Sakinah Samuels


sakinah samuelsSakinah is Head of Content at Portal Publishing where she manages content strategy for the company websites, and is passionate about the work she does. With a passion for writing developed at a young age, she is always creating some form of written content at all points in time.

Sakinah completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of the Western Cape majoring in Psychology, English and Philosophy in 2019 and has since expanded her skill set. She also gained an SEO qualification through the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business.

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Over 8 million people are set to receive a R350 grant payment in February 2024. Sassa has now commenced with paying SRD grants for this month.

Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana, revealed during the 2024 Budget Speech how much is being spent on education. These details included Basic Education, Higher Education and NSFAS.

Millions of individuals are anticipated to eagerly anticipate the 2024 Budget Speech, where it is anticipated that the finance minister will reveal updates on the government's implementation of the SRD Grant.

The National Student Representative Council (NSRC) has emphasized that Unisa students will encounter no obstacles during the registration process for the academic year 2024, particularly in light of the extended registration period announced by Unisa.

Unisa has now opened their registration period for their short courses which are referred to as Short Learning Programmes. Applications for these Unisa short courses are open as well.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides NSFAS bursaries to students who come from poor and working class backgrounds. This includes TVET College students.

With the onset of the new month, Sassa has initiated the disbursement of grant payments for February. This month, millions of individuals are scheduled to receive Sassa grant payments.

The information from the Department of Higher Education indicates that, for the upcoming academic year in 2024, a few of the 26 universities in South Africa will be accepting applications beyond the regular deadline. Here are the details we have gathered thus far.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has recently revealed that they'll be granting an extension for NSFAS 2024 applications. If you haven't applied yet, seize the chance and submit your application now!

To expand the teacher population in the country, the Department of Basic Education started offering the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme. 2024 applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary will soon be closed.

A significant number of South African parents are facing difficulties in covering their children's school fees, primarily attributed to escalating unemployment rates and the overall increased cost of living. This predicament presents a substantial challenge for public schools, adversely affecting their budgets.

A huge funding gap exists when it comes to accessing education for missing middle and postgraduate students. The Department of Higher Education announced that a Comprehensive Student Funding Model aims to fix this.

On Tuesday afternoon, Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande held a media briefing on the state of readiness for the 2024 academic year. He revealed that billions will be paid to universities and TVET Colleges in upfront payments.

Many students will be relieved to know that they will be receiving more for their NSFAS allowances. This was revealed during a briefing by Minister Nzimande on Tuesday afternoon.

With the 2024 academic year about to commence, the Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, took to the podium to detail the department’s readiness. Universities and TVET Colleges across the country are preparing for a smooth start to the year.

Late applications for Tshwane University of Technology are now open if you still want to study there this year. TUT is very popular so make sure you apply now!

Did you apply for a NSFAS bursary? NSFAS has made a very important announcement about a step that needs to be completed for NSFAS funding to be evaluated.

In the midst of difficulties, the matric class of 2023 demonstrated resilience, ultimately attaining the highest matriculation pass rate when presented as a percentage. The Department of Basic Education credits their success to specific factors.

The matric results for the Class of 2023 have been officially published. If you find yourself dissatisfied with your results, there are alternative courses of action available, such as applying for a remark or requesting a recheck.

Today and tomorrow is a big day for all Matrics across South Africa as the Minister announces the 2023 matric results. Tomorrow will see matrics collect their matric results.





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