Minister backs down over governance of distance university

South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande on Friday 17 November announced he was withdrawing the notice to place the troubled distance education provider University of South Africa (UNISA) under administration, reports TimesLive.

A Government Gazette published on Thursday 16 November read: “I, Dr BE Nzimande, MP, the minister of higher education, science and innovation, hereby withdraw Government Notice No 4015 published in Government Gazette No 49582 Vol 700 on October 27, 2023, that announced the decision to appoint an administrator for the University of South Africa.”

Nzimande’s move to abort this action comes after the institution filed an urgent application to oppose this in the high court in Pretoria. The court ordered Nzimande to retract the Government Gazette notice issued wherein he announced the appointment of an administrator for UNISA.
Full report on the TimesLive site