At least six universities' classes have been disrupted and some suspended.
No reason was given for the dismissal of Couto, who had held the energy portfolio since January 2015.
The discredited list contained about 30 names.
A collaborative and cooperative relationship between the different spheres of government is a constitutional imperative.
Uber Technologies starts its UberEats food-delivery service in South Africa before expanding in the rest of the country and the continent.
Thirty one properties will be disposed of at the first online auction to take place towards the end of October 2016.
Four people died and two were missing after a helicopter crashed en route to a Chevron oil platform off the Angolan coast.
After 50 years of independence, Botswana's diamond riches are running low, and the outlook for the country is less than rosy.
A decision has been taken "to support the candidacy of Cyril Ramaphosa for president".
"It is not only NUM that is gunning for Cyril for president," General Secretary David Sipunzi added, without giving details.
The University is extremely concerned about the unfolding and growing crisis in the higher education sector.
From the Bank of Japan, to the Federal Reserve, to South African Reserve Bank, last week was big for monetary policy.
Fears the nuclear project could be the most expensive procurement in South Africa's history have been raised by environmentalists.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) has an enormous potential for labour absorption.
Rand at 13.6000 to the dollar by 0650 GMT, 0.2 percent from Thursday's close at 13.6225.
South African Reserve Bank Press Statement.
The ruling could fundamentally change the country’s political landscape, but King Mswati III could set it aside by royal proclamation.
"It is a big concern. It is a problem for all of us in the region - and it is a burden. There's no doubt about that."
The state has been struggling to contain months of demonstrations against financial chaos and corruption - many of the rallies organised by the online #ThisFlag campaign.
Consumer inflation slowed to 5.9 percent year-on-year in August from 6 percent in July, data from Statistics South Africa showed.