Bulelani Dyomfana


Bulelani Dyomfana

Bulelani is a Writer at Portal Publishing where he writes for the Careers Portal. His love for writing began in high school when he realised that he had a knack for literature and he then set his sights on pursuing journalism as a career path.

Bulelani has completed a National Diploma in Journalism at Cape Peninsula University of Technology and is currently studying towards an Advanced Diploma in Journalism at the same institution. His aim so far is to further the initial parts of his writing career with Portal Publishing and contribute towards its growth as an organisation.

He enrolled on to journalism not only to better his research skills but to also branch out into broadcast. Additionally, his main intention is to find a way in which he can make a meaningful contribution to society by becoming an active participant of South Africa's constitutional democracy and encouraging others to follow suit.

Articles by Bulelani:

Bursary-funded student accommodation continues to grow in demand due to an influx of new NSFAS-funded students in tertiary institutions across the country. The Department of Higher Education (DHET) has said that they intend to make changes for this cohort of students.  

Physical graduation ceremonies at the University of South Africa (Unisa) are scheduled to begin in the upcoming week after several postponements over the previous few months. The ceremony location and start time of each ceremony are arranged as detailed below.

As the last remaining days of June draw to a close, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has recently confirmed the social grant payment dates for July. Here is how the agency has arranged its grant payment schedule.

As the Higher Education Department continues to work on ensuring that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funds are disbursed as conveniently and efficiently as possible among qualifying students in tertiary institutions. The department has warned against any NSFAS-related fraudulent activities that students may perpetrate.

In an effort to accommodate bursary qualifying students, the University of South Africa (Unisa) has announced the process through which they intend to refund this cohort of students. Here is everything to know about it.  

The Sassa Social Relief of Distress grant is being paid to all qualifying beneficiaries. If you are among those that have been meaning to apply for an appeal to your reject application status, Here is the procedure on how to lodge an appeal for your declined R350 grant application.

With thousands of tertiary students migrating to the Western Cape's well-known learning institutions, universities have outsourced a portion of their student accommodation. A property development company in Cape Town has already broken ground in launching student housing.

As payments of the Sassa Social Relief of Distress grant continue, the Department of Social Development (DSD) has put measures in place to ensure that people are able to submit their SRD grant applications despite applicants not having a phone.

If you are among the parents who have been looking to have their children admitted to a school in the Western Cape then it would be ideal for you to do so as soon as possible. Here is how the Department carries out the process and some of the challenges they have encountered throughout the process.

Second Semester registrations at Unisa are now open for those who have been looking to register. Here are details about how to carry out the process as well as the related dates on when to register.

The South African Social Security (Sassa) has recently stated reconsideration applications for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant are currently underway. Here's how the agency's spokesperson plans to disburse these grant payments.

It has been proven that the arrival of Covid-19 has had a notable negative impact on the country's education system. The education department plans to introduce strategies to resolve this and other related issues following the return to a normal schooling schedule, which had been halted during the height of the pandemic.

The Department of Social Development is looking to introduce new changes to how beneficiaries can apply for the R350 grant. This follows the lifting of the National State of Disaster, which forced the department to make changes to the eligibility criteria and other processes. 

The Department of Basic Education's language policy has been called into question for not functioning sufficiently by those that argue that it is exclusionary in some respects. The Department's minister has explained the plans put in place to address the issue. 

Students at the Central University of Technology (CUT) in Bloemfontein are demanding that the university address their grievances relating to their funding. The students also allege that this is not a new occurrence at the institution.

The Department of Social Development (DSD) has raised concerns regarding the backlog in the payment of the R350 grant appeal applications. Now, Sassa has said that payments have begun.

Following a few months of multiple postponements, physical graduation ceremonies at the University of South Africa (Unisa) are due to resume within the coming week. Here is when and where the ceremonies will convene.

The Department of Public Service and Administration is looking to play an important role in upskilling the youth through career programmes facilitated by the National School of Government (NSG). Here is all there is to know about what the programme entails. 

The current laws in place to regulate employees in public basic education are not functioning sufficiently, according to recent research that examined four provincial education departments. The following examples and definitions highlight the extent to which this negatively affects the entirety of the education sector. 


University can become overwhelmingly unaffordable for many students, which is why the University of South Africa (Unisa) is stepping in to intervene through a collaborative effort with a crowdfunding platform. Here are more details about the initiative.