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NSFAS is introducing a new system called sBux to pay students for food, accommodation, books and travel allowances.

sBux will be introduced at the following universities and colleges in 2014:

  • University of South Africa (UNISA)
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • University of Venda
  • Sol Plaatjie University
  • University of Mpumalanga
  • Ekhurhuleni East FET College
  • King Hintsa FET College
  • Motheo College

sBux students will be paid allowances as cellphone vouchers and will be able to spend vouchers at registered sBux merchants. 

How will sBux work?

•     NSFAS will pay your allowances for food, accommodation, books and transport in the form of sBux vouchers sent to your cellphone.

•     You will be able to spend your sBux vouchers at registered sBux merchants.

What will you need?

In order to receive your NSFAS allowances via sBux, you will need:

  • Your own cellphone
  • To have signed your NSFAS Loan Agreement Form
  • To ensure that your landlord is registered on sBux in order to receive payment.  Please download the application pack below.

How will NSFAS support you?

  • Download your sBux Guide below which will explain how to use sBux and also download a list of registered Merchants
  • If you have any queries, please contact the NSFAS Contact Centre on 0860 067 327.
  • You can also send any enquiries or feedback to sbux@nsfas.org.za

For more information please see sBux student guide

sBux student guide


Merchant pack

sBux merchant guide

Merchant Registration Terms and Conditions

Celbux Terms and Conditions

sBux Merchant FAQs

Support documents required with the application

sBux Application for Merchant Registration

sBux Book Merchants

DUT Merchants

NMMU Merchants

UNIVEN Merchants

UNISA Merchants

Ekurhuleni Merchants

King Hintsa Merchants

Motheo Merchant

Shoprite, Checkers & USAVE Stores

Shoprite Store List




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