Hazel Kosie


Hazel is a junior journalist at Portal Publishing. She started out by writing short stories, drawing inspiration from books that she took from her local library. She has obtained her National Diploma in Journalism from CPUT. She has great interest in news and she has previously worked as a radio journalist, producing content for a Current Affairs show. While studying towards her journalism qualification, she was working part-time as an online English tutor.

Budget allocations for the year are crucial for government departments. This year, the Department of Higher Education and Training has revealed how it will spend its allocation of R130 billion over the course of the academic year.  

When the weather system triggered floods in the KZN province, enormous damage was left behind as the weather calmed down. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) paid a visit to the affected schools and left those schools with tips on how learning and teaching may continue.


There are fifty registered and accredited public TVET Colleges in South Africa which operate on more than 264 campuses spread across the rural and urban areas of the country that you can choose from.

As matriculants await National Senior Certificate results, its important that they know the options that they have post matric.

The Department of Higher Education and Training has mentioned that our country is in need of certain skills, and there is a massive shortage of artisans in South Africa. 

You might be considering to go to a TVET college for you vocational certificate, please read for further details.


Reinstating the Special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant is amongst a number of issues that beneficiaries are currently struggling with.

The Gauteng province had the largest number of candidates writing this year, with a provincial increase of 17.55%. The Gauteng education department has created an innovative and yet convenient way for learners to access their NSC 2021 results.

Should you not meet the requirements for entry at a university, the Department of Higher Education and Training has Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges available for students to study at. 

As the new academic year commences in a matter of days, many prospective students at UNISA will worry about funding their tertiary education. Here’s some advice, returning students I hope that you’re listening too.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) paid out nearly R1 billion to 180 833 beneficiaries in December after it decentralised its u-Filing claims from Pretoria to provinces.

Feenix is a crowdfunding platform that was formed as a response to #feesmusfall in 2015 and 2016.

This platform has done an outstanding job thus far and has grown.

This is how they work...

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) makes provision for workers with short-term relief once they are no longer part of the working force. For individuals who had plans of their UIF being processed anytime soon, the fund brings clarity.

As the festive season comes to an end, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme gets ready for the next academic year. The financial aid scheme has released a statement that it will open its doors in early January.

It's been approximately two years ever since the Covid-19 virus has emerged, restrictions and lockdowns became a norm. Recently, the Health Department has changed a number of Covid 19 protocols.

As we approach the end of the year, the new year is a stones throw away.

Data shows that the number of people who rely on financial assistance from the government outnumber of those employed.

You may be amongst the millions of South Africans who are concerned about their next social grant payment.

Let’s keep you in the loop on next month's payments.

A draughtsman is sometimes confused with either an architect or an engineer. These three work together as a team. A draughtsperson works with the engineer in the planning and designing of buildings whereas an architect is an overseer. Today, let’s take a closer lens into the role of a draughtsman.

A Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster shot is being offered to the health workers. There are health professionals that feel that they should choose for themselves whether to take J&J or Pfizer as their booster shot.

Teenage pregnancy rates are on a constant rise, this has sparked conversations among children's rights experts and parents. Some children's rights experts even question whether the laws that are meant to be protecting children are being implemented.