Hon House Chair, we have 26 universities in this country and with the estimated student population of just about 1,2 million. In November
last year, 2018, he asked the Minister in terms of the number of students that each and every institution is able to house students. We were told that it is just 128 000 students that universities themselves are able to accommodate. That means it is less than 18% of the total student population in this country that can only be accommodated in site campus residences.
This means that over one million students are going to rely heavily on private accommodation. We are well aware that National Student Financial Aid Scheme, Nsfas together with individual institutions they have the accreditation mechanism with these private accommodations and they agree on a capped and fixed amount of accommodation money from the Nsfas.
With that being said, we are well aware that these private accommodation companies continue to evict students who are on Nsfas precisely because Nsfas can only pay students R3 400 a month of which South Pond and Res Republic charge exorbitant figures like R4 800 which requires Nsfas bazaars to come back and top up on the rand that is billed built to them. Of course we know that
Nsfas ##### (Inaudible) money. We want to call all student formations to come together and fight these comrades who keep on evicting our people. [Time expired.]