National Student Financial Aid Scheme

 
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...
Student leaders 'in Blade’s pocket'
Student leaders 'in Blade’s pocket'
The minister of higher education has bought off the leaders of the South African Students’ Congress (Sasco), detractors alleged this week.
‘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...
Protesting TUT students clash with security guards
Protesting TUT students clash with security guards
Five students at the Soshanguve North campus of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) were treated for teargas inhalation on Thursday, as...
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...
Government sets aside R169m for academic staff shortages
Government sets aside R169m for academic staff shortages
The higher education department is to set aside R169-million to address staffing shortages at South Africa's universities, Higher Education Minister...
VUT plunged into crisis as students go hungry
VUT plunged into crisis as students go hungry
It became apparent on Thursday that the strike-torn Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has been plunged into crisis by the National Student...
Fort Hare students take compulsory course in survival
Fort Hare students take compulsory course in survival
‘Welcome to the University of Frustration and Hunger,” a politically active student said this week, ushering the Mail & Guardian into...

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