Ikusasa Financial Aid Programme honours tertiary student funders
The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) has hosted a successful Recognition Dinner, honouring their bursars, funders and donors who have assisted them in funding tertiary students in the year 2017 and 2018. The dinner was attended by senior executives of distinguished companies such as their founding members –... Read more
Apply for the Sindiswa Carol ‘Tu’ Nhlumayo Merit Bursary Scheme
With only 2% of the entire world’s maritime workforce consisting of women, a new bursary scheme announced by the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) plans to unlock the oceans economy for women in South Africa. The Sindiswa Carol ‘Tu’ Nhlumayo Merit Bursary is now open for young black... Read more
NSFAS 2019 deadline looms

NSFAS 2019 deadline looms

NSFAS November 22, 2018

With 9 days left before the closing of 2019 applications cycle, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on all students, who have not yet applied for financial aid, to submit their online applications before the closing date. The 2019 applications cycle opened on 1 September 2018,... Read more
Thuthuka Bursary Fund  impacts millions of lives
Through its Thuthuka Bursary Fund project, SAICA has impacted the lives of more than a million students, transforming the Chartered Accounting profession, and building our nation in line with the vision of the National Development Plan. ‘Thuthuka’, a Zulu verb meaning ‘to develop’, accurately conveys the action-based perspective with... Read more
How youth run enterprises can positively impact the South African economy
Recent unemployment stats released by Stats SA showed that the unemployment rate in South Africa increased to 27.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, from 26.7 percent in the previous period. The number of unemployed increased to 6.08 million while the number of those employed decreased by 90... Read more
NSFAS receives over 190 000 applications in two months
There are only 30 days left before the closing of the applications for 2019 student funding. NSFAS Applications will close officially on 30 November 2018. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is calling on all young South Africans who have not yet applied for 2019 financial aid to... Read more
Higher education continues to cut capital spending
Capital expenditure by South Africa’s higher education institutions continued to fall, for the second consecutive year. The country’s 20 universities and 6 universities of technology recorded a 5,4% drop in capital expenditure in 2017 compared with 2016, falling from R6,22 billion to R5,89 billion. This followed a 0,7% drop in 2016,... Read more
10 ideas for reviving the economy and reducing SA’s dire inequality
Few dispute that the South African economy is in serious trouble but how do we fix it? Millions of citizens, especially women, continue to live in abject poverty; unemployment rates and inequality levels are among the highest in the world and economic growth continues to be extremely low. These... Read more
Inyathelo-Tshwane University R64 Million funding success story
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has quadrupled its donor income in five years to R64,9 million in 2017, grown the number of fundraising and development staff from six to eleven, and compiled a huge alumni database of more than 150 000 people. These are just some achievements of a visionary... Read more
National Skills Fund changing lives of ordinary South Africans
In the course of working towards our vision of providing funding to skill our nation,the National Skills Fund (NSF) has contributed immensely to ensure that no qualifying, needy, academically deserving student of the Republic should be denied an opportunity to access funds for education and training. Mr Mvuyisi Macikama,... Read more