Student protests around the country over the past week or so have really captured the imaginations of South Africans and raised conversations and debate around funding for education. But the protests and concerns, as we know, are not new. Many university students and particularly previously black-only institutions have been decrying financial exclusion fees and other issues for years now.
NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) – its working, its funding, its ability to get money back from loans granted in the past – is also coming to the fore once again. It’s the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. They’re currently giving aid to just over 420 000 students a year.
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