Sakinah Samuels


Sakinah Samuels

Sakinah is Head of Content at Portal Publishing where she manages content strategy for the company websites, 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.

Sakinah completed her BA Degree at the University of the Western Cape majoring in Psychology, English and Philosophy in 2019 and has since expanded her skill set.

Articles by Sakinah:


The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, better known as ISFAP, is in charge of the ISFAP bursary which extends to missing middle students. Here's when applications will open for 2023 bursaries.

Are you wanting to apply for a Sassa grant but need access to your One Time Pin, which is also known as an OTP? Here's a guide on how to access your Sassa OTP to access your form.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology have opened their applications for the 2023 intake. CPUT aims to have an impact on the world of technology.

With new regulations in action, it seems as if the R350 grant was renewed. With beneficiaries having to re-apply, more application portals are now opening.

Furthering your studies and becoming qualified could be seen as a great stepping stone for your career. However, we can sometimes find that going into campus every day has it's challenges so here are the distance learning universities in South Africa.

Students at Unisa have had to put their thinking caps on extra tight today as they begin their first semester exams. Unisa exams are done fully online.

Unisa has announced that they have officially opened their applications for Semester 2. If you're looking to further your studies at Unisa, you should apply now before it's too late.

On Thursday, the Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, presented the Budget Vote for his department. During his presentation, the Minister revealed just how much goes into NSFAS funding and the future of NSFAS.

The ISFAP bursary is geared towards students who come from poor and working class backgrounds, including the missing middle. Will ISFAP pay for courses which are done at private colleges though?

Applications season has begun! Usually, you will need to budget for application fees. Luckily, there are some Universities who don't ask for one. Keep reading to find out which Universities don't require an application fee.

Applications for the second semester are now open at Elangeni TVET College. Elangeni TVET College also offers bursaries for qualifying NCV and Nated students (through the DHET Financial Aid Scheme). 

When you complete your Matric year, there are different passes you get. Should you want to study further, where and what you will study is based on the type of pass you get.

Monday saw the beginning of the May/June matric examination period. This year, almost 300 000 candidates are sitting for this exam.

Online applications for Trimester 2 and Semester 2 are now open at Letaba TVET College. Letaba TVET College aims to provide quality education and training. 

Online applications for Semester 3 are now open at Ekurhuleni East TVET College. Securing your educational space means securing your future.

South Africa has a major student debt crisis with the current figure running up billions which could then affect students and their studies. NSFAS and the Department of Higher Education is now tackling this.

South Africa's unemployment rate is the highest it has ever been, with youth taking up majority of the percentage. Graduates are often finding themselves unemployed which then begs the question, is obtaining a degree still worth it?

Now that the National State of Disaster has ended, the Sassa R350 grant is managed under new rules. Here's how to submit your R350 grant application under these new rules.

Now that we are heading into the new month of May, as a R350 grant beneficiary it's important for you to know when you are going to get your SRD grant payment. Here are the R350 grant payment dates for May 2022.

Semester 2 applications are currently open at Goldfields TVET College. Goldfields TVET College aims to produce lifelong learning students who are prepared for the world of work.