Nzimande urges matrics, students to get their NSFAS applications in

2017-10-16 19:01

Matric pupils and students hoping for National Student Financial Aid Scheme funding next year must have their applications in by no later than November 30, says Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.

R14m windfall student can't carry blame alone - Parliament

2017-09-14 14:57

The university student who spent R818 000 of the R14m which was mistakenly paid into her account should not carry the blame alone, Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has said.

R14m student blunder: Parliament seeks answers

2017-09-13 05:42

NSFAS, Walter Sisulu University and Intellimali will appear before a parliamentary committee to explain how R14.1m was paid out to one of the university's students.

'Show your R14m smile' - students to WSU student

2017-09-04 23:01

The student who made headlines after R14m was deposited into her student account, and of which she is said to have spent about R800 000, has fled for her life after students at a media conference in East London threatened to assault her.

WSU gets student's R818k 'splurge' money back

2017-09-01 20:11

The National Students Financial Aid Scheme has written to the Walter Sisulu University for answers on how R14.1m of the money meant for poor students ended up in one student's account 'in error'.

WSU student should have queried extra zeroes - MPs

2017-08-31 14:32

The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student who got a R14.1m payment bonanza should have questioned where the money had come from, Parliament's higher education committee says.

Student faces legal action over R14m NSFAS payment 'error'

2017-08-30 14:14

The Walter Sisulu University student who received a R14.1m NSFAS payment bonanza faces legal action, the company which facilitates student payments has said.

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.


Stark contrast between previously advantaged and disadvantaged universities - NSFAS chair

2017-10-04 08:08

A donation of 25 000 books to the Walter Sisulu University will contribute to levelling the playing field for students at previously disadvantaged institutions, says NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana.

WSU, NSFAS, IntelliMali all distance themselves from R14m error

2017-09-13 20:20

All three stakeholders involved in an error that saw a Walter Sisulu University student receive a R14m payout were adamant the error was not made on their side, MPs heard.

Theft case opened over student's R14m bonanza

2017-09-05 14:42

The police have confirmed they are investigating a case of theft in connection with the alleged overpayment of NSFAS funds to a Walter Sisulu University student.

With R14m ‘she should have built me a house!’

2017-09-03 06:00

So says the grandmother of the student who splurged a chunk of the R14.1m in Nsfas money paid to her erroneously.

Nzimande demands answers on R14m payout debacle

2017-08-31 20:31

Serious action should be taken against all those responsible for the"wholly unacceptable" payment of R14.1m into the account of a Walter Sisulu University student, Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande says.

WSU student to start career with R818k 'loan' debt

2017-08-31 11:50

Walter Sisulu University student Sibongile Mani will start her career by paying back a student "loan" of R818 000.

WSU student accidentally receives R14m NSFAS deposit, spends thousands

2017-08-30 10:03

A Walter Sisulu University student who accidentally received a whopping R14m pay-out from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme has already spent about half a million of it, the university has confirmed.

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.

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