Tertiary Education

NSFAS has a horrible day in Parliament

Troubled adverse audit described. And over 36,000 student beds still to be accredited


News | 14 February 2024

Students sleep on the floor at CPUT amid housing funding blunder

The university says its own accredited and leased residences have already reached full capacity


News | 12 February 2024

UCT strike begins – support staff demand 7.5% increase for 2024

They also want a unified bargaining forum


News | 8 February 2024

NSFAS budget cuts could leave more than 87,000 students without funding in 2024

The financial aid scheme has already received over 200,000 applications since 21 November


News | 30 November 2023

Prisoner computer ban struck down

Correctional Services has 12 months to revise the current policy


News | 8 November 2023

Walter Sisulu students spend the night in jail after NSFAS protest

University says it is NSFAS’s responsibility to resolve the issue with students


Brief | 12 October 2023

Parliament unimpressed by NSFAS’s turnaround plan

Student funding scheme given seven working days to answer portfolio committee’s questions


News | 5 October 2023

NSFAS and Blade Nzimande snub Parliament hearing on student funding failures

The portfolio committee will issue a summons if NSFAS and the minister fail to attend the next meeting


News | 20 September 2023

CPUT agrees to increase payment to private residence after students locked out

This is despite the owner of 210 Long Street not meeting all NSFAS requirements of a fully accredited accommodation.


News | 18 September 2023

Parliament grills NSFAS over student funding failures

The scheme has had more than 170,000 appeals from students about allowance payments


News | 7 September 2023

Leadership and governance in crisis at our universities, Parliament told

Concerns about maladministration, assassination attempts, academic malpractice, and the state of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme were raised


News | 31 August 2023

South Africa must fix its academic incentives, or other universities may meet the same fate as UNISA

Paying the same amount for every published article encourages low-quality paper-mills


Opinion | 29 August 2023

Students fear being evicted again if NSFAS payment issues not resolved

“My family is over 1,500 kilometres away in the Free State and I don’t really have anyone in Cape Town that I can go live with if we are evicted again,” she says.


News | 18 August 2023

Students march to Parliament in protest against new NSFAS system

Many students say they have not received their allowances


News | 16 August 2023

VIDEO: Why students are protesting against NSFAS

University students across the country are protesting. They claim they have not been paid by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). This video explains what led to the protests.


Video | 18 July 2023