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:

One South African university is hoping to assist adults who have not obtained their matric certificate. This comes as they recently launched an online high school.


The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted many aspects of what was considered normal, including the way children attended school. One South African university embraced this new normal and will now offer an online high school programme for students around the country and the world.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) will fund 691 432 students during the 2022 academic year. However, it's important that students understand they do not have to stress about a recent email they received from the scheme.


Workplaces don’t look the way they used to. But even as businesses have mostly adopted a hybrid approach where people juggle working remotely, many employers are eager to bring their staff back to the office on a permanent basis.


Medical students in South Africa must complete practical training to demonstrate competence before they begin work. However, the country’s nursing regulatory body is being accused of blocking the training of new nurses by private hospitals.


With tax season set to conclude later this month, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) operations will be bolstered by the reopening of several branches around the country. This comes after weeks of strikes.


Learners around the country will soon receive their results for the 2022 May/June Grade 12 Examinations. While many will be satisfied with the results, there are options available to learners who were not satisfied with their results.


Millions of individuals rely on the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to purchase basic goods and services every month. However, many of the grant’s applicants have been rejected from receiving this crucial relief.


Lawyers play a critical role in society by assisting citizens with legal matters and contributing to the greater public good. One South African University is growing its legal aid program to provide free representation to those who need it. 

The wait is almost over for more than 290 000 individuals who participated in the 2022 May/June matric examinations. The education department has revealed that candidates in some provinces may need to wait a bit longer to learn the outcome of their examinations.

More than 250 000 school assistants around South Africa will return to the job market at the end of the month. This comes after the education department confirmed they will not be renewing their employment contracts.


South Africans will once again have to plan their day based on the availability of electricity as the country’s power utility announced that loadshedding will commence this week.


South Africa’s leaders have revealed that the government is working to find a sustainable solution which would enable the introduction of a Basic Income Grant (BIG). The grant would support the country’s most vulnerable citizens.

Students who benefit from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) received an email which called on them to sign an application form. However, the scheme has come out to clarify if this action is necessary.


The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is determined to ensure that benefits are paid to deserving claimants. However, due to the increase in fraudulent activities related to the fund's benefits, a verification check was reintroduced to prevent paying undeserving individuals.  


The wait is almost over for thousands of young people who participated in the 2022 May/June Grade 12 examinations. This as the results of the examinations will be released later this week.


While R350 grant payments will now be paid every month for the rest of the grant's iteration, many clients are concerned that they have not received payments for months when their grant applications were approved.


Many people spend years preparing for when they will no longer work. However, retirement is a long way away for many people and unforeseen circumstances could result in them urgently needing money.


The R350 grant is recognised as a crucial support mechanism for millions of vulnerable South Africans. This money ensures that people can purchase essential items every month.


South African motorists can finally breathe a sigh of relief after it was announced that the price of petrol and diesel will be reduced. This comes after months of consecutive increases which left motorists in pain at the pumps.