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Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) Internship 2021

Bronwyn Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:45

The Bioprocessing Platform is a non-financial instrument of TIA and offers technical and infrastructural support to innovators and entrepreneurs to enable technology development.

The Platform provides holistic support to the Bio-economy by offering a unique combination of technological capabilities encompassing diagnostics, analytical services and bioprocessing within a single facility

Opportunity Details TIA Internship 2021

Reference# : 2021#

Salary: R 6,500.00 - 8,500.00 Monthly

Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Requirements: 

South African unemployed youth, graduates and postgraduates in the following categories are eligible to apply:

National Diploma/Degree or BTech/Honours in Biotechnology, Microbiology or Biochemistry.

Honours degree in Molecular Biology, Medical Microbiology.

Skills/Experience:
General microbiological techniques; scaling up cultivation of microbial cells from flasks to bioreactors. Troubleshooting bioreactor challenges and exposure to product and process bio-development.

An advantage would be biochemical method development, e.g. protein assays.
Mammalian cell culture; hybridoma technology; Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay; protein purification; protein biochemistry.

  HOW TO APPLY

Job Functions: Intern

Industries: Science & Technology

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE Opportunity Closing Date Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity TIA Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

Deltamune Biotechnology Internship Programme 2021

Bronwyn Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:37

Deltamune’s veterinary vaccine range includes registered and autogenous vaccines for poultry, ruminants and other species.

Deltamune invites all suitably qualified and experienced candidates to apply for their Biotechnology Vacancy

Opportunity Details BIOTECHNOLOGY/VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST GRADUATE POSITION PURPOSE

The role of the student in the production facility is to adhere to the supervisor schedule and the production schedule so that work is completed within required turnaround times.

Support and perform wider duties of the business and as directed by the supervisor and senior employees within scope of business.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • All the department will include the completion administrative work according to the quality management system of Deltamune and by the supervisor within the specific department
  • Learn the basics of how to grow cell culture flasks and perform viral inoculation and harvesting of final product
  • Perform viral inoculation and harvesting of viruses from host cells
  • Learn how to prepare cultivate bacterial organism in industrial fermenters, activation, upscale and growth monitoring
  • Understand and learn the in-process QC requirements of Manufacturing products according to GMP standard
  • Exposure to the discipline of formulation and learn how emulsions work and CIP/SIP
  • How to label products according to GMP and perform quality control checks on the final product
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • National Diploma in Biotechnology / Veterinary Technology
  HOW TO APPLY ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Willing to work overtime and public holidays when necessary.

Location: Roodeplaat
Classification: 12 Months
Employment Equity: Preference will be given to EE applicants

Please take note:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Deltamune may expire jobs at their own discretion

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE
Opportunity Closing Date Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Deltamune Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

E-Just TICAD7 African Scholarship for STI 2021

Bronwyn Monday, January 25, 2021 - 09:35

E-JUST offers “E-JUST TICAD7 African Scholarship for STI” to develop high quality human resources in the field of STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) toward future African STI network and beyond.

These scholarships are provided under the cooperation of the Egyptian government and JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).

Opportunity Details TICAD7 Scholarship 2021 Eligibility Requirements:
  • Applicants shall be researchers or instructors (or potentially expected to become those) who belong to universities or research institutions in Africa who needs to obtain M.Sc. degree in Engineering.
  • Applicable programs: Please refer to page 5&6.
  • Applicant must be a holder of nationality of a country in Africa except for Egypt.
  • Must have home address and current address in African continents.
  • Not serving in the military.
  • Applicants should fulfil admission requirement and pass interview and oral examination.
  • Applicants shall continue their jobs in their home universities or institutions after completion of their postgraduate programs at E-JUST. Endorsement of application forms by their home institutions is required in order to assure they would return to home institutions in future.
Scholarship Coverage:

The scholarship is a full scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees.
  • Accommodation
  • Monthly stipend
  • Medical care
  • Round Flight ticket
  HOW TO APPLY

Please check the box “Apply for E-JUST TICAD7 African Scholarship for STI” when you apply online and upload Letter of endorsement by home institutions in addition to the required documents.

Scholarship Term:
  • The scholarship’s term is the period necessary to complete the degree requirements in E-JUST, which should be two years for the M.Sc. degree preceded by 6 months for preparatory courses (if necessary).
  • The scholarship’s support is dependent upon the student good standing with E-JUST graduate program in which he/she is registered. An evaluation progress report will be sent semi-annually to the sponsor reporting about the student’s study level, including the student’s transcript, academic advisor report, and the updated student research situation.
  • Scholarships are full-time scholarships; this means that E-JUST students are fully devoting to their study and research in E-JUST and are not allowed to work elsewhere during their scholarships’ period.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE Opportunity Closing Date Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology Article Categories Article Category Scholarships Tags Tags

E-Just TICAD7 African Scholarship for STI 2021

Bronwyn Monday, January 25, 2021 - 09:35

E-JUST offers “E-JUST TICAD7 African Scholarship for STI” to develop high quality human resources in the field of STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) toward future African STI network and beyond.

These scholarships are provided under the cooperation of the Egyptian government and JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).

Opportunity Details TICAD7 Scholarship 2021 Eligibility Requirements:
  • Applicants shall be researchers or instructors (or potentially expected to become those) who belong to universities or research institutions in Africa who needs to obtain M.Sc. degree in Engineering.
  • Applicable programs: Please refer to page 5&6.
  • Applicant must be a holder of nationality of a country in Africa except for Egypt.
  • Must have home address and current address in African continents.
  • Not serving in the military.
  • Applicants should fulfil admission requirement and pass interview and oral examination.
  • Applicants shall continue their jobs in their home universities or institutions after completion of their postgraduate programs at E-JUST. Endorsement of application forms by their home institutions is required in order to assure they would return to home institutions in future.
Scholarship Coverage:

The scholarship is a full scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees.
  • Accommodation
  • Monthly stipend
  • Medical care
  • Round Flight ticket
  HOW TO APPLY

Please check the box “Apply for E-JUST TICAD7 African Scholarship for STI” when you apply online and upload Letter of endorsement by home institutions in addition to the required documents.

Scholarship Term:
  • The scholarship’s term is the period necessary to complete the degree requirements in E-JUST, which should be two years for the M.Sc. degree preceded by 6 months for preparatory courses (if necessary).
  • The scholarship’s support is dependent upon the student good standing with E-JUST graduate program in which he/she is registered. An evaluation progress report will be sent semi-annually to the sponsor reporting about the student’s study level, including the student’s transcript, academic advisor report, and the updated student research situation.
  • Scholarships are full-time scholarships; this means that E-JUST students are fully devoting to their study and research in E-JUST and are not allowed to work elsewhere during their scholarships’ period.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE Opportunity Closing Date Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology Article Categories Article Category Scholarships Tags Tags

DAAD Graduate International Scholarship Programme Sub-Saharan Africa 2021

Bronwyn Monday, January 25, 2021 - 09:26

The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development.

To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Opportunity Details DAAD Scholarship Programme Sub-Saharan Africa 2021

Scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
By training future academic and professional leaders, the programme contributes to the following long-term impacts:

  • Qualified professionals’ involvement in the solution of development-related problems in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Graduates strengthening education and research in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Structural strengthening and regional networking of partner institutions and partner universities

Who can apply?

  • The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region scholarships).
  • Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Duration of funding

  • Funding is provided for the usual duration of a course – generally, up to two years for Masters and up to three years for the PhD degree programmes

Value

Generally:

  • Monthly allowance
  • Study and research allowance
  • Printing allowance
  • Tuition fees

Please find below the list of degree programmes funded within this scholarship programme in the regions West and Central Africa, Eastern Africa and Southern Africa, including the links to the respective calls for applications.

  • West and Central Africa

Benin University of Abomey – Calavi (UAC) Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, Subject field: Mathematics (Master, PhD)

International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications (CIPMA), Subject fields: Natural Sciences (Master, PhD)

  • Burkina Faso

International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE), Subject field: Engineering (Master, PhD)

  • Ghana

University for Development Studies (UDS), Department of Public Health, Subject field: Medicine - Public Health (Master Phil, Master Sc)

University of Ghana, Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), Subject field: Humanities / Political Science (Master, PhD)
as well as
West African Center for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana, Subject field: Agricultural Sciences (Master, PhD)

  • Nigeria

University of Ibadan, Subject fields: Fisheries Management and Energy Studies (Master)

  • Network

Centre d 'Etudes Régional pour l'Amélioration de l'Adaptation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS), Subject field: Agricultural Sciences (Master, PhD)

  • Eastern Africa
  • Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University - IPSS, Subject field: Global & Area Studies (PhD)

Hawassa University - Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources (WGCF), Subject field: Agro-Forestry (Master)

  • Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Subject fields: Information Technology (PhD), Mechanical Engineering (PhD)

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Subject field: Health Management (taught at Strathmore University) (PhD)

Kenyatta University, Subject fields: Biotechnology (PhD), Environmental Planning (PhD), Renewable Energy (Master)

Moi University, Subject field: Mathematics (PhD)
as well as
East and South African-German Centre of Excellence for Educational Research Methodologies and Management (CERM-ESA) - Moi University, Subject fields: Education (Master), Sociology of Education (PhD)

Mount Kenya University, Subject fields: Medical Surgical Nursing (Master), Public Health (Master)

Strathmore University, Subject fields: Computer Science/IT (PhD), Mathematics (Master, PhD)

  • Sudan

Alzaiem Alazhari University, Subject field: Family Medicine (Master)

  • Tanzania

Ardhi University, Subject fields: Built Environment Analysis (PhD), Housing and Settlement Studies (PhD), Urban Planning and Management (PhD)

Tanzanian-German Centre for East African Legal Studies (TGCL), University of Dar es Salaam, Subject field: Law (Master)

  • Uganda

Busitema University, Subject field: Public Health (Master)

Makerere University, Subject fields: Environment and Natural Ressource (Master), Plant Breeding (PhD)

  • Networks

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Subject field: Agriculture Economics (PhD)

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Subject field: Insect Science (PhD)

  • Southern Africa
  • Malawi

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Subject field: Aquaculture and Fisheries Science (PhD)

University of Malawi, Subject field: Environmental health (Master)

  • Namibia

University of Namibia (UNAM), Subject fields: Biodiversity Management (Master)

  • South Africa (In-Region scholarships only; In-Country scholarships for South Africa are addressed in a separate call for applications -> daad.de/go/de/stipa10000279)

Stellenbosch University (SUN), Subject fields: Molecular Biology and Human Genetics (Master, PhD) as well as Mathematics (Master, PhD)

University of Witwatersrand, African Centre for Migration and Displacement (ACMS), Subject field: Migration and Displacement Studies (Master, PhD)

HOW TO APPLY

Usually, the application procedure follows a two-step process.

First, applicants submit their scholarship application to the host institution.

After a pre-selection has been conducted, shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit their application again via the DAAD portal for the final selection.

Please note that the application procedure may differ between the regions and host institutions.

The specific application instructions regarding each host institution are listed in the respective calls for applications.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE Opportunity Closing Date Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity DAAD Article Categories Article Category Scholarships Tags Tags

eMedia Investments Graduate Programme 2021

Bronwyn Monday, January 25, 2021 - 09:05

E.tv is South Africa’s biggest independent, free-to-air television channel and with over 16 million viewers, e.tv appeals to all races, ages and income groups and is the most viewed English language channel in the country.

Opportunity Details eMedia Investments Graduate Programme

Reference#: etv122

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

If you are interested in a 12 month Internship Programme in the following divisions:

Specification:

  • Media Library
  • Media Transfers
  • Administration and Facilities
  • Creative Services ( Design and Video Editing)
  • Final Control Centre
  • Information Technology
  • On Air Presentations
  • Programme Scheduling
  • Programming, Contracts and Rights

Requirements:

  • You would need to have completed an Undergraduate Degree or National Diploma in the aforementioned disciplines.
  • Please attach a certified copy of your highest qualification passed.
  • You need to have an excellent command of business English.
  • You would need to possess exceptional computer literacy, especially in applications that are relevant to the field of study
  • You would need to be available and willing to work irregular hours on a shift schedule (if applicable to the department), including weekends and public holidays

We are interested in your:

  • Insatiable curiosity to learn and your desire to integrate into the world of work.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  HOW TO APPLY

Shortlisted candidates must be available for a panel interviews/assessments.
Successful applicants who are placed will receive a monthly stipend.
Unfortunately incomplete applications cannot be processed.

If you have not received a response within 14 days after the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE Opportunity Closing Date Friday, January 29, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity eMedia Holdings Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

Embassy of France Scholarships 2021

Bronwyn Monday, January 25, 2021 - 09:01

The Embassy of France is offering scholarships to South Africans who wish to pursue Master’s or Doctoral studies at French higher education institutions, starting in academic year 2021.

Opportunity Details Embassy of France Scholarships

The France - South Africa Scholarship Programme is directed to South African students who intend to study in universities or higher education institutions in France for their Master’s degree or PhD

This call for applications is open for students who intend to start their studies in France in September 2021.

The list of the laureates and the waiting list will be announced in March 2021.

Due to the differences between the Southern and Northern hemisphere calendars, laureates will follow a specific programme in South Africa from March to July 2021.

This track will include online French courses organized by the network of the Alliances Françaises.

It may also include an internship in French Companies based in South Africa, depending on the opportunities and the profile of each laureate.

Conditions of Bursary: 
  • In case the studies are interrupted, the scholarship will automatically be suspended.
  • The visa granted for the student does not lead automatically to visas for members of his/her family.
  • The scholar benefits from priority access to student housing via Campus France. However, this is not guaranteed as the demand for this type of accommodation is considerable.
  • The social protection is only provided for the duration of the scholarship and includes risk of infection and diseases, risk of accidents and liability insurance, with the exception of diseases contracted before arrival in France.
  • One return plane ticket will be granted by the scholarship programme, but will not be available for family members.
Bursary Inclusion: 

The scholarship provides a monthly allowance to pursue studies in France (covering living expenses).

It also includes social security coverage for the whole stay in France, exemption of tuition fees (up to 5000€), priority on accommodation in student residence and one round-trip air ticket to France.

The monthly allowance granted is approximately 700 Euros for a master students and 1060 Euros for PhD students.

  HOW TO APPLY

The complete scholarship application file must be submitted online only.

For this purpose, each candidate must:

  • create a member account with a valid email address after accepting.
  • fill in the forms online.
  • upload all the requested documents

The member account (login and password) allows you to take your time to complete and finish the process before the deadline.

Make sure you provide all the necessary information and documents before the final submission.

To open an account, you need to provide some key information (identity, address, valid email address and a mobile phone number) Please double check that the provided information is correct before you submit, as they cannot be modified later.

The website is accessible on all platforms but it is recommended that you process your application on a desktop. Applicants are responsible for any errors in their applications and that may result in not being eligible.

Please be aware that the online application does not support special characters such as apostrophes (').

Do not use them while filling out your application as it would cause the erasement of all entered data.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE Opportunity Closing Date Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Embassy of France Article Categories Article Category Scholarships Tags Tags

CHIETA Various Internship Opportunities 2021

Bronwyn Monday, January 25, 2021 - 08:46

Are you a graduate or student that is looking for workplace experience, work exposure or work integrated opportunities in the chemical sector?

Then CHIETA is here to help! 

Opportunity Details Internship Program 2021

Vacancy - Administration Support Intern (Fixed term contract 24 Months Internship)

Requirements: National Diploma: General Administration/ BA Degree/ Administration Qualification at
NQF Level 4 achieved through a learnership.

Experience: Preferably graduates with no work experience and in need of in-service training to
qualify.

Knowledge: Computer literacy skills (MS Office) are essential.

Stipend: R7, 000.00 (Seven Thousand Rands) on the 15th
 day of every month, less any income tax that the Employer is required to deduct in terms of the relevant tax laws

Vacancy - Stakeholder Support Intern (Fixed term contract 24 Months Internship)

Requirements: National Diploma or Degree in Marketing and Communications.

Experience: Preferably graduates with no work experience and in need of in-service training to
qualify.

Knowledge: Computer literacy skills (MS Office) are essential.

Stipend: R7, 000.00 (Seven Thousand Rands) on the 15th
 day of every month, less any income tax that the Employer is required to deduct in terms of the relevant tax laws

  HOW TO APPLY

Skills & Behavioural competencies:

  •  Planning and Organisation Skills
  • Communication (oral and written)
  • Problem solving ability
  • Diversity awareness
  • Confidentiality, ethics, integrity and professionalism
  • Detail orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Exceptional analytical and technical skills
  • Report writing /Business writing skills
CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE Opportunity Closing Date Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity CHIETA Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

European Union SEAS 4.0 Masters Programme 2021

Bronwyn Monday, January 25, 2021 - 08:44

The SEAS 4.0 master’s course is offered to European and third country-students who fulfil particular requirements.

SEAS 4.0 EDUCATION BOARD will be responsible for coordination of admissions. 

The Programme is open to APPLICANTS who hold 240 ECTS or equivalent.

 

Opportunity Details SEAS 4.0 Masters Scholarship Programme 2021

The Programme is open to APPLICANTS who hold 240 ECTS or equivalent in the field of:

  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Maritime Engineering
  • Nautical and Maritime Transport
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electric Power Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physics

Applicants holding at least 240 ECTS in other technical disciplines can apply and their admission will be considered by Education Board.

The SEAS 4.0 master’s course is offered to European and third country-students who fulfil the following additional requirements:

  • at least B2 level of English-language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages;
  • 6 IELTS with at least 5.0 point in each section;
  • TOEFL (paper based) at least 550 points with 4.5 in the writing section; or
  • TOEFL (IBT) 79 points with at least 17 points in every section.

Other constraints are taken into account when allocating EMJMD scholarships:

  • No more than three students from the same nationality can be selected in the main list
  HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are required to complete the online application procedure, providing documents and forms available through the SEAS 4.0 website. The application procedure has following steps:

  • Students must complete the online application form .
  • The following documents are required and must be attached to the application form:

Proof of place of residence (accepted documents are indicated in the PRADO website)

Copy of the ID/ passport (passport will be required for NON EU students)

Certified copy of the transcript of records of all courses (in English)

Certified copy of the highest degree obtained, stating credits, average grade and workload (in English)

Copy of Language Certificate

Full curriculum vitae in Europass format (download template)

Letter of motivation to participate in the SEAS 4.0 Programme

Recommendation letters from two referees (download template)

A link to a downloadable personal video in which you should address your prior experiences and motivations.

The video must not exceed five (5) minutes. You can download here tips for creating your application video

Special needs evidence

Any supplementary information that may be consider relevant by the Applicant

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE Opportunity Closing Date Monday, March 1, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity European Union Article Categories Article Category Scholarships Tags Tags

Nlambe Municipality Finance Internship Program 2021

Bronwyn Monday, January 25, 2021 - 08:28

The programme will facilitate on the job technical skills of interns.

As part of the project, Intern will undergo intensive training in Municipal Accounting and Financial Management.

Opportunity Details BUDGET AND TREASURY INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

2 x Accountant Intern (2 Year Fixed Contract)

Stipend – R4 833.33 per month for year one and R8 333.33 per month for year two subject to assessment.

The Accounting and Financial areas include inter alia:

  • Revenue Collection and Debtors Administration
  • Procurement and Payment of Creditors
  • Cash Flow and Investment Management
  • Risk Management and Short Term Insurance
  • Bank Reconciliation and Financial Statements
  • Budgeting and in year reporting

This position will suit candidates with the following profile:

  • The candidate must be unemployed
  • The candidate must not exceed the age of 35
  • Belong to the previously disadvantaged group or background
  • Must have an appropriate 3 years Degree or 3 years National Diploma in Accounting, Risk Management, Internal Auditing or Financial Management with Accounting II as a subject and Accounting III will be an added advantage.
  • Must be computer literate with extensive knowledge of MS Office, Software Packages (MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to speak at least two languages spoken within the Council’s area of jurisdiction,
  • Must be willing to undergo a performance assessment during the internship programme
  • Applicants must come from the local area of jurisdiction (Ndlambe Area).
  HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send your C.V, certified copies of qualifications, ID document, driver’s license and covering letter (including details of at least 3 contactable references) to the *Human Resource Unit*, Ndlambe Municipality, P.O. Box 13; Port Alfred, 6170 or hand deliver at 01 Causeway Road, Civic Centre, Port Alfred.

Please note no emailed or faxed applications will be considered.

A prospective candidate must declare any previous information that might compromise Ndlambe Municipality/candidate.

Employment Equity Plan will be complied with.

All applications who do not receive any response within 21 days of the advertisement, should know that their applications have not been successful.

The closing date is Friday, 29 January 2021.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ADVERT ONLINE Opportunity Closing Date Friday, January 29, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Ndlambe Municipality Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

S&P Global Graduate Programme 2021

Bronwyn Monday, January 25, 2021 - 08:20

It begins with an intensive training schedule focusing on a variety of areas including: Capital Markets, S&P Capital IQ Platform, and Excel Plug-in, combined with on the job learning experience.

Participants must pass a rigorous evaluation process that will test and stretch their skills and capabilities.

 

Opportunity Details S&P Global Market Intelligence Client Services Associate Graduate Programme 2021

The Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Requirements:

  • Ability to join a class of new hires in July 2021.
  • BSc or BA degree, or equivalent.
  • A background in Business, Economics or Finance is beneficial but not a necessity.
  • Fluency in French or Portuguese languages is desirable but not mandatory.  
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation and communication skills.
  • Passion in building relationships with finance professionals and enthusiasm in learning and working in the financial services industry.
  • Ability to effectively multitask, prioritise and work in a team. Positive, flexible and proactive with a “can do” attitude.
  • You must have the right to work at the country of proposed employment as either a South African National or a resident in South Africa with a valid work permit.  
  HOW TO APPLY

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions on the basis of merit, capability and equality of opportunity, and without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law, or any other characteristic that has no bearing on a person’s ability to perform his or her job

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE Opportunity Closing Date Friday, January 29, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity S&P Global Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

SASSA: DA Calls For Clarity On Grants

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 10:35 Author Lauren Chawula

The DA has called for SASSA to clarify why there is a lack of funds available for an extension of the temporary disability grants, which were suspended at the end of December. 

At the end of December the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) suspended over 200 000 temporary disability grants. In a statement SASSA said the reason behind this was that the period of extension that they awarded previously had expired and that they did not have enough funds available to extend this grant again. 

The Democratic Alliance (DA), a South African political party, was not pleased with this reasoning and the party's MP Bridget Masango called for an urgent meeting with Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Social Development.  

Masango wanted clarity on why there is a lack of funds for this grant when there was a budget set out for each grant type. 

SASSA's executive manager responsible for grants administration, Dianne Dunkerley said the Agency only has R411 million of the R1.2 billion which is needed to extend the payments of this grant. 

Masango says that SASSA should have anticipated the extension of lapsing the temporary disability grant payments after the announcement of the continuation of the Covid-19 lockdown. 

She also says that SASSA should have done more in 2020 to ensure that applications for this grant were processed and that the SASSA offices had enough workers to assist in these processes. 

More medical personnel should have been made available to undertake the assessments of these beneficiaries so as to avoid the backlog which has been caused, said Masango. 

The DA asks for clarity from SASSA on the following:

  • The amount of beneficiaries being assessed in each province and how SASSA plans to increase the capacity to process each application.
  • The amount of applications that will be processed each day to deal with the backlog and the amount of time it will take to clear these completely. 
  • The number of doctors and medical personnel that have been hired in each province and whether this will be sufficient to effectively deal with the backlog
  • The employment of easy and easily accessible online applications for this grant, for those able to access the internet. 
  • The reimplementation of the SASSA volunteers and community activists who are meant to help those unable to access online platforms so that they don’t have to expose themselves to Covid-19 in long lines at SASSA offices. 
  • How SASSA plans to cover the financial cost of getting rid of the backlog.

Masango said that SASSA must urgently consult with National Treasury to find a solution as many of the beneficiaries of this grant cannot afford to wait for a long period of time. 

"To put it bluntly; without their grant payments many people will starve."-DA, MP Bridget Masango. 

 She emphasizes that the solution to this issue cannot be that SASSA beneficiaries do not receive payment as it is not their fault that this issue exists. 

"SASSA must suffer the consequences – not the grant recipients who have spent days in the wind and the rain in the hopes of being one of only 50 to be allowed entry in the offices to try and solve their desperation, and are too scared to return home because they have to face the hunger of their children," said Masango. 

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2020 Matrics Urged To Register For Their Results As Marking Concludes

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 09:59 Author Lauren Chawula

SABC Education has called for the matrics of 2020 to register to receive their final results as the marking of the matric exams are coming to an end. 

The marking of the matric exams was said to be ahead of schedule and now majority of the marking centres across the country have completed the marking ahead of schedule. The capturing of marks have now begun and is set to conclude on 25 January. 

SABC Education in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in “Enriching Minds, Enriching Lives” launched its Matric Results service and they have urged matrics to register to receive their final results via an SMS or by using the USSD line. 

If there are students who want to avoid big crowds gathering to receive their results at schools across the country then this is the perfect solution. 

The results will be made available on 22 February 2021 and all learners who want to make use of the service must register with their exam number on the platform of their choice to access their results.

The following are the steps to how learners can register to receive their 2020 Matric Results: 

By SMS
  • SMS your exam number to 45856
  • The system verifies the exam number; your exam number must be correct in order to be accepted.
  • Learners will be charged R1-50 per SMS, free SMS’s do not apply
By USSD 
  • Dial *120*45856# enter exam number to register
  • You will be charged R1-50 per minute
  • Results will be sent to your phone once they are available

 By MATRICSMATE APP

  • Download the app for free from Google Play and Apple App Stores

If you have any queries relating to the registration and the use of the SABC Education Matric Results service then you can contact their call centre on 011 507 4630, available Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. On the day of the release the call centre will be operating from midnight to 5pm. 

Matric Results will be released on 22 February 2021 so learners are encouraged to register as soon as possible. 

 

Attention Matrics 2020!
Matric exam marking has been COMPLETED ahead of schedule in most centres!
NOW is the time to register for ur Matric Results!
Register via USSD *120*45856# or sms your exam number to 45856 pic.twitter.com/012kjHZi08

— SABC Education (@SABCEducation) January 22, 2021

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When Will NSFAS Let Me Know If They Will Fund Me?

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 08:50 Author Lauren Chawula

If you've applied to receive funding from NSFAS and you're wondering when they will communicate your application results, then keep reading. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South Africans.

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande recently made an announcement in which he gave an update on the 2021 applications. Nzimande said that NSFAS has begun the evaluation of applications and that this is due to be completed by mid-February.

The evaluation stage is when NSFAS verifies all the documents an applicant has submitted during their application. 

The Minister says that this stage will be completed in time for students who are registering for the 2021 academic year. 

Students should be aware that NSFAS will not be accepting late applications to be funded for the 2021 academic year. 

During Minister Nzimande's briefing he explained the reason for this saying:

Given the high numbers of applications received for NSFAS, funding late applications will not be accepted in 2021.

 NSFAS received around 750 000 applications from students wanting to be funded in 2021. This is an increase of 185 000 applications when compared to 2020.

To check your application status, follow these steps:

Once you have followed these three easy steps, you will be able to see whether you are funded or not. It may take some time for your application to be successful so please be patient. 

To view what your application status means, click here

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The evaluation of applications has begun and is due to complete in mid-February, which will be in time for funding decisions to be communicated in time for students registering for the new academic year. pic.twitter.com/QKSwZP1DAc

— NSFAS (@myNSFAS) January 22, 2021

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How Long Will NSFAS Fund Me?

Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 13:47 Author Raigan Cloete

You may be interested in applying for NSFAS or currently funded by NSFAS and wondering how many years NSFAS will fund you. Well, keep on reading to find out how long they will fund you.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government student bursary scheme which receives its funding budget from and reports to the Department of Higher Education and Training. NSFAS will cover more than just your tuition fees, should you qualify.

NSFAS provides financial assistance in the form of bursaries to eligible students at public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges in South Africa.

The bursary covers you with the following if you qualify:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Living allowances
  • Book allowances
  • Incidental/personal care allowance for students in catered residences

With regards to how long NSFAS funds their students, it depends on the duration of your course or degree. Most degrees take about 3 to 4 years, whereas medical degrees for example take up to 7 years.

If you fail one year, NSFAS has granted students an extra year of funding.

Click here to find out how to apply for NSFAS. 

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Eastern Cape Strives To Meet Global Education Minimum Standard

Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 11:29 Author Raigan Cloete

Fundile Gade, the Eastern Cape Education MEC, briefed the media about progress made and processes after the final day of marking examination papers. The MEC outlined the departmental plans for the 2021 academic year, as well as the readiness of schools to reopen.

The Eastern Cape Education Department is ready for the 2021 academic year and announced that they have enough PPE to ensure the safety of the learners and staff at schools. They believe that learners are ready to commence the school year, while the 2020 matric class patiently await their results.

Fundile Gade, the Eastern Cape Education MEC, is confident that planning for the 2021 academic year has gone well.

On Friday, Gade spoke about the 2020 academic year wrapping up and all the lessons they have learnt from the year which they intend to take into the new school year to ensure that no learners are left behind.

The MEC looks at the prospects for 2021 which people in the Eastern Cape need to look into and the country needs to look into the repositioning of the education sector to meet the global minimum standards.

Eastern Cape has had 292 positive COVID-19 infections, which was detected as all markers and personnel entering marking centres are tested before they enter.

Gade confirmed that all marking centres had protocols to observe in and outside of the marking centres, to secure the safety and health standards required by the Ministry of Health.

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2021 Registrations Open At The IIE’s Varsity College

Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 10:15 Author Raigan Cloete

Registrations for the 2021 academic year are open at the IIE’s Varsity College. The IIE’s Varsity College’s mission is to ensure that all its students will be employable, have a broad range of analytical skills and work readiness skills, value diversity, have high ethical values, and become innovative, entrepreneurial, and creative.

Varsity College is a brand of the IIE and leads in the provision of exciting learning initiatives. The Independent Institute of Education is South Africa’s largest registered and accredited private provider of higher education.

 The Varsity College’s teaching philosophy is grounded in an authentic, modern, blended-learning student experience. They aim to ensure that your academic life is as relevant and participative as possible.

The college offers the Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, and Faculty of Social Sciences.

Registrations at the IIE’s Varsity College are now open. New students are reminded that they need to apply to the college before they will be able to register.

If you have would like to apply, you may click here.

Please note that applications only apply to IIE qualifications, not short learning programmes.

Returning students do not need to apply and may proceed directly to the registration portal by clicking here.

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South Africa’s Access To Education Improves

Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 10:05 Author Raigan Cloete

The National Planning Commission (NPC) applauded the government for inroads made in improving South Africa’s access to education. NPC believes that by improving access to education will help reduce the high inequality levels in the country.

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South Africa’s access to education has improved which impresses the National Planning Commission (NPC). This finding is revealed in the NPC’s report on South Africa’s economic progress, titled ‘Economic Progress towards the NDP’s Vision 2030: Recommendations for Course Correction’.

On Thursday 21 January, the report was the subject of an intensive discussion at a webinar.

While delivering the report, NPC Commissioner Miriam Altman said, “The most important investment we can make for redistribution and inclusion in education. This should be our number one priority, and there [has been] a huge effort to improve education.”

Altman mentioned that while the sector gets criticised regularly, progress is still made.

“We perform very poorly by global standards and for a middle-income country, but we have made progress and we need to know why we’ve made progress and continue with that. Global measures show us that South Africa has made significant progress in its education capability. The problem is that in many of these measures, it’s slowed down over the past decade,” said Altman.

The report stated that the NPC believed that education outcomes are the most important asset required to reduce poverty and promote employment and growth. 

“Economic inclusion and sustained growth will be impossible unless we achieve the NDP education targets, which are aligned to the benchmark for successful, middle-income countries,” read the document.

Regarding generational transitions, 70% of secondary school graduates, aged 20-34, and 67% of 24-year-old black post-secondary students exceeded their parents’ education level.

“NDP targets aim to align SA education outcomes to other similar, successful middle-income countries, as measured in global and regional comparative studies on reading, maths and science,” said Altman.

Maths and science outcomes

The report finds that significant progress had been made in learner achievement until 2011 but improvements have slowed since then.

“Grade 9 learners in 2011 gained the equivalent of three years of education [compared to] their 2002 counterparts, and 2015 learners gained one year over their 2011 counterparts,” the report said.

Between 2008 and 2015, maths performance improved, mostly amongst African and Coloured learners.

During this time, a significant rise in Bachelor passes was recorded in quintile 1-3 schools from 35% in 2008 to 57% in 2016.

Between 2010 and 2015, the number of black university students tripled, with growing numbers in contact universities and SET [subjects under the faculties of Arts, Science, Mental Moral and Social Sciences, Commerce, Law, Management, Education and Physical Education].  Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) enrolments doubled over to 737 880.

“It’s an incredible achievement. We have a growing number of people in science and engineering. It’s not where it needs to be, but it’s growing,” Altman said.

The NPC, did, however, warn that the quality of education was still “far too low”.

About 75% of low quintile school learners have fallen behind by Grade 4 and cannot read for meaning in any language.

"We find that 18% - 36% of quintile 1 - 3 households could potentially be pulled above the upper bound poverty line by 2030 if 2/3 of higher education targets are met,” said Altman. 

Getting the basics right

To drive improvement in performance in basic education, the NPC said the country would need to reboot the NDP’s focus on accountability in the schooling sector.

Beyond this, the government would need to improve and monitor reading in the early grades.

“If you don’t get it right there, it is very hard to make up for it. It becomes very expensive to correct it, if at all. Insist on better monitoring of education sector trends and ensure all schools have internet and supportive services, along with investment in digitally-enabled teaching and learning practices,” said Altman.

She said the country has in recent times significantly improved investment in school administration and monitoring systems. 

"If you don’t know what is going on and you don’t know why you’ve had improvement, and which schools have fallen behind, it’s very hard to act on. It’s important that we focus on these things."

The NPC, she said, is of the view that the annual national assessment (ANA) should be reintroduced. ANA was an instrument introduced by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in 2011 to enable a systemic evaluation of education performance and in Grades 3, 6 and 9. The assessment was discontinued in 2018.

“When you have a problem in education at the degree that we do, you need to test every single year to know where you [are]. It’s not hammering teachers. You have to know where you are,” she said.

Further, there is a need to improve system coherence to provide a continuum of vocational skills responsive to the demands of industry, Altman said.

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Private Schools Forced To Delay Opening

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 19:55 Author Alan Hammond

Originally the Education Department said they hoped independent schools would delay their opening dates for term one, but they couldn't force them. Now the government has released regulations that specify when private schools can open - and those who have opened early will have to close again.

When the Education department announced that the opening of schools for the first term would be delayed until the 15th of February for learners one of the first questions that was asked was about independent schools.

Schools in South Africa fall into one of two categories. The first is public schools which are 'owned' by the government and controlled by the provincial education departments and School Governing Bodies. The second is independent, or private schools that are are not owned by the government.

The right to run a private school is enshrined in the Constitution and examples include faith-based schools, for-profit companies that run large groups of schools, and schools that are setup to meet a need where the provincial education department is not seen to be providing sufficient schools for the local community.

Some private schools are supported with funds from the education department, but most rely solely on school fees and donations made by parents and donors.  With the national lockdown in 2020, and the faltering economy, many independent schools have been struggling to stay afloat.

Although the common image of private/independent schools is that they cater for the wealthy, the majority are actually run modestly and don't charge significantly more in school fees than the more expensive public schools. 

Some independent schools had already opened for the first term when the Deputy Education Minister announced the delayed start to the school year. Others were expecting to open soon.  Some independent schools said they would align with public schools calendar, but others were concerned about the last minute change.

There were also complaints that the speech by the Deputy Minister was just that - a speech - and didn't have the authority of legislation. Now Minister Dlamini-Zuma has published a Government Gazette with an update to the disaster regulations which specify more detailed regulations.

Private/independent schools must remain closed for pupils until the 1st of February at the earliest. Staff may go to the premises before that time to prepare for the re-opening. 

All health and safety regulations released previously for level 3 still apply.

Public school teachers will still return on the 1st of February and learners at public schools will return on the 15th of February.

Government Gazette 44096 School Re-opening

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