The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will be visiting Vryheid in the Zululand District, as part of his Ministerial oversight, following Cabinet's deployment of Ministers and Deputy Ministers as District Champions of various municipalities.

Minister Nzimande will  be joined by the KZN Human Settlement and Public Works MEC, Mr Jomo Sibiya, the Zululand District Mayor, Cllr Thulasizwe Buthelezi and the Abaqulusi Local Municipality Acting Mayor, Cllr Mncedisi Maphisa.

The Minister will kick-start his visit at the Vryheid District Hospital vaccination centre, where he will get a briefing by Vryheid District Hospital CEO on the plans for rollout of the covid-19 vaccines.

Minister Nzimande will have a walk-about at the Mthashana TVET College Engineering Campus and hold a Dialogue on Gender Based Violence and Femicide at the college.

Members of the media are invited to join Minister Nzimande and his entourage as follows:

EVENT: Vryheid District Hospital vaccination centre
DATE: Thursday, 22 April 2021
TIME: 09h15
VENUE: District Hospital vaccination centre, Vryheid

EVENT: Walk about at the Mthashana TVET College – Engineering Campus
DATE: Thursday, 22 April 2021
TIME:  12h15
VENUE: Mthashana TVET College, Vryheid

EVENT: Dialogue on Gender Based Violence and Femicide
DATE: Thursday, 22 April 2021
TIME:  12h25
VENUE: Mthashana TVET College, Vryheid

Members of the media are advised to confirm their attendance by contacting Ishmael Mnisi at 0660378859, Lehlohonolo Mphuti at 0619859474.

Members of the media may also indicate if they want to be assisted with travel.


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Issued by:
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
DST Building (53), CSIR Campus
Meiring Naude Road
Brummeria
Pretoria
Enquiries: Ishmael Mnisi 0660378859