R57 billion set aside for free higher education

22 February 2018 Government will spend R57 billion on free higher education over the next three years, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. Tabling the 2018 Budget in Parliament, Minister Gigaba said there was a reallocation in the spending framework. “The largest reallocation of resources towards government’s priorities was on higher education and training, […]

Government continues to support disadvantaged students

27 July 2017 Government continues with its efforts to ensure that students from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to Post-School Education and Training (PSET). Official spending figures from the Department of Higher Education and Training show that total amounts via National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), in support of students at universities and colleges from poor […]

Student fund scheme ‘on track’ despite hiccup

Original article on universityworldnews.com | 26 February 2017 | by Munyaradzi Makoni With a total budget of R15 billion (US$1.2 billion) for 2017, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme expects to fund “well over” 405,000 students at both universities and technical and vocational colleges this year. This is despite an admission that the system did not […]

Ramaphosa encourages youth to use govt’s funding opportunities

Original article on sabc.co.za| 21 November 2016 | by Rudzani Tshivhase Students from poor families can access free tertiary education with the assistance from government. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosasaid this while addressing about 400 learners from schools around Tzaneen in Limpopo during an education expo. Ramaphosa encouraged young people to make use of funding opportunities provided […]