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There’s widespread recognition that schooling needs to evolve to remain relevant in a changing world and Hennie Mentz, Executive Head of Curro Uitzicht, an assisted learning school in Cape Town,  says this is also an opportunity to improve inclusivity. He believes this will not only pay off in terms of improving educational outcomes, but in future-proofing the next generations as they enter a very different working world to those who have gone before them.

Despite its critical role in ensuring access to higher education for hundreds of thousands of South African students, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has left students perpetually in the lurch as it limps from one crisis to another – and The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) says a complete overhaul of NSFAS is long overdue, instead of simply applying a band-aid each time the next problem arises.

Thousands of parents must still submit admission applications for schools in the Western Cape. This is not possible if you are unable to login to your account. 

During March 2024, the Department of Basic Education will be overseeing elections for school governing bodies, as it is required to do every three years. The Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA) is urging parents and other stakeholders eligible to actively participate in the voting process.

Have you submitted a school application to the Western Cape Education Department to more than one school? Here's how you can track your public schools application status and the next steps you should take.

Pursuing a career in law leads to multiple available qualifications. Here are the various avenues your pursuit of law may lead you to. 

The Central Application Clearing House (CACH) system is a government online system which assists students in finding a place in university, college and other related opportunities. Here is when the system will close for 2024. 

Nursing is a noble and rewarding profession as nurses serve and assist vulnerable people who are in need of help. Individuals who want to pursue a career in nursing can now apply to start studying in 2024 at KZN College Of Nursing. 

If you are considering a career in the property industry, you should definitely consider doing a course on Real Estate. Here is list of institutions that offer courses on Real Estate in South Africa.

Being rejected by a university can be extremely disheartening and demotivating. This as many young people spend a great deal of time and effort trying to meet the requirements to further their education at one of South Africa’s 26 public universities.

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

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