Lauren Chawula


Lauren Chawula

Lauren is a writer at Portal Publishing where she writes for The Careers Portal and has a deep interest in conveying the latest news and other important information to students like herself.

She studied a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting at the University of Cape Town. However, writing has always brought her great joy and she's grateful to explore it as a career while she pursues her studies.

Articles by Lauren:

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. 

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology has now opened late applications for faculties with available spaces. Here are more details. 

In order to remain funded by NSFAS, students pursuing their studies at TVET colleges must meet certain academic requirements. Here are more details on this. 

Are you a returning student seeking funding for your tertiary studies? NSFAS may be the bursary for you, here are the requirements for returning students. 

If you've applied for the R350 SRD grant from Sassa and you're unsure how to check your application status online, keep reading to find out how. 

You may be interested in applying for NSFAS or currently funded by NSFAS and wondering whether they will continue to fund your studies if you fail. Well, keep reading to find out. 

If you are looking to protect and serve your community through being a police offer and you're wondering what you need to study in order to do so, then keep reading. 

If you have applied to NSFAS and were asked to complete a consent form you need to do that so that your funding can be approved. We have all the details for you. 

If you are wanting to pursue your studies at the University of South Africa then you need to obtain a certain Admission Points Score to qualify for the programme you are applying for. Here is how to make use of the Admission Points Score calculator for Unisa. 

If you're planning to pursue your tertiary studies in 2024, late applications to study at the University of Limpopo are now open! Here's all the information you need to know to complete your application. 

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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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