The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is taking steps to deal with issues relating to its accommodation cap of R45 000 per year
Students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who have embarked on a strike over fee blocks have clashed with the police on Friday, 10 March.
UCT students say they won’t retreat nor surrender as they call for the University to lift the fee block for over 7 000 students.
The club promoted alcohol consumption with posters that encouraged students to spend their NSFAS allowances on discounted drinks.
Europa Lounge has apologised and distanced itself from the ‘NSFAS INGENILE’ student night event that promotes spending the student allowance.
The National Financial Aid Scheme has condemned the use of its name by Europa Lounge to promote the ‘despicable’ use of NSFAS allowances.
It has come to light that NSFAS is paying almost R2m per month to rent an office block – with many offices not even being used.
While scores of students are struggling to access funding, NSFAS reportedly paid almost R20 million rent for office space it did not occupy.
NSFAS has capped private accommodation allowance for university students to R45,000 but UP ask for reconsideration.
NSFAS-funded students will receive virtual or physical cards for bank transactions, said Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.
In 2023, students funded by the NSFAS will get R1650 monthly allowance. Other allowances have been increased too, find out more here..
Higher Education Minister has revealed that the NRF will now prioritise NSFAS-funded students for their Postgraduate studies
Minister Blade Nzimande revealed that there are around 35 000 students who are allegedly defrauding NSFAS and the SIU is investigating.
A media report claimed Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande tried hiding the disappearance of milions of rands in his department
Dr Blade Nzimande, the Minister of the Department of Higher Education introduces an NSFAS Mastercard for 2023 beneficiaries
Students at the University of Limpopo are protesting because NSFAS has not given out off-campus allowances the whole year.
Bold claims alleging that Mohale Motaung is involved in ‘a sex ring’ and was ‘awarded R5 million by his NSFAS sugar daddy’ have surfaced.
691 432 students will benefit from funding from The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) this 2022 academic year.
Minister Blade Nzimande said that his department and SASSA will be investigating how some students qualified for NSFAS funding.
Minsiter of Higher Education Blade Nzimande revealed that NSFAS will receive a whopping R49 billion for the current financial year.
Approximately 100 NSFAS students from TUT’s Polokwane Campus have been sleeping outside the university’s gates since Friday, 6 May.
NSFAS has confirmed that it will release funds to higher education institutions and process student allowances on Friday, 8 April 2022.
The SA Union of Students says Sibongile Mani should be allowed to pay back the money like others who have committed the same crime.
Tweeps want Natasha Thahane’s scholarship investigated following the sentencing of NSFAS student Sibongile Mani on Wednesday.
Siv Ngesi, Mmusi Maimane, Ntsiki Mazwai and others have weighed in on Sibongile Mani’s five-year-sentence.