Minister Pandor Presents Keynote at Siyaphumelela Conference

Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor gave the opening keynote at the 2018 Siyaphumelela conference highlighting that student funding is a major barrier to student success.

South Africa's Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor on Tuesday, highlighted student funding as a major barrier to student success and announced a full-cost bursary scheme.

Pandor was speaking at the 2018 Siyaphumelela Conference, taking place from June 12 to 14, at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg.

“Students who are inadequately funded experience great challenges in regard to food security, suitable accommodation, and ability to obtain textbooks and other resources," she said.  As the conference draws to a close we make our official press release available.