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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has increased its budget for bursaries and loans for tertiary education by more than R1-billion. The cash will be used for first- time and continuing university students and those at technical and vocational education and training colleges.
South Africa is home to many world-class universities and colleges, and you're smart and want to get ahead in life. How are you going to pay for your studies?
The Department of Higher Education and Training has set aside about R200-million to help students from various universities who have completed their studies but are unable to graduate and get jobs because they have not finished paying off student loans.
Human rights organisation Black Sash wants the government to remove a section of the proposed National Credit Act that makes it possible for consumers to get a loan without any credit assessment, saying it will expose the poor to abuse by unscrupulous lenders.
Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin has announced changes to the Usury Act to protect both banks and borrowers when the latter suffer from incurable diseases and become too ill to repay their loans.