Sakinah Samuels


Sakinah Samuels

Sakinah is Head of Content at Portal Publishing where she manages content strategy for the company websites, and is passionate about the work she does. With a passion for writing developed at a young age, she is always creating some form of written content at all points in time.

Sakinah completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of the Western Cape majoring in Psychology, English and Philosophy in 2019 and has since expanded her skill set. She also gained an SEO qualification through the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business.

Some of the areas that Sakinah and her content specialise in are university education, TVET College education, NSFAS funding, SASSA grants, High School current issues, Matric exams, and lots more.

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Articles by Sakinah:

The final quarter of the year saw a rise in the number of unemployed individuals residing in South Africa, as disclosed by Statistics South Africa earlier this week.

Police officers are often looked up to as the heroes of communities and many people aspire to be in this position. If you're one of those who dream of working for the police, here's where you can study to join SAPS.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme assists with providing access to tertiary education with NSFAS funding and NSFAS missing middle loans. One question which has popped up is will a student with a partial bursary qualify for a NSFAS bursary?

The National Student Representative Council (NSRC) has made it clear that no Unisa student will face barriers when it comes to registering for the 2024 academic year. This comes after Unisa extended 2024 registration.

At the most recent SONA speech President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that the R350 grant is here to stay - and is also going to be improved. So if you haven't applied yet now is a great time. Here's how to submit your R350 social relief of distress grant application under the new rules.

If you want to study at a South African university, you'd be glad to know that you can still apply. A number of tertiary institutions have opened their applications process but will soon be closing!

NSFAS provides fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans through bursaries. NSFAS funding is available to TVET College students as well so what's the criteria for TVET students to be funded?

If you're a NSFAS student or hoping to become one, knowing what the N+ rule is could then be very important for you. This rule deals with the duration which you can receive the NSFAS bursary for.

NSFAS applications are closed with almost 2 million applications already submitted. Should you NSFAS application be rejected, you can submit a NSFAS appeal.

The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) in the Basic Education Sector aims to provide jobs to South Africa’s young people between the age of 18 and 34 years old, in an effort to alleviate some of the high unemployment levels amongst the youth. Some of those employed by the PYEI work in schools as teaching and general assistants.

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Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a multitude of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

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You've probably been contemplating the next chapter of your life all throughout the year asking yourself, 'what am I going to study after I finish completing my matric certificate exams?', 'am I going to study? What else can I do when I pass'? Well, we can help.


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