Ragheema Mclean


Ragheema is an intern writer at Portal Publishing where she writes. She studied Journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Ragheema is a Storyteller and News junkie. Her love and passion for writing and broadcasting started at a young age but when she's not writing news stories or working on her personal blog you'll find her in the kitchen, cooking or baking up a storm!

Ragheema's Articles:

South Africa’s largest distance learning institution has officially opened applications for the 2024 academic year. Matric learners and prospective students are encouraged to apply early to avoid missing the deadline.

Are you interested in seeking employment as a Teachers Assistant or School Assistant? Here's a guide on how to apply for school assistant jobs using SAYouth.

Currently, the R350 grant helps more than 7 million unemployed individuals in South Africa. With the month of September coming to a close, beneficiaries can expect to have their social grant payments available soon.

Funding from the governments bursary scheme is given to thousands of deserving students each year but not every candidate will be eligible for funding, and their application may be rejected. The scheme has provided an update on appeal applications.

South African motorists are once again facing a fuel price increase and will have to dig deeper into their pockets to fill up their vehicle's tanks. The cost of petrol and diesel set to rise substantially from Wednesday, September 6.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides funding to qualifying students that are registered to study at TVET colleges and public universities in South Africa. The bursary scheme has now released a statement with an update on student allowances.

More than one million employment opportunities were created through the implementation of the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI). The initiatives great success has highlighted the need to it to be extended despite its looming completion.

Social grants play an essential role in addressing inequality, poverty, and ensuring a better quality of life for millions of vulnerable South Africans. As a result, there has been endless calls for an increase to the SRD grant. 

Students from a number of universities marched to Parliament on Wednesday calling for the end to the new direct banking system implemented by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

Recent data has revealed that the country’s second quarter unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since the first quarter of 2021. However, more work needs to be done to ensure substantial progress as unemployment remains sky high.

South Africa’s largest distance learning institution has officially announced when applications will open for the 2024 academic year. Matric learners and prospective students are encouraged to apply early to avoid disappointment.  

In the dynamic landscape of education, the role of teachers is pivotal in shaping the future of generations to come. The demands placed on educators are constantly evolving, requiring a commitment to ongoing professional development and training.

The NSFAS bursary scheme supports thousands of deserving students on their tertiary education journey. These students receive several allowances that aim to cover costs associated with their studies.

Academic integrity is the cornerstone of any educational institution's reputation and success. Recognizing this, South Africa’s largest university has recently issued a stern warning to its students against engaging in academic misconduct.

The government’s bursary scheme has received tons of backlash from students across the country over several challenges involving student allowances. These concerns have resulted in calls for government intervention.

Millions of vulnerable South Africans receive financial assistance through the various types of grants provided by the Sassa each month. However, a recent incident proves that some people are still looking to take advantage of the agency’s beneficiaries.      

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) distributes the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant to approximately 7.5 million people each month. These individuals rely on monthly payments to purchase their most basic needs, and may regularly check their Sassa SRD grant application status.

On the backdrop of weeks of student unrest over the challenges with the direct payment system implemented by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, the bursary scheme has now provided some clarity regarding the payment system.

NSFAS scheme has come under fire recently regarding payments delays for student monthly allowances. As a result, the government bursary scheme says it has accelerated processing of student allowances.

With cost of living increasing, and unemployment being a major concern, an estimated 8-million South Africans are left jobless and unable to afford their most basic needs. As a result, one political party has proposed a significant increase to the basic income grant. 




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