nsfasEWN reports that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) on Tuesday said it had contingency plans to minimise the impact of the strike by members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu).  

Workers went on strike on Monday over performance bonuses and claims that employees were being victimised.  NSFAS management said no major disruptions were reported at its branches and the funding application process for the 2020 academic year was well on track.  The scheme's administrator Randall Carolissen indicated:  “Next week we will do all our final payments.  We are way ahead with preparations for 2020.”  But, the scheme did suspend its students' toll-free telephone line amid concerns of the dissemination of conflicting messages by disgruntled workers.  Nehawu said the strike would continue indefinitely.


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