Protests in South Africa Universities Against Delay in Government Allowances

Mugabe and South African Further Education and Training Student Association (Safetsa) president Yonke Twani called for the decentralisation of NSFAS and better communication with students and institutions.The meeting followed the committee’s meeting on May 30, where several problems with NSFAS’s payments – which have many students destitute – were discussed.

“Visibility of NSFAS in campuses is still a challenge, because NSFAS is more visible when colleges are burning,” Twani said.

Newly appointed NSFAS board chairperson Neil Garrod contradicted his predecessor Sizwe Nxasana, who said former president Jacob Zuma’s surprise announcement in December last year that free higher education would be expanded to include students from poor and working class families had left the organisation with “literally a few weeks to put systems in place”.

According News24, the issues in the NSFAS led to the resignation of the chairman, Sizwe Nxasana after ‘extreme strain’ on the payments system


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