National Students Financial Aid Scheme

Thousands of students still fail to take up Nsfas funding

The financial scheme assisting those in higher learning institutions says it is ready for the year ahead, but many don’t know that they qualify

Nsfas employees defraud students of their funds

One staff member was arrested last month for fraud amounting to just over R30 0000

Carolissen turns NSFAS around in six months

Sars executive brought in experts to sort out the shambles he found institute in

Student fatally shot in DUT protests

The student was injured during protests at DUT Steve Biko campus and later died in hospital

NSFAS receives 400 000 new funding applications

The budget is expected to increase next year to R32-billion to fund about 400 920 TVET students and 377 050 university students

The youth want rapid change, and voting is one way to achieve it

The 2019 election marks the first time that young people will constitute the highest number of voters in South Africa, giving them plenty of power

Former NSFAS CEO Steven Zwane: ‘I was not fired’

On Friday, Zwane, the CEO of NSFAS, resigned on the first day of his disciplinary hearing

NSFAS applications for 2019 to open on Monday — Pandor

Students have been urged to sign outstanding NSFAS bursary agreements to ensure that their 2019 application proceeds smoothly

NSFAS CEO suspended with immediate effect

Steven Zwane’s suspension is amid allegations of maladministration at the student aid scheme

NSFAS board dissolved as Carolissen steps in

Dr Randall Carolissen’s duties include overseeing the opening of the 2019 application process and 'all necessary' forensic investigations

Sars group executive appointed to NSFAS

Dr Randall Carolissen will serve as an administrator of NSFAS for a period of one year

NSFAS chair Sizwe Nxasana resigns after ‘extreme strain’ on the payments system

The National Students’ Financial Aid Scheme came under fire after Naledi Pandor instructed the institution to halt funding for 2019 students

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Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

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Tshwane water woes in court again

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Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs