Sakinah Samuels

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sakinah samuelsSakinah is Head of Content at Portal Publishing where she manages content strategy for the company websites, and is passionate about the work she does. With a passion for writing developed at a young age, she is always creating some form of written content at all points in time.

Sakinah completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of the Western Cape majoring in Psychology, English and Philosophy in 2019 and has since expanded her skill set. She also gained an SEO qualification through the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business.

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Articles by Sakinah:


The Department of Social Development outlined its budget for the upcoming year. Minister Sisisi Tolashe presented the plan to the National Assembly, allocating a total of R266 billion for social grants. 


Millions of South Africans experience temporary setbacks or long-term vulnerabilities, which is where Sassa can help. The agency has now cleared up rumours about R1000 food parcels being on offer.


On Tuesday afternoon, the Minister of the Department of Higher Education (DHET), Dr Nobuhle Nkabane, presented the Higher Education Budget Vote for 2024/25 to the National Assembly.


During the presentation of the 2024/25 Higher Education Budget Vote, the Minister revealed when 2025 NSFAS applications will open. NSFAS provides bursaries and loans to students to access tertiary education.


When assessing the current condition of education in South Africa, it is evident that improvements in both learning and teaching are necessary. On Monday afternoon, Siviwe Gwarube, the Minister of the Department of Basic Education (DBE), delivered the DBE Budget Vote to the National Assembly.


Millions of South Africans rely on social grants to survive each month. If your R370 Sassa Social Relief of Distress Grant application was declined, don't despair. You may be eligible to submit a Sassa appeal.


Does your child need to get a place at a school next year? Provincial education departments across the country have now opened their 2025 school admissions applications so get applying. 


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a South African government initiative that provides financial aid for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Part of the application process involves submitting a SARS consent form. 


The Department of Higher Education (DHET) has released the much-anticipated TVET College results for Semester 1. Students can now check their progress.


Sassa provides around 19 million social grants monthly to support vulnerable individuals across South Africa in addition to the 8 million beneficiaries of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. If you applied for a Sassa grant, here's how to do a sassa status check. 
 


If you've applied to study at a TVET College for semester 2, you will soon be able to register as Semester 2 registrations will now commence. TVET Colleges offer a valuable pathway to develop practical skills and knowledge for various careers.


Education departments across the country are now preparing for the 2025 school year. The Gauteng Department of Education has now announced their 2025 school admission application dates.


Millions of South Africans rely on the SRD Grant each month. Here's how to quickly check your application status for the August 2024 payout.


Unisa has now opened their Semester 2 registration. The University of South Africa is the nation's leading distance learning institution and here's how to register.


There are millions of unemployed people living in South Africa. Sassa offers a grant to all unemployed people who meet the eligibility criteria. 


Applications for 2025 school placement in Mpumalanga are now open. Parents are urged to apply as soon as possible to secure placement at a school of their choice.


There are million of Sassa grant beneficiaries in South Africa. Here's where beneficiaries can collect their grants. 


Unisa's semester 2 registration is now underway, offering a chance for motivated students to start or continue their studies. Here's when Unisa semester 2 registration will close.


If you're interested in pursuing education at a South African university, you'll be pleased to learn that applications for the year 2025 are now open at several universities in South Africa. Here are the details we have gathered thus far.


The Sassa SRD grant sees millions of South Africans receive R370 every month. Now, Sassa has introducted a new ID verification method but this has raised concerns about potential exclusion for some applicants.

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