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NSFAS’s woes do not help its mandate

Nehawu wants the scheme’s administrator, Randall Carolissen, to be removed

The student funding scheme changes lives – it’s too important to fail

We need a NSFAS that is run effectively and efficiently to serve poor and working class young people who want to change their lives through education.

Code 300: a game changer for the missing middle

Launched in 2017 to solve the funding challenge faced by the ‘missing middle’ students, ISFAP provides students the funding for their studies.

What drives Judy Dlamini’s success

She credits her parents and their work ethic for the person she has become and she encourages others to follow suit

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

NSFAS follows Zuma’s new plan – but with caution

How will the body deal with the president's surprise announcement?

WSU student accidentally receives R14m NSFAS deposit

The student had reported it to the university, but had allegedly spent R500 000 of it in the past five months.

Ivy League schools fail black parents’ grade

Two mothers say their choice schools encourage pupils to embrace their indivuality and culture

Can Sizwe Nxasana change the fortunes of NSFAS?

Blade Nzimande has appointed the outgoing FirstRand chief executive to chair the board of the struggling student bursary scheme for four years.

Slow response to gender-based violence

The debate about gender-based violence is easily obscured by statistics, as horrifying as they may be.

FirstRand considers expansion into Kenya

The financial services provider hopes to restart its expansion plans into the African continent and says this time Kenya could be the place to begin.

FNB cowardly to capitulate to ANC

As the storm over the disastrous FNB ad campaign blows over, it's important to examine its implications for SA as a budding democratic society.

Motshekga ‘disappointed’ over FNB ad SMS leak

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is disappointed that an SMS between her and Firstrand chief executive Sizwe Nxasana has been leaked.

Will the banks get a new boss?

Finance Minister Gordhan is weighing the possibility of a new independent regulator for South Africa's banks.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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