SPEEDRUN – UJ and NSFAS can’t agree on who’s to blame

Things get increasingly worse at for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) as learners as the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have been left in the lurch by not receiving the full amount of funding per month they desperately need.

This is apparently down to a clerical error, but neither NSFAS nor UJ seem to be taking much responsibility for it. With students being shortchanged some R1 320 each month, it is yet another damning development for a government-run initiative that seemingly can’t get its act together.

Given how things have gone so far this 2024 academic year, this likely won’t be the last time we report on major issues at NSFAS. Hopefully though the UJ problem is resolved quickly, and there are not more local tertiary institutions that have made the same glaring error.

For the other noteworthy stories in this morning’s SPEEDRUN, we’ve added a new streaming date for Amazon Prime’s Fallout series, the Film and Publications Board (FPB) overreaching in its purview, voting for 2024’s SA Car of the Year, a handy new feature from Google, and Elon Musk making absurd statements once again.


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