Raigan Cloete

Raigan Cloete

Raigan is a Writer at Portal Publishing where she writes for the Careers Portal website and loves the work she does. She enjoys creating content that is easy to read and useful to readers of all ages.

Writing content for Careers Portal allows her a creative outlet from her busy studies at the University of the Western Cape, where she is working towards getting her Bachelor in Dental Surgery.

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Are you interested in studying at False Bay TVET College and wondering if NSFAS covers their courses? Well, keep reading to find out more...

SADTU has recently released a statement after monitoring the reopening of schools to see whether schools are ready to reopen and begin with their learning and teaching.

According to SASSA, over 10 000 people have been involved in defrauding the agency. SASSA announced that these people have been benefitting from the COVID-19 SRD grant.

UNISA announced that there will be no second semester 2021 registration for UNISA Short Learning Programmes. Keep reading to find out what falls under SLPs.

Recently another school has been destroyed and others vandalized and looted, which compromises the education of many children. These events have left NAPTOSA feeling sickened.


Equal education released a statement urging the government to acknowledge its role in creating the social crisis in the country. The organisation has asked that the government urgently provide social relief, including reinstating the COVID-19 SRD Grant.

A new surveillance report on children under the age of 19 has revealed that the opening and closing of schools has not affected the COVID-19 cases in any way. This suggests that schools are not the main contributors to the waves of the virus.

During the pandemic, approximately 500 000 pupils in South Africa have dropped out of school. According to the latest National Income Dynamics Study and its Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey, poverty has caused this high dropout in the country.

After the recent overcrowding at SASSA paypoints, the agency has urged beneficiaries to kindly visit their nearest paypoints when collecting various social grants. Beneficiaries are encouraged to do so as the country is experiencing the third wave of COVID-19.


As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, the 100% attendance at primary schools may have to be delayed. Many schools have stated that they are not well equipped to allow the full-time return of students.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offices will remain open and operate under the Adjusted Alert Level 4 with a reduced staff in compliance with the Department of Public Service and Administration circular.

Due to the third wave of COVID-19 caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant, tertiary institutions may not complete the 2021 academic year, as students have not been able to attend lectures in person.

SASSA has recently decided to designate certain days for specific grant payments, scroll down to find out why they have enforced this new system. 

The Department of Basic Education released a statement that revealed how many school staff were vaccinated in two days. They stated that in the last two days, over 105 000 teachers and school staff have been vaccinated in South Africa.

Education Department encouraged parents and caregivers who intended to enrol their children for the 2022 school year in the Western Cape to confirm their final choice of school, by midnight on Friday 25 July 2021.

The University of the Western Cape has launched a vaccination centre on Friday 18 June. The vaccination centre has been introduced to vaccinate all staff and students over the age of 60.

On Monday the 21st the task of vaccinating 500 000 teachers and other school staff will begin. A consignment of J&J vaccine has been set aside for the task and the Health Department has briefed parliament on the detailed plans that are in place to get as many public and private school staff vaccinated as possible over the next 10 days.

NSFAS applications are now open to Report 191 students for the second semester at Port Elizabeth TVET College. Keep on reading to find out more...

The Western Cape Education MEC issued a statement confirming that district officials are investigating the DF Malan High School homophobia allegations.

Even though reports of increasing COVID-19 cases in schools rise, it is still unclear when teachers will receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.




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