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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Portfolio committee to summon CPUT council to Parliament

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s council is expected to be summoned to Parliament after it failed to attend a scheduled meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, it said on Thursday. The committee on Wednesday conducted an oversight visit at CPUT’s Bellville campus for an update[…]

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VOC Bursary Fund now open

VOC, under the Muslim Broadcasting Corporation, has cemented its commitment to investing in education by awarding multiple bursaries to high-calibre university students on an annual basis. Through proceeds of the annual VOC Festival, the station will again allocate R100 000 in bursaries to disburses to dozens of deserving students in Cape[…]

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How Treasury blocked Zuma’s free education plan

President Jacob Zuma wanted to announce free education as early as February this year, but was stopped on his tracks by National Treasury, when Pravin Gordhan was still finance minister. The Sunday Times can today reveal that Treasury officials intervened by removing the free education announcement in Zuma’s state of[…]

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Free-varsity plan gets a ‘Z’ from experts

If President Jacob Zuma moved ahead with an alleged plan to announce free education across the board through a controversial funding scheme it would spell disaster for the country, a leading educationalist said. TimesLIVE on Tuesday exclusively revealed that the plan, apparently devised by Zuma’s future son-in-law, Morris Masutha, and[…]

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