Last month Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor asked the applications for 2019 to be paused so as to clear the 2017/2018 backlog.
She also announced last week that the board of the scheme has been dissolved and the Administrator Randall Carolissen will effectively take over.
The statement added that administrator Randall Carolissen was currently reviewing governance at NSFAS.
“This is in line with the Ministerial mandate to oversee the management‚ governance‚ and administration of the entity. This includes all necessary forensic and other investigations currently underway.”