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Due to budget cuts the KwaZulu-Natal Education Department does not have the funds required to employ more teachers. The KZN Education Department has requested millions in order to fill the vacant teaching posts.


BEE Novation Transformation Consultant and Managing Director, Lee Du Preez believes that Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) could provide a solution to funding in the tertiary education sector. 


Government funding agency NSFAS has helped thousands of students pursue their academic goals this year however not everyone was lucky enough to qualify. In fact the latest reports reveal that 65 000 applicants were unsuccessful.But there are also other options. These include the Feenix option, the Fundi loan scheme, the many bursaries that are available and the student loans that are available from banks.


With South Africa’s high unemployment rates and limited university spaces, matriculants are often urged to opt for vocational training.

Barend Van den Berg says the career options in the vocational sector are virtually endless, and incorporate almost all sectors of the economy.


The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the announcement by Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor to allocate nearly a billion rands for scrapping historical debts for National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funded students.


Bronwyn Newman reflects on an exciting day at the Careers Portal office. 


Grade 12s should already be well into researching their study options for 2019 and should aim to beat the rush and submit their applications sooner rather than later, whether it be for a public university or private higher education institution, an expert says.

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