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13/09/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

To look cool, be hip and in touch with the world you have to have all the gadgets, right? Wrong – especially with the weakened rand. The cost of imports What people don’t realise is voracious spending comes at a cost, increasing the demand for imported goods, South Africa’s unemployment and deepening the Rand woes. The […]

20/01/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

Being a student is one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s also, usually, one of the most stressful – financially speaking. You may be lucky enough to have parents paying for your education, but very few of them can afford to give you unlimited cash to spend on yourself as well. You […]

08/12/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

  Internships – whether paid or unpaid – provide graduates with the opportunity to get into the job market and test the waters in their chosen career field. There are multiple reasons for doing an internship, like learning new skills, adding to your networking connections, gaining work experience, or to use the experience as an entry […]

21/10/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

It’s that time of year again when the sun is brighter and the Jacarandas are in full bloom. All these signs point to the start of year-end exams. Instead of enjoying fun times in the sun, students will be hunched over piles of books in darkened rooms, stressing about the days and weeks ahead. To help […]

20/10/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

  Tertiary studies can be very expensive. However, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has given numerous students the financial support they needed to fulfil their dreams of studying and thereby improving their financial fortunes and futures. The NSFAS is a state-owned agency that offers affordable loans and bursaries to students attending public institutions. […]

13/01/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

by Vutivi Mukoki Thabo comes from a dusty village off the outskirts of a small rural town. He is the first from his family to be heading off to university. He is the blessing. The one to honour the family name. As his excitement increases,  his nerves calm as he sits in the bus on route to […]

02/12/2014 | Liezl Hesketh

Boost your career with a college education   “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela It is with gleaming hope of a bright future and successful career that thousands of matriculants and other aspiring students across South Africa are applying for university admission each year. It […]

08/10/2014 | Anna Lourens

You have mastered school and know all the ins and outs. Now get ready for your first year at university! This is a time in your life that is rewarding both academically and socially! Here are some tips to help you get ready for next year: Key things to get ready before next year Accommodation […]

01/10/2014 | Liezl Hesketh

The academic year is slowly drawing to a close. Countless matrics eagerly await their initiation into university. But this exciting prospect will soon become a burden as many bear the heavy load of student loans. In South Africa, it is widely believed that education is the key to success. The late former President Nelson Mandela […]