The ANC is struggling financially: Mashatile

The African National Congress’s (ANC) Treasurer-General Paul Mashatile has admitted that the governing party is facing financial constraints which are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, ANC staff members will embark on a nationwide picket at lunchtime, over the party’s failure to pay salaries on time. The ANC has[…]

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NSFAS will not be affected by delays in academic year

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) said that all monies have been paid despite the coronavirus pandemic and has encouraged students who require funding to apply. NSFAS paid funds to public institutions of higher learning or TVET colleges directly, which then distribute the funds to students whose applications were[…]

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City to provide R6,1 million for Minstrels

The Cape minstrel fraternity has been given a financial boost by the City of Cape Town through R6,1 million in funding to the minstrel events and Malay choirs this year. On Monday, the City said it would support six associations to host events, including Tweede Nuwe Jaar, other minstrel tournaments,[…]

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IHATA facing difficulties as international donor cuts funding

The IHATA Shelter for Abused Women and Children is facing major financial difficulties as their operational funding from an international donor will be cut. The shelter serves the community with various programmes that uplift abused women and children. The global funding climate for Non-Governmental Organisations who work with softer skills[…]

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NSFAS to announce decision on 2017 applicants

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will on Thursday brief media on the outcomes of its applications for funding. Applications closed on November 30. The process which students who received funding would need to follow next year would also be outlined, the NSFAS said in a statement. Higher Education[…]

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NSFAS funding system flawed: Ex-Wits SRC head

“The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) cannot provide for all students who qualify academically for tertiary education and the reality is that being intelligent is just not good enough if you are poor.” This is the view of former Wits University SRC head, Shaeera Kalla, who responded to national[…]

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Is the NSFAS a blessing or a curse?

By Adiel Ismail – From the offset I need to point out that I am no expert on this matter. I am an ordinary parent who have children at university and who is also concerned about the recent spate of events at universities. I will now describe the problem to[…]

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