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4:10

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.

4:10
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.

2:40

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.

2:50

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.

3:40
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.

4:10
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.

5:30

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.

4:40

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.

2:00

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.

2:10

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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