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Treasury’s move to cut NSFAS funding described as an attack on poor students

The National Treasury’s decision to cut the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding by R13 billion is being described as an attack on poor students who are seeking to further their studies.

The Higher Education Department recently announced Treasury’s decision, which has left thousands anxious about not receiving money to study In the coming year.

NSFAS has been under the spotlight for maladministration and not being able to manage its funds properly.

The South African Union of Students said reducing the budget was counterproductive.

“You would have thought that at the very least of all their measures they would increase and not decrease spending on higher education so that we deal with issues of employability and unemployment,” said union spokesperson Asive Dlanjwa.

-EWN

In other news – Zamani Mbatha (Khaya) allegedly FIRED from Isitha: The Enemy

Well-known South African actor Zamani Mbatha, who joined e.tv’s telenovela Isitha: The Enemy earlier this year as Khaya has reportedly been dropped.

Zamani Mbatha

Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela has announced that talented actor Zamani Mbatha has been let go by popular telenovela Isitha: The Enemy. “Zamani Mbatha fired from Isitha-TheEnemy. Mbatha plays the lead character of Khaya on the etv telenovela. No word on whether the role on the hit show will be recast,” said Mphela. Read More