Blog Posts tagged “NSFAS”

Infographic: Higher Education Budget Analysis

April 11, 2016 (4 years, 1 month ago)

The Financial Fiscal Commission (FFC) presented an analysis of the of the Department of Higher Education and Training’s 2016/17 budget to the Portfolio Committee on 5 April 2016. They identified the implications of the 0% fee increase for 2016, the the broader issue of free tertiary education and ...

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Budget 2016: How will it be spent?

Feb. 26, 2016 (4 years, 3 months ago)

The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan delivered the 2016 Budget Speech on Thursday 24 February. The speech focused on decreasing government expenditure, raising tax revenues and preventing a ratings downgrade. The Minister announced a cut in the expenditure ceiling by R10 billion but there is an increase in spending in ...

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Infographic: Higher Education Funding

Nov. 6, 2015 (4 years, 7 months ago)

In a joint meeting between the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and the Standing and Select Committees on Appropriations, the Higher Education Minister presented the Department’s position on funding of the post-school education and training sector. President Jacob Zuma had recently announced that there would be a 0% increase ...

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Register to attend VIP Debate Club: An Audience With NSFAS

Oct. 14, 2015 (4 years, 7 months ago)

VIP NSFAS

After a successful trip to the Eastern Cape, VIP is hosting another VIP Debate Club, this time around we’re inviting members of parliament, party representatives and leading political figures to have open and robust conversations with you, yes you! Make your voice heard because it matters. This is your ...

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Livity Debate: Free Education - Has NSFAS failed us?

Sept. 7, 2015 (4 years, 9 months ago)

VIP EC logo

Livity Africa’s VIP Campaign, a youth politics platform that found success engaging young people in Joburg and Cape Town with the national elections in 2014, is now expanding to the Eastern Cape in the lead up to the 2016 local government elections.

The VIP Campaign is a non-partisan movement ...

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LiveMagSA: Will we ever get free education?

June 27, 2015 (4 years, 11 months ago)

By Sheilan Clarke

Imagine a world where you don’t have to pay for school, fork out a fortune to get an education or stand in long queues at NSFAS for a bursary. Well that might be a possibility as government is reportedly aiming to roll out free education for ...

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LiveMagSA: How the budget speech tackles youth issues

March 2, 2015 (5 years, 3 months ago)

By Rofhiwa Maneta

On Tuesday, the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene delivered his maiden budget speech to the National Assembly. It was a speech that announced the first income tax increase in 20 years, an increase in sin tax and an increased fuel levy that is set to trigger an ...

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Infographic: NSFAS demand versus funding

Feb. 24, 2015 (5 years, 3 months ago)

Recently, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), along with the National Student Financial Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) met with the Committee to brief Members on the process of registration and enrollment at universities and Technical and Vocational Education Training Colleges (TVET) for the year 2015. They detailed the state ...

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The week ahead: Another flashpoint looms

Feb. 17, 2015 (5 years, 3 months ago)

12 February 2015 was an extraordinary day and will remain firmly etched in the memories of many South Africans. The violent removal of the EFF, walkouts by the DA, Agang and COPE, and the jamming of cellphone signals left many stunned and overshadowed the President’s State of the Nation ...

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Live From Parliament: NSFAS student afraid he may not go back to university next year

Nov. 10, 2014 (5 years, 6 months ago)

By Sabelo Mkhabela

If Thembelani Mkhize (22) doesn’t get financial assistance for his studies next year, then he has no idea how he’s going to pay for his tuition. “I am the first born of three siblings from an unemployed single mother,” says Thembelani, a second-year politics and ...

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