For a brief moment back in 2017, Sibongile Mani was living the high life when she received R14 million, instead of R1 400, from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).
For a couple of months, Sibongile Mani was on top of the world and living the high life. Turns out that all came crashing down rather dramatically.
When you wake up to find an extra R14 million in your account, there are a few ways to proceed. Blowing through it at a rate of knots didn’t seem to work out.
Students aren’t usually known for being financially responsible, so throw around R50 million into one’s account and the results are predictable.