Gabriélla Siebritz

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Gabriélla is an intern writer at Portal Publishing and studied Journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology

With an interest in reading and writing developing from a young age, Gabriélla is passionate about producing good stories and loves learning as much as she can about all the forms of media she's interested in. 

When she's not writing on her blog, you'll find her re-watching The Vampire Diaries, reading a book or obsessing over Taylor Swift lyrics. 

Gabriélla's Articles:

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is no stranger to controversy and allegations of fraud, corruption and maladministration. The Parliamentary Committee has expressed serious concern and dissatisfaction with the scheme's poor handling of operations.

The academic year is soon coming to an end for university students, but many who have submitted appeals to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme for 2023 funding, have yet to hear back from the bursary scheme. The delay in dealing with appeals has been harshly criticized by the Parliamentary Committee.

More than a million students are currently being funded by NSFAS, and are dependent on the bursary to cover their tertiary education costs. However, a significant number of beneficiaries were suddenly stripped of their funding, reportedly without warning from the bursary scheme.

NSFAS has been strongly reprimanded by the Parliamentary Committee of Higher Education for its continuous failures, which unfairly affect South Africa's students the most.

If you're interested in pursuing Biology as a career, but are in need of financial aid, there are a number of bursaries available for you to consider.

The study of linguistics is an attempt to combine ideas from diverse disciplines such as psychology, philosophy and sociology with formal aspects of language structure. There are a number of bursaries available to pursue a career in Language and Linguistics.

If Social Work is a career you're interested in pursuing but are in need of financial aid, there are a few bursaries you can look into. 

Performing arts focus on acting, singing, or playing an instrument. If you're interested in pursuing Theatre and Performing Arts at a South African institution of higher education, there a few bursaries for you to consider.

NSFAS remains a lifeline for many of South Africa's students who are pursuing tertiary education. To become a beneficiary of the NSFAS bursary, students have to send in applications to gain approval. 

Audiology is a profession that mainly deals with hearing and sound. Pursuing Audiology at higher institutions of learning can become expensive, but luckily there are a number of bursaries to consider. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is once again under investigation, this time from the Public Protector. This comes just after August 2023 allowances were distributed using the new direct payment system. 

Physical therapy addresses the illnesses or injuries that limit a person's abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Pursuing Physiotherapy at a tertiary institution can become expensive, but luckily there are financial aid options available.

Fine Art is made primarily for aesthetics or creative expression, distinguishing it from decorative art or applied art, which also has to serve some practical function, such as pottery or most metalwork. If you're interested in pursuing Fine Art at an institution of higher education, there a few bursaries for you to consider.

Chemical engineering is all about solving problems which will then help the greater world and all its processes. Pursuing chemical engineering at an institution of higher learning can be expensive, but luckily there are number of bursaries available. 

Pursuing any tertiary education qualification can be quite expensive. Luckily, there are a number of bursaries and scholarships available for students to apply for.

Pursuing any tertiary education qualification can be quite expensive. Luckily, there are a number of bursaries and scholarships available for students to apply for.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has established a new payment method students can use to access their monthly allowances, in the form of a bank account. University students have been advised to open an account to conveniently receive their allowances.

Tourism is travel for pleasure or business, and the commercial activity of providing and supporting such travel. If you're interested in pursuing a career in tourism, there are a number of bursaries to consider.

Fashion helps the economy grow and is the second-largest worldwide economic activity for trade; it also can be a means for artists and designers to tell a story through their designs. If you're interested in pursuing fashion as a career, there are a number of bursaries to consider.

Occupational therapy (OT) is an allied health profession that involves the therapeutic use of everyday activities or occupations to treat the physical, mental, developmental, and emotional ailments that impact a patient's ability to perform day-to-day tasks. 

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