Hazel Kosie

hazel kosie

Hazel is a junior journalist at Portal Publishing. She started out by writing short stories, drawing inspiration from books that she took from her local library. She has obtained her National Diploma in Journalism from CPUT. She has great interest in news and she has previously worked as a radio journalist, producing content for a Current Affairs show. While studying towards her journalism qualification, she was working part-time as an online English tutor.

E-commerce businesses thrived as the pandemic required digitalised tools to keep up and generate profits. When it comes to the education sector, experts believe that the digital divide further widened, but the education Minister has introduced technical subjects to equip learners with skills relevant to digital spaces.

The issue of people not yet receiving the outcomes of their Sassa reconsideration applications has got people panicking and frustrated. Sassa has explained how applicants can resolve setbacks to the appeals process. 

This was the very first week of learning for schools in coastal provinces. The Eastern Cape Education Department has put a hold on a number of projects due to funds that had to be redirected to other projects.

The NSC class of 2021 has achieved an overall pass rate of 76.4%, a slight increase of 0.2% compared to the year before. The education sector has had its fair share of challenges in the past two years of the Covid-19 pandemic.


The North West Education is dismayed by the abduction of Tirelong Secondary School learners who were at alternative schools, due to the deteriorating condition of the overpopulated school. The parents voluntarily agreed with the department to accommodate learners at a conducive place for learning and teaching.

Civic organisations and political parties have clearly articulated where they stand in terms of rotational learning in classes. This comes after the Education Department had released a statement that rotational learning will continue indefinitely.

Gauteng education is concerned over the lives of its employees that are being threatened by criminal activities that have plagued its school within a week of reopening schools.

Schools in KwaZulu Natal have found themselves in the crossfire of a Chieftainship battle. This has negatively impacting the first day of learning for learners attending the affected schools. 

The Covid-19 pandemic extended over a two-year period, changing the entire education sector. As IEB matric results have been published, the board along with parents were thrilled over the outcomes of learners.

As the youth of South Africa is facing unemployment, they are also vulnerable to scammers who are out there, using their pain and desperation to solicit money and in some instances use details for fraudulent activities.

Umalusi has approved the release of the 2021 national examinations results. However, there were issues of irregularities in some provinces, and the education department is in the process of dealing with the learners who were involved.

Teachers' union has reacted with contempt to the High Court's ruling to allow the publication of matric results in newspapers. Matric results are set to be announced tomorrow and released on 21 January 2022.


The bell has rung as learners from coastal schools return to the classroom today. Learners at Perivale Primary School were dropped off this morning at the gates of their school and it has been reported that there haven’t been any cries from any of the learners.


As it is their first day of learning, Perivale Primary School learners are dropped off at the gates 

This years’ schools have inherited problems of previous years. The parliamentary committee will continue with its oversight visit to schools to assess the state of readiness of the basic education department as schools reopen for the 2022 academic year.

The cost of living constantly rises, as this is influenced by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Universities have also announced an increment for 2022 fees and hostels.

The government and its education department, through the constitution, affirmed section 29 that education is a right for children of this country. However, there have been instances of school stationery being withheld from learners because of a donation fee that they couldn't afford to pay. What do the department and relevant stakeholders have to say about this?

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) will publish its matric candidate's results on media platforms as it has done in the past. This comes after Umalusi announced the approval of the release of the 2021 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination results.

As the academic year starts, Unisa has encountered another scam. Initially, it was a scam that encouraged students to contact non-Unisa staff for admissions. The university has finally taken action.

NSFAS might have rejected your application or you might not have met your academic requirements which inevitably has resulted in you being rejected for funding, you may appeal to NSFAS for the scheme to reconsider your application.

In a matter of days, matriculants will be faced with making decisions that’ll change their lives. Education Expert Dr. David Makovah has mentioned how learners can tap into the new-normal, acquiring skills and looking out for new opportunities in this digital migration era.