New tender for student laptops; process under scrutiny
The contract will benefit 430 000 students in 26 universities and 300 000 students in 50 TVET colleges across the country.
Namec smells a rat in cancelled NSFAS laptops tender
It is impossible, if not bizarre, that 150 companies did not meet the requirements, says the National Association of Manufacturers in Electronic Components.
NSFAS laptops tender cancelled after corruption allegations
The student financial aid body will publish a new tender for the supply and delivery of the devices on 4 September.
Gijima, Gumede Foundation step up to help Mpumalanga students
The organisations make a multimillion-rand donation of laptops to students that don’t qualify for student financial aid at the University of Mpumalanga.
Academic urges student discounts from telcos, device-makers
Professor Veronica McKay says the industry has a social responsibility to assist students and should broaden discounted offerings to empower students.
R100m student aid IT system found to be ‘terribly wanting’
Minister Dr Blade Nzimande appoints a committee to unearth how the National Student Financial Aid Scheme’s R100 million IT system turned out not fit-for-purpose.
NSFAS students in laptop limbo as govt opens tender
There’s no clarity on when National Student Financial Aid Scheme beneficiaries will receive laptops, as government is still to commence procurement.
NSFAS students urged to use allowances to support online learning
Parliament’s education committee calls on financial aid recipients to use their allowances to purchase devices to support their online learning.