Students complain about 'deplorable' living conditions at Nelson Mandela University

2018-07-06 11:13

Student leaders at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth have spoken out against what they call 'deplorable' living conditions.

Students left hungry, destitute due to non-payment of NSFAS allowances, MPs told

2018-05-30 21:16

Without their allowances, many students on tertiary campuses across the country are left destitute and hungry, Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has been told.

Nelson Mandela University disrupted as NSFAS fails to pay fees

2018-05-08 13:15

Nelson Mandela University students disrupted classes for several days last week, protesting against conditions at off-campus residences and demanding the speedy payment of fees by NSFAS.

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.


Student who received R14m NSFAS payout in error appears in court, case postponed

2018-07-02 17:51

The case against Sibongile Mani, the student arrested after around R14m National Student Financial Aid Scheme money ended up in her bank account, has been postponed for about three weeks.

Free higher education an opportunity for change and empowerment – Pandor

2018-05-17 23:04

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has announced funding increases of 30% for universities, 100% for NSFAS and 45% for TVET colleges.

Here's how many billions government has unlocked for free higher education

2018-04-24 15:17

Government has set aside additional funding of R7.166bn in 2018 - R4.581bn for qualifying university students and R2.585bn for technical vocational education and training college students.

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.

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