Prof Maluleke and Minister Nzimande to host stakeholder meeting with Giyani communities on establishment of University campus

13 September 2022

Prof Tinyiko Maluleke, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), together with Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, will host a stakeholder meeting in Giyani on Friday, 16 September, after the announcement of plans to establish a university campus.

Prof Tinyiko Maluleke, Vice-Chancellor and Principal.

For at least two decades, the Giyani and surrounding communities have made various representations to the Department of Higher Education requesting that a university campus be established in or near Giyani. 

More recently, the Limpopo-based Khatsani Educational Initiative, the Rixaka Heritage Forum and Royal Leaders Unity (RLU) jointly approached TUT about establishing a distant campus on the premises of the former Giyani College of Education. Following the feasibility studies conducted, the facilities of the former Giyani College of Education have been confirmed as a site to establish a TUT Campus. The facilities have not been used for educational purposes since the college’s closure in 2003. 

The Giyani Campus presents a unique opportunity for students from high schools in the Mopani District and beyond, as the envisaged campus will focus particularly on digital agriculture offering and science education. 

After the stakeholder meeting, Prof Maluleke and the Minister will conduct a site visit at the former Giyani College of Education. 

Event details are as follows:

Venue: Mopani District Municipality Offices

Time: 10:00

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