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It’s Day 20 of the lockdown. The initial lockdown put in place by president Cyril Ramaphosa has been extended by a further two weeks. So South Africans will be in lockdown until the end of April or even longer. This all depends on the rate of infections. On April 13, health minister Zweli Mhkize and Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) chairman for COVID-19, Professor Salim Abdool Karim briefed the country. Professor Karim outlined South Africa's efforts in fighting the virus as well as projections for the future. Check out the full presentation HERE.

SA’s COVID-19 epidemic: Trends & Next steps (web) - Google Slides
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Latest from NSFAS

Students wishing to get in touch with Nsfas should use online platforms such as NSFAS Connect, email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

Also an IMPORTANT REMINDER: Universities are currently processing appeals for returning students. Appeal results will be available on your myNSFAS account by 15 April 2020. Ensure that you have an active myNSFAS account. 

To access your funding progress through your MyNSFAS account, you are required to register or re-register a myNSFAS account on 

What’s happening on campuses? 

Writing in The Daily Maverick, Gaopalelwe Mathiba, a former student leader, LLB & LLM cum laude graduate and doctoral researcher at UCT says the universities are facing many challenges in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"In conclusion, the emerging and ever-changing dynamics around Covid-19 clearly show that universities are also not off the hook in preparing for the new era post-Covid-19 and how they plan to face that era with less strain on the university ecosystem."

In other news, two vice-chancellors have taken a cue from the president and cabinet and have decided to take a salary cut. University of Johannesburg VC Professor Tshilidzi Marwala and Rhodes University VC Dr have pledged 33% of their salary to the Covid-19 relief fund.

Check out OUR COVERAGE of how universities within South Africa and around the world are dealing with COVID-19.  

If you’re getting bogged down by all the information out on the internet, FATIMA MOOSA has PUT TOGETHER an easy myth-buster around COVID-19. 

Here’s how to help the VULNERABLE PEOPLE in your community during the lockdown. 

Since you’re going to be spending quite a bit of time at home, you might as well start making your space more liveable. SHAAZIA EBRAHIM has some ideas. 

Why comparing the COVID-19 lockdown around the world to refugee camps and warzones is wrong. 

Here are some important contact details for the 

Some great opportunities: 

MALAYSIA: Albukhary International University Scholarship
The Albukhary International University (AIC) in Malaysia is offering undergraduate scholarships to international students who wish to study at AIC from September 2020. Applicants must be between the age of 18 and 22 years old at the time of commencing their scholarship. The applicants need to come from a low income status and must be a single marital status. [Deadline before May 2020] Find more details here.

UNITED STATES: Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2021-2022 
The Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship is the flagship international education exchange programme sponsored by the Government of the United States of America. The scholarship is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through educational, cultural and professional exchanges. [Deadline before April 20 2020] Find more details here.

Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program (HSAFP)

Fellowship Program has awarded more than 200 fellowships since its establishment, and it is open to South Africans of any race and ethnicity. In order to be selected, fellows must be in the age range of 30-45 years and show significant skill in their chosen field. The fellowship is offered to recipients for a year of study at Harvard's schools or Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. [Deadline before April 15 2020] More information can be found here


The Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair for Science, Technology and Engineering Education at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland, is offering thirty fellowships of six-week duration. [Deadline April 10 2020] Find more details here

CHINA: Renmin University Master of Contemporary Chinese Studies Scholarship

The Silk Road School at the Renmin University of China (Suzhou) offers scholarships for applicants who wish to pursue a Master of Contemporary Chinese studies at Silk Road School, Renmin University of China in 2020. The level of the degree is at master’s level. [Deadline before April 30 2020] Find more details here.

If you know of any good scholarships and opportunities for students, please drop us an email and let us know. We can’t wait to hear from you. 
If you have any urgent questions related to Nsfas or to universities, we’ve answered them here.

No Late Applications To Be Accepted

Everything You Need To Know About NSFAS 2020

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