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Student help on the way with new scheme to let citizens assist with study costs
Student help on the way with new scheme to let citizens assist with study costs
A unique proposal is on the cards to encourage ordinary South Africans to pay for the studies of battling students at higher education institutions by buying coupons from commercial banks....
Prioritise merit, need and payback
Prioritise merit, need and payback
The current turmoil in higher education institutions is a consequence of an unfinished or abandoned agenda by both the government and institutions...
Editorial: Ditch the debt of smart students
Editorial: Ditch the debt of smart students
South Africa's student indebtedness is minuscule compared with the $1.2-trillion owed by their American counterparts, but it's still a crippling...
Student is punished twice for being poor
Student is punished twice for being poor
When Sello Molewa attended his graduation at the University of Limpopo in 2008 he was bestowed with an empty envelope, a certificate for his...
Graduates capped with a debt letter
Graduates capped with a debt letter
Graduation day is supposed to be a happy and grand affair. You walk, head held high, on to the stage in your Sunday best, shake the hand of the...
‘Mechanic’ fixes varsity breakdown
‘Mechanic’ fixes varsity breakdown
‘The mechanic”: this is how acting vice-chancellor Lourens van Staden describes himself after throwing a lifeline to 5 000 students at the...
When learning’s door gets bolted for students
When learning’s door gets bolted for students
Katlego Mmoloke, a second-year bachelor of arts student at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), catches the Metrorail train each day from Randfontein...
State leaves students high and dry
State leaves students high and dry
Thousands of poor black university students are set to become dropouts this month because the state loan scheme has once again failed to foot the...
Students hurt by pricey textbooks
Students hurt by pricey textbooks
University of the Witwatersrand second-year actuarial science student Awakhiwe Kona was awarded a R4?000 bursary by the Gauteng province to buy...
Tech glitches exclude needy students
Tech glitches exclude needy students
The new centralised application system of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) that is being piloted at some universities is such a...
Nzimande's budget snubs poor university students
Nzimande's budget snubs poor university students
It has become clearer that government will not address the funding deficit for poor university students any time soon.
'Students can't all expect to get loans'
'Students can't all expect to get loans'
Rather than fixing an enduring university funding shortfall, the government instead now wants to “manage expectations” among needy students...

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