NSFAS

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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Nsfas cancels funding of 5000 students

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) says it has cancelled the funding for 5 000 for the 2020 academic year. Nsfas administrator Randall Carolissen says financial information obtained from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) revealed that the total household family income for these students is above the R350[…]

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Nzimande appoints task team to probe NSFAS, calls for inquiry into salaries of vice-chancellors

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande has appointed a Ministerial Committee of Inquiry to independently probe the business processes, systems and capacity of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Nzimande made the announcement on Wednesday during a media briefing to update the nation on measures taken[…]

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Protests over unpaid NSFAS allowances stop education across SA

A month after universities and TVET colleges started the 2020 academic year, protests at various institutions across the country have led to the suspension of numerous classes, while some institutions have resumed teaching. GroundUp reports that Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has urged students not to disrupt the academic programme,[…]

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NSFAS set to write off debt of more students, says administrator

Amid protests at universities across the country over historic debt, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it has paid out money to institutions and will again open applications soon. During a visit by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to NSFAS’ offices in Cape Town, the scheme’s administrator, Randall[…]

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NSFAS staffers arrested for allegedly stealing student funds

Three National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) employees were arrested in Cape Town on Tuesday for allegedly diverting students’ money into their personal accounts, NSFAS said on Wednesday. “The employees were all arrested on allegations of fraud relating to diverting student allowances to their personal accounts,” said a statement issued[…]

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Unisa SRC threatens ‘national shutdown’

The Student Representative Council (SRC) of the University of South Africa (Unisa) has called for a “national shutdown” should certain demands not be met by the institution on January 7 2019. “Today there will be no operations or registration taking place until further notice,” Eastern Cape SRC deputy chairperson Lungile[…]

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NSFAS to communicate with students online

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has stopped communicating with students via SMSes with immediate effect due to fraudulent activities. The scheme says instead students should use my NSFAS Online Self-Service Portal to view the application status or any other information related to funding. NSFAS says in a statement that over[…]

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ANC to blame for collapse of NSFAS: DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has lashed out at the ANC, saying it is ultimately to blame for the collapse of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). On Thursday, NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana confirmed that he has resigned from the organisation. In a statement, Nxasana says he informed Higher Education[…]

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