There is a lack of clarity about the delay. On Tuesday, 1st October, Fundi sent students an SMS. And at this point, the delay had affected a number of students.
Radio 702 reported that around 80% of NSFAS employees are affiliated to Nehawu. The strike action can affect the application process of students applying for funding to the scheme for the 2020 academic year.
Students and management accuse each other of failing to negotiate.
Students from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University remonstrated for the removal of the vice-chancellor and executive management members.
To avoid being a victim of scams and other devious conducts, here are some tips from NSFAS.
“NSFAS will not ask you to send your personal details to validate your information and NSFAS does not communicate with students via SMS,” the national funding scheme wrote in posts of its social media accounts.
The protests turned violent in the province as a car was torched at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Westville Campus.
The approvals results to an overall of 60 000 social grants approved students for the 2019 academic year, reducing the number from the initial 109 000 in December 2018 to 58 000.
In December 2018, a total of 109,000 rejected applications were reviewed, which resulted to over 60,000 being confirmed as financially deserving.
“Over the past two weeks . . . students have been targeted in phishing email and text message scams that aim to compromise personal data,” according to a post from the Scheme’s Twitter account.