THE National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has appointed Andile Nongogo as its new chief executive officer for the next five years.
Nongogo is the former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA).
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande made the announcement on Thursday, also announcing the appointment of 13 new board members.
“Ernest Khosa has been appointed as the board chair. The new board members include Yonke Twan, Bamanye Matiwane, Jullie Beya, Cyril Madiba, Reshma Mathura, Max Fuzani, Richard Msweli, Pumela Msweli, Sanele Zondi, Lindiwe Matlali and Pretty Makukule,” said Nzimande.
Nongogo takes over from Dr Randall Carolissen he was accused of maladministration.
“The state in which NSAFS was 29 months ago is so vastly different to where NSFAS is now. I want to say that without any contradiction. People with different views can hold them. As minister responsible for NSFAS, it’s a sea change,” added Nzimande.
Nongogo will serve as CEO of NSFAS for a period of five years.
“I will be requesting the Board to co-opt two more members because as it stands the Board is not fully balanced. There is a need to bring individuals with actuarial and social dialogue skills and experience. They will be announced later whilst I completed engagements with the Board,” said Nzimande.
Nzimande thanked Dr Carolissen, whose term comes to an end in December, saying he did a great job in turning the organisation around over the past two and a half years.
“Let me take this opportunity to congratulate all those who have been appointed in various positions in our sector. I wish you all the best in your responsibilities,” added Nzimande.
(SOURCE: INSIDE EDUCATION)