The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) is a crucial support mechanism which ensures that funding is not a barrier for youth around South Africa in achieving their goals of obtaining an academic qualification.
With an extremely high rate of youth unemployed, job advertisements from the education department are seen as an attractive proposition. This is especially true when that same department has launched youth employment initiatives in the last year.
It is expected that 10 million people will benefit from the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant in the coming months. However, mistakes made in the application process could prevent applicants from receiving the crucial relief.
To ensure participants are better equipped for the world of work, the education department will strengthen their employment initiative by offering participants short courses.
The cost of tertiary education can serve as a barrier to entry for young people around South Africa. This is why the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) seeks to ensure that students from poor and working class backgrounds have the opportunity to achieve their academic goals.
Thousands of parents in the Gauteng province are advised to get ready for the upcoming school admission season, as there is less than a month left before the online allocation period begins.
With more than 18 million permanent grant recipients in South Africa, technical difficulties with grant payment systems could inconvenience millions of individuals and their family members who rely on the crucial government support mechanism.
It has been just four days since the new Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant appeal website launched. During its first week, the website has seen more than half-a-million appeals lodged.
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has revealed that when the lockdowns began in March 2020, they were inundated with requests for benefits, which also created an increased demand for improved service delivery. In addition to this, data from Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) showed that more than 600 000 formal sector jobs were lost during this lockdown period.