National Student Financial Aid Scheme

NSFAS pursues legal action for smooth allowance disbursements

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen The Administrator of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), Sithembiso Nomvalo announced yesterday that the agency is pursuing legal action to terminate contracts with direct payment providers to ensure smoother disbursement of student allowances. Rudie Heyneke, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse’s Investigation Manager, shared his insights on[…]

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NSFAS CEO fired over student payment irregularities

By Kouthar Sambo The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) board has dismissed the scheme’s CEO, Andile Nongogo, amidst a scandal involving R47-billion-rand in payments. This comes after an investigation uncovered several irregularities, including Nongogo’s selection of four companies to make direct payments to approximately 1.1 million students, bypassing the[…]

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Fee-free education off to a good start

Deputy Higher Education and Training minister Buti Manamela reassured the public of the department’s ability to fund poor students. “We obviously do not meet the demand, but the R57 billion we have is enough for our medium-term plans,” said Manamela on Thursday. The department plans to pay for the studies[…]

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Desperate UWC students sleep in corridors

Four months into the academic year and still without accommodation, desperate students at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) have occupied an office block, demanding that their plight be addressed. About 45 male and female students from various provinces are sharing the open space in the hope that university[…]

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