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Aspiring engineers given a lifeline at CUT
Aspiring engineers given a lifeline at CUTArticle

One avenue of funding available to aspiring engineers who are classified among the 'missing middle' is through a partnership between ISFAP and CUT...

Issued by SAICA 22 Apr 2021

NSFAS funded students urged to order laptops online
NSFAS funded students urged to order laptops onlineArticle

All NSFAS-funded students registered at a public university and Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges are being reminded to order laptops online...

14 Apr 2021

South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying ideals
South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying idealsArticle

Ongoing student protests in South Africa have once again highlighted various problems with higher education funding. They boil down to challenges of affordability and sustainability...

Gerald Wangenge-Ouma 7 Apr 2021

NSFAS Bursary Guidelines to be finalised next week
NSFAS Bursary Guidelines to be finalised next weekArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Bursary Guidelines for university students will be finalised within the course of next week and released to institutions as soon as possible...

12 Mar 2021

NSFAS finalising checks on funding applications
NSFAS finalising checks on funding applicationsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is currently finalising the due diligence and quality checks of the application information received...

25 Feb 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: Education to remain a priority in 2021
#BudgetSpeech2021: Education to remain a priority in 2021Article

While education continues to be a priority, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced that government will in the next three years trim expenditure in the learning and culture function...

24 Feb 2021

The pandemic of the missing middle
The pandemic of the missing middleArticle

One pandemic has been with us for several years, and if we do not make concerted efforts to address it, it will continue to plague us for many years to come. It is the pandemic of the 'missing middle'...

Morné du Toit, Issued by SAICA 16 Feb 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
#SONA2021: Ramaphosa outlines 4 key prioritiesArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2021 State of the Nation Address (Sona) laid out the top four priorities for the future of the country...

12 Feb 2021

Apply for assistance to study in the USA
Apply for assistance to study in the USAArticle

The EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Programme (OFP) is encouraging South African learners from low-income backgrounds, who are interested in studying in the United States, to apply to the programme...

4 Feb 2021

Universities to re-open between March and April
Universities to re-open between March and AprilArticle

Higher education is the latest sector to delay its re-opening dates with 16 universities still finalising their academic year...

18 Jan 2021

How to fund your 2021 journey through higher education
How to fund your 2021 journey through higher educationArticle

"Education is a powerful tool that helps to advance societies, driving innovation and birthing new industries that boost economies," says Leana de Beer, CEO of Feenix. But for many young South Africans, tertiary education is restricted - often seen to be expensive or out of reach for those who can't get funding through NSFAS, bursaries or student loans...

11 Jan 2021

Andile Nongogo appointed NSFAS CEO
Andile Nongogo appointed NSFAS CEOArticle

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has appointed a new National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Chief Executive Officer...

27 Nov 2020

Support for varsity students to complete academic year
Support for varsity students to complete academic yearArticle

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Buti Manamela, says the department has rolled out a multi-model approach to support students to regain lost time and finish the academic year...

11 Nov 2020

Higher Education cushions 2020 academic year
Higher Education cushions 2020 academic yearArticle

In an effort to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the 2020 academic year, Higher Education Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has published a national framework to ensure that the cost for tuition and accommodation will remain the same for the 2020 academic year, regardless of its length at the different institutions...

8 Oct 2020

TERS to be extended until end of National State of Disaster
TERS to be extended until end of National State of DisasterArticle

The Minister of Employment and Labour has announced the extension of the Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits until the end of the national state of disaster...

Joon Chong and Shane Johnson 15 Sep 2020

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

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

#Budget2020: Billions allocated for improved education
#Budget2020: Billions allocated for improved educationArticle

Government expenditure on learning will in three years reach R434.2 billion, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has revealed...

27 Feb 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

The case for business as a force for good with Sizwe Nxasana at the 5th In Good Company Conference
The case for business as a force for good with Sizwe Nxasana at the 5th In Good Company ConferenceArticle

The In Good Company Conference is a call to business leaders, across industry and region, to discover how business is uniquely positioned to make a difference in the lives of the communities they serve and contribute to building our nation...

Issued by Nation Builder 6 Aug 2019

Our responsibility towards education as a basic human right
Our responsibility towards education as a basic human rightArticle

The government has made provision for both basic education, and further education, in the South African Constitution...

Sizwe Nxasana 15 Apr 2019

Names drawn from a bucket for KZN roads work
Names drawn from a bucket for KZN roads workArticle

Ward councillors in Osizweni in Newcastle resorted to pulling names out of a bucket on Monday, 18 March, to allocate jobs on a R2.3bn road contract in the area...

Sibusiso Mdlalose 20 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

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

SA education to adapt to digital revolution
SA education to adapt to digital revolutionArticle

South Africa's education system is to go through a radical overhaul in order to adapt to the fourth industrial revolution...

8 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

Portfolio Committee to engage students on 2019 registration
Portfolio Committee to engage students on 2019 registrationArticle

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training will invite university students to indicate their concerns experienced during the registration period, says committee chairperson Connie September...

9 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

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

New partnership to help SA's youth transition from 'learning to earning'
New partnership to help SA's youth transition from 'learning to earning'Article

Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator are tackling youth unemployment through a new collaborative partnership...

18 Oct 2018

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