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The establishment of two new universities in South Africa's higher education sector promises to serve a dual purpose. Catering to the demands of industries requiring highly skilled professionals, while simultaneously enriching society by producing educated individuals capable of addressing societal needs.


Millions of vulnerable people rely on social grants to survive every month. The government has revealed how much they will spend to support vulnerable citizens in 2024. 


Thousands of students applied for NSFAS funding in 2024 but do not know whether or not they will be funded. NSFAS has called on these individuals to check their application statuses. 


Sassa has now released the SRD grant payment dates for March. Millions of individuals in need depend on the R350 grant to acquire essential goods and services.


Millions of people will receive grants payments from Sassa in March 2024. The grant payment agency has confirmed when beneficiaries will be able to access their money during the third month of 2024. 


South African citizens will enjoy a new public holiday in May 2024. This was confirmed by the presidency earlier this week.


Over 8 million people are set to receive a R350 grant payment in February 2024. Sassa has now commenced with paying SRD grants for this month.


Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana, revealed during the 2024 Budget Speech how much is being spent on education. These details included Basic Education, Higher Education and NSFAS.


Minister Godongwana announced plans aimed at reducing loadshedding and addressing logistics inefficiencies aimed at boosting economic growth. The minister delivered his 2024 budget earlier this week. 


Government will continue its efforts to combat youth unemployment in South Africa. Billions of rands have been allocated to Presidential Employment Initiative.


The two-pot retirement policy reform has been years in the making. Individuals can begin withdrawing money from their pensions later this year. 


The Finance Minister announced that efforts are underway to enhancement the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant. However, this enhancement has not yet resulted in the grant being increased. 


Millions of vulnerable people rely on social grants to survive every month. The finance minister has confirmed the grant increases for 2024 in his Budget Speech. 


South Africa's economy showed weak performance, resulting in a sharp decline in tax revenue collection in the last financial year. To address the immediate fiscal pressure and support faster debt stabilisation government has proposed several tax increases


The number of unemployed people living in South Africa increased in the final three months of the year. This was revealed by Statistics South Africa earlier this week. 


Millions of individuals are anticipated to eagerly anticipate the 2024 Budget Speech, where it is anticipated that the finance minister will reveal updates on the government's implementation of the SRD Grant.


The National Student Representative Council (NSRC) has emphasized that Unisa students will encounter no obstacles during the registration process for the academic year 2024, particularly in light of the extended registration period announced by Unisa.


Unisa has now opened their registration period for their short courses which are referred to as Short Learning Programmes. Applications for these Unisa short courses are open as well.


Despite receiving thousands of applications for NSFAS loans, just over one hundred missing middle students have been approved for NSFAS loans. There are several reasons why this may be the case. 
 


Close to two million applications were submitted for NSFAS 2024 funding. The financial aid scheme has revealed the number of students confirmed for funding in the 2024 academic year.


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