The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Dr BE Nzimande’s address during the 2019 SONA Debate

In 1994 the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), spent about R71m in supporting poor and mainly black students to access higher education, yet by 2018 this has hugely increased to R15b, and having benefitted more than 2 million students, most of whom being the first in the history of their families to acquire a university degree or a college certificate or diploma.

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