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Troubled multi-billion NSFAS to be run by administrator

Staff Reporter The board of the troubled National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will soon be dissolved‚ the department of higher education & training confirmed...

NSFAS applications for 2019 on hold due to backlog

Yoliswa Sobuwa About 20 000 Students have yet to return their agreements with the National Student Financial Aid scheme (NSFAS). As a result of this backlog,...

Pandor: Private sector can pay for post-graduates

Tamar Kahn Higher Education and Training minister Naledi Pandor on Thursday conceded the government’s new free higher education policy had not made provision for post-graduate...

Free higher education an opportunity for change and empowerment – Pandor

Jan Gerber Fully subsidised bursaries for students from poor and working-class backgrounds present an opportunity for all South African universities and colleges to be at...

Malusi Gigaba raises tax to make fee-free higher education a reality

Thabo Mohlala Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba presented a budget clearly designed to stave off the possible implosion of the higher education sector as well avert...

Free higher education in South Africa: cutting through the lies and statistics

Seán Mfundza Muller Public discussion about higher education funding in South Africa has been beset by numerous fictions and misunderstandings since the Fees Must Fall...

Treasury and the higher education department contradict each other on free education

Ido Lekota With Government officials contradicting each other about how free education will be funded, there is rising uncertainty over whether thousands of youth from...

Matric results: If you need NSFAS funding, Department of Higher Education will help

Ido lekota Students who have been admitted to tertiary institutions but had not applied for NSFAS funding because they previously did not qualify will be...

We welcome free education but we’re sceptical: Wits, UCT and UKZN SRCs

Bonile Khanyi President Jacob Zuma’s announcement for free higher education has elicited mixed reactions among student activists from various institutions in South Africa. Speaking to...

Uncertainty on how to fund free education deepens

Thabo Mohlala The perception that President Jacob Zuma made the announcement of free higher education to poor students without consulting key stakeholders is gaining traction....

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