The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr B E Nzimande, and the Director-General Prof Mary Metcalfe have agreed that the DG of DHET will leave the Department before the end of April 2011. The DG was asked to establish the DHET and a solid foundation in this regard has been laid. The Minister wishes to thank the DG for the sterling work done. The Minister is confident that the work of the Department will proceed with vigour and urgency as the Department takes forward the urgent tasks of addressing the major challenges the country faces in establishing an effective and responsive post-school education and training system of quality. The Minister and the DG wish to dismiss the media speculation of the 17th of October 2010 of allegations of impropriety on either party.