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Former rail executive lands top higher education post

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Nkosinathi Sishi to take over as director-general of South Africa’s HE department

A former chief executive officer of the troubled Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is to be the next director-general of the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Nkosinathi Sishi’s appointment was announced by Blade Nzimande, the higher education minister, on 5 October. Sishi will begin work on 1 November.

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