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DJ Black Coffee won his first Grammy Award for the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for his ‘Subconsciously’ album. This was an astounding moment for the DJ as this was his first time being nominated for these awards.


Civil society groups and activists have highlighted the concerning issue of infrastructure in schools as learners have returned to full-time learning this week. Civil society organisation, Amnesty International has expressed how this issue infringed on the basic human rights of both teachers and learners in schools.

Students will soon be returning to their respective campuses for the 2022 academic year. The past two years of learning were not easy for students and this is one of many issues that a student union is concerned about as students are expected to be on campus soon.


SANParks has a long and complex history that spans over more than a century. If you want to join this team of nature lovers and feel that their values are aligned with yours, here’s how can apply for a job with them.

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that primarily focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the hair, skin and nails. This means that you must first become a medical doctor, then do a post-graduate degree to specialise in this area of expertise. But where can you study dermatology in SA?

The aviation industry presents many opportunities for young students to aspire towards dreams of being able to pilot different types of aircraft. However, in order to achieve these goals, there are a number of requirements that need to be met. Here's some insight into how to become a pilot in South Africa.

According to teacher's union Naptosa, more than 30 schools in KwaZulu-Natal have been vandalized. Sadtu says that this damage could worsen the overcrowding experienced at schools. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa presented the presidential employment stimulus budget on Wednesday. Here, he revealed that over 500 000 people have directly benefited from the program since its launch eight months ago and that billions will now be allocated so that the programme can continue.

The UIF TERS Scheme provided by the South African government has now come to an end after the applications for the last period closed on 31 December 2020. Many wonder why there has not been an extension due to the extended alert Level 3 lockdown. 

After President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the adjusted alert Level 3 lockdown, the Democratic Alliance has called on the government to extend the UIF TERS Scheme. 

Now that President Ramaphosa has extended the National State of Disaster to 31 January 2021, it begs the question, will the Unemployment Insurance Fund be extending the Covid-19 TERS fund as well? Well, here's what we know.

The National State of Disaster was initially meant to end on 15 June 2020, but Section 27 of the Disaster Management Act allows for it to be extended before it lapses. A new gazette has been published to declare the extension official. 

A part-time job is a flexible type of employment.  One works less hours a week than a full-time employee and often requires working rotating shifts. Part-time employment is aimed at different people, especially students. Students working a part-time job can bring a great sense of independence, increase their self-esteem and accountability. This too provides students with an opportunity to utilize their practical skills and gain experience that universities/ colleges would not be able to teach you.

By Chijioke Nwosu and Adeola Oyenubi. Hunger contributes strongly to health inequalities. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked substantial damage on human lives and the economy in South Africa. But the impact of the measures used to combat the pandemic, such as lockdowns, have not been even. The pandemic has likely worsened the income inequalities that characterise the country’s economy.

Students, parents and educators have reeled from the effects of COVID-19 on the education system and still adapting to the new way of doing things. The 7 Habits for Highly Effective College Students short course presented through Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) and facilitated by Fanie Walters from the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria (UP) is exactly what the students need to cope and make this a successful year.

At Boston, they advocate a holistic learning experience which prepares you for a wide range of opportunities. Their Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSci) ensures that you are well read in subjects as diverse as Strategic Management, Public Administration and Environmental Economics, as well as Sociology, Anthropology and Psychology.

Stats South Africa released the unemployment figures on Tuesday, days before the SONA is about to take place. The figures shown definitely caused an uproar in South Africans where little progress was shown. 

Life can go from bad to worse within a few months of unemployment. In this article we learn about how Nondumiso Maseko and Lwando Giyama had to readjust to being home as unemployed graduates, as told by Siyanda Mbuzo.