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Johannesburg - Government has come up with a number of short-term solutions to meet some of the demands that university students made during the #FeesMustFall campaign.

Government announced it would make R4.5bn available to the National Scheme Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to provide short-term debt relief to students.

This would help students who had enrolled for studies in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The money would also be used to plug the NSFAS's funding shortfall for the 2016/17 academic years.

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