Hazel Kosie


hazel kosie

Hazel is a junior journalist at Portal Publishing and writes for Careers Portal and Skills Portal. 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 the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

She has great interest in news and she has previously worked as a radio journalist, producing content for Zibonele FM, a Current Affairs show. While studying towards her journalism qualification, she was working part-time as an online English tutor.

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Articles by Hazel:

Post #FeesMustFall, the funding criteria for NSFAS changed. Returning students who are interested in continuing studies are welcomed to apply. However, they need to be on the lookout for a few things which will come in handy before applying for funding.

At the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, many individuals lost their jobs, prompting the government to find a way to financially support affected individuals. The journey to providing this financial support has not been without its ups and downs.


There's been an incline of the demand of teachers in South Africa and globally. China, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom are the top ten countries that have been employing South African teachers. Here's where you can study a teaching qualification.

After submitting your Social Relief grant application, you might want to do a Sassa status check. But you might find that your application status is 'reapplication pending'. Here's what that Sassa status means, and what you can do about it.

There are at least 50 registered public Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges that are spread across all nine provinces of South Africa. Here are the TVET Colleges with student accommodation.


The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) was established in 2004, when three Technikons were merged. The institution has since operated as a university of technology, with its students using innovative-technological tools for their learning.


If you are among those who have successfully applied for a Nsfas bursary, it’s important to check your current Nsfas status and what it means. Here's what an 'evaluation' Nsfas status means.

For most students, graduation day is a symbol of the end of a long and tedious journey, and as well as the beginning of the careers they have been hoping to pursue during their years of study. Since some of those people lack experience in the field they have chosen, this is where they can begin their employment hunt.


Recently, matriculants received their final results. For those who had applied to study at institutions of higher learning, funding is what they’re concerned about at this point in time. If you don’t qualify for government funding, here’s some food for thought.


Teaching students who are funded by the Funza Lushaka bursary are required to re-apply every year. However, there are a few requirements that students need to meet in order to continue receiving funding for their teaching qualification.

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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.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even considering entrepreneurial ventures, each offering unique opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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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