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NSFAS to probe claims of unpaid funds causing students to resort to loan sharks

20 March 2019 2:26 PM
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Dr Randall Carollissen
Students claim they have not received their NSFAS meal allowances and are forced to borrow from loan sharks to survive.

Scores of students who received confirmation of 2019 NSFAS funding for the academic year have yet to receive their meal allowances.

According to reports, some students have resorted to using loan sharks in order to survive.

NSFAS administrator, Dr Randall Carolissen says it is following up on these reports to confirm whether the students are indeed funded by NSFAS.

Millions have been allocated to universities for payment to students' accounts.

We paid out R3.5 billion to institutions to assist students as they enter the system and when it doesn't happen we follow up with the institutions as to why they don't pay out the money.

Dr Randall Carolissen, Administrator - NSFAS

It is unfortunate that students will have to go and live like this but we are doing our best to make sure that the money gets to institutions.

Dr Randall Carolissen, Administrator - NSFAS

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This article first appeared on 702 : NSFAS to probe claims of unpaid funds causing students to resort to loan sharks


20 March 2019 2:26 PM
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National Student Financial Scheme Nsfas
Dr Randall Carollissen

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