NSFAS is responsible for student allowance delays - DUT

2018-03-28 15:33

Durban University of Technology says the disbursement of bursary allowances is the responsibility of NSFAS office.

Fee-free education off to a good start

2018-02-25 06:01

Deputy Higher Education and Training minister Buti Manamela reassured the public of the department’s ability to fund poor students.

Students angry over NSFAS funding take protest to Durban streets

2018-02-08 21:49

Hundreds of aggrieved University of South Africa students in KwaZulu-Natal have taken to the streets to protest against ongoing problems with funding and registration.

Universities must allow students with debt to register – Manamela

2018-01-23 19:32

Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Buti Manamela has urged all universities to register students with outstanding historical debt and those who have not yet received funding confirmation.

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.


We have been in a financial crisis since Fees Must Fall protests - Walter Sisulu University

2018-03-12 17:23

Walter Sisulu University students accumulated R800m in debt since the Fees Must Fall protests, which has led to further protests at its campuses, the institution's spokesperson Yonela Tukwayo says.

NSFAS workers on strike for higher wages

2018-02-21 06:06

A group of National Student Financial Aid Scheme workers, seeking higher salaries and other improvements, are threatening to spread their strike action if there demands are not met.

Implementation of fee free higher education going well in KZN – deputy minister

2018-01-30 21:49

The Department of Higher Education and Training is "quite happy" with the progress made in implementing the government's policy on fee free higher education in KwaZulu-Natal, says Deputy Minister Buti Manamela.

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.

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