E Cape college students left out in the cold, literally, as NSFAS stalls
Youngsters evicted after lack of funds owed to them meant they couldn’t pay rent. Now they live in unbearable conditions
More than 40 out-of-pocket students from the Eastcape Midlands TVET College in Makhanda say they have been evicted after failing to pay rent.
The group says they are now forced to live like sardines in cramped temporary accommodation while they still wait for their NSFAS funds.
Most of the students, including two who are pregnant, are eligible for funding from the NSFAS, but they could not pay their rent because they did not receive their allowance from the funding scheme since the start of the academic year...