Ryan Cloete


ryan cloeteRyan Cloete is a journalist based in Cape Town who writes for The Careers Portal and The Skills Portal. He received an Advanced Diploma in Journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2021. Ryan has also previously worked as an on-air contributor at One FM.

As a journalist, Ryan's ultimate goal is to work for a publication that makes a difference in the lives of people. Working at Portal Publishing has provided him with an opportunity to do this and kick start his hopefully long career in news. He also enjoys reading, having a good laugh with friends and watching sporting events.

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Ryan's Articles:

The aim of the NSFAS bank account was to empower students with greater control over their allowances and additional services. Nevertheless, various obstacles have hindered the direct payment system from delivering the promised services to students.

Aspiring teachers can now apply for a comprehensive bursary that covers all the costs of their studies. The 2024 Funza Lushaka Bursary application is now open. 

More than a million students are currently receiving funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). It was recently revealed that thousands of students have unfairly lost their funding from the scheme. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will investigate its CEO as corruption allegations mount. While the allegations stem from the CEO's time at a different employer, the allegations are deeply concerning. 

More than a million students are rely on allowances from NSFAS to purchase foods and other essential items while they pursue their tertiary education goals. The financial aid scheme has revealed when students will be paid. 

If you are studying to become a teacher, then you should consider applying for the Funza Lushaka bursary. The bursary provider has revealed when students can begin submitting their bursary applications. 

More than a million students are currently being funded by the NSFAS. However, thousands of students are still in the process of securing funding for the 2023 academic year and the financial aid scheme has made a statement that will be concerning for many of these students. 

Student Representatives are calling for the Public Protector to investigate the new direct allowance payment system introduced by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Several damning allegations are being made against the financial aid scheme. 

Students enrolled at public colleges in South Africa can now apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. Applicants are encouraged to submit their funding applications before the fast-approaching deadline. 

More than a million students receive funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). However, several students who were approved for funding for the 2023 academic year have now been defunded. 


University students may experience delays in accessing their NSFAS allowances if they do not complete the NSFAS bank account onboarding process. The process of signing up for the NSFAS bank account is simple, we've put together a step by step process of onboarding yourself onto the system. 

The new payment system for the payment of NSFAS student allowances will continue in July 2023. The allowance payment solutions aims to provide students with easier access to their allowances and greater control over their finances. 

There are concerns that the current CEO of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme may be involved in fraud and corruption. These concerns stem from the CEO’s time overseeing a Sector Education and Training Authority. 

Many students in South Africa want to enrol in civil engineering courses but are unsure about how they will pay for the course. There are several civil engineering bursaries available to students in South Africa. 


Delays in allowance payments from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme can be extremely stressful for students, as they often leave home with no money and need their allowances to survive. The financial aid scheme wanted to alleviate this by ensuring students have access to their allowances during the first few months of 2023. 

The 2023 National Student Financial Aid Scheme funding list can be accessed by all institutions to confirm a student's funding status. This funding list can change if the financial aid scheme receives information.

Students will soon be able to begin transacting with their brand-new NSFAS MasterCard. This comes as the financial aid scheme revealed when they will begin paying allowances directly to students.


It has been months since students found out their bursary applications were rejected by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. Many of these students submitted an appeal application, however, they have still not received the outcome of their application. 

A student loan is a type of loan offered to individuals enrolled in academic programmes at tertiary education institutions. Their main purpose is to ensure students cover the costs of their studies.


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has vowed to continue making decisions within legal and policy provisions regarding the funding of students. This comes after violent protests related to funding led to the indefinite suspension of the academic year at a Western Cape university.