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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Applications for 2022 are open at Gert Sibande TVET College. Gert Sibande TVET College is a TVET College in Mpumalanga who offers a variety of courses. 


Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande says that the government is working towards providing support to higher education students who find themselves in the "missing middle" income bracket. 

The Unisa Graduations Division will be out on its final round of visits to finalise the collection of outstanding certificates by students who have completed their qualifications. The University has urged students to collect their certificates. 

Applications for the R350 SRD grant from SASSA reopened in August for a second round and since then many applicants have received their grant payments, so when will the applications close? Keep reading to find out. 

Are you wondering which South African universities NSFAS funds? Find out below. Get funding for your education today!

The University of South Africa has opened an on-campus Covid-19 testing facility as well as a vaccination site aiding in the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The quality assurance examination board, Umalusi says that everything is in place for the 2021 matric final examinations to take place and that strict measures have been put in place to protect the integrity of these examinations. 

While many South Africans have received their SASSA R350 grant payments, others still await responses from SASSA for their SRD grant appeals which were submitted in August. SASSA has given an update on appeals sent from August until October 2021.

Have you completed your studies and received your degree, but you're unable to find employment? Well, keeping reading to find strategies that may help to keep you motivated in your mission to find employment. 

Applications to become a school assistant through the Basic Education Employment Initiative close today, 10 October 2021! Apply NOW before it is too late. 

As we approach the end of 2021, it is important to keep track of when Universities will be closing their applications so that you don't miss your chance to study in 2022. Below we have listed the Universities whose applications will close soon. 

After President Cyril Ramaphosa placed South Africa on the Level 1 lockdown, NSFAS has decided to re-open its Walk-in Centre at its Cape Town Offices to assist students with any NSFAS queries they may have. 

Does your R350 SRD grant status say 'Pending' and you're unsure of what this means and what you can do? Well keep reading because we can help. 

The examination period is quickly approaching and if you are a Unisa student then you may be interested to know how the invigilation of your online exams will work. Keep reading to find out. 

The Department of Education will be employing teacher assistants again in November 2021 and you might be interested in earning an income but if you are a NSFAS student you unfortunately do not qualify for this post. Keep reading to find out what the requirements are to qualify for the teaching assistant post. 

Violence and bullying is experienced by many learners at schools across South Africa, government departments are now coming together to bring an end to this by introducing a roadshow campaign at schools. 

If you have done a SASSA grant status check and it said "Alternative Income Source" you might be confused as to what this means. We might be able to help you understand what this means and what you have to do.

The Constitutional Court has given Unisa until the start of the 2023 academic year to revise its language policy. This comes after it found that the University's decision to scrap Afrikaans as a medium for teaching and learning was in violation of the constitution. 

Applications for 2022 are open at Goldfields TVET College. They offer a wide variety of courses at their campuses as well as learnerships. 

After the University of Cape Town announced the launch of their online high school, they have now confirmed the appointment of the director and principal of the school who is an avid educationalist.