Saarah Richards


Saarah Richards is a part-time writer at Portal Publishing, focussing on The Careers Portal. Saarah completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the Western Cape which then lead her to gain her Honours in Philosophy at Stellenbosch University in 2020, sparked by a curiosity in the world and everything beyond.

Saarah not only dabbles in writing, but is also a creative and has had her work exhibited at Zeitz MOCAA

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If you want to track your NSFAS application, or you are unsure what the meaning of your NSFAS application status is, here is how to track your NSFAS application and what the results of that might mean for you. Keep reading to find out what your NSFAS status means.

The National Senior Certificate and the Senior Certificate are different in a very simple way. Where the one is school-based, the other is examination based, but there are also other differences. 

If you do not have your matric qualification and are wondering whether or not you will still be able to apply for a learnership, we have the answers you need.

If you are a matriculant or a student interested in studying and pursuing a career in law and you are unsure about the admission requirements that come with a law degree, then this one is for you. We have the information you need about admission point scores and subject requirements. 

The various NQF levels represent different types of academic achievements that can be obtained by a student. If you are wondering what the different levels mean, we have the answers you're looking for.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme is available to assist students that are looking to go into the teaching field. The bursary offers many things along with tuition fees, like a small stipend for living expenses. 

If you are a Unisa student who has been accepted into an Education programme or hopes to be, and you're wondering whether the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme funds Unisa students, we have the answers you are looking for.

If you are having trouble logging in to your MyUnisa account or you are looking to join MyUnisa for the first time, we have a step-by-step on how to access your MyUnisa account and complete the Unisa login process.

There are various forms of financial assistance available for those who wish to pursue tertiary education but are in need of funding to do so. If you are struggling to find a way to fund your studies, here are some financial service providers that offer financial assistance you may wish to consider.


If you are a matriculant or a student interested in a career in nursing but you aren't sure whether or not you qualify, we have what you need. There are various different institutions all over South Africa to assist you in gaining your qualification in nursing. 

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Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a multitude of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even considering entrepreneurial ventures, each offering unique opportunities for personal and professional growth.

You've probably been contemplating the next chapter of your life all throughout the year asking yourself, 'what am I going to study after I finish completing my matric certificate exams?', 'am I going to study? What else can I do when I pass'? Well, we can help.


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