Newsmaker: State fund’s CEO is all for education

2017-08-06 06:01

While he was growing up in the township of Jouberton in Klerksdorp, North West, Lerato Nage stared poverty in the face and survived.

‘Leaders have lost interest in what’s good for SA’

2017-05-14 07:03

A former FirstRand CEO has halted some of his business ventures following the Cabinet reshuffle and the two credit rating downgrades.

Boipelo Mabe: How to win over a nation

2017-04-02 08:22

One of the favourites to win the Miss SA title last weekend was Boipelo Mabe (23), a master’s student at the University of the Witwatersrand.

NSFAS needs to be more efficient - Pandor

2017-03-22 19:43

The NSFAS needs to become more efficient and have better administration, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has said.

NSFAS to fund over 400 000 students for 2017

2017-02-19 20:09

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has approved over 400 000 applications for funding for the 2017 academic year.

Unsuccessful applicants still have a chance - NSFAS

2017-02-09 16:17

Close to 10 000 applications for funding have been rejected by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme for 2017, but all is not lost.

DUT students stage protest on first day back

2017-02-06 16:35

A small group of Durban University of Technology students have embarked on a march to the vice chancellor's office, on their first day back from the holiday break.

NSFAS pays R1.3bn to universities for registration fees

2017-01-24 11:05

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has given R1.3bn to 26 universities to cover the registration fees of students who need financial assistance.

Negotiations continuing between Wits SRC, government and management

2017-01-22 22:23

The Wits University student representative council (SRC) says that despite a number of challenges, it is negotiating with government and management to have financially disadvantaged students register at the institution.

Government seeks to scrap NSFAS means test for social grant beneficiaries

2017-01-10 18:07

The department of social development is seeking to scrap the means test for social grant beneficiaries who qualify for National Student Financial Aid Scheme.


Nzimande wants probe into shortage of black professors

2017-05-16 19:14

Black professors are so scarce in South Africa that Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will set up a ministerial task team to find out what is holding black academics back.

NSFAS is funding more students in 2017

2017-05-03 20:20

About 60 000 students will receive funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme this year compared to 2016, Parliament has heard.

How can we solve fees crisis?

2017-03-26 06:01

The chair of the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training, Judge Jonathan Heher, faces a mammoth task as he needs to consolidate information into a report for President Jacob Zuma within the next two months.

Sars must deduct from defaulting NSFAS beneficiaries – ANC

2017-03-12 22:44

The ANC has proposed that the South African Revenue Service (Sars) be roped in to assist the national student financial aid scheme recover money from its former beneficiaries.

Financial aid deadline looming for technical, vocational students

2017-02-15 22:23

The closing date for National Student Financial Aid Scheme applications for TVET colleges is Friday.

Student protests close DUT, Walter Sisulu campus

2017-02-08 22:37

Both the Durban University of Technology and Walter Sisulu University have been closed following student protests on the campuses.

#Fees crisis tackled

2017-02-05 06:05

The newly formed National Education Crisis Forum is planning to host a national convention to discuss SA's higher education funding conundrum.

Wits helps financially struggling students with registration

2017-01-23 10:59

The University of the Witwatersrand has made several concessions to help the majority of top students cover their registration fees.

Protests loom over bursary funds

2017-01-15 06:01

The SA Union of Students says action will be taken countrywide if any academically deserving applicant is excluded.

Nsfas to reopen 2017 loan applications

2016-12-15 12:03

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) has announced that it will reopen application processes to allow more students to apply for higher education funding in 2017.

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