College closures and the pitfalls of privatisation
/ 6 April 2024

College closures and the pitfalls of privatisation

As austerity batters public universities, fly by night institutions leave students in the lurch

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Auditor general  breaks down damning NSFAS report for portfolio committee
/ 14 February 2024

Auditor general  breaks down damning NSFAS report for portfolio committee

The student aid scheme has in the past received qualified audit opinions, but most recently received an adverse opinion because of shambolic internal controls

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SIU recovers R737 million as part of NSFAS investigation
/ 7 February 2024

SIU recovers R737 million as part of NSFAS investigation

The financial aid scheme did not take steps to ensure a settlement between the funds paid to higher education institutions and the allocation of those funds to students

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Dreams deferred amid NSFAS disrepair
/ 20 January 2024

Dreams deferred amid NSFAS disrepair

Access to the missing middle should be celebrated, but it is only one step in what looks to be a long journey for the higher education system

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Sue us, Outa tells Nzimande after accusing him of graft
/ 12 January 2024

Sue us, Outa tells Nzimande after accusing him of graft

The student funding scheme has accused the civil rights organisation of veering into politics and, like the minister, has threatened legal action

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UCT crisis: Black academics and staff want Minister Blade Nzimande to intervene
/ 31 October 2022

UCT crisis: Black academics and staff want Minister Blade Nzimande to intervene

The university is being torn by a crisis of governance which has seen growing antipathy to vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng’s leadership

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University funding crisis: Economy crumbling under weighty student debt
/ 2 September 2022

University funding crisis: Economy crumbling under weighty student debt

Student debt is growing quickly and, if something doesn’t change, it could jeopardise the country’s already struggling economy

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Blade Nzimande and the dilemma of the SACP
/ 17 July 2022

Blade Nzimande and the dilemma of the SACP

Assuming the leadership of the SACP in 1998, Nzimande had to resolve what would become of the party when the Native Republic was attained.

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Bargaining council looks into complaint against Blade Nzimande
/ 29 July 2021

Bargaining council looks into complaint against Blade Nzimande

Two months before the long-serving higher education director general was suspended, he reported Nzimande to the bargaining council

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Where are all the (ex)president’s men and women?
/ 16 July 2021

Where are all the (ex)president’s men and women?

Supporters have stood by Jacob Zuma through scandal after scandal. Some have stayed loyal to him and others have turned their backs

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