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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.

28 Aug

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.


Graft allegations delay NSFAS laptops tender

Parliamentarians say they are taking the corruption allegations seriously and will be following them up with the NSFAS administrator.

21 Aug

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.

Jul 30, 2020

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.


3 000 first year UJ students get iPad Minis

The university invests R10 million to provide underprivileged learners with the devices.

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