Tertiary Education

Student murdered while trying to be early for NSFAS queue

SRC blames the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein for slow service, forcing students to queue as early as 4am


Brief | 12 April 2024

Nelson Mandela University workers march for higher salaries

Marchers demand an 8% increase


Brief | 13 March 2024

Eastern Cape college classes disrupted by student protests

No teaching at Ikhala College campuses due to demonstrations over NSFAS allowances


Brief | 13 March 2024

Wits students stage ‘sleepover’ protests

The university says its made 530 emergency beds available and has reopened applications to on-campus residences


News | 6 March 2024

At least 22 people arrested during student protests in Bloemfontein

Central University of Technology students blame NSFAS for delays in funding


Brief | 5 March 2024

Makhanda students burn paper in protest against NSFAS

Three days of protest because allowances are now paid directly to landlords


Brief | 26 February 2024

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