South African students from UCT (University of Cape Town) listen to Western Cape premier and Democratic Alliance, South African main opposition party, leader Helen Zille(not in picture) and Cape Town mayoral candidate for DA Patricia De Lille(not in picture) during a meeting at the University of Cape Town on May 10, 2011, 8 days before South African municipal elections in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa has seen an increase in community protests against a lack of basic municipal services such as running water, electricity and housing, with voters threatening to boycott the polls. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA


The National Student Finacial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications for the 2020 academic year have opened today the 2nd of September 2019.

NSFAS is a fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans. It expects to fund 800 000 students this year. They funded 690 000 disadvantaged youth last year. With a R30bn budget this year, NSFAS is tasked with funding students at 26 universities and 50 TVET colleges.

To qualify a student’s family should have an annual income of less than R250 000.

Tune in to SABC News this afternoon at 16:00 to hear Minister of Higher Education, Science & Technology Dr Blade Nzimande’s announcement.

For queries email info@nsfas.org.za or toll free 0800067327

Apply at www.nsfas.org.za


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