NSFAS

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

US students find new way to pay for education – their future earnings

With student debt currently weighing down the US economy students have had to find new ways to finance their studies

Carolissen turns NSFAS around in six months

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

Old debts cost universities dearly

​While university students have been calling for historical fees debt to be scrapped, Parliament has heard that the amount owed is R9-billion

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

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Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it