South Africa’s School Governing Bodies (SGB) 2024 Elections are a crucial moment in the country’s education system, marking a dedication to democratic principles and shared responsibility. The campaign “Empower, Engage, Educate” aims to boost participation in the election process and ensure every voice counts. SGBs are integral in shaping the educational environment, and the low voter turnout in previous elections highlights the urgent need for increased participation. It’s an opportunity for every interested party to unify, contribute positively to schools, and shape the education for the future of South Africa’s youth.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is crucial in funding higher education for eligible students at public universities and colleges in South Africa. While the scheme has faced criticism for nondisbursement of funds, NSFAS is committed to resolving all issues by midJanuary. However, there is growing public concern about the scheme’s inadequacies and calls for reform to ensure transparency, eliminate corruption, and swift disbursement of funds. Despite challenges, NSFAS’s role in dismantling financial barriers and empowering future leaders is essential to creating a more equitable society.