Student financial aid body CEO fired over breach of policy

The CEO of South Africa’s National Student Financial Aid Scheme, Andile Nongogo, has been fired following the Special Investigating Unit’s finding into allegations that he had irregularly authorised the awarding of contracts to direct payment service providers amounting to ZAR47 billion (US$2.4 billion), writes Abongwe Kobokana for SABC News.

The Special Investigating Unit briefed the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Board Chairperson Ernest Khosa says at the heart of the decision was the breach of policy and there was no longer a relationship of trust between the board and the CEO.

On Sunday 22 October, Universities South Africa, an umbrella body representing public universities, welcomed the move to scrap the National Student Financial Aid Scheme’s controversial direct payment system eZaga.
Full report on the SABC News site