Student Financial Aid

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.

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

​Student aid funding scheme may have a new future

A new university fees scheme proposes a government and private sector partnership.

Student help on the way with new scheme to let citizens assist with study costs

Ministerial project to let individuals and funds help raise money for student bursaries and loans to start in 2017.

Prioritise merit, need and payback

Government’s approach has to change and universities and students must work together.

#WitsFeesMustFall: Taking the protest to Twitter

Wits students use social media to keep their protest alive, as they fight against increases of tuition fees at the university.

Parliament wants private sector to bail out student fund

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme can't carry the burden alone, so the portfolio committee on higher education wants business to pitch in.

Poor students face massive financial stress

Having registration fees paid is not enough if you cannot afford to even eat properly.

Deep Read: ‘Born free’ voters may not choose ANC

The growing divide between the ANC and the "born frees" may present a concern for the ruling party when the 2019 presidential election comes around.

Cloud over new student loan plans

Auditor general slams student financial aid scheme that will manage new R1,5-billion allocation.

Tertiary fee pledges a step towards free education

Neither the ANC nor the government has any time frame in mind for the implementation of the goal of free education.

A ‘very sad day’ for UWC and higher education

About 20 students at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) have been arrested following fee-related protests on Monday that turned violent.


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

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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