Melikhaya Zagagana

Melikhaya Zagagana journalist at Portal PublishingMelikhaya Zagagana experienced writing through sketches of poetry and short stories while growing up. His love for writing and inquisitive nature grew into aspirations to become a journalist. He is currently serving as an intern at Portal Publishing to complete his diploma in Journalism at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
His philosophy in life is to show up and believing that everything else will follow suit. Melikhaya's aim through his journalism career is to inspire change for the better and become a mouthpiece for those who can’t speak for themselves. He believes that the journalism landscape has improved for the better with more exciting tools and endless options to tell stories - which has left the world in a better place.

The South African Democratic Teacher’s Union (SADTU) in the Western Cape has released a statement condemning the murder of a teacher in the Western Cape.

University of South Africa (UNISA) has released a statement on its website strongly condemning the fraud and dishonesty that some of their students get up to during examinations. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is yet to make announcement as to when the application dates for 2022 funding will be opened. This is unlike any other year where the application window would open early to give applicants time to prepare and apply. 

The Funza Lushaka Bursary is a program established to support teaching studies and available to qualified students to complete a teaching degree. If you are a UINSA student and you want to find-out if your PGCE qualification will be funded by the Funza Lushaka bursary, we have answers for you.

NSFAS is a governmental institution which provides financial support to disadvantaged students who wish to further their studies. However, does NSFAS fund Matric rewrites? 

Since the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, education progress worldwide has been disrupted. The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) wants things to get back on track. 

The University of South Africa (UNISA) has been struggling to issue certificates. This has upset many students, who have come forward to confront the institution.

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has now partnered with Pick n Pay and Boxer stores in order to facilitate the payments of the R350 SRD grant. 

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) is calling for changes to be made to the current academic calendars that inland and coastal schools follow. The union believes this change will be good for the schooling system,

The South African Student Congress Organization (SASCO) has come out to reject any attempts by institutions of higher learning to enforce vaccination. The student congress says vaccination should be a choice not compulsory.  

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has delivered on its commitment to distribute laptops to TVET College students. Flavius College and West Coast College shared the events on its social media platforms, as students were being presented with new laptop devices. 

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has praised the matriculants who took to the call of vaccination. The department took to its social media platform to encourage matriculants to practice safety measures ahead of the final exams to protect themselves and their families from Covid-19. 

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has come out to distance themselves from a recent social media post for teaching assistants. The department said the advert is fake and further developments about teaching assistants would be communicated through relevant platforms.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Program is a continuous program that promotes teaching in public schools. Bursaries are available to enable qualified students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. If you would like to find out what study needs the program covers, your answer is waiting below. 

Debts have a negative reflection on any ones credit record whether you are a student or not. In order to get a loan, your credit record must be showing signs of accountability and a sense of responsibility for your finances. Can you really get a loan with student debt? Find your answer below.

 A course in Administration opens you up to a world of opportunities where your strong organizational skills and understanding of the office environment will be in demand. Where can you study a course in administration? Don't sweat, we have an answer for you below.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has adjusted the matric exams timetable in order to accommodate elections between October and November 2021. The DBE spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga has confirmed the move saying that the matric timetable was clashing with the election date.

NSFAS CEO, Andile Nongongo has unpacked the significance of the first unqualified clean audit received by the institution since 2017. Nongogo was appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, as the  NSFAS Chief Executive Officer in November 2020. 

Covid-19 has not only taken people’s jobs and lives, but it has also played a big role in how companies structure their internship programmes moving forward. In a normal work place environment, internships are meant to give interns first-hand work experience, but the opportunity to learn real work by interns has moved online for some companies, and placed on hold by others. 

The National Professional Teachers Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA) sends a stern warning against teachers who still refuse to vaccinate. The teachers union indicated that it has been consistent in speaking to its members to go and get vaccinated, and refusal to do so could enforce mandatory processes.