If you want to study next year now is the time to apply for bursaries. Even if you have applied for NSFAS or student loans that will often not be enough. The best thing to do is to apply for a relevant bursary as well.
Some post offices have not been able to operate, following looting incidents and unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal. This has affected SASSA grant beneficiaries who collect their grant payments from post offices.
The South African Post Office (SAPO) has put together a list of closed branches and alternative branches that are open for beneficiaries to visit.