NSFAS says it will be able to deal with record number of applications
A sum of 273 746 candidates were anticipating assessment and keeping in mind that Sassa recipients' choices had been made, non-Sassa understudies needed to give documentation, he said.
Pastor of Advanced education, Science and Preparing Dr Edge Nzimande said that, in the ongoing monetary year, the plan's financial plan was remaining at R47.6bn, subsidizing around 900 000 recipients.
This, he said, was something that must be observed, taking into account that NSFAS had extended a 7% expansion in the quantity of understudies meeting all requirements for bursaries contrasted with the earlier year.
He expressed over 60% of college understudies got support from NSFAS and well more than 90% of understudies at TVET schools were NSFAS recipients.
"We will keep on guarding the significant job of NSFAS in extending access for the dependants of the average workers and the poor in the post-tutoring area."
Moreover, Nzimande said for this present year that there was a swelled increment of 5% on all understudy remittances other than the living recompense impacted for all foundations.