Randall Carolissen: Executive Administrator
On behalf of the NSFAS Executives and community, I welcome Minister Nzimande’s statement and the announcement of the newly appointed 13 Board of Directors. At the same time, congratulate Mr. Andile Nongongo on his new responsibilities as the NSFAS Chief Executive Officer with effect from December 01, 2020.
Mr. Nongogo’s appointment had followed a very thorough recruitment process per the NSFAS recruitment policy and was managed by a panel of experts in the different fields. NSFAS is honored to have acquired the skills and services of someone like Mr. Andile Nongogo to lead an institution such as NSFAS for the next five years. His understanding of the sector and his unpackable experience will certainly, take the organisation to new heights.
We wish both the CEO and the Board everything of the best in their new responsibilities and, we commit to supporting them in everything until the end of the Administration.
The Administrator has initiated a process of handover to the new CEO and a board induction next week. The administrator is also grateful for the ministers for the tremendous honor and growth opportunity as a professional. Our stakeholders all concur that whist challenges around systems remain, NSFAS was able to stablise payments to poor and vulnerable student. This is evident in our statistics and the stature that NSFAS now enjoys. We wish Mr Nongogo well and has no doubt that the long search yielded an exceptional leader to take NSFAS to the next level.