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NSFAS receives over 160,000 student applications
NSFAS receives over 160,000 student applicationsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received more than 160,536 applications from students seeking funding for 2021, since the opening date for funding applications on 3 August 2020...

7 Sep 2020

Law enforcement probes Covid-19 relief fund management
Law enforcement probes Covid-19 relief fund managementArticle

Law enforcement agencies are working together to probe the breaches of the Covid-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (TERS)...

3 Sep 2020

UIF Commissioner suspended
UIF Commissioner suspendedArticle

The Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, on Wednesday suspended the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Commissioner Teboho Maruping...

2 Sep 2020

NSFAS officially opens applications for 2021
NSFAS officially opens applications for 2021Article

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, on Monday officially opened the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) 2021 application cycle...

4 Aug 2020

Task team to conduct independent review of Unisa
Task team to conduct independent review of UnisaArticle

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has appointed a ministerial task team to conduct an independent review of the University of South Africa (Unisa)...

28 Jul 2020

Multimodal teaching crucial to continued learning
Multimodal teaching crucial to continued learningArticle

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says multimodal teaching is the only way continued learning can take place in the Covid-19 context...

9 Jul 2020

NSFAS improving payment system for student allowances
NSFAS improving payment system for student allowancesArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it has been working on innovations to improve the disbursement of students' allowances to eliminate all third parties from the disbursement chain...

2 Jul 2020

Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the difference
Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the differenceArticle

In the 2019 Saica Nation Building Impact Report, Saica CEO Freeman Nomvalo says: "As Saica celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year, we remain committed to our higher purpose of building a better world and illustrating the integral role our noble profession plays in securing the future of our country..."

Lia Labuschagne, Issued by SAICA 30 Jun 2020

NSFAS N+2 rule still stands
NSFAS N+2 rule still standsArticle

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande has reiterated that the department is not going to change the stipulated number of years within which National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) beneficiaries are expected to finish their studies...

10 Jun 2020

NSFAS students urged to use allowances to buy devices
NSFAS students urged to use allowances to buy devicesArticle

Students receiving aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have been urged to use their learning material allowances to purchase learning devices so they can learn remotely during lockdown...

26 May 2020

Final year students to return to varsity under Level 3, free data
Final year students to return to varsity under Level 3, free dataArticle

Final year students and those graduating in 2020 may return to campus under Level 3 lockdown...

25 May 2020

#StartupStory: Haute Afrika embodies sophistication and elegance
#StartupStory: Haute Afrika embodies sophistication and eleganceArticle

Ten-year-old Gracia spent hours watching her seamstress grandmother make clothes. As she grew older, she became concerned about how people didn't like to wear African print designs...

Evan-Lee Courie 1 May 2020

Should universities receive a stimulus package from government during Covid-19?
Should universities receive a stimulus package from government during Covid-19?Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has created profound disruptions in our economy and society. Due to these new challenges, most universities have decided to move from face-to-face classes to online teaching (more accurately defined as emergency remote teaching and learning) so as to complete the 2020 academic year, and to prevent the spread of the virus...

Prof Francis Petersen 24 Apr 2020

NSFAS students urged to open bank accounts
NSFAS students urged to open bank accountsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has urged qualifying students to open bank accounts to ensure a more efficient disbursement of funds from institutions...

23 Apr 2020

Task team to address Covid-19 response in higher education
Task team to address Covid-19 response in higher educationArticle

Government has established a task team for stakeholders in the post school and education training sector...

25 Mar 2020

No registration fees for NSFAS qualifying students
No registration fees for NSFAS qualifying studentsArticle

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Blade Nzimande, says all National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) qualifying students do not have to pay upfront registration fees at universities or colleges...

17 Jan 2020

NSFAS prioritises the poor in 2020 funding allocation
NSFAS prioritises the poor in 2020 funding allocationArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will prioritise poor and vulnerable students in its 2020 funding allocation...

6 Jan 2020

Call for task team to review NSFAS business processes
Call for task team to review NSFAS business processesArticle

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology has urged Minister Blade Nzimande to expedite the establishment of the Ministerial Task Team to review the business processes of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)...

15 Nov 2019

Deadline looms for 2020 NSFAS applications
Deadline looms for 2020 NSFAS applicationsArticle

Students have just over three weeks left to apply for assistance from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the 2020 academic year...

8 Nov 2019

NSFAS employees arrested for fraud
NSFAS employees arrested for fraudArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has confirmed and welcomed the arrest of three employees following allegations of fraud relating to student allowances...

10 Oct 2019

Ehlanzeni TVET College officially launches Mashishing campus
Ehlanzeni TVET College officially launches Mashishing campusArticle

The Mashishing Campus of the Ehlanzeni Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College was officially launched at a function on Friday 4 October, cementing the college's status as a beacon of hope in the town...

9 Oct 2019

NSFAS opens online applications for 2020 funding
NSFAS opens online applications for 2020 fundingArticle

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has urged students who qualify to be funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to submit their applications for 2020 on time...

3 Sep 2019

True upliftment: A full circle story
True upliftment: A full circle storyArticle

Here's how the accountancy profession's Thuthuka initiatives, of which sponsorship of the South African Mathematics Olympiad is but one, changed the life of this young South African by unearthing his mathematical gift...

Leigh Andrews, Issued by SAICA 16 Jul 2019

A date with your child's future
A date with your child's futureArticle

Learners unsure of their career path are invited to the False Bay TVET College Open Day to view our top-class training facilities, visit the expo stands, try-a-skill and interact with students and lecturers...

Issued by False Bay College 28 Jun 2019

NSFAS students' historical debt scrapped
NSFAS students' historical debt scrappedArticle

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the announcement by Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor to allocate nearly a billion rands for scrapping historical debts for National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funded students...

25 Mar 2019

CTIA skills development programme sees 45 graduate with house building skills
CTIA skills development programme sees 45 graduate with house building skillsArticle

Cape Town International Airport's (CTIA) skills development programme has resulted in 45 community members from the informal settlements of Freedom Farm and Malawi Camp graduating this month...

25 Mar 2019

Unisa's campuses in KZN shut down
Unisa's campuses in KZN shut downArticle

"Our campuses will not function until our demands are met," says Andile Ndaba, secretary of the Students' Representative Council at Unisa in KwaZulu-Natal...

Nompendulo Ngubane 7 Mar 2019

Jacquin Botha, creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer.
Q&A w/ Jacquin Botha: Stay curious. Stay hungry. Stay winning!Article

Jacquin Botha is a man who wears many hats (literally and figuratively), including that of creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer. Here he chats to us about his journey thus far, the state of the advertising industry, what makes award-winning work and what is next for him looking forward...

Juanita Pienaar 19 Feb 2019

No plans to close Rhodes due to water crisis
No plans to close Rhodes due to water crisisArticle

Rhodes University has refuted reports that it is about to shut down due to a water crisis...

12 Feb 2019

NSFAS approves over 11,000 social grant applicants
NSFAS approves over 11,000 social grant applicantsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has approved an additional 11,613 social grant beneficiaries for funding, the scheme announced on Thursday...

28 Jan 2019

NSFAS approves 300,000 funding applications
NSFAS approves 300,000 funding applicationsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has announced the completion of all assessments of the 2019 applications of first time students...

24 Jan 2019

NSFAS will no longer communicate via SMS
NSFAS will no longer communicate via SMSArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has announced it will no longer communicate directly with students via SMS during the 2019 academic year...

4 Jan 2019

Last call to NSFAS applicants to submit missing docs
Last call to NSFAS applicants to submit missing docsArticle

Applicants who applied for NSFAS 2019 funding without submitting all supporting documents have until Friday, 14 December 2018 to submit all required documents...

12 Dec 2018

NSFAS receives over 400,000 applications for 2019
NSFAS receives over 400,000 applications for 2019Article

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received more than 400,000 funding applications for the 2019 financial year.

4 Dec 2018

Deadline looms for 2019 NSFAS applications
Deadline looms for 2019 NSFAS applicationsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on all learners, who have not yet applied for 2019 financial aid, to submit their online applications before the closing date...

6 Nov 2018

Matli, in self-direction mode.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Mo MatliArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with Mo Matli, junior director at Fort Network...

Leigh Andrews 30 Oct 2018

Bursary to increase careers in conservation
Bursary to increase careers in conservationArticle

The Schalk Willem Theron Trust has entered into a partnership with SANParks and Nelson Mandela University to create a bursary programme aimed at assisting students studying nature conservation...

8 Oct 2018

Facelift for Funza Lushaka Bursary application system
Facelift for Funza Lushaka Bursary application systemArticle

Applications for the 2019 Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme will open on 5 October 2018 through a new online registration system aimed to offer a more fluid and effective process...

2 Oct 2018

NSFAS calls on grant beneficiaries to apply
NSFAS calls on grant beneficiaries to applyArticle

Social grant beneficiaries intending to study at public higher education institutions next year have until 30 November to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

25 Sep 2018

NSFAS beneficiaries urged to sign SOPs
NSFAS beneficiaries urged to sign SOPsArticle

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has appealed to confirmed National Student Financial Aid Scheme beneficiaries to come forward and sign their Schedule of Particulars...

11 Sep 2018

Bonang Mohale, CEO, Business Leadership South Africa
#IGC2018: Business and the future of our nationArticle

South Africa is the third largest economy on the continent with a GDP of $350bn. Last year SARS collected R1.2tn from a country of 57 million people. No South African should suffer hunger...

Bonang Mohale 5 Sep 2018

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South Africa's university students face a crisis: nearly a third go hungryArticle

There is a common perception that students represent the elite, and so cannot possibly suffer from hunger...

Stephen Devereux 30 Aug 2018

New approaches needed to beat food insecurity among students
New approaches needed to beat food insecurity among studentsArticle

"Current measures tell us that South Africa is food secure, yet household food insecurity is a lived reality of many."

20 Aug 2018

Higher Education clarifies NSFAS funding reconfiguration
Higher Education clarifies NSFAS funding reconfigurationArticle

The Department of Higher Education and Training says while the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is reconfiguring its funding processing for 2019, planning for the year hasn't stopped...

31 Jul 2018

NSFAS students can now update contact details online
NSFAS students can now update contact details onlineArticle

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funded students, who wish to update or change their contact details, can now do it online...

19 Jun 2018

New bursary agreements for NSFAS recipients
New bursary agreements for NSFAS recipientsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has reminded first year students, who have qualified to get a bursary from the NSFAS, to ensure that they have signed their agreements by 31 July 2018...

22 May 2018

2019 bursaries for aspiring chartered accountants up for grabs
2019 bursaries for aspiring chartered accountants up for grabsArticle

Applications for one of 300 Thuthuka bursaries are open for those matriculants looking to start their university studies in 2019 to become a chartered accountant [CA(SA)]...

26 Apr 2018

Academic performance still a precondition for new bursary scheme
Academic performance still a precondition for new bursary schemeArticle

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has emphasised that meeting academic and progression requirements is still key in getting a bursary under the new scheme administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

18 Apr 2018

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