Gabriélla Siebritz

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Gabriélla is an intern writer at Portal Publishing and studied Journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology

With an interest in reading and writing developing from a young age, Gabriélla is passionate about producing good stories and loves learning as much as she can about all the forms of media she's interested in. 

When she's not writing on her blog, you'll find her re-watching The Vampire Diaries, reading a book or obsessing over Taylor Swift lyrics. 

Gabriélla's Articles:


Applying for NSFAS funding is often a stressful process, especially when waiting to hear if you've been approved. If your NSFAS application has been rejected, there are the steps you can take to try again for funding.


The technical glitch that prevented Sassa grant beneficiaries from receiving their September payments has since been resolved. The Minister of Social Development and Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies have issued a joint statement explaining what went wrong.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is under fire once again, this time facing intense criticism from the Parliamentary Committee for Higher Education. NSFAS has been the centre of student frustration for majority of the 2023 academic year, and things only seem to be getting worse.


The technical glitch that prevented Sassa grant beneficiaries from receiving their September payments has since been resolved. The Minister of Social Development and Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies have issued a joint statement explaining what went wrong.


Applications for South Africa's largest university is now open, and thousands of students are expected to apply. The institution has encouraged all prospective masters and doctoral students to submit their applications before the closing date.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is remaining adamant that the new direct payment system is here to stay, despite ongoing complaints and dissatisfaction amongst students. The bursary has begun disbursing funds via the new system since July. 


The application window for 2024 admissions into Free State schools will close today, after a fourth month period. The Free State Department of Education previously asked that parents and guardians submit applications in a timely manner, to avoid complications.


As the current academic year edges closer to its final term, Unisa has called on its students to take note of important upcoming dates, to stay updated about all important information related to the administration of the upcoming exams. 


If you are looking for a new job or want to advance in your current one, you need to be aware of your online reputation, or at least how you appear to others on the internet.


The disbursement of NSFAS allowances using the new payment system began in June and TVET colleges are the latest group of students to receive their funds. However, the dissatisfaction with the payment system remains.


The South African Government currently employs around 13% of the country’s workforce. These positions not only offer competitive salaries, but also come with essential benefits and job security. 


The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) is making strides in alleviating some of the heavy weight of unemployment amongst the South African youth. While there is still much more to be done, the programme has brought job opportunities directly to the youth.


More than 7 million South Africans are currently benefitting from the R350 grant. Sassa has made a major announcement that will help these grant beneficiaries know when they will be paid their grant money.


The Gauteng Department of Education has announced the success of the online school applications process, and is now preparing to roll-out placement offers. Parents and guardians of learners in the province who were unable to find placement for their children for the 2024 academic year, will be given a chance to submit late applications. 


The 2023 academic year has officially kicked off, and 2024 applications will soon be opening. It's crucial to take note of the various dates issued by South Africa's universities so that you don't miss the deadlines to send in your applications. 


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides comprehensive bursaries to deserving students at public tertiary educational institutions in South Africa, which includes TVET colleges.


To help reduce the potentially devastating effects of not having an income, South Africa has an Unemployment Insurance Fund from which workers can claim for some time.


The Funza Lushaka bursary is the perfect bursary for anyone wanting to study Teaching. Every year, the Department offers the bursary to deserving students.


The University of South Africa (Unisa) has been in hot water throughout recent months, leading the Minister of Higher Education to weigh in and place the institution under administration. Unisa has since responded to the Minister's decision. 


Starting as an entrepreneur can be scary at first, especially if you're unsure about the necessary steps to take. To help you navigate the path to success, there are a few essential tips you can use as you start your entrepreneurship journey. 


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