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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,...

Students shut down Unisa’s Pietermaritzburg campus

Nompendulo Ngubane Students at Unisa (University of South Africa) locked the gates of the Pietermaritzburg campus in Langalibalele Street on Thursday. They threatened to shut...

Students tell of “deplorable” accommodation at Nelson Mandela University

Joseph Chirume Student leaders at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth have spoken out against what they call "deplorable" living conditions. They were among nearly 600...

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...

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...

Student who received R14 million Nsfas payout in error appears in court

Jan Bornman Sibongile Mani, the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student who accidentally received more than R14m from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) and...

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...

Nelson Mandela University disrupted as NSFAS fails to pay fees

Joseph Chirume Nelson Mandela University students disrupted classes for several days last week, protesting against conditions at off-campus residences and demanding the speedy payment of...

Police fire rubber bullets at Pietermaritzburg students

Nompendulo Ngubane    Police used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse students from Msunduzi Tvet College in Pietermaritzburg who marched to the administrative offices on Tuesday....

TVET Pietermaritzburg college campuses shut down

Nompendulo Ngubane    Last week, students barricaded Burger Street, in Pietermaritzburg with rocks and burning tyres, demanding that the college pay their accommodation fees from the...

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