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There is good news and bad news regarding social grants. Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, has announced that social grants will be increased. They will increase between 1.0% and 3.4%. But sadly, the social relief of distress grant is due to come to an end in April.
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Even though another youth month has come and gone, it is imperative that the spotlight on youth unemployment is not dimmed for a second longer. With the business and IT world crying out for affordable, available, well-skilled, reliable and workplace ready employees, the answer seems to lie in corporate-funded learnerships.
If you are considering a career in engineering, there are numerous fields you can specialize in. To fund a study programme in engineering can become expensive, but there are bursaries to ease the financial strain that can come with funding your own studies.
Humanities is an academic discipline that studies aspects of human society and culture. It encompass the full range of human thought and creativity, including languages, religion, philosophy, and the broad spectrum of the arts (including the performing arts and visual arts). If this is what you're planning on studying, there are a number of institutions, companies and foundations offering bursaries for Humanities.
Studying medicine can become quite expensive considering the duration it would take to complete your studies. Medicine bursaries are the perfect way to fund your studies. If you are interested in enrolling in a programme in the field of medicine below is a list of bursaries you can apply for.
If you are passionate about computer hardware and software, then you might want to consider a career in the Computer Science industry. Studying towards any qualification can be a huge expense and often students do not have access to funds to pay for their studies. Below is a list of organisations that offer bursaries for computer science.