Minister of Higher Education and Training (South Africa)

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South Africa
Minister of Higher
Education and Training
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Blade Nzimande

since 11 May 2009
Department of Higher Education and Training
Style The Honourable
Appointer Jacob Zuma
Inaugural holder Blade Nzimande
Formation 11 May 2009
Deputy Mduduzi Manana
Salary R2,211,937[1]
Website Department of Higher Education and Training

The Minister of Higher Education and Training is a Minister in the Cabinet of South Africa, with the responsibility of overseeing the higher education and training components of the Department of Education. Before 10 May 2009 the portfolio formed part of the Ministry of Education, with responsibility for both basic education and higher education, the former now being the responsibility of the Minister of Basic Education.

Ministers with responsibility for Higher Education[edit]

Minister Ministry Incumbency Under
Sibusiso Bengu Education 1994-1999 Nelson Mandela
Kader Asmal Education 17 June 1999 - 2004 Thabo Mbeki
Naledi Pandor Education 2004-2008
Education 2008-2009 Kgalema Motlanthe
Blade Nzimande[2] Higher Education and Training 2009 Jacob Zuma


  1. ^ "Determination salaries and allowances of the Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers", Proclamation No. 3 of 2015.
  2. ^ "Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the appointment of the new Cabinet". South African Government Information. 2009-05-10. Archived from the original on 13 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 

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