Former NSFAS CEO Steven Zwane: 'I was not fired'

2018-10-06 15:00

Steven Zwane, former chief executive of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, says he was not fired.

NSFAS concludes ‘successful testing’ of online application system ahead of 2019 cycle

2018-09-02 21:30

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme tested its "improved" online application system on the eve of the opening of the 2019 applications cycle, which opens on Monday.

NSFAS payments backlog cleared after R1.2bn payout

2018-08-31 17:00

The scheme says the money paid out has cleared a backlog of payments to more than 25 000 students.

NSFAS applications for 2019 to open on Monday - Pandor

2018-08-30 12:05

Applications for 2019 NSFAS funding will open on September 3, Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has announced.

NSFAS' two centres of power

2018-08-19 10:09

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) CEO Steven Zwane’s job is on the line following the appointment of Randall Carollissen as the scheme’s administrator.

The NSFAS is 'not out of the woods' - higher education dept

2018-08-16 21:42

The chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training Connie September, has urged the floundering National Student Financial Aid Scheme to pay the right amount of money to the right students at the right time

NSFAS administrator to be appointed

2018-08-11 16:53

An administrator to oversee the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), is to be appointed imminently, the Department of Higher Education and Training says.

Police fire rubber bullets at University of Venda protesters

2018-08-03 16:16

Videos show police Nyalas and police on foot firing rubber bullets at fleeing students who are protesting over delayed NSFAS payments.

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.


NSFAS CEO resigns on first day of disciplinary hearing

2018-10-05 14:17

NSFAS CEO Steven Zwane has reached a “termination agreement”, the organisation has said.

Student aid scheme CEO offered R1.7m to quit

2018-09-02 10:11

Steven Zwane was allegedly made an offer of R1.7m, to be accepted within 48 hours, to exit his job as the CEO of the national student financial aid scheme Nsfas.

Exams postponed at King Sabata college over NSFAS funding

2018-08-31 16:16

Protests over NSFAS allowances at King Sabata college have led to management postponing exams.

Treasury slams excess cash on NSFAS books

2018-08-21 13:36

The appointment of an administrator at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme can help reduce its backlog of payments due to students, a Parliamentary committee has heard.

SARS group executive appointed as new NSFAS administrator

2018-08-17 11:50

Group executive at the South African Revenue Services, Dr Randall Carolissen, has been appointed as the new administrator of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

National protest looming over NSFAS non-payments, student leader warns

2018-08-16 15:16

There is a "looming national protest" by students due to NSFAS's non-payment of allowances, says South African Unions of Students president Misheck Mugabe.

NSFAS chair Sizwe Nxasana resigns after ‘extreme strain’ on the payments system

2018-08-09 18:30

Sizwe Nxasana, the well-regarded chairperson of the National Students’ Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), has resigned.

NSFAS applications for 2019 on hold

2018-07-31 21:54

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme will not be opening applications for 2019 this week as planned after a directive from Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor.

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.

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