About Celbux Wallet:

Celbux is a first-of-its-kind transactional software solution that creates real-time transactions while being incredibly simple to integrate. It is an alternative to having a bank account. NSFAS uses Celbux to power its NSFAS Wallet system (previously known as Sbux) which is used for TVET College students’ NSFAS allowances.

Celbux is a free platform where you don’t need to pay to create an NSFAS Wallet or withdraw your NSFAS allowances. This NSFAS Wallet is secure and is protected by a username and a password. If you’re yet to apply for the scheme, learn how to create a myNSFAS account.

How to log into celbux

To access celbux login,

How to withdraw money with celbux

First, you need to create a cash voucher. To do this,

  1. Dial 134176# on your mobile device.
  2. Enter your NSFAS wallet password.
  3. Select option 1 (Cash Voucher).
  4. Then, enter the amount.
  5. You will then get your voucher.

Secondly, you would have to go and withdraw. To do this,

  1. Go to a merchant which has partnered with NSFAS and Celbux.
  2. Through your NSFAS Wallet, you would state how much you wish to withdraw.
  3. A voucher will then be produced.
  4. Present the voucher number to the merchant.
  5. You will then be given cash in exchange for the voucher.
  6. You can also use your voucher to buy airtime.

How do I activate Celbux NSFAS Wallet?

-Sign your LAF/SOP
-Receive an SMS welcoming you to Mobile Wallet.
-Verify your account by dialling *120*176# and reply with your ID number.
-Receive a password that you will use when transacting.
-Your vouchers will be made available for spending.

How to Reset Your NSFAS Wallet Account

-Log into your nsfas account through the portal.
-Click on my mynsfas
-Log into the account.
-Click Chat

One of the friendly consultants there will assist you with resetting your nsfas wallet account. To have your NSFAS wallet account reset, you must provide a clear copy of your ID as well as your cellphone number and email address to the NSFAS consultant assisting you through NSFAS Chat.

How to Unlock your NSFAS Wallet Account Using your Cellphone?

You can now unlock your nsfas wallet account anytime of the day using your cellphone. Before you begin, you need to first have a mynsfas portal account and nsfas wallet account. Also ensure that your current cellphone number is saved in your myNSFAS portal account. Now these are the steps.

-Dial nsfas short code from your cellphone number which is saved to your mynsfas portal account.
-Select the option “Unlock with OTP”.
-A one-time pin ( OTP ) will be sent to the cell phone number via SMS.
-Enter the OTP numbers and then select enter to unlock.
-Finally, you will receive a notification indicating that your account has been unlocked and that you now have access to your nsfas wallet account.

NSFAS-Funded students who qualify to receive allowances directly from NSFAS will receive cash funds in their NSFAS Wallets. Your Wallet will allow you to withdraw cash and/or spend at any merchant registered by the scheme. Allowance amounts are determined through consultation with institutions, communicated to them when you register.

When your Wallet account is created by them, you will receive a “Welcome” SMS advising you to verify your account. Ensure at ALL times that you have access to the cell phone number you provided to the fund upon application, as this is the number we will use to deposit your funds.

Should you wish to withdraw cash, you may do so at any of our cash withdrawal merchants, Checkers, Boxer, U-Save and select Spar stores. Note that these stores have daily cash withdrawal limits from R200 – R1000 per day. Spending at a registered store has no limit i.e. you can spend up to the maximum value of your cash wallet.

Your wallet will allow you to withdraw cash and/or spend at any merchant registered by NSFAS. Allowance amounts are determined through consultation with institutions, communicated to NSFAS when you register.

What you will need to receive your NSFAS allowances via NSFAS Wallet?

-Your own cell phone and valid SIM card
-You must sign your NSFAS Bursary Agreement if you are a new student to NSFAS
-You will not need to withdraw cash to pay your landlord or any registered merchant.

How to get started (1st time users)?

-Receive an SMS welcoming you to NSFAS Wallet
-Verify your account by dialling the short code and reply with your ID number
-Receive a password that you will use when transacting. Note that you need to keep this password secure at all times as anyone with access to your password may access or spend your money. It is advisable to log in to Celbux.appspot.com with your 5 digit password and update your password to something more secure and memorable.
-Do not keep or save your password on your cell phone and always keep your cell phone’s screen locked with a password or pin.

Please note that only students studying at the following institutions receive their allowances through NSFAS Wallet:

  • Capricorn TVET College
  • Central Johannesburg TVET College
  • Coastal KZN TVET College
  • East Cape Midlands TVET College
  • Ehlanzeni TVET College
  • Ekurhuleni East TVET College
  • Ekurhuleni West TVET College
  • Elangeni TVET College
  • Esayidi TVET College
  • Flavius Mareka TVET College
  • Goldfields TVET College
  • Gert Sibande TVET College
  • Ingwe TVET College
  • King Hintsa TVET College
  • Letaba TVET College
  • Lephalale TVET College
  • Majuba TVET College
  • Mnambithi TVET College
  • Mopani South East TVET College
  • Motheo TVET College
  • Mthashana TVET College
  • Nkangala TVET College
  • Orbit TVET College
  • Port Elizabeth TVET College
  • Sekhukhune TVET College
  • Taletso TVET College
  • Thekwini TVET College
  • Tshwane North TVET College
  • Umfolozi TVET College
  • Umgugundlovu TVET College
  • Vhembe TVET College
  • Vuselela TVET College
  • Waterberg TVET College

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