Ryan Cloete


ryan cloeteRyan Cloete is a journalist based in Cape Town who writes for The Careers Portal and The Skills Portal. He received an Advanced Diploma in Journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2021. Ryan has also previously worked as an on-air contributor at One FM.

As a journalist, Ryan's ultimate goal is to work for a publication that makes a difference in the lives of people. Working at Portal Publishing has provided him with an opportunity to do this and kick start his hopefully long career in news. He also enjoys reading, having a good laugh with friends and watching sporting events.

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Ryan's Articles:

Thousands of young people will be employed in Gauteng as teaching assistants. The premier of the province says the main focus of this programme is aimed at reducing unemployment in the province. 

Joining the South African National Defence Force through the Military Skills Development System offers a unique opportunity to serve your country while gaining valuable skills and experiences. 

Approximately two million applications for bursaries and loans were submitted to NSFAS in 2024. Individuals are allowed to submit an appeal to NSFAS if their bursary application was rejected. 

Community colleges are crucial in offering adults opportunities beyond traditional schooling. Here's the calendar for community colleges for the 2024 academic year.

While loadshedding continues to be implemented daily, the president believes that rolling power cuts could soon be a thing of the past. Here's what the president said about loadshedding during his SONA speech. 

The National Treasury has implemented the 2023 Tax Acts, enacting changes proposed in the Minister of Finance's annual Budget Speech. These Acts cover adjustments to tax rates, excise duties, and administrative procedures, now in effect as of 22 December 2023.

Thousands of students are waiting to find out whether they will receive comprehensive funding for NSFAS in 2024. The financial aid scheme has confirmed which students will be funded by NSFAS over the next twelve months. 

Thousands of unemployed individuals rely on the R350 grant to survive every month. The grant was first introduced in 2020 and has been extended on several occasions to ensure vulnerable individuals receive some support from the government. 

South African motorists will again be required to dig deeper into their pockets when visiting petrol stations this month. After months of decreases in the price of fuel, a sharp increase was implemented in the price of petrol. 

Companies and organisations across South Africa may be required to re-evaluate how they conduct business in 2024. This is because the labour laws are on the verge of significant transformation over the next twelve months. 

Once you have applied for the CACH service to find a course to study on in 2024, you will still need to check on your application regularly to see if they have been able to find a suitable course for you.

The minimum wage is viewed as an important tool used to reduce poverty in South Africa. This tool will be sharpened at the beginning of March 2024 and assist individuals who benefit from it. 

Thousands of grant beneficiaries are set to receive double grant payments in February 2024 from Sassa. This is the condition that they took the appropriate action to ensure their details were correct. 

In a bid to address the financial hurdles faced by students falling into the missing middle, the Higher Education Minister launched the inaugural phase of the Comprehensive Student Funding Model. Here’s how the NSFAS postgraduate funding will work. 


Time is running out for those interested in joining the Unisa for the 2024 academic year. Unisa wants to make sure everyone knows that the deadline for applications is nearing its end.

The minister of higher education is calling on NSFAS to finalise  payments from 2023. This as concerns have been raised about these unpaid funds could prevent students from registering in 2024. 

Are you yearning to pursue higher education in 2024 but feeling lost in the application process? The Central Application Clearing House (CACH) connects students to education and training opportunities at higher education institutions in 2024. 

More than seven million people will receive their R350 grant payments in the coming days. The agency has revealed when approved applicants will be paid. 

Social grant beneficiaries rely on effective communication from Sassa for information about their grants. Scammers are attempting to take advantage of vulnerable grant beneficiaries by tricking them. 

The SRD grant serves as financial assistance for unemployed adults in South Africa, and the agency overseeing the grant's disbursement has announced the payment dates for February 2024. 





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