National Student Financial Aid Scheme

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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