Lerato Botha


Lerato BothaLerato is a student studying towards a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in English Language and Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Cape Town.

Lerato previously held the position of Editor-in-Chief at Varsity Newspaper, the University of Cape Town's student newspaper.

Her passion for writing has been one that she has developed since her years in Primary School. Despite being a child of big dreams who wanted to try everything from being a lawyer, to a designer, to a therapist, Lerato always came back to writing as her desired career. News, Features and Opinions are three of her favourite topics to write for.

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Articles by Lerato:

The nursing profession is a commendable and selfless one in which a licensed health-care professional is tasked with caring for the ill. The following is a breakdown of the post-matric qualifications a student would need to pursue this career path.


As the world shifts to a greater reliance on digital devices, performing work and school tasks are not the only things that can be done online. The recent University of Cape Town (UCT) protests have revealed that protest action can be performed online too.

After continued conversations with University of Cape Town (UCT) officials regarding fee blocks that have resulted in academic exclusion, the UCT Students’ Representative Council (SRC) have expressed their dissatisfaction with Vice-Chancellor (VC) Phakeng’s resolutions to the issue. They have recently resolved to ongoing protest action in relation to the matter.

So far during February of 2022, a number of incidents of protest action have been staged by members of the student body at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in light of controversy faced by the university. UCT has since come forward with a statement to formally address these issues.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has recently been caught in the midst of controversy, which has reached its climax through a number of on-campus protests. The UCT Vice-Chancellor has now issued a statement addressing these controversies and highlighting a plan to move forward.

The pursuit of becoming a soldier of defence in South Africa is a noble one that requires a bit of sacrifice. The following reveals how much a person in such a role may earn in this career.

Once a student finishes their undergraduate degree, they may have the opportunity to pursue a postgraduate qualification. Here are a few institutions where Business Administration majors can pursue their Postgraduate Diplomas.

Private schools that work on the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) curriculum have been on the rise in South Africa, and more students have had to partake in IEB examinations year after year. Luckily for those students, the IEB has made past papers available for public access.

In our current age of technology, the digital marketing occupation has grown more popular and more necessary. Here are a few schools in South Africa that offer digital marketing courses.

Writing examinations in high school can be very stress inducing, and some students may find it helpful to practice using past papers to prepare for the exam season. Luckily for students in basic education, there are past paper resources available for public access.

The University of Mpumalanga (UMP), situated in Mbombela, has been an active university in South Africa for just under 10 years now. The university has recently announced that there still remains some space for registration for a few qualifications.

Mopani South East Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College was founded not long ago, in 2003. The university has recently issued a statement that they are once again open for applications for 2022.

Northlink College is a public higher education university that was founded in 2002. The Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) school has recently been opened for 2022 registration.

The University of South Africa (Unisa) has been contributing to South Africans’ tertiary education efforts for over a century now and is best known for its flexible learning methods. As a part of their flexible learning mission, the university offers a variety of short courses.

The University of South Africa (Unisa) is one of the leading open distance learning universities in South Africa, offering flexible learning for all enrolled students. The following highlights the documents necessary for admission as a Unisa student.

With the added pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic, countries have been forced to implement more large-scale online learning methods than ever before. Despite the struggle to adjust to this new way of life, there have proven to be some benefits to online schooling.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools were already beginning to adopt a dual learning system that incorporates both online and contact learning, whilst other schools were already marketing themselves as solely online schools. Here are the key differences that have been found between the two methods of teaching.

At the beginning of every year, the previous year’s matric learners await anxiously as the release date for their final results approaches. As such, it is often useful to help ease some of their own nerves by having a general idea of how they may perform by understanding how the final marks are calculated.

Nedbank student loans have helped keep university students in need of financial aid afloat for some time now. Nevertheless, to achieve the opportunity of benefitting from this loan scheme, there are a number of requirements to be met.

Not even a year after the University of Cape Town (UCT) Campus Fires in April of 2021, another fire was reported to have started near the university’s Upper Campus on the 5th of January 2022.