Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and pension benefits, but luxuries have no place in the current economic climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme says it is concerned and alarmed that students from Ehlanzeni TVET College in Mpumalanga have had to sleep in public libraries and police stations.
DO YOU know how to apply for study funds using the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) online portal?
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, Walter Sisulu University and IntelliMali have agreed to a full forensic investigation into how R14.1m was paid out to one of the university’s students.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) will go after beneficiaries who have failed to pay back their study loans by using the National Credit Act. In other words, young black graduates will be blacklisted.
Student leaders warned Parliament five years ago that inadequate student funding was a ticking time bomb. Parliamentary information shows that representatives of the student councils of four universities appeared before the parliamentary portfolio committee on higher education on November 8 2010.
Promises to engage and look into students’ concerns by the University of Pretoria vice-chancellor and principal professor Cheryl de la Rey failed to quell fires but instead agitated protesting students who disrupted her address and booed her off the stage earlier today.
The decision to fund the national student aid scheme with R9.5bn is not enough and the private sector must help, says the Young Communist League.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has received 400 000 new funding applications for its 2019 cycle, Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor says.
Pay back the money or face being blacklisted.
South Africa's higher education institutions received more than R22bn in grant money from government in 2015, Statistics South Africa says.
Civil servants working in KwaZulu-Natal owe the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) nearly R700 million, and have been ordered by the KZN premier to cough up.
The student protests were too fast for the government, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene admitted today.
Additional funds from the National Treasury cannot be solely relied upon to realise the goal of providing free higher education in South Africa.
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