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Last week in How to Redo Matric, we looked at how you can do Matric through a TVET college or earn a Matric equivalent. This week, we look at the simple option of doing Matric as a private student at a high school.

Last week in How to Stand Out as a Job Seeker, we looked at how you can make LinkedIn work for you. Up until now, we’ve been focusing on positives; now it’s time to take a look at the negatives - things you do that make you stand out for the wrong reasons.

If you want to redo Matric because your marks aren’t good enough, then we can help. Last week we looked at how to redo your Matric if you’d previously written on the old syllabus. This week we take a look at an alternative: doing Matric or an equivalent course through a TVET College.

If you're looking for financial aid for your tertiary education, you may be considering applying with NSFAS. Here's a guide on how to apply online at NSFAS.

You may have read recently that NSFAS would be changing the way applications worked. The organisation has adopted what they call a Student Centered Model, completely overhauling the applications system. So what does this mean for you?

If you’ve been looking for funding for your studies, you may have come across the the term NSFAS. You may be wondering: what is NSFAS? Let’s take a look at what NSFAS is and what it can do for you.

At some point in your career, it’s likely you’ll need to expand your team. When that happens you’ll want to hire the best people.

Standing out from the crowd can be difficult. This week in How to Stand Out as a Job Seeker, we take a look at LinkedIn and how you can use this social network to improve your chances of being hired.

what is the NQF?

What is the NQF? Saqa is responsible for running the National Qualifications Framework, or NQF. The NQF originally consisted of eight levels but was later increased to ten levels. The NQF levels run from Adult Basic Education and Training all the way up to doctoral degrees.

Did you write Matric on the old syllabus? Do you want to redo Matric to improve your marks? This week in How to Redo Matric, we look at the options available for those of you who originally wrote on the old syllabus.

This week in How to Stand Out as a Job Seeker, we're going to look at how to ace the interview. Read on to find out how to survive a job interview, with a variety of tips and hints.

how to prepare for a CCMA hearing

Need to prepare for a hearing at the CCMA? Here's a guide for first-timers attending a conciliation-arbitration hearing to walk you through all the steps.

Want to redo Matric? Maybe you failed the first time around, or you just want to improve your marks. There are many options open to you; let's take a look at one government initiative.

This week in How to Stand Out as a Job Seeker, we look at ‘soft skills’ and how they can help you nail that job application. But first, what are soft skills? Let’s take a look.

The first in a series of articles on how to stand out as a job seeker, in this article we look at why you should learn a new language and how you can do it.

As thousands of South Africans prepare to enrol in distance learning programmes this year, recognising the value of being able to ‘earn while you learn’, an education expert has urged them to ensure they do careful research to find the right institution and right course for their individual needs before parting with their money.

computer skills matter

Computers are everywhere and being able to use them effectively is incredibly important. You might want to consider taking a computer course to fill in any gaps in your knowledge.

why communication skills matter

Communication skills are a vital part of applying for a job and running a business. Let's take a look at why communication skills matter.

short courses

One of the options out there for people wanting to further their education is short courses. Let's take a look at why a short course might be right for you.

It can be very difficult to know where to start when it comes to writing your CV. It's one of the first things your potential employer sees and it's often where applicants let themselves down the most. let's take a look at how to write the perfect CV.

Writing a cover letter can be a real challenge but it's the most important part of a job application. Let's take a look at how to write the best cover letter you possibly can.

Caught in the gap between the rich and poor, the missing middle faces a unique set of challenges when applying for university funding.

Do you find yourself trapped by the debilitating and sometimes profound feeling of being stuck in your job because it no longer fits your interests? Perhaps your job no longer feels meaningful to you and you need a way to feel alive again in a new career. So, what do you do?

Are you thinking about studying further after school? A university education opens doors to people who are fortunate enough to get in.

Would you like to work overseas one day? It is important to find out whether the qualification you are working towards is internationally recognized. This gives you more employment options once you graduate.

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