Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng at UCT: The first 100 days

Ujuh Reporter The University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, has completed her first 100 days in  office. In a statement released today she details some the key developments during this period. These developments are: National Women’s Month offered an opportunity for reflection on how women can influence and lead, and UCT marked the … Read moreProf Mamokgethi Phakeng at UCT: The first 100 days

The Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme is launched

Ujuh Reporter The minister of public service administration, Ayanda Dlodlo, launched the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme early today adding into the country’s efforts to address stubbornly high youth unemployment and efforts to beef up public sector skills base The Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme comes alongside the ambitious Youth Employment Service (YES) in a country suffering … Read moreThe Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme is launched

Don’t underestimate the cost of private schooling: Here’s some advise…

SATopShops Households that choose to send their kids to private schools should not underestimate consider their choice carefully so as not to underestimate the cost of private schooling. Eric Enslin, CEO of FNB Private Wealth and RMB Private Bank, observes that for an average household with two kids in school, annual tuition fees including boarding could easily … Read moreDon’t underestimate the cost of private schooling: Here’s some advise…

Education is costly and requires careful financial planning: Here are some tips

Ujuh Reporter Education is costly and requires much thought and consideration. “With the increasing education costs; parents should take it upon themselves to plan and save in advance. Not forgetting that unforeseen expenses will pop-up from time to time.” says Ester Ochse, FNB Wealth and Investments, Product Specialist. She highlights the following points that could help in … Read moreEducation is costly and requires careful financial planning: Here are some tips

Schools must obey the law when enforcing payment of school fees

By Sipho Mzakwe  “The school sold my lounge suite, microwave and fridge… it’s now threatening to sell my house too”. The household items of the parent who phoned the Equal Education Law Centre earlier this year had just been confiscated by debt collectors seeking to settle a R25,000 outstanding payment for school fees. When her child … Read moreSchools must obey the law when enforcing payment of school fees

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme: Here’s how it works

SATopShops The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is positioned to play a critical role in ensuring delivery of free tertiary education for South African students that can’t afford high university/college fees. Here’s how NSFAS works. Who qualifies? NSFAS exists to provide financial aid, loans and bursaries, to qualifying students enrolled at public universities and technical (TVET) colleges. … Read moreThe National Student Financial Aid Scheme: Here’s how it works

Is the Gauteng Department of Education into ‘Dead Missions’?

Ujuh Reporter What the hack is Panyaza Lesufi and his people at the Gauteng Department of Education up to? That’s the natural reaction when one comes into first contact with the structural appearance of the title of a website dedicated to serve Gauteng’s online school application system. The title reads thus: https://www.gdeadmissions.gov.za/. It reads like … Read moreIs the Gauteng Department of Education into ‘Dead Missions’?

Gauteng people without internet can apply for school at certain centers and libraries

PBM The Gauteng Education Department has in its implementation of the 2018 online school application system for the 2019 school year made a provision for parents without access to the internet. In the past two years the department faced complaints from a considerable number of parents who struggled to secure schools for their children due … Read moreGauteng people without internet can apply for school at certain centers and libraries

2019 Gauteng online school application system: Step-by-step guide

PBM The 2019 round of Gauteng online school application system goes live on Monday, the 16th of April 2018, which requires all parents seeking school for Grade 1 and 8 to engage the online platform. Exceptions has been made for parents without access to the internet:  Here’s how it works: Parents must visit www.gdeadmissions.gov.za to apply. The … Read more2019 Gauteng online school application system: Step-by-step guide

Gauteng online school applications for 2019: All you need to know

PBM The Gauteng Department of Education officially opens the 2019 Online Application System for Grade 1 and 8 admissions on Monday, 16 April 2018 at 08:00 am, and close at midnight, 28 May 2018. Parents must visit www.gdeadmissions.gov.za to apply. (Parents are urged to use Google Chrome to access the online website, as is it faster than … Read moreGauteng online school applications for 2019: All you need to know