News Update 03

A number of key milestones have been achieved over the last few months toward establishing the new universities in Mpumalanga and Northern Cape provinces. The milestones include the development of a full preliminary Programme Qualification Mix (PQM), design of spatial frameworks for the universities, completion of the phase 1 verifications studies to confirm assumptions made in the feasibility studies for the universities, and confirmation by National Treasury of an allocation of R2 billion over the 2013/14 - 2015/16 Medium Term Strategic Framework.