Ragheema Mclean

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Ragheema is an intern writer at Portal Publishing where she writes. She studied Journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Ragheema is a Storyteller and News junkie. Her love and passion for writing and broadcasting started at a young age but when she's not writing news stories or working on her personal blog you'll find her in the kitchen, cooking or baking up a storm!

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Applications for the 2024 school year have officially opened in the Limpopo province. Parents and caregivers in the province now have the opportunity to apply and secure placement for their children.


Millions of South Africans rely on social grants from the government to purchase basic goods and services every month. There are a few options which SRD grant beneficiaries can choose from to collect their grant payments. 


Several funding opportunities have been introduced for students pursing post-graduate studies in STEM careers. These funding options are aimed to help and support students pursuing advanced degrees in these fields.


Over the years, South Africa’s largest distance-learning university has been severely criticised for its alleged lack of good governance. The university has been urged to make changes amidst the issues arising in its administration.  


In the modern workplace, there are certain skills that are highly valuable and can contribute to individual success. These skills promote a high level of professionalism and increase productivity in the workplace.


Millions of South Africans submit applications to receive the R350 grant each month. However, not all individuals who apply are successful, and these applicants are encouraged to submit an appeal.


As an employee, being called into a disciplinary hearing is never ideal. However, it is important to be well-prepared and conduct yourself professionally during the meeting.


While the unemployment rate remains alarmingly high in South Africa, there are other routes to follow on your search to finding employment, such as embarking on a learnership and studying a trade. 


Millions of South Africans receive financial assistance through the various types of grants provided by the state each month. If you have applied for the R350 grant, you may want to keep track of your application status.


The Special Relief of Distress grant sees millions of beneficiaries receive R350 every month. If you applied to receive the grant in July 2023, it is important to keep track of your application status.


Recent allegations of corruption, fraud, and bad administration have been raised against several institutions of Higher Education. As a result, the government has implemented measures to address these problems.


The Gauteng Department of Education has officially opened the Online Admission Application period for the 2024 school year. All parents and care givers are encouraged to submit applications early to avoid disappointment.


Earlier this year, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a new bill into law with measures that aim to promote diversity and equality in the workplace. However, several groups believe that the new changes will not help individual sectors and the economy to grow.


An inquiry report on the affairs at South Africa’s largest university,  has made a number of bodies, including one trade union, demand that the institutions council be dissolved, and the Vice Chancellor resign.


South Africa’s young population continues to be severely affected by unemployment and remains disengaged from the labour market. Economists believe that some skills are critical in improving employment and finding stable jobs.  


Several allegations were made against South Africa’s largest university and its management after an independent assessor was appointed to look into the university's affairs. The institution is set to issue an official response soon as consultations have concluded. 


With institutions of Higher Education increasing the cost of tuition and registration fees every year, thousands of students have trouble securing funding to pay for their fees. Government has revealed plans that aim to address this.


Hours before mid-year examinations were set to commence at the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape, parts of the campus were set on fire and vandalised. The institution has launched a full investigation into the incident.


With the mid-year examinations currently underway at South Africa’s largest university, concerns have been raised as the institution battles with the rising number of students cheating during exams.


Despite the country’s current gloomy economic environment, inflation being on the up and rolling power cuts, South Africans can be hopeful as experts have indicated that loadshedding will start to ease in the foreseeable future.

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