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NSFAS says that that three of its employees have been arrested in Cape Town for allegedly diverting students' money into their own accounts.
Students were at pains to point out that protests across several campuses in the country were the scene of protest action at the start of the year, but they say said demands have not been addressed.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has approved funding to more than 300 000 students for the year 2019, while turning down 65 000.
Time is running out for Ebenezer Odei to get the funding he needs to be able to attend university in 2019. Odei was born in South Africa in 2000, but does not have permanent residence status.
NSFAS CEO Steven Zwane has reached a “termination agreement”, the organisation has said.
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.
Protests over NSFAS allowances at King Sabata college have led to management postponing exams.
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.
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.
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.
Students at Eastcape Midlands College TVET are accusing the college of failing to use NSFAS and government funding appropriately by withholding students' allowances and failing to supply new textbooks.
The financial head of the University of the Free State has allegedly been assaulted by angry students on the university's Bloemfontein campus.
Higher Education Deputy Minister Buti Manamela is encouraging students to use the Central Application Clearing House instead of applying in person at universities.
Steven Zwane, former chief executive of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, says he was not fired.
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.
The scheme says the money paid out has cleared a backlog of payments to more than 25 000 students.
Applications for 2019 NSFAS funding will open on September 3, Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has announced.
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 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
An administrator to oversee the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), is to be appointed imminently, the Department of Higher Education and Training says.
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