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Applications for 2018 financial aid open

Applications for financial aid for all learners, who wish to enter the post-school system and students, who do not have financial assistance to continue their studies in 2018 academic year, has officially opened. National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Acting Executive Officer Lerato Nage made the announcement during a media briefing on Tuesday at Ratanda

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SA celebrates women

The role women play in shaping and moving society forward will come to the fore at the National Women’s Day celebrations in Galeshewe, Kimberley. President Jacob Zuma is expected to deliver the keynote address tomorrow at the commemoration. The event will be held under the theme ‘The Year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving

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Africa’s large youth population a ‘great asset’

Original article by newvision.co.ug here KAMPALA – The dominant youth population in Africa is a “great asset” if tapped well, city lawyer Elias Luyimbazi Nalukoola has said. The continent can achieve the desired development if such a youthful populace is utilized alongside the vast pool of natural resources at hand, he added. Luyimbazi, 35, made these remarks

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Government continues to support disadvantaged students

27 July 2017 Government continues with its efforts to ensure that students from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to Post-School Education and Training (PSET). Official spending figures from the Department of Higher Education and Training show that total amounts via National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), in support of students at universities and colleges from poor

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Break the stigma of substance abuse

28 June 2017 Gauteng MEC for Social Development, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, has called for closer cooperation between communities, local government and law enforcement agents to win the fight against drug abuse. “Community support and aftercare is extremely important to prevent, treat, rehabilitate and accept those addicted to substances. We need to break the stigma and promote

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Tshepo 1 Million brings hope for Gauteng’s unemployed youth

19 June 2017 Gauteng’s unemployed youth have a reason to be hopeful again. Gauteng has about 2.7 million young people aged between 15 and 34 who are neither studying nor working. Half of them have not completed Grade 12 and are unemployable, and close to 60% of them are in long-term unemployment. They have never

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Youth urged to lead the Long Walk to Prevention

16 June 2017 Pretoria – South Africa’s current youth need to make history and take up the HIV and Aids prevention revolution, like those of 1976. “The Long Walk to Prevention calls for the energy, vibrancy and infinite resourcefulness of young people. They must lead the Prevention Revolution because prevention is the pillar of our

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Public Works to accelerate fight against poverty, unemployment

13 April 2017  Public Works Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says he is confident his department will accelerate the fight against poverty and unemployment through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Minister Nhleko and his deputy Jeremy Cronin have recently been briefed by senior managers in the department on progress being made in the fight against poverty

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