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Student accidentally given $1 million in financial aid, spends thousands -

(CNN) -- A university student in South Africa who discovered an erroneous deposit of $1 million in her financial aid account spent more than $60,000 of the fortune before authorities realized the mistake, school officials said. The oversight occurred ...and more »

How 'million-rands student' blew R800k in 73 days - GO! and Express

By Malibongwe Dayimani. MONEY TO BURN: Sibongile Mani began to throw wild and lavish parties. A receipt slip shows the balance available to her on July 9 after a small purchase. Pictures: FACEBOOK. When her lavish parties grew wilder and more ...and more »

South African Student Goes On Spending Spree After Bank Error Credits Her Account with $1 Million - Face2Face Africa

Reports say a South African student embarked on a spending spree and treated herself to the good things of life after a bank error credited her account with about $1 million. On the 1st of June 2017‚ Sibongile Mani, a student at South Africa's Walter ...and more »

'It's difficult,' says R14-million bonanza student - Times LIVE

Sibongile Mani, the Walter Sisulu University student at the centre of an accidental R14-million payout, said she will get through the experience. "It's difficult, very difficult but I will get through [it]," said Mani, who had allegedly spent more than ...and more »

Twitter meltdown as NSFAS mistakenly pays student R14 million - IT News Africa

Sibongile Mani, a student attending the Walter Sisulu University (WSU), accidentally received a payment of a whopping R14 million from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and has already spent roughly half a million of it, the university ...and more »

iPhones, weaves, whiskey: How 'millionaire' student spent R818,000 in 73 days - Times LIVE

Jealousy drove the outing of "multimillionaire'' student Sibongile Mani, 27. When the lavish parties grew wilder and the invites were not forthcoming, her political opponents at Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha let the R14.1-million cat out the bag ...and more »

IN MEMES: Here's what South Africans would have done with R14-million - Times LIVE

In true Mzansi style, Twitter has been on fire with memes and comments over the R14-million Walter Sisulu University fiasco, and has got users thinking how they would spend the money if it "magically" appeared in their accounts. The university has been ...and more »

Higher education committee slams 'dubious' R14m #NSFAS payment - Independent Online

Johannesburg - Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has slammed the R14 million accidentally paid into a Walter Sisulu University student's account as "dubious" and "unacceptable". This follows reports on Wednesday that a WSU student ...and more »

WSU student to start career with R818k 'loan' debt - News24

Port Elizabeth - Walter Sisulu University student Sibongile Mani will start her career by paying back a student "loan" of R818 000. It was what she allegedly spent of the R14.1m erroneously deposited into her account, spokesperson Yonela Tukwayo said ...and more »

WSU gets student's R818k 'splurge' money back - News24

Cape Town - The National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has written to the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) for answers on how R14.1m of the money meant for poor students ended up in one student's account "in error". In the letter, NSFAS Acting ...and more »