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Makhanda students burn paper in protest against NSFAS

Students protesting over payments by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) at East Cape Midlands College in Makhanda forced staff off the campus early on Friday morning. The students had been protesting since Wednesday over N
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26 Feb 2024

NSFAS extends bursary deadline for this year, but is yet to settle outstanding 2023 fees

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has extended its bursary application period to 15 February, even though it has yet to settle outstanding fees for the previous year. Several tertiary institutions across the country, incl
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02 Feb 2024

Gauteng education department to limit access to schools after two shot dead

The Gauteng education department said it would limit access to events at schools after a Rand Water executive and his bodyguard were killed in a shooting during a back-to-school event in Zakariyya Park, south of Johannesburg, on Monday.
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30 Jan 2024

Anger at Panyaza Lesufi for failing to fix Roodepoort school for years

Parents at Durban Deep Primary near Roodepoort in the west of Johannesburg say sewage has been flowing into the schoolyard where the children play. They believe the Gauteng Department of Education has turned a blind eye to serious issues
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29 Jan 2024

Another year, another tussle over real matric pass rate

Educationists and the official opposition have said South Africas real public school matric pass rate is just over 55%, as opposed to the 82.9% announced by the department of basic education last week. They have also taken the department
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25 Jan 2024

Matric class of 2023 bags 82.9% pass rate

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Thursday night that the pass rate for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) is the second highest in the history of the NSC, after she announced that the class of 2023 obtained an 82.9% pass rate.
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19 Jan 2024

NSFAS announces R3.8bn for missing middle students

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has announced a new loan scheme for students who form part of the missing middle those whose annual household income is between R350 000 and R600 000. Previously, students were only eligible for N
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15 Jan 2024

NSFAS dismisses graft claims as Outa calls for Nzimandes head

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has refuted claims of corruption after the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) released damning voice recordings allegedly implicating Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande an
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08 Jan 2024

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

More than 87,000 university students could lose their National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding next year due to budget cuts. This was revealed by the acting CEO of NSFAS, Masile Ramorwesi, during a briefing to the Parliament
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30 Nov 2023