Monthly Archives: September 2015


My name is Nokulunga Poswa – I am and will always be an SAEP product.

By |2015-09-30T09:12:10+00:00September 30th, 2015|Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

My name is Nokulunga Poswa, I’m originally from Tsolo in the Eastern Cape. I grew up there living with my grandparents until they both died then I moved to Cape Town, in Guguletu shacks to live with my mother and four brothers. My mother is a single parent and worked as a domestic worker at [...]

How to apply for a NSFAS Bursary

By |2016-10-21T08:41:50+00:00September 28th, 2015|Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

This blog explains how to get a NSFAS bursary.  Similarly to the NSFAS loan, you must apply on time and with all the required paperwork attached.  Although you may be asked for proof of family income, there is no cut-off after which you will not be successful.  The intention of the NSFAS bursaries is to [...]

NSFAS – things you should understand about NSFAS before you commence your application

By |2015-09-28T07:44:50+00:00September 28th, 2015|Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS, offer financial support for tertiary study in the form of loans and bursaries.  How do you get your hands on some of this money?  Read on to find out! NSFAS is a financial pool mostly funded by the Department of Education.   Its aim is to support tertiary costs [...]

SAEP Arts Outreach Programme honoured in the community of Samora Machel

By |2015-09-22T07:09:40+00:00September 22nd, 2015|Arts, General news, High School, Hope Scholars|

On Monday the 14th the SAEP visual arts team was honoured at Masikhulisane Day and Aftercare Centre in Samora Machel. The team produced a beautiful mural on the outside wall of crèche as part of the Mandela day celebrations two months ago. The event was organised by Save the Children Fund Cape. The visual arts [...]

Freshlyground’s Zolani Mahola discusses the importance of stories

By |2015-09-17T06:58:43+00:00September 17th, 2015|Early Childhood Development, Foundation phase, General news, Primary school|

Hearing traditional stories, in your own language, is vital for children. It’s the thread that keeps you connected to your world – the world into which you’re born! It shouldn’t be a privilege to have access to that world, it should be a given. I feel like if we can’t provide those stories and books, [...]

#SAEPtalks RMF: A Panel Discussion

By |2016-10-21T08:41:52+00:00September 17th, 2015|Cross Cutting, General news, Impact Centre|

By: Katherine Florian, SAEP Impact Centre A hum of voices permeated the walls of SAEP’s office in Mowbray on 8 July 2015 as the last few attendees of the “SAEP talks RMF” event filtered through the doors. Three of SAEP’s Tertiary Support Programme students, Azi Mqatazana, Babalwa Mpongoshe, and Khululwa Mbinda comprised a panel – [...]

Bridging Year Community Service Report Back

By |2016-10-21T08:41:53+00:00September 15th, 2015|Bridging Year, General news, Uncategorized|

Students from the Bridging Year Programme (BYP) recently completed community service activities and have been presenting their reports to the Careers facilitator via a written report and a presentation. Three groups spoke about their experiences at Siyazaka Primary School, Amandla Edu-Football and the Red Cross Hospital. Each student spoke about their experience, summarising it and [...]

Literacy for all ‘must stand at the heart’ of new sustainable development agenda – UNESCO chief

By |2016-10-21T08:41:54+00:00September 10th, 2015|Bridging Year, High School, Hope Scholars, Primary school|

Urging governments and partners to join forces for universal literacy as a key component of “the future we want,” the United Nations is emphasizing that literacy is essential to reach the newly-proposed Sustainable Development Goal on promoting inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all. Read the full story online here

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