Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pando on Monday announced that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will look at a new funding model to give loans to students who do not currently qualify.
NSFAS Spokesperson Kagisho Mamabolo says the scheme has conducted research and will develop a programme to address funding for the so-called "missing middle".
The issue of funding affects almost everyone in the system. Currently the scheme looks into those that come from lower income households.— Kagisho Mamabolo, Spokesperson for NSFAS
Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:
We communicated with all the vice chancellors in the country and assisted them to administer the additional R4.5 billion that government has made available to students.— Kagisho Mamabolo, Spokesperson for NSFAS