- Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has wanted that those who defrauded the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NFSAS) system
- Those who could fall foul of the government include those who earn high salaries and students who are not using the funds for their intended purpose
- Nzimande said that he believed that e South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is being used as an entry point for corruption
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JOHANNESBURG - Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has warned students who are receiving National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NFSAS) not to help their families.
Most students receiving the grants come from disadvantaged backgrounds and it is believed that many of them are using their grant money to help their families.
However, Nzimande warned students that the money must be used for its intended purpose. He delivered a speech on the 2022 Financial Aid scheme and said that the government would not allow the system to be abused.
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He also mentioned that only those who really need the funding should get it and cited an example of a senior government official's kids receiving NSFAS funding.
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Almost 700 000 students are receiving funding and the government is now completely in control of the distribution of the funds and aims to deal with those who are defrauding the system according to SABC News.
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He wants former Free State premier Ace Magashule, Mosebenzi Zwane, and Tony Gupta to be investigated over their involvement in the Vrede dairy farm project.
Zondo recommends that Magashule and Zwane be sued to recover the money lost due to their alleged assistance in the project. The last chapter of the State Capture Commission report slammed the pair for their failure in connection with the Free State’s R1 billion housing project saga. According to News24, houses were promised to the poor but never delivered.
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Source: Briefly News