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As institutions of higher learning open their doors, approximately 700 000 new students will enter the system of higher education. A student organisation has lashed out at South African universities that are planning to carry on with the mandatory vaccination policy.

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) recently announced that it would open the appeals process for students whose 2022 funding applications were rejected. But it seems you may have to wait a bit longer until they kick-off.
 

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Two out of three suspects have been arrested for a robbery that took place at a school in Pinetown, Dassenhoek. Learners who were stabbed are currently recovering from their wounds but counseling is much needed for the whole education community who caught sight of the disturbing events.

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The Education Department had been happy that it was able to overcome some of its matric 2021 challenges such as loadshedding and a storm that had resulted in exam papers being lost at one of its marking centres. Another storm that was still brewing was that of learners and teachers investigated for cheating in the exams.

 

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Recently, the cohort of matric 2021 learners received their matric results and not all of the learners are happy with their achievements. If you need to improve your maths and science marks, here’s a programme that might be just for you.

 

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As we head towards the end of January and the beginning of February, it's good to know when the Sassa grant payment dates are. Here are the Sassa grant payment dates for February 2022.

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There are push and pull factors that contribute to the dropout rate that has reached its all-time high. Education activists have proposed options that can be explored to minimize the number of learners dropping out of the schooling system.

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The Department of Basic Education in Limpopo could soon be without a MEC as calls continue for the dismissal of MEC Polly Boshielo, following the province's poor performance in the 2021 matric results. However, some analysts believe that it would be a premature intervention, as a more sustainable solution is needed.

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The Western Cape Education Department has shown concern in relation to the damaged school properties in the province during the December holiday period. The education department has called on the public to report such incidents.

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South African civil society groups have made another urgent appeal to the government to keep and increase the R350 grant. However, the outcome is yet to be determined following a recent meeting with government officials.

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There is nothing more annoying than receiving a bunch of pdf forms from a university or college that needs to be filled in and feeling like you are stranded. Below is an easy way for you to fill in a pdf form online using Google Drive.

The end of the 2021 school year is now in sight. There are always many smiling faces during the last week of school. Remember to take this time to make memories and be proud of what you've accomplished this year.

As a student, we know that life has an overwhelming amount of responsibilities and having to balance your student life can be quite stressful too. When we embrace many responsibilities of life, we have to consider what is essential and takes priority. 

Are you wondering how to check your account balances or airtime, data, SMS balances using online banking? See all steps below.

SA Youth is South Africa’s national network for all young people to access learning and earning opportunities – for free!


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Students, this one is for you. Varsity Vibe is South Africa's first student discount application. You can gain Instant access to exclusive student deals and never have to pay full price.

Who doesn't love Trevor Noah?! Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, television host, and political commentator who is currently the host of The Daily Show, on Comedy Central.

Trevor Noah is also known as the guy who doesn't shy away from speaking about his views on political issues.

It has been a long year for many of us, especially those who spent most of their time inside. As the school holidays draw near, it is time to enjoy ourselves and embrace the outdoors. 

Have you ever thought about starting your own YouTube channel? It sounds intimidating, but it's actually a lot easier than you might think. With this step by step guide, you'll learn everything you need to know to start your own successful YouTube channel right way and make money in simple steps!

It seems not even Corona can stop a good party. The matric class of 2020 has a tough exam season ahead of them and the Plett Rage team is hoping to come to the rescue by offering "the best celebration possible".


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It's the most wonderful time of the year, with all the lights, decorations, and of course presents. The build-up to Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I love putting up decorations, drinking hot chocolate with my family like they do in the movies, and just being in a festive mood. 

With Christmas right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start preparing for the day and get all your gifts sorted. If you are like me and started buying Christmas gifts in July already then well done to you. However, last minute shopping is just as much fun. The hustle and cram to get everything sorted before the big day creates a festive mood in the air which I absolutely love.

Have you heard about Adobe's Creative Cloud but you're still not completely sure what it is? Simply put, it's a whole new way of working and creating, giving you everything you need to do your best work.

We all know that we should be showing our significant others, crushes, friends love every single day of the year but Valentine's Day is the day to go all out and make sure they know how much they are appreciated. Here are our affordable gift ideas that won't break the bank.

With summer around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of our top fashion trends to embrace this summer 2019. Whether you the hipster, tom-boy or girly girl, these trends are sure to keep all eyes on you. 


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