This year has been a bad one, especially for students who are funded by Nasfas. Many of them have been complaining that they have not been getting funding from Nasfas and we are already in the fourth month of the year. Still, no money, and students are struggling.
Nasfas has been on the line light since the sentencing of Sibongile Mani. Mani was sentenced to 5 years in prison for allegedly stealing about R800 000 of the 14 million that was deposited into her account. However, Nasfas has indicated on so many levels that they are not the ones who have made the payment to Miss Mani and they never lost anything in this whole process.
Sibongile Mani, a former Walter Sisulu has been sentenced to five years imprisonment after being found guilty for “stealing” over R800,000 from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NASFAS) . South Africans has found this a bit unfair and exceptionally harsh on the accused. In 2017 an amount of R14m university scholarship was mistakenly paid into her bank account which she in turn used and went on a two-month spending whirlwind.
Our government is really not taking its people seriously especially the youth. They do not understand the importance of investing in the future. For the longest time the government has been promising that there will be free education for all. Tertiary education in a this country is so expensive and many people can't afford it.
We know that in South Africa, many students are really struggling to be able to access proper tertiary education. We have students who are now owing huge amounts of money and they are unable to graduate because of that. There are other people who are privileged because they are related to certain people of high power.
Twitter feeds and hashtags have been buzzing in relation to Sibongile Mani's five (5) year jail term sentence over the R14 000 000 Nasfas funds that were erroneously deposited into her Intellimali account in 2017. By the time Nasfas realized the "error" Sibongile Mani had already used R818 000 of the funds indulging in a spending spree of luxury designer goods, expensive alcohol, planned trips etc.
Sassa has released an important notice for the people who are reveing the R350 covid19 grant.President Ramaphosa has since extended the social relief of distress grant with further three months.The grant lapsed in January and now it has to be reinstated.
The was a strike at the University of venda in Limpopo we're students were arrested and a police car was patrol bombed by students. The police had to use teargas and Rubber bullets just to control the situation that was getting out of hand at the University. The students were demanding a few things from University management. 1.The students raised concerns about not being funded by NASFAS during last month academic year. 2.second concerns was that some students have not received their allowances in the past
26/11/2020 Forex247 Blade Nzimande announced that NASFAS has identified the need of making additional funding available for living and personal expenses for students who are coming back next year. He emphasized that the money should not be squandered but rather be used wisely because it's for their future. The minister of higher education, science and technology also said this money is not for other things which he won't mention. Even though the minister didn't say that the money is not for drinking and squandering
It is alleged that an accounting student who was mistakenly credited with R14million in her NSFAS student account at the Walter Sisulu University, and who spent over R818,000 of the funds, has been convicted of theft in the East London Regional Court. She should've blown it all.
Things are really getting tough in South Africa. The poor people are the ones who always have to bear the brunt while the politicians at the top can do as they they please and no one will question them. These people always misuse gorvenment money that is supposed to help the poor but nothing is being done about it.
28/11/2020 Forex 247 We now know that the minister of higher education and technology Blade Nzimande and his team, saw a need to make available funding for university students during the festive season. Though one might question the reason for funding and why rather not given during learning periods. Nasfas has brought the matter into social media, that those who qualify for funding should apply at their nearest centers. This is obviously and automatically excludes all the UJ students. I'm not sure if there
Higher Education is facing a shutdown on Monday Higher Education maybe at the verge of a shutdown on Monday following the protest that has been happing since the recent strike that cause havoc the past week in relation to tuition fees rising above most students affordability standards The South African Student Congress
The covid19 relief grant was introduced in march last year as the country went into hard locklockdown.The money was meant for unemployed South Africans.
It is alleged that, Doctors at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Johannesburg say that for the past three weeks, the patient food supply has been declining. Truth be told, the amount of money paid to Elderly people, the forstercare money, the children grant, the disability grant, relief grant, Nasfas, the RAF, too much fraud, money laundering, cripple the country.
When Covid-19 was first dected in South Africa, a lot of things had to change even the way government used to do things had to come to change. The country went into lockdown and the government introduced a set of mechanisms that would be able to assist people, as they would be at home not working.
The fee must fall movement is rising again after Nasfas has claimed that the scheme does not have enough money to fund even the so called "deserving" students.As such Wits students have taken it upon themselves to protest outside the campus in Braamfontein.
Despite Former President Jacob Zuma corruption trial in court ongoing, Zuma seems to be having even more supporters standing strong behind him.The military veterans have marched to protect Zumas' homestead in Nkandla prevent anyone who tries to come in and arrest Jacob Zuma.
GOOD news, potential students and students who missed the deadline to apply for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) still have a chance. NSFAS has announced its extension by two weeks to their application closing date, giving another chance to those who may still wish to apply for the funding for 2022 academic year.