The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has just one job: to cover the tuition fees and living expenses of more than 1.1-million students at universities and technical and vocational education training colleges.

This is not an impossible task; the department of public service & administration pays millions of public servants on time every month, and countless governments in other countries have implemented student financing mechanisms that work...

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