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Dr Blade Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande (Blade)

Date of Birth: 14/04/1958
Place of Birth: Edendale, near Pietermaritzburg


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Crunch time for the unions

' New leftIf NUMSA succeeds in holding a special congress, which would have to be agreed by a third of affiliates, it would push for the election of new leadership and the replacement of Dlamini, a close ally of President Jacob Zuma, as well as the SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande, an ANC member of parliament and Minister of Higher Education...


A loyalist cabinet

Only six ministers from his 2009 cabinet retain their posts: Angie Motshekga and Blade Nzimande at the two Education portfolios, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at International Relations, Rob Davies at Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel at Economic Development and Naledi Pandor at Science and Technology...


The President looks to his legacy

The ANC's Lindiwe Sisulu hugged the EFF's Julius Malema but former cabinet minister and SACP chief Blade Nzimande blanked him as he walked past...

Blade Nzimande and other Communists are likely also to make a strong showing...


The ANC’s top hundred

Also in the top ten are other trusted Zuma-allies, such as Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini and Minister for Public Service and Administration Lindiwe Sisulu...


Zuma talks up the state

The traditional 21-gun salute and other pomp and circumstance welcomed friends and foes along with Zuma’s closest allies, including Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, who slipped away from the cameras as did multi-millionaire businessman Vivian Reddy...


Kissing cousins no more

After Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, both African National Congress loyalists, disengaged from an ostentatious clinch on 4 February, they predicted they would be together for the long haul...


Political mould starts to break

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe and Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, respectively past and current SACP secretaries general, exemplify the influence of the SACP at the highest levels of government and of the ANC...


ANC wields the long knives

Yet strategists such as Blade Nzimande, the Higher Education Minister and General Secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP), apparently urged him to unseat his opponents early, before they had a chance to undermine him...


Blade's think-tank regiment

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande may be moving to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to replace Maite Nkoana-Mashabane...


Ramaphosa’s price

The pressure from Zuma’s supporters to the left, including SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande, may prove hard to resist...


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