• Student Loans: NSFAS Opens New Applications

    Student Loans: NSFAS Opens New Applications

    The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) on Tuesday announced the opening of online applications for financial aid for next year. NSFAS is funding qualifying students who would need government bursaries to further their studies at 25 public universities or 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges. Higher education minister, Blade Nzimande, said he

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  • JSE Challenge: Mpumelelo Students Among Winners

    JSE Challenge: Mpumelelo Students Among Winners

    Mpumelelo Secondary School, Maritzburg College, Paul Roos Gimnasium, and the University of Cape Town were on Friday named as winners of various categories of the JSE Investment Challenge. These learners and students are eager to gain the financial skills that will improve their future and give them independence, judging by the calibre of entrants in

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  • News Anchor Grootboom To Get Honorary Degree

    News Anchor Grootboom To Get Honorary Degree

    Rhodes University on Thursday announced that it is going to honour the legendary isiXhosa news anchor, Noxolo Grootboom, with an honorary doctorate “At its second virtual graduation ceremony for Masters and PhD students on 29 October 2021, Rhodes University will confer a degree of Doctor of Letters (D Litt) (honoris causa) on retired SABC isiXhosa news anchor,

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  • New Äänit Million Rand Prize, 7 Shortlisted

    New Äänit Million Rand Prize, 7 Shortlisted

    The Mandela Rhodes Foundation has launched the first-ever Äänit prize open to Rhodes or Mandela scholars who have businesses or nonprofit projects – ideas or actual – that make a real social impact. Building exceptional leadership in Africa is a promise that the foundation has held up for many decades. This year, seven of the most innovative

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  • Mental Health App Earns Developers Cool Prizes

    Mental Health App Earns Developers Cool Prizes

    The Cool Hacks, a team of three developers, scooped the top prize at the recent mental health hackathon hosted by the technology non-profit organisation, Empire Partner Foundation (EPF). Team members, 35-year-old Placide Ebongue, 35-year-old Nomfundo Cele and 25-year-old Senzo Ndlovu, developed an app, SMILE, over two days at the hackathon in an effort to tackle

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  • Jobs Galore: No Matric, Youths Urged To Apply

    Jobs Galore: No Matric, Youths Urged To Apply

    Nearly 300 000 jobs ear-marked for young people are up for grabs at Department of Basic Education. Youths – even those without Matric certificates – are being urged to apply. The Department of Basic Education on Monday said it was “pleased to announce that recruitment for Phase II of the Basic Education Employment Initiative will

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