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Bogus College operators take advantage of students who are looking to gain access to further education, leading to these students wasting years on a fake qualification.


Once you've submitted your application for SASSA's R350 Social Relief Of Distress (SRD) grant, you can track it on Whatsapp. This one of the few platforms that SASSA has given applicants as an option to track the progress of their Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant applications. 


For months, Unisa has been at the centre of controversy over a report that exposed alleged maladministration and poor financial management. Since then, Minister Blade Nzimande’s has attempted to place Unisa under administration, but these efforts have been consistently halted. 


The fourth (and possibly final) phase of a youth employment initiative is set to conclude in the coming months. Young people who were selected to participate in the initiative received valuable training and workplace experience at school around South Africa.
 


Much to the relief of many consumers, the cost of fuel is expected to drop this week. The decrease will reportedly affect all conventional fuel sources, including paraffin, with only gas prices expected to go in the opposite direction.


Student funding by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme serves as a crucial lifeline for students who can't afford tertiary education. Luckily, the application window is still open for TVET college students, leaving them with a limited amount of time to apply.   


Student funding by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme serves as a crucial lifeline for students who can't afford tertiary education. However, the closing deadline leaves TVET college students with a limited amount of time to apply.   


Changes to the current school calendar are on the horizon, as the Department of Basic Education is looking to amend its current policy. However, a number of processes need to take place before these amendments are put into practice.


Following the recent completion of its first selection process of applicants on CACH, the Higher department is calling on prospective students to register and apply before the closing deadline. A recent update by the department also indicates that hundreds of applicants have been successfully assisted by the system.


Millions of social grant recipients will need to collect a new gold card to ensure they can access their monthly grant payments. The agency responsible for grant payments has revealed when grant should collect their cards.

 


South Africa's largest distance learning institution has called on students to pay their initial fees. Failure to make the payment could impact the student’s registration at the institution. 


Applications for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant are still open and will close next March. One of the most common way of submitting an SRD grant application is online.


At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) was created to help people whose income was lost due to the pandemic.


With more than 10 million beneficiaries of the R350 grant, there are several options where benefits can collect their R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.


More than 14 million people applied for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. However, only 10 million people are benefiting from the grant.


The unemployment rate in the country worsened to 35,3% in the fourth quarter of 2021. The expanded unemployment rate, which includes people who were available for work but not looking for a job, stood at a staggering 46,2 %.


As the academic year progresses at tertiary education institutions around the country, students funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) will be eagerly waiting for their money to purchase essentials.


With an increase in South Africa’s unemployment rate in the final quarter of 2022, more people will rely on the financial support of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). 


In South Africa, 46.2% of the country’s population is unemployed according to the expanded definition of unemployment which includes people who are available for work but not looking for a job.


An online petition has gained traction at South Africa’s largest university after it was announced that only students who had proof of employment could enrol in one of the programmes offered at the university.


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