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Sakinah Samuels

Sakinah Samuels

Sakinah is a Senior Writer at Portal Publishing where she writes for the Careers Portal and is passionate about the work she does. With a passion for writing developed at a young age, she is always creating some form of written content at all points in time.

With only having completed her BA Degree at the University of the Western Cape majoring in Psychology, English and Philosophy in 2019, she is at the beginning of birthing a career as a successful wordsmith and wiping away any ideas of a writer not being able to be successful. 

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2 August marked the first day we saw primary school learners return to school at full capacity. However, this wasn't the case for all schools in South Africa. Unions are now concerns about overcrowding and the resources available at school for schools to be safe during the pandemic.


You can now apply for Trimester 3 studies at Ekurhuleni East TVET College. Are you interested? Well then keep reading to find out what’s on offer and how you can apply.


Applications might not have opened for the Special Relief of Distress grant yet but we do know when they will come to an end. Government is said to be spending near to R27 billion on the reinstatement of this grant.


The move to have all learners at school everyday in primary schools across the country has gone smoothly for some but has also revealed issues for others. One solution which is being seen is mobile classrooms.


The University of Johannesburg has launched a campaign to raise R27 million which will go towards paying students outstanding historical debt. They hope to reach this goal by the end of the year. 


Are you attending Sol Plaatje University or you're planning to in the future? Trying to figure out how you're going to pay your fees? Here's whether you'll be covered by the NSFAS bursary.


The University of Venda has officially opened their applications for those wanting to study at Univen in 2022. Applications are being done online so apply now!


From today, primary schools all over the country will be welcoming all learners back full-time. This will however not be happening at every single school in South Africa and here's why.


Everyone is itching to get the Special Relief of Distress grant with SASSA saying they will soon announce dates for when the application system will open. Keep reading to find out more on where government stands with the grant.


Primary schools in the country saw an influx of learners this morning as all learners are now back in class at full capacity everyday, abandoning the rather problematic rotational timetable. There have been mixed reactions when it comes to this change.


Government has finally made the decision to bring back the Special Relief of Distress grant and this comeback will amount to R27 billion. Further details are yet to be given about the return so keep reading to see what we know so far.


As we near the end of the month of July, it's important to know which dates your SASSA grants will be paid. We can help so keep reading to find out SASSA’s payments dates for grants in August 2021.


May/June examinations for Matriculants has now been concluded. The Department of Basic Education has now said when results for these exams will be released as well as other details.


The Finance Minister has given some more details into what we should expect from this new round of R350 grants which is to come. The grant is set to run until March 2022.


There has recently been speculation that the Department of Basic Education was threatening teachers who were not getting vaccinated and they were told they would be fired. The Department has now addressed this so keep reading to find out whether this is just another bout of fake news or if it's true.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the many disruptions it birthed, South African schools and it's learners are a year behind. The pandemic has also largely impacted the rate of dropouts in the country.


This pandemic has resulted in many losses, one of them being class and valuable teaching time. For over a year now, schools have not seen normalcy with online classes and rotational timetables being the centre of schools. The dropout rate has also worsened.


If you’re interested in benefiting from SASSA’s Special Relief of Distress  grant and you want to know more about it being revived, keep reading. Minister Lindiwe Zulu has given some insight into how this round of grants will work.


Students are growing tired of the issues and inefficiencies presented to them due to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. One such issue is NSFAS’ move to no longer fund postgrad degrees with the Wits SRC saying students are now in a worse position with NSFAS than they were before.

 


Vaal University of Technology is now taking applications for those wanting to attend the University in 2022. Only online applications will be accepted.

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