Ryan Cloete


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Ryan Cloete is a journalist at Portal Publishing based in Cape Town who writes for The Careers Portal and The Skills Portal and is also a video editor for The Careers Portal YouTube channel. He received an Advanced Diploma in Journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2021. Ryan has also previously worked as an on-air contributor at One FM.

As a journalist, Ryan's ultimate goal is to work for a publication that makes a difference in the lives of people. Working at Portal Publishing has provided him with an opportunity to do this and kick start his hopefully long career in news. He also enjoys reading, having a good laugh with friends and watching sporting events.

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Ryan's Articles:

South African citizens will enjoy a new public holiday in May 2024. The date of the General Elections have been set. 

Millions of vulnerable people rely on the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to purchase basic goals and services. The agency responsible for paying grants has revealed the payment dates. 

Advocacy groups have expressed their concerns over how budget cuts are affecting the delivery of education. This comes after the finance minister revised the basic education sector's budgetary allocation. 

Recently announced Sassa grant increases will no doubt come as a welcomed relief for million of vulnerable people who rely on these grants to survive. However, civil society groups warned that these increases don't speck to the needs of the majority of South Africans who are unemployed and hungry. 

Despite receiving funding to assist thousands of students, only around 100 students have been approved for NSFAS middle loans. Civil society groups have labeled the NSFAS missing middle loans as failed promises. 

More than 8 million people are set to receive a SRD grant payment in February. Here's when beneficiaries will be paid. 

Youth will continue to benefit from government employment programmes in 2024. This comes after the National Treasury  committed billions to youth employment initiatives. 

Learning and teaching is expected to proceed as normal at the Nelson Mandela University this week. This comes after the institution obtained an interdict against protesting students. 

NSFAS is proceeding full steam ahead with its accommodation pilot. This is despite concerns that the newly implemented pilot could cause havoc at institution. 

Earlier this month the President announced that the R350 grant will be improved. Several amendments have been proposed to the legislation under which the grant is provided. 

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