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USAF Calls for Probe into NSFAS Staff Involvement in eZaga Contract



USAF Calls for Probe into NSFAS Staff Involvement in eZaga Contract

USAF Calls for Probe into NSFAS Staff Involvement in eZaga Contract. In light of recent developments, Universities South Africa (USAf) has urged for a thorough investigation into the possible involvement of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) staff members in the controversial awarding of contracts for the eZaga direct payment system. This inquiry aims to shed light on any potential irregularities in the contract procurement process.

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NSFAS Board Scraps eZaga Payment System

The NSFAS’s board took decisive action by scrapping the eZaga payment system due to persistent technical glitches that resulted in thousands of beneficiaries being left without essential funds. Moreover, the board identified a conflict of interest concerning two companies tasked with disbursing student funds, further complicating the situation.

Allegations of Conflict of Interest and Misconduct

In a series of concerning revelations, it was alleged that the two companies involved had previously been contractors for the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) back in 2018. At that time, NSFAS CEO Andile Nongogo held the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) within Services SETA.

Additionally, Nongogo was found to have actively participated in the awarding of the NSFAS direct payment tenders, which was deemed to be in direct violation of the funding scheme’s regulations.

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USAf CEO Highlights Need for Supply Chain Review

Dr. Phethiwe Matutu, CEO of USAf, emphasized the need for a comprehensive review of NSFAS’s supply chain management practices. The organization fully supports the NSFAS board’s decision to address these critical issues and implement the recommendations outlined in the investigative report, particularly concerning the four service providers in question.

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