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South Africa: R51bn in irregular expenditure could fund free education

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni The irregular expenditure incurred by government in the last financial year, could have funded the phasing in of free education over the next...

South Africa’s finance minister blames former president for VAT hike

Gaye Davis Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has singled out former President Jacob Zuma’s sudden introduction of fee-free higher education as one of the main reasons for the decision to increase Value...

Ghana raising $500m in loans to fund education pledge

Moses Mozart Dzawu Ghana is raising $500m in loans to help finance President Nana Akufo-Addo’s pledge to provide free secondary education at public schools. The Ghana...

Africa: SA’s free coding college is looking for students

Timothy Rangongo WeThinkCode, a tuition-free training institution with campuses in the Johannesburg and Cape Town, is recruiting new students for 2019. WeThinkCode's campus in the Joburg...

Malawi mulls free secondary school education

Wongani Chiuta & Owen Khamula Malawi government has ordered head teachers in public secondary schools to delay the collection of school fees as the schools...

NSFAS CEO Steven Zwane suspended

Staff Reporter The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) suspended its executive officer Steven Zwane with immediate effect on Monday evening. "The suspension follows allegations of...

Student who received R14m Nsfas payout case postponed

Jenni Evans Sibongile Mani, a student who was arrested after about R14m worth of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) money was accidentally paid into...

Cuba to support Liberia’s literacy programme

Front Page Africa Liberia's Vice President Chief /Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor has received in audience the Charge' D'Affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba...

Students left hungry, destitute due to non-payment of Nsfas allowances, MPs told

Jan Gerber Without their allowances, many students on tertiary campuses across the country are left destitute and hungry, Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and...

Dad takes on private school over son’s financial exclusion

Tania Broughton, Correspondent The father of a private primary school pupil, who was prevented from writing exams because of unpaid school fees, has challenged the...

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