National Student Financial Aid Scheme

 
Finally: How government plans to fund free education
Finally: How government plans to fund free education
A month after university registrations opened, Treasury has finally answered the big question regarding how government will fund free higher...
Thousands seek last-minute places at universities and colleges
Thousands seek last-minute places at universities and colleges
The education department's Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) online system was running full steam on Monday with thousands of prospective...
Universities' body discourages walk-ins
Universities' body discourages walk-ins
With a few weeks to go before the start of the academic calendar at universities tempers are already flaring in the sector.
Student loan plan shot down
Student loan plan shot down
Critics of the Heher commission’s report on tertiary education funding reform say the proposals rely unrealistically on the goodwill of private...
Tech colleges need better support
Tech colleges need better support
The much-anticipated Heher Commission report on free higher education says the state cannot afford free education for university students but...
How you will pay for Zuma's free education plan
How you will pay for Zuma's free education plan
The government is considering drastic budget cuts to fund free higher education, including cutting social grants, freezing the roll-out of RDP...
Dismissed student teachers are suspicious of ‘untrustworthy’ education NPO
Dismissed student teachers are suspicious of ‘untrustworthy’ education NPO
A group of teaching students in Cape Town are accusing education non-profit organisation (NPO) Numeric...
NSFAS at high risk of fraud, theft
NSFAS at high risk of fraud, theft
A new electronic system the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is using to allocate millions of rands to poor students is apparently so...
Ministers' pockets can fund a degree
Ministers' pockets can fund a degree
In his usual chic garb, the deputy minister of higher education and training, Mduduzi Manana, is unlikely to be a hot favourite among his Cabinet...
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...
Industry has a major role to play in skills development
Industry has a major role to play in skills development
It has become almost trite in South Africa that, each year, as the academic calendar commences, student strikes become the dominant feature because...
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...

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