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[…]
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[…]
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had instructed his administration to suspend funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, in a move that drew immediate condemnation. Trump, at a White House news conference, claimed the WHO had “failed in its[…]
Newly-elected Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs chairperson Bongani Bongo in a statement on Tuesday called on the department to find innovative ways to mitigate funding pressures it and its entities faced. The committee highlighted that funding challenges were a reality for all departments, but it said this challenge presented an[…]
Zimbabwe stuck on Monday to its plan to clear its debt arrears by September with the aim to tap international capital markets by the end of the year, though that timeline would be “very fast-tracked.” Zimbabwean officials met with investors in New York in search for cash that would clear[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
“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[…]
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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