Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has denied reports that he is lobbying for increases to university fees and student residences.
The Department of Higher Education said university councils, not the minister, were authorised to determine fees in accordance with the Higher Education Act.
The department said Nzimande’s input only involves a guiding framework for determining fee structures.
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