JOHANNESBURG – The South African Students Congress (Sasco) says and the Walter Sisulu University should take responsibility for the R14-million shock payment to a student.
The student body said IntelliMali, the company responsible for the payment should be investigated.
Sasco said the system would run more efficiently in the hands of the state.
Sasco president Thabo Moloja said: “What to do if you find an erroneous deposit in your bank account “We believe the state should have the capacity to disperse allowances to students. If the state is paying billions in salaries every month, why is not able to pay a few billions to students allowances. We think there’s laziness on those who are responsible to run the administration of NSFAS, but broadly the higher education department in general.
“Higher education has established NAFAS to assist in this responsibility, but NSFAS is taking this responsibility to institutions. Institutions, on the other hand, take this to private service providers and that is a mess that we are seeing happening,” he said.