Ryan Cloete


ryan cloeteRyan Cloete is a journalist based in Cape Town who writes for The Careers Portal and The Skills Portal. He received an Advanced Diploma in Journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2021. Ryan has also previously worked as an on-air contributor at One FM.

As a journalist, Ryan's ultimate goal is to work for a publication that makes a difference in the lives of people. Working at Portal Publishing has provided him with an opportunity to do this and kick start his hopefully long career in news. He also enjoys reading, having a good laugh with friends and watching sporting events.

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Ryan's Articles:

The comprehensive funding provided by NSFAS not only covers tuition and registration fees but also includes several allowances. Here's how NSFAS plans to pay allowances in 2024. 

Millions of people want to pursue careers with job security. The scarce skills list informs individuals which skills are most needed in the country. 

As the start of the 2024 academic year approaches, thousands of students will be registering in academic programmes at institutions of higher education around South Africa. The registration period for the country's largest university will be closing soon.

The establishment of two new universities in South Africa's higher education sector promises to serve a dual purpose. Catering to the demands of industries requiring highly skilled professionals, while simultaneously enriching society by producing educated individuals capable of addressing societal needs.

Trying to find a job after high school can be challenging. Crafting a great CV can help you on you job search. 

Millions of vulnerable people rely on social grants to survive every month. The government has revealed how much they will spend to support vulnerable citizens in 2024. 

Thousands of students applied for NSFAS funding in 2024 but do not know whether or not they will be funded. NSFAS has called on these individuals to check their application statuses. 

Millions of people will receive grants payments from Sassa in March 2024. The grant payment agency has confirmed when beneficiaries will be able to access their money during the third month of 2024. 

South African citizens will enjoy a new public holiday in May 2024. This was confirmed by the presidency earlier this week.

Minister Godongwana announced plans aimed at reducing loadshedding and addressing logistics inefficiencies aimed at boosting economic growth. The minister delivered his 2024 budget earlier this week. 

Government will continue its efforts to combat youth unemployment in South Africa. Billions of rands have been allocated to Presidential Employment Initiative.

The two-pot retirement policy reform has been years in the making. Individuals can begin withdrawing money from their pensions later this year. 

The Finance Minister announced that efforts are underway to enhancement the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant. However, this enhancement has not yet resulted in the grant being increased. 

Millions of vulnerable people rely on social grants to survive every month. The finance minister has confirmed the grant increases for 2024 in his Budget Speech. 

South Africa's economy showed weak performance, resulting in a sharp decline in tax revenue collection in the last financial year. To address the immediate fiscal pressure and support faster debt stabilisation government has proposed several tax increases

The number of unemployed people living in South Africa increased in the final three months of the year. This was revealed by Statistics South Africa earlier this week. 

Labour law amendments could boost job creation in South Africa. This is the message from the Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi. 

Despite receiving thousands of applications for NSFAS loans, just over one hundred missing middle students have been approved for NSFAS loans. There are several reasons why this may be the case. 

Close to two million applications were submitted for NSFAS 2024 funding. The financial aid scheme has revealed the number of students confirmed for funding in the 2024 academic year.

Students have less than twenty-four hours to apply for NSFAS bursaries and student loans for 2024. This as the 2024 NSFAS application period is closing. 





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