NSFAS: Why are beneficiaries not paying back loans?

Past beneficiaries of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme have reportedly not paid back R21 billion in student loans.

702/CapeTalk presenter Redi Tlhabi on Friday asked listeners to share their views on the subject in the light of the #FeesMustFall campaign.

Listen to the conversation below:

I think we have to pay the money; there's no other way... The nice thing is that they don't decide how much you have to pay

Chris, caller in Midrand

As a law-abiding citizen, you have to obey the laws of the country. If you make debt, you have to pay it. The fact that NSFAS did not ask for the money I owe them for the last 10 years is not my problem...

Papla, caller in Eersterust

...My siblings went through NSFAS as well. If I had not paid NSFAS, they would not have gone through it.

Zinhle, caller in Auckland Park

It's unfair for people not to pay back their loans... I even opted to pay NSFAS back with the little I was earning from my stipend from my internship.

Tebogo, caller in Pretoria

I am prepared to pay. Let them give me a discount on the amount and let me pay back the money like the president.

Thulani, caller in Centurion

I believe that the solution is the debt should be handed over to the receiver of revenue and it should be added to his tax according to his income tax.

Brian, caller in Pretoria

More listeners weighed in on the subject on Twitter:


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