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The NSFAS N+ Rule has been around for some time, making the lives of some students difficult. Students said this rule has been negatively affecting them, as some were not able to finish their degrees with funding from NSFAS. 

The Western Cape is facing a resurgence in Covid-19 cases. The province has faced a 52.1% increase in cases over the last week alone. 

Many universities have made changes to their traditional learning systems because of Covid-19. From contact classes to online classes, the higher education system will have to keep adapting. 

NSFAS laptops have been taking a bit longer than expected. Minister Blade Nzimande has finally given some good news to students who have been waiting for months for devices. 

Minister Blade Nzimande has proposed a new fee agreement with public universities. He hopes the policy framework will help regulate university fees. 

Have you ever wondered which jobs are in high demand in South Africa? Well the Department of Higher Education has released a list of job opportunities that more South Africans should be considering. 

When it comes to equality, South Africa is lagging behind. From unemployment to unfair wage payments, South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world. 

If you plan to study next year, but need funding then you should consider applying for NSFAS. Applications for 2021 funding opened this year in August, but they're coming to an end in a few days.

The recent leak of yet another matric exam has caused some panic and uncertainty. Umalusi, the quality assurance council for the matric exams has spoken out about the incident.  

Matric can be a tough year and not everyone who writes the final paper passes matric on their first try. This is why the Second Chance programme exists. 

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