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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 is currently in her second year at the University of Cape Town pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting. However, writing has always brought her great joy and she's grateful to explore it as a career while she pursues her studies.

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Feenix is an online fundraising platform which allows students to fund their studies. Keep reading to find out how their funding works. 


The Banking Association South Africa has released a statement which states that banks, retailers and the Post Office will be working together to ensure that SASSA beneficiaries receive their grant payments after disruptions were caused by the recent unrest in the country. 


If you are keen to pursue tertiary studies next year and you're searching for funding, then you'll be pleased to know that NSFAS will soon start preparing for 2022 applications. Keep reading to find out more. 


The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande has urged students funded by NSFAS to update their details on the myNSFAS portal so that they may receive their allowances in their NSFAS Wallet. 


Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga says that schools are ready to reopen as scheduled on Monday, 26 July depending on confirmation from President Cyril Ramaphosa and that vandalised schools in KwaZulu-Natal have made provisions to ensure their reopening on the same date. 


Teacher's union Naptosa says schools should commence as scheduled on Monday 26 July but that schools in KwaZulu-Natal are unable to reopen as planned due to property damage caused by last week's violence and looting. 


According to teacher's union Naptosa, more than 30 schools in KwaZulu-Natal have been vandalized. Sadtu says that this damage could worsen the overcrowding experienced at schools. 


Feenix is an online fundraising platform which allows students to fund their studies. So do they fund private college courses? keep reading to find out. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that those households in need of help after being affected by the looting and violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng would be receiving food relief from SASSA. SASSA cash paypoints which are safe to open will also be operating from 19 July again. 


SASSA provides various grants to aid those in need of financial support, so how much do beneficiaries of these grants receive every month? Keep reading to find out. 


If you’ve got a passion for taking care of people and you are looking into studying nursing you may be wondering whether Unisa offers nursing courses, keep reading to find out.


Teacher's union Sadtu has said that it is satisfied with the vaccine rollout for the education sector in the Eastern Cape. 


Human rights activists, Black Sash is calling for the Special R350 Covid-19 SRD grant which came an end on 30 April 2021, to be extended to unemployed people especially now that South Africa is on a Level 4 lockdown. 

 


Amid the rollout of vaccines for the education sector, Early Childhood Development teachers feel let down after they were left out of the vaccination rollout. 


Teacher's unions have expressed concern surrounding the amount of vaccines available for the education sector however Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga says that there are enough vaccines for all employees in the sector. 


Postgraduate students studying education at the University of Pretoria who are without university funding after NSFAS stopped funding them, are now demanding that NSFAS provide financial support to them again. 


If you are looking to study at Unisa in the 2022 academic year, then you may be wondering when their applications will be opening. Keep reading to find out. 


Since South Africa has been hit by the pandemic there has been a need for more healthcare workers, so why does the country need nurses? Keep reading to find out. 


The Nelson Mandela University was approved by the Eastern Cape department of health as a master facility Covid-19 vaccination site and started participating in the national vaccine rollout programme on Monday. 


The South African Health Department says that 300 000 vaccine doses have arrived in the country for teachers. Unions say that 75% of teachers in the country are willing to take the vaccine. 

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