NSFAS increases living allowances for 2023 students

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will increase students’ living allowances by 10% for the 2023 academic year. The increase will be backdated to the beginning of the academic year, NSFAS spokesperson Maduvha Maseda said. “This follows the minister of higher education, science and innovation Blade Nzimande’s concurrence with[…]

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Stellenbosche university admits need for reform

LOCAL Stellenbosch University says it’s studying the findings and recommendations of the Independent Khampepe Commission of Investigation into allegations of racism at the institution. The university’s rector and vice-chancellor, Wim de Villiers, has received the commission’s report. Stellenbosch University asked for a probe following incidents of alleged racism at the institution[…]

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Hamas calls for boycott of Israeli universities over involvement in occupation

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, has called on academics and universities around the world to boycott Israeli universities over their involvement in the occupation of Palestine, illegal settlements and aggression against Palestinian land and people. “Hamas condemns the decision of the Zionist University Presidents’ Committee to recognise the so-called[…]

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Stellenbosch University deserves an institution that is free of discrimination: Chancellor

The newly conferred Stellenbosch University Chancellor, Justice Edwin Cameron, says the university community deserves an institution that is free of discrimination. He was speaking during his official inauguration as a Chancellor in Stellenbosch on Tuesday night after being elected in 2019. Cameron takes up the position amidst a racial uproar after charges[…]

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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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Universities inundated with prospective students

Some institutions of higher learning were inundated with prospective and returning students on the first day of registration on Monday. This is despite pleas by institutions for students to use online processes for inquiries and checking the status of their applications. Wits University says it will only accept over five-thousand[…]

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