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‘We are failing students’: Mmusi Maimane on Natasha’s R1m scholarship

Previous head of the Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane hammered the South African government by means of a string of tweets on 27 November after he discovered entertainer Natasha Thahane got a R1 million grant.


Mmusi Mainmane was insulted to hear that Natasha Thahane got R1 million in financing to learn at the New York Film Academy.

Everything began when Natasha showed up on a scene of Podcast And Chill which debuted on YouTube on 25 November. Albeit many idea her meeting was "exhausting", she later moved on Twitter since she told MacG she got a R1 million grant. The entertainer likewise said that previous speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete helped her.

"I asked Mam' Baleka (Mbete) and resembled, 'Mom, I really want to return to school. I've been acknowledged. I don't have a clue what I will do, would i be able to have reserves? If it's not too much trouble, orchestrate something for me.' She figured out how to address (the division) Arts and Culture and they had the option to help me," said Natasha.


Maimane shared a string of tweets tending to Natasha's grant. He said financing for training should get through the legitimate channels and should be distributed by need. Maimane additionally said that South Africa has restricted assets that should be utilized deliberately to expand return on contribute which helps the country.

"I'm hearing that Shimza was in good company to get cash and gvt support that can't be clarified. Financing for training should get through the appropriate channels and should be apportioned by need. Our administration is as yet not doing what's needed for understudies and this should transform," he tweeted.

"We really want to ensure that our restricted assets are utilized in the most ideal manner conceivable to expand the country's profit from venture and to address public abilities needs," he proceeded.

The previous DA pioneer proceeded to say that the public authority is bombing understudies with the absence of financing, absence of scholarly help and absence of help for psychological wellness. He disclosed that the method for doing this is by requesting a 75% pass rate for understudies.


Maimane proceeded to request that Natasha clarify how she accepted her financing to the general population.

Natasha from there on delivered an assertion saying 'sorry' to Baleka Mbete and guaranteeing she didn't get R1 million.

The Blood and Water entertainer then, at that point, clarified how she made her asset.

‘We are failing students’: Mmusi Maimane on Natasha’s R1m scholarship (

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