Administrator Randall Carolissen is doing a sterling job at exposing the historic dysfunction at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), the government’s main conduit for supporting students from poor and working-class families.

Appointed by former higher education and training minister Naledi Pandor last August, he has rapidly improved the scheme’s capacity to disburse funds to eligible students and is peeling away the layers of rot within the institution...

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