been appointed to review the impact of the merger of the Medical University of South Africa (Medunsa) and the University of North, which resulted in the establishment of the University of Limpopo.

"When I made this announcement there was a commitment from the department that we would open the doors for learning of this institution at the beginning of the 2015 academic year."

 

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Vhamsanda

Good news indeed.

May 19, 2014 8:19 | 0 replies

Grid_lock

whats the whole point of new varsities while high school kinds results cant get them into them. fix standard of education and provide funding for the disadvantaged students. i forsee another white elephant

May 19, 2014 9:2 | 2 replies

madimetsha

for those who qualify, there is not enough varsitiesm remember the stampede at Wits/UJ? we need 10 universities, that will also drive down cost, they are few, so only the rich and fortunate will get a chance.....tuition cost R60k a year

May 22, 2014 11:18 | 0 replies

TDK

The percentage for admission will be lowered again from 30% to 20%

Sep 02, 2014 10:16 | 0 replies

anc_keMathata

thanks cde blade very much appreciated I am with you 100%

May 19, 2014 9:36 | 0 replies

grunt

At last, one good thing done by the government. Now please do not appoint a moron crony to head it. Appoint the best person, and make sure it is a success.

May 19, 2014 9:46 | 0 replies

Budha

Clapping hands for cde Blade. Now I think the manner in which SASSA grants are distributed, the same can be done for education at tertiary level.

May 19, 2014 12:48 | 0 replies

BrothaX

If I had my way I would have suggested that they build a massive FET college that can accommodate as many technical courses as it can. I believe most of the existing FET/Technical colleges are not all that equipped to attract a number of students and educators. Another thing the gov. mustn't just pay lip service when it comes to promoting FET colleges but invest in then, the country need more entrepreneurs than job seekers. We need at 1 FET college that is as big as UCT or Wits

May 19, 2014 2:10 | 0 replies

Kelakaleo

Maybe it is just the English that got me confused. It sound like the Ga-Rankuwa branch is going to change a name but now there is a merger mentioned. Where is this new University based? I would welcome a new university. I am studying very hard now so that I can be a Proffessor of the new universities. When the soccer world cup goes to Qatar I will be a vice chancellor of university in Mpumalanga

May 20, 2014 9:58 | 0 replies

#Shredder#

For a change they did not say Nelson Mandela. Health and Sciences - Why didn't they say Dr Fabian Ribeiro?

May 20, 2014 10:55 | 1 replies

FATLIPS

Lol Shredder, it feels good gore Mandela is taking a break, am so tired of that man

May 21, 2014 3:30 | 0 replies

madimetsha

we need 10 of them actually, this will help drive down the cost of tertiary, which are ridiculously high, including accomodation, they ran to R50k for each year,.........this is insane.

May 22, 2014 11:19 | 0 replies

theopportunist

Why everything they do or make it must be named after some1,I believe you can do better than that.we know what the old goverment did in the old days.but that doesn mean you should name every school,varsity,college etc after all those who fought against the apartheid goverment.you can do better than that

May 30, 2014 9:45 | 0 replies