Tertiary Education

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

About 100 students march to NSFAS over funding troubles

“We (SRCs) refuse to remain silent while the dreams and aspirations of the children of the poor and working class are trampled on by an unyielding bureaucracy.”


News | 24 May 2023

University of Venda lectures resume after two-day protest

Management has agreed to address most of the students’ demands


News | 24 May 2023

UCT chair resigns following governance panel’s recommendations

Report makes several findings against Babalwa Ngonyama, particularly in relation to her treatment of former deputy vice-chancellor Lis Lange


News | 22 May 2023

Mostert’s Mill rises from the ashes while UCT library gutted by fire remains deserted

Little progress has been made restoring Jagger Library and other torched buildings


News | 6 March 2023

Dismissed immigrant lecturers refuse request to withdraw their court case

Labour Court in Gqeberha postpones case to 14 March


Brief | 22 February 2023

“You won’t be making mistakes if you invest in immigrants”

Scalabrini Centre event highlights need for university scholarships for foreign nationals

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News | 14 February 2023

University asks NSFAS to scrap cap on accommodation allowance

Pretoria students say they will struggle to find lodgings


Brief | 8 February 2023

UCT Employees Union threatens strike as negotiations deadlock

The trade union is the largest at the university, representing 1,200 staff


News | 26 January 2023

Student organisation SHAWCO bounces back to celebrate 80th birthday

The welfare organisation aims to be operating at 100% capacity by the end of 2023


News | 7 December 2022

Dreams deferred for matriculants who can’t get IDs

Without an identity document, hopes of further study are dashed


News | 8 November 2022