Student suicides surge: Sadag raises alarm

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) sheds light on the concerning increase in student suicides. Four learners from Eqinisweni Secondary School in Ivory Park, Gauteng, reportedly ingested poison within ten days. With 70 schools reporting suicide incidents in the past six months. Speaking to VOC[…]

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Damelin College students uncertain about institution’s future

Frustrated students from Damelin College in Randburg, north of Johannesburg, say they still have not received formal communication from management on the future of the institution. Four Educor institutions including Damelin College, CityVarsity, Icesa City Campus and Lyceum College were deregistered by the Department of Higher Education over issues of gross[…]

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City of Cape Town offers job-shadow opportunities to students

LOCAL The City of Cape Town’s Corporate Services Directorate is facilitating job-shadowing opportunities for high school learners, tertiary students and City staff who are currently studying. This will take place over a period of up to five days, during the respective school and university holidays. The city’s mayoral committee member[…]

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NSFAS will not be affected by delays in academic year

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) said that all monies have been paid despite the coronavirus pandemic and has encouraged students who require funding to apply. NSFAS paid funds to public institutions of higher learning or TVET colleges directly, which then distribute the funds to students whose applications were[…]

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Nsfas cancels funding of 5000 students

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) says it has cancelled the funding for 5 000 for the 2020 academic year. Nsfas administrator Randall Carolissen says financial information obtained from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) revealed that the total household family income for these students is above the R350[…]

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‘Unisa negotiating in bad faith’: Nehawu

Labour unions say University of South Africa (UNISA) management is playing hide and seek with them. UNISA employees have been on strike since last week demanding a salary increase. They are demanding an 8% wage increase but the university is offering 6.3%. National, Education, Health and Allied Workers Union NEHAWU’s[…]

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UKZN students torch HIV support centre on Durban campus

Violent protests at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) continued on Monday morning when students set alight the HIV support centre at Howard College campus. According to Daily News, metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad said the building was set alight early on Monday morning. This reportedly happened as lectures[…]

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