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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has set aside a total of R1.4 billion to pay institutions upfront at the beginning of 2016 academic year.

The Presidential Task Team, which was set up to investigate and make recommendations on the short-term student funding challenges at universities, has submitted its report to President Jacob Zuma.

Saturday, 12 December 2015 09:59

Minister Motshekga checks on exam marking

Pretoria - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga today visited one of the 121 National Senior Certificate (NSC) marking centres.

Do you see yourself as a young leader who is defining Africa’s tomorrow? If so, please apply to be a YALI Regional Leadership Centre Southern Africa participant.

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 08:05

W&RSETA 2016 Bursaries are now open!!!

W&RSETA has established a bursary scheme for needy students studying retail related qualifications in any of the public universities, universities of technology and Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges in South Africa.

Unlike many college-bound students who don’t know what to do with their lives – both in the classroom and in the working world – Roman Titov ’09 had a leg up over his peers. He had purpose.

Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:35

Farming a viable career for youth

Pretoria – Rural Development and Land Reform Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini says farming should be presented as a viable career option so that youth can take up the many opportunities that exist.

Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:28

Camp to empower youth

Pretoria - Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will on Thursday officially open the 4th National Youth Camp to empower youth in Kimberly in the Northern Cape.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 04:57

Internet connection for Free State rural areas

Pretoria - Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele visited some of the sites that are going to be connected to the internet in the Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality in the Free State.

Pretoria – The festive season road safety campaign will focus on curbing fatalities among youth who live in urban areas, as this group is the most affected by road deaths.

Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) CEO Advocate Makhosini Msibi said this year’s festive season road safety campaign has been informed by statistics and will respond to the challenges that the agency picked up in the past year.

“… The greatest number of our fatalities comprises youth between the ages of 24 and 39,” Msibi said.

Road accidents involving youth are often caused by speed, reckless and negligent driving as well as driving under the influence of liquor.

Msibi said they are going to deploy law enforcement officials in urban areas.

RTMC will also deploy law enforcement officers from 6pm until 6am because trends indicate that this is the time when most of the road crashes happen.

Law enforcements officers will also be deployed on the main routes, which include the N1, N3 and N14.

“This year we are also going to have a mobile weigh-bridge testing station where will test the cars and disqualify them if they are not roadworthy,” Msibi said.

He encouraged parents who have children under the age of five to use a car seat.

“… When you are travelling with children, you need to have a car seat for the child… that will prevent the children being flung out of the vehicle when involved in an accident.

“We are also encouraging motorists and passengers to wear their seatbelts because the statistics have shown us that most people who succumb in the event of accidents are those who are not wearing safety belts,” he said.

RTMC will also embark on a campaign to give away children’s car seats to motorists throughout the country.

South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) President Phillip Taaibosch said his organisation will work with government to reduce the number of road crashes.

Santaco will be launching Operation Hlokomela (which means “take care”) in December.

The campaign, which is done in partnership with the Road Accident Fund, will ensure that taxis are roadworthy and drivers have all the necessary documents required for the job.

“It is not government’s responsibility only to ensure that there is safety on the road,” Taaibosch said.

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