Abdul Gallow


abdul gallowAbdul is the Digital Marketing and SEO assistant at Portal Publishing where he helps manage the content on the company website and social media. He developed a skill for writing in high school, which eventually lead to him developing a love for it.

Abdul has a background in coding which he studied at the Salesians Life Choices Academy. He also holds a qualification in Digital Marketing which he obtained while studying at the International Institute of Digital Marketing.

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Bogus College operators take advantage of students who are looking to gain access to further education, leading to these students wasting years on a fake qualification.

If you have received the message back from NSFAS that you are 'funding eligible' you may well be a bit confused! Don't worry we have all the answers for you in our NSFAS section.

Unisa offers Short Learning Programmes that aim to enhance and update the skills of those who enrol. Unisa has opened up registrations for semester 2 Short Learning Programmes and students are encouraged to register as limited spots are available.

The R350 grant has helped relieve a lot of affected individuals during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Discussions were held about possibly replacing the R350 grant with a basic income grant during Tuesday's meeting with the Second BRICS Working Group.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is responsible for the distribution of social grants to eligible citizens. In an effort to ensure that beneficiaries are still meeting the criteria for eligibility, they have done beneficiary reviews. 

Sassa announced on Friday Morning that the grant payment schedule for the month of May has had a few changes. It is important for beneficiaries to know their Sassa grant payment dates.

Eskom has sent out a warning to South Africans, saying that it will be a very tough 6 months ahead after set-backs that stem from tripping units at power stations. Eskom has briefed Parliament’s standing committee on the company’s finances, the Eskom Debt Relief Bill and their plan for minimizing load shedding over the next six months.

Both individuals and businesses are required to pay tax through on-time submission of returns and payments, to avoid penalties and interest being charged. If you owe money to SARS and need to make payment arrangements.

Are you looking for somewhere to study in South Africa? Luckily for you, South Africa has a variety of great universities you can choose from. So here are the top 10 Universities in the country.

NSFAS has received over 1,5 million applications for the 2023 academic year, and over 300,000 of these applications have been unsuccessful. The bursary scheme has urged rejected applicants to lodge an appeal.

If you are not happy with your matric results, there is a second chance. Matric rewrites give you the option of improving your Matric results should you feel the need to. 

University registrations for first-year, returning and postgraduate students are opening, as it is the start of the academic year. Here are the dates for the different universities. 

With blackouts set to continue in 2023, the outgoing Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter, has revealed some shocking details about the extent of the power utility's debt. 

Majority of those registering for school placements for grade 1 and 8 have now been placed in the Western Cape. The department aims to deliver 842 new classrooms with at least 26 000 places for the 2023 school year.

In an effort to provide ongoing protection, the South African Health Department says that more Covid-19 vaccine booster doses will be made available. There is an emphasis on providing protection to older people who are at a high risk of facing severe Covid-19 complications.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications window is currently open and is set to close on 31 January 2023. NSFAS applications can be complicated which begs the question, will they allow leeway and accept late applications?

Those who are interested in studying at Unisa still have the opportunity to do so as Unisa has reopened applications for admission to enrol for the 2023 academic year.

The functionality of the registration sytsem for eFilling has been enhanced.The updated registration systemt for eFilling now includes CIT, PAYE and Trusts. eFilers can now access their SARS forms for all tax types online.

You have a job but your looking to upskill or your looking to follow a different career path, training courses offered by colleges can help you evovle your skills set.

After the FeesMustFall campaign, the NSFAS funding criteria has changed. Returning students will need to be aware of the following changes in order to help them apply succesfully.




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