Student Loans

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.

Editorial: Ditch the debt of smart students

The mismanagement of student loans has a direct impact on graduates' future and has often led to their misery.

Student is punished twice for being poor

A graduate says he can’t get a decent job because the university withheld his certificate over debt.

Graduates capped with a debt letter

Students claim they didn’t get certificates after the funding agency failed to pay their fees.

‘Mechanic’ fixes varsity breakdown

Acting vice-chancellor bends the rules to readmit 5 000 needy students who faced exclusion.

When learning’s door gets bolted for students

Government, state agencies and universities must urgently solve the dire shortage of funding for students.

State leaves students high and dry

A shortfall in financial aid means the doors of academia will be closed to scores of candidates.

Students hurt by pricey textbooks

Ways to create cheaper learning materials are being probed, but there are stumbling blocks.

Tech glitches exclude needy students

Serious problems in system leave hundreds of thousands of eligible applicants empty-handed.

Nzimande’s budget snubs poor university students

The budget allocated to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme shows government will be dealing with the funding problem for poor students soon.

‘Students can’t all expect to get loans’

Higher education funding crisis set to stoke fires at campuses again in 2015.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders