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Zuma's fee-free higher education chaos

2018-01-07 06:03

University registration is about to start – amid calls for students to just show up while confusion continues swirling around President Jacob Zuma’s surprise commitment to free higher education.

MPs call for government probe into R14m paid to university student

2017-11-29 22:30

The Department of Higher Education must urgently conduct a forensic investigation into how R14m was erroneously paid to a Walter Sisulu University student say MPs.

Fees Commission's contingency loan model gets more criticism

2017-11-17 20:07

The Heher Commission’s recommendation that a contingency loan model be considered to fund higher education, has been criticised from across the ideological spectrum.

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.

 

Mixed reactions from opposition parties Zuma's fees announcement

2017-12-16 18:18

The announcement by President Jacob Zuma that free tertiary education would be extended to poor and working-class students next year has received mixed reactions from political parties.

The problem with the fees report

2017-11-19 06:07

A massive new student debt market seems inevitable, but how much will be state-backed and will everyone be on board?

Universities SA concerned about proposed fees funding model

2017-11-13 15:57

Universities South Africa (USAf) has expressed concern over an income-contingent loan (ICL) funding model proposed in the recently-released Fees Commission report.

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.

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