Here is an idea:

What if we could to come together and share information with many of youngsters with matric certificates who are sitting at home so that they can go to varsity / college?

One would think that it is impossible for everybody to get their careers off the ground through learnerships. Because there are quite a few of them. Looking at our society at large one would also think that staying at home is not new. That before this generation many others have been through the frustrating experience of waking everyday with little to nothing do to take one’s career to the next level. But the bottom line is, they got up and did something with their lives.

As such, if  you’ve stayed at home for a long time and one day decided you are going to do something with your life, would you share your experience with others in order for them to follow your trail?

So, here is what we are going to do for the next two months:

Instead of sitting at home and trying to get one of the few learnership opportunities (frustrating), let’s encourage our little brothers and sisters to go to university / college.

Here is how you can help:

  • If you stayed at home for a while after you passed matric and later managed to go college/varsity, how did you do it?
  • How/where did you get funding?
  • Can someone in a similar position like you were follow the steps you did and still go college/varsity?
  • If you could summarise the process into a few steps, what are the main things to do?

This is not limited to the above possibilities, if you know a way that others can get funding to go to varsity /  college, you can share what you know too.

So far here is what can be of use to someone sitting at home:

Problem Fund How to get it What do you Need
Lack funds but want to go to varsity NSFAS Apply for admission to a university of your choice and enquire about NSFAS. Affidavit
Want to be a teacher but lack funds NSFAS + The Department of Education
Want to go to varsity but your marks are poor Consider going to a finishing school and improve your results

Please use the comments section below to share information…

Update: Since we want to keep a list useful information could you PLEASE not leave a comment if you are only writing about your problem (Example: I have been sitting at home for x number of years etc… That doesn’t help anyone).


Puff & Pass Team





  • ok says:

    Good day all.

    I am OK , I am holding engineering N4 and electrical semi-skilled, I have been trying to apply for an apprenticeship but unfortunately nothing came. I’ll ask anyone with a company to assist.

  • Bonginkosi says:

    If I was funded by NSFAS until I completed my qualification, does NSFAS fund me if I wish to study further, from NQF level 5 to 6?

  • Sipho says:

    My marks are low but I want to go to college and study and I don’t have money to upgrade my marks or to enter at college

    • Site Editor says:

      I think you need to raise the money to improve your results among your family members and relatives. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll you will get financial assistance from other sources…

  • Thami says:

    I’m trying to get a bursary for 2018 if all goes as planned I’ll get to Study at Uj(Metallurgy).
    I’ve been trying to get to varsity for the past two years but failed because I couldn’t get funding even from Nsfas,I hope things will be different this year.

  • Aobokwe says:

    Hey I’m Aobokwe.

    I’m doing officiating and coaching sciences(sport).. I’ve been searching for bursaries but they are so scarce. Faculty of science in the department of sport, rehabilitation and dental assistance

    Please please help me

    Thank you

  • Lonty says:

    Good day

    I am Lonty currently studying bachelor’s degree in Information Science at Unisa, I tried to apply NSFAS 3 times I always get the same response from them ” Your NSFAS application was unsuccessful due to lack of funds” when I check my parents can’t afford my fees, sometimes I take a cap semester because I didn’t have money for fees or registration, if there is something I can do about this or bursaries for this course let me know

  • Smangele mgwenya says:

    Hi I’m Jane mgwenya complete my metric on 2008 ,I m sitting at home because I don’t have money, and I want to be a teacher I’m 28years, if there’s any learnership available around mbombela plz help and I’m living with my granny

    • Site Editor says:

      Ask your local dept of education for the Funza Lushaka programme… Or keep your eye on the site when we post it for 2018