Financial pressure and missing NSFAS funds are forcing young female students in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape to resort to selling their bodies to older men to make ends meet and pay their college fees.
The Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says he will undertake an investigation into the root cause problems at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).
Students from representative bodies of tertiary institutions across the country marched on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme offices in Cape Town.
Three university vehicles have been set alight, allegedly by protesting students at the Zamukulungisa campus of the Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.
The academic future of students who are on the University Access Programme (UAE) at the University of the Free State remains uncertain.