NAFAS yet to payout 20k students' allowances from 2023

NAFAS yet to payout 20k students' allowances from 2023

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme says it’s working to disburse outstanding allowances to students from 2023. 

Image courtesy: NSFAS @myNSFAS

It needs to pay out at least 20 000 allowances.

NSFAS says it’s trying to sort out the payments by 15 January.

The schemes board met over the weekend to iron out concerns over student allowances. 

Meanwhile, the South African Union of Students says it doesn’t believe NSFAS has the capacity to meet its own deadline.

Chairperson Asive Dlanjwa says they have given NSFAS until the end of the month to conclude all outstanding payments.

"The budget has been cut by about R14 billion from students of the poor who are going to be lining up at institutions of higher learning. 

"That on its own is a recipe for pandemonium coupled with the infective systems at NSFAS - failing to administer funds from a month -to-month basis. Those things alone guarantees what we are going to have a a disastrous registration period."   

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