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Graduate In Training (GIT) Programme At Continental

Bronwyn Monday, 5 July, 2021 - 03:17

The Graduate In Training (GIT) Programme is a 11 month development programme starting 01 Feb 2022. 

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After the 11 month development programme, GIT‘s could progress to various talent pools or possibly a full time permanent position.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Diploma/ Degree in Quality, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering or Mechatronics.
  • Need to be a South African Citizen
  • Have a 70%+ Academic Average
  • High level of flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills written and spoken
  • Competent user of MS Office ¬programs
  • Team player
  • High self¬ motivation and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  HOW TO APPLY

GIT’s will be rotated amongst the various departments and learn about the sales, manufacturing and business processes. GIT’s will be assigned various projects to gain first hand experience of the organisational structures, processes and products offered by Continental.

Each GIT will be assigned a mentor that will offer guidance and support to them throughout the development programme. In addition GIT's will be guided and supported by experienced colleagues and experts

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE

Opportunity Closing Date Friday, 30 July, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Continental Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

IT Related Internship At Unitrans

Bronwyn Monday, 5 July, 2021 - 03:08

Unitrans Supply Chain Solutions (Pty) Ltd is currently looking for Interns to join our IT team.

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The 12-month internship will provide valuable knowledge of business as well as the relevant experience for the selected individual to perform optimally in the industry.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a South African Citizen
  • Relevant Degree at NQF Level 6 or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning in the following fields: Information Technology / Systems.
  •  Average grade of 65%
  • Previous work experience is welcome but not a requirement
  • Excellent communication, presentation and co-ordination skills
  • Advanced computer literacy and general administrative skills
  • Driver’s licence and own transport will be advantageous
  HOW TO APPLY

The following documents should be included in your application

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified Copies of ID
  • Certified Copy of qualifications
  • Final year academic transcript ( if certificate not yet received)
  • Motivational Letter specifying your field of interest

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY

Opportunity Closing Date Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Unitrans Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

Internships Available At Joburg City Theatres

Bronwyn Monday, 5 July, 2021 - 02:58

Joburg City Theatres is contributing towards skills development by providing recent graduates an opportunity to intern at Joburg City Theatres.

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The Company is providing opportunities to gain work experience in the theatre environment.

Joburg City Theatres is therefore inviting unemployed graduates, throughout South Africa, to apply for our internship programme.

Internship Fields

  • Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Strategic Support
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Administration
  • Technical
  • Programming
  • Supply Chain Management
  HOW TO APPLY

All applicants must be:

  • between the ages of 18 -35 years and be a South Africa citizen.
  • Students who need Experiential Training.
  • Studied at a recognized institution of higher learning in the Republic of South Africa.
  • Successful candidates will be appointed on a 12 months internship contract.
  • An all-inclusive monthly stipend of R5 475.00 will be paid.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Successful applicants will be required to transport themselves.
  • Applicants must have good written and spoken English
  • JCT is an equal opportunity employer and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must have NO criminal record.
  • Due to a large amount of correspondence we envisage receiving; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 1 month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • JCT is under no obligation to employ the intern on completion of the programmes.
  • JCT reserves the right to place or not place applicants based on its needs and requirements.

CLICK HERE: CLICK ON INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME AND APPLY

Opportunity Closing Date Thursday, 15 July, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Joburg City Theatres Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

Semester B Registrations for 2021 are Open at Boston – Get Started On Your Dream Career Now!

Sunday, 4 July, 2021 - 22:40 Author Terrique Faro

Meet Nandi Nkosi, a #BostonSprings Graduate!

“I graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Management Marketing. I was so excited to achieve a degree from Boston because it affords me the opportunity to broaden my horizons in terms of job seeking, and this is especially beneficial as South Africa has a high unemployment rate. 

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I love that Boston has International recognition, and yes, I plan to travel and gain work experience abroad in the near future! I would like start as a Marketing intern to gain more practical knowledge and advance towards being a Marketing Coordinator. BCC provides immense support to its students on all levels and the staff has excellent methods of providing assistance to students in need.

My 5 year goal plan? I have always planned on becoming independent with a thriving career and this is what motivated me to complete my studies. My motivation during my studies? A qualification from BCC guarantees that I have gained invaluable knowledge from an excellent institution”.

Boston offers Postgrad, Degrees, Diplomas and Higher Certificates.

Semester B registrations for 2021 are open – Get started on your dream career now!

With international institutional recognition and local accreditation, your Boston degree gives you a head start in all workplaces.

Go to www.boston.co.za to learn more or call 011 551 2000.

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Sibanye Stillwater Learnership Programme 2021

Bronwyn Sunday, 4 July, 2021 - 16:30

Sibanye Stillwater Academy invites young dynamic individuals from its local communities, interested in engaging in a electrical and Instrumentation Mechanician learnership to apply

 

Opportunity Details

Electrical

Sibanye Stillwater Operations invites all interested candidates in engaging in an Engineering Learnership to apply

REQUIREMENTS:

  • required qualification subjects: Mathematics, Engineering Science Industrial Electronics and Electrical Trade Theory

 Instrumentation Mechanician

Sibanye Stillwater Operations invites all interested candidates in engaging in an Engineering Learnership to apply

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Instrumentation Mechanician - required qualification subjects: N2 Mathematics,N2 Engineering Science, N2 Industrial Electronics and N2 Instrument Trade Theory
 

HOW TO APPLY
  • Applicants will need to undergo an interview process and psychometric assessment, which will be considered during allocation of learnerships
  • The selection process will not be delayed to accommodate applicants whose screening process is delayed for whatsoever reason
  • All entry level requirements outcomes will be considered before applicant be recommended
  • Applicants must submit a fully completed Application Form, Record of Service, CV and certified copies of ID, Qualifications and Statement of results to the Sibanye-Stillwater Academy. (N2 must have the relevant subjects for the discipline applied for)
  • Applicants in possession of a Section 28 or 26d Trade Certificates will not be considered including another Learnership
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for selection

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY Learnership 18.2 Electrical

  • CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY Learnership 18.2 Instrumentation Mechanician
Opportunity Closing Date Tuesday, 13 July, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Sibanye Stillwater Article Categories Article Category Learnerships 2021 Tags Tags

South African Air Force Training Programme

Bronwyn Sunday, 4 July, 2021 - 16:25

The South African Air Force has opened applications for the Military Skills Development System for their 2022 programme. There is a General programme as a well as an intake for people who want to train and Pilots and Navigators.

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The South African Air Force is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Successful candidates will undergo full time training for two-years, during which, they will receive military and further functional training. The SA Air Force intends to capacitate the candidates to be highly skilled and disciplined military professionals and patriotic citizens.

Requirements:

  • 18–22 completed Grade 12 or equialent (excellent marks)
  • 22 -26 Years – In possession of N6 (Technical)
  • English passed as a subject
  • Mathematics and Physical Science (minimum level-3)
  • RSA Citizen (No dual citizenship)
  • Preferably single
  • Not Area Bound
  • No Criminal Record
  • Physically and Medically Fit

The Department of Defence reserves the right to employment.

Download Application Forms

Application Form For Pilots and Navigators Training Scheme

Application for For General Training Training Scheme

Opportunity Closing Date Friday, 30 July, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Department of Defence Article Categories Article Category Learnerships 2021 Tags Tags

Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant At Dis-chem

Bronwyn Sunday, 4 July, 2021 - 16:20

Dis-Chem Pharmacies require the services of a reputable Post Basic Qualify Pharmacist Assistant for their New Market store.

Opportunity Details

Your portfolio will cover the provision of pharmaceutical care by taking responsibility for the patient's medicine-related needs, and being accountable for meeting these needs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12 / Matric
  • Basic Pharmacist Assistance qualification
  • Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)
  • Computer literate – MS Office
  • Sound numerical skills
  • Strong command of the English language and a second language
  • Willing and able to work retail hours 
  HOW TO APPLY

ONLY SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED. IF YOU HAVEN`T BEEN CONTACTED WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION AS UNSUCCESSFUL.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CURRENT VACANCY   Opportunity Closing Date Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Dischem Article Categories Article Category Learnerships 2021 Tags Tags

SA Army Military Skills Programme

Alan Hammond Sunday, 4 July, 2021 - 16:15

The SA Army is offering young South African citizens an opportunity to serve in uniform on a two-year contract. The Military Skills Development System is a two-year voluntary service system with the long term goal of rejuvenating and enhancing the SA National Defence Force's deployment capability.

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Successful Military Skills Development System candidates will be appointed in a specific mustering and will be called up to a Training Unit, where members will complete their Basic Military Training, specific mustering and functional training in the first year and  be utilized or deployed internally or externally in the second year of the MSDS.

Requirements:

  • Be a South African citizen (No Dual Citizen)
  • 18-22 years and has successfully completed Grade 12
  • Graduates up to the age of 26 (360 Credits)
  • Successfully completed Grade 12 with average of 50% or (Level 4) (Mathematics and Physical Science will be advantageous)
  • Admission Point Score (APS) of 17 excluding Life Orientation (LO)
  • Leadership Potential
  • Have no criminal record or pending cases
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for the appointment
Download the Application Form:

South African Army 2022 Military MSDS Application Form

This application form is not for sale.

Opportunity Closing Date Friday, 30 July, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Department of Defence Article Categories Article Category Learnerships 2021 Tags Tags

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship – Graduate Teaching Fellowship

Bronwyn Sunday, 4 July, 2021 - 16:07

Jakes Gerwel Fellowship is a full university scholarship that provides extensive mentoring and leadership development for graduate students with a passion for teaching and education.

Opportunity Details Jakes Gerwel Fellowship – Become a Fellow

Are you in 3 rd year or do you already have an undergraduate degree? Are you planning to complete your PGCE at WITS, UJ, UP or UCT next year? If so, Jakes Gerwel Fellowship are inviting you to be at the forefront of solving some of the most significant educational challenges in South Africa.

As a Jakes Gerwel Fellow, we want to give you a launchpad from which to craft your impact in the world, an inspirational community to walk alongside and support your journey as well as the best possible learning experiences that set
you up for long-term success as an expert teacher, educational leader or entrepreneur.

Requirements:

  • South African Citizenship or Permanent Resident with a South African ID number.
  • Applicants must be under the age of 30 on the closing date of application
  • Applicants will be expected to teach at a South African high school on completion of their PGCE.
  • Applicants must ensure they have applied to our partner universities for academic study and placement in the PGCE course for the following year. These partner universities are UP, WITS, UJ or UP.
  HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must be under the age of 30 on the application closing date.

Successful applicants will be awarded a fully-funded scholarship to study a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at UP, WITS, UJ or UP followed professional support through a two-year Newly Qualified Teaching program.

The Jakes Gerwel Fellowship programme will provide you with academic, personal and leadership development while mentorship from expert teachers and experiential learning opportunities will expose you to exciting models of
teaching and education excellence.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE

Opportunity Closing Date Monday, 19 July, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Jakes Gerwel Fellowship Article Categories Article Category Scholarships Tags Tags

Project Management Internship At Footgear

Bronwyn Sunday, 4 July, 2021 - 15:53

An exciting fast-growing retail company is offering workplace experience opportunities to FET College Graduates who have completed their 18 months’ workplace experience.

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This programme aims at exposing unemployed young graduates to workplace practices for a duration of 12 months in order to maximize their chances of being employed.

Dimensions Required

  • Initiative & Willingness to learn
  • Communication
  • Problem solver
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure 
  HOW TO APPLY

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12 (Matric)
  • Completed 18-month workplace experiential training
  • N. Diploma at a registered FET College
  • Project Management

The graduate will be paid a stipend of R4500.00 per month.

CLOSING DATE: 07 July 2021

NB: Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE

Opportunity Closing Date Wednesday, 7 July, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Footgear Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

Does Unisa Offer Nursing Courses?

Sunday, 4 July, 2021 - 11:20 Author Lauren Chawula

If you’ve got a passion for taking care of people and you are looking into studying nursing you may be wondering whether Unisa offers nursing courses, keep reading to find out.

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The University of South Africa, more commonly known as Unisa is an open distance e-learning university which can help you attain degrees, diplomas and certificates at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels, that can allow you to reach your dream career!

Unisa offers a variety of qualifications in different faculties, so do they offer Nursing courses?

The answer is, yes they do!

The university offers a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing Science BA (CUR), which is offered through a distance learning mode.

Unisa states that students are required to submit their Annual Practising Certificate (issued by the South African Nursing Council (SANC) or Nursing Authority in the relevant country) with every registration for the BA (CUR), which indicates registration as a general nurse and a midwife. Those students who are not registered as a midwife can only register for a BA (CUR)-HHS. Enrolled nurses and auxiliary nurses are not allowed to register for this qualification.

Students may register for the BA (CUR) once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted.

Unisa qualifications are structured in a way that students need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time, this requires students to register for the correct amount of modules per academic year or semester.

The maximum amount of credits that is allowed is 120 credits, this does not include supplementary and/or aegrotat examinations (taken by students who due to circumstance were unable to take the main examination) from a previous semester. Modules that students take for non-degree/non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

A BA (CUR) degree prepares you in the following fields:

  • General nursing (working in hospitals and medical practices);
  • Community nursing;
  • Psychiatric nursing; and
  • Midwifery (caring for mothers and babies).

The degree is said to have both a practical and theoretical component which allows the student to learn about what it is to be a nurse as well as providing them with studies in medical, biological and natural sciences, psychological and social sciences, and pharmacology.

At Unisa students are able to schedule their studies according to the time they have available considering the courses they choose to pursue and the jobs they have to financially support themselves. 

Unisa advises that about 6 to 8 hours per week are needed for semester modules and 4 to 6 hours are needed for year modules. 

For more information on Nursing courses, visit Unisa's website.

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Sadtu Satisfied With Vaccine Rollout in Eastern Cape

Sunday, 4 July, 2021 - 10:14 Author Lauren Chawula

Teacher's union Sadtu has said that it is satisfied with the vaccine rollout for the education sector in the Eastern Cape. 

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The South African education sector has recently started the vaccine rollout programme across the country. The South African Democratic Teacher's union (Sadtu) says that it is pleased with the vaccine rollout for teachers and school staff in the Eastern Cape. 

"We are more than happy, we are really pleased with the progress that has been made so far," said Sadtu Eastern Cape Secretary, Chris Mdingi. 

He says that it has been running smoothly despite conspiracy theories being spread regarding the vaccine. Sadtu is calling on those teachers waiting to receive their jab to remain patient as they will get their turn to be vaccinated. 

Mdingi says that virtual meetings, SMSs and various mediums are being used by Sadtu to educate teachers on the vaccine and encourage them to get their jab in order to fight against the virus which has claimed many lives in the education sector across the country in the past year. 

"Teachers do get this very important and valuable information for their own good so that they become the ambassadors and continue to advocate what we are advocating as leaders," he says. 

He expresses the union's gratitude to the Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga who visited the province to conduct a vaccine oversight at about three schools in the Buffalo City Metro. 

Mdingi says that it is unclear why the Minister did not visit schools in the rural areas of the province but that they can only assume that it might be on the basis that the Metro is the Covid-19 hotspot. 

While they were impressed by the vaccine rollout Sadtu said it was concerned that workers in other sectors were not being included in this phase of the vaccination programme. Sadtu said that those that were not considered for the vaccine rollout include those in early childhood development (ECD), technical, vocational and training, and community education training.

"The NEC called for the vaccination to be spread to as many people as possible to mitigate the devastating effects of this pandemic to save lives and livelihoods," Sadtu said in a statement.

The union has also said that it would engage in talks with the government- this includes the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande- regarding the vaccination of people in the post-school sector. Minister Nzimande announced on Tuesday that he had instructed Higher Health to develop a plan for the post-school sector's vaccination rollout. 

This strategy is said to include the vaccination of all staff, including academia, management and frontline staff at university residences, as well as cleaning, security and other support staff. 

Sadtu is also calling for Early Chilhood Development (ECD) centres to be moved from the Department of Social Development (DSD) to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) as soon as possible, as they say delays are causing stress and raising insecurity for practitioners and caregivers. ECD centres are still awaiting communication regarding when they will be considered for the vaccination programme. Many have attributed their exclusion from this phase in the vaccine rollout for the education sector, to the fact that they are apart of the DSD and not the DBE. 

 

 

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Black Sash Calls For SRD Grant Extension To Unemployed People

Sunday, 4 July, 2021 - 09:10 Author Lauren Chawula

Human rights activists, Black Sash is calling for the Special R350 Covid-19 SRD grant which came an end on 30 April 2021, to be extended to unemployed people especially now that South Africa is on a Level 4 lockdown. 

 

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The Special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant is a grant which was introduced in April 2020 in order to provide relief to persons over the age of 18 who had lost their jobs or could not find jobs due to Covid-19. This grant came to an end on 30 April 2021 after being extended a number of times throughout the 2020 year. 

The human rights group the Black Sash has now asked that this SRD grant be extended to unemployed people, especially now that South Africa has been put under stricter lockdown restrictions as the country experiences its third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Black Sash regional manager in KwaZulu-Natal, Evashnee Naidu says that while the group is asking for the reinstatement of the grant they are also asking for an increase in the amount of the grant. 

"We're also asking that, that amount should be increased to at least R585 per month which is the food poverty line in South Africa, so that individuals can actually make ends meet. Considering both the health and humanitarian issues that South Africa is undergoing."-Black Sash regional manager in KwaZulu-Natal, Evashnee Naidu

She also says that another issue is that caregivers who receive child support grants were not able to receive the R350 SRD grant. However, the money they receive from the child support grant is only for the benefit of the child and not the caregiver. They want the eligibility criteria of the R350 grant to be expanded to include these women. 

"A large population of vulnerable women... we're actually pushing them deeper and deeper into the abyss of poverty and are ensuring that their households are not able to cope with the fact that we are in the third wave of the pandemic," she says. 

Naidu emphasizes that those employed in the informal sector are unable to work and earn an income due to the restrictions and therefore many are suffering. The R350 grant provided a lot of relief to these people and allowed them to feed their families. 

In terms of the basic income grants, Naidu says that they think the R350 SRD grant is a stepping stone to implementing this grant. Black Sash alongside many organizations have written various open letters and demonstrated concerning this grant and Naidu says they are pleased with the support they have seen from political parties and even the Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu. 

She says that there has been increased economic activity in vulnerable communities where people have been receiving the R350 grant and that people have had better health as they have been able to provide better food and nutrition for their households. 

"It (R350 SRD grant) empowers people to start looking for jobs because they then have the income in order to prepare themselves, get their CVs done, have transport to travel to these places for interviews as well as looking at enhancing their skills in order for them to access jobs," says Naidu. 

Thus, Black Sash believes that a basic income grant would be an investment in people rather than a burden on the economy as the financial support will allow people to participate in and grow the economy. 

"The government must prioritise humanitarian relief measures as part of its strategy to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. If this third wave is projected to last longer and have a higher peak than the previous wave of infections, then the government has no justification for terminating income support measures,”-Black Sash regional manager in KwaZulu-Natal, Evashnee Naidu

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Does NSFAS Fund Boston City Campus Courses?

Saturday, 3 July, 2021 - 13:18 Author Raigan Cloete

Boston City Campus offers a large range of courses at its multiple campuses in South Africa. If you are wondering if NSFAS funds courses at Boston City Campus, scroll down.

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Boston City Campus aims to provide the highest quality education and training to its students. Their focus is solely on their students and ensuring that they succeed.

The Boston City Campus currently offers financial support to students who are financially in need and show academic potential. 

Undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate students who are interested are allowed to apply annually for financial aids and grants.

The institution offers financial support through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). The bursary covers all courses offered by the Boston City Campus.

These courses include:

  • Higher Education
  • Management and Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources and Legal Studies
  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)
  • Advertising, Communication and Public Relations
  • Hospitality, Events & Tourism Programmes and Courses
  • Humanities
  • Health, Sports & Wellness Programmes and Courses
  • Business Administration and Service
  • Soul Candi
  • Personal Development and Occasional Study Courses
  • Digital Learning in Credentials-Badges

If you would like to apply for the bursary, you may visit the NSFAS website.

Documents Required To Apply For NSFAS

When applying be sure to have the following documents ready for your application:

  • Applicants ID document/card or birth certificate
  • ID of parents/ guardian/ spouse (or death certificate where applicable)
  • Applicants proof of income (if applicable and should not be older than 3 months)
  • Parents/ guardian/ spouse pay advice/ letter of employment/ pension advice stating income (if applicable and should not be older than 3 months.
  • Vulnerable children must provide a completed and signed Vulnerable Child Declaration Form.
  • Applicants with a disability must provide a Disability Annexure A Form
  • Applicants must sign and submit a Consent form
  • SASSA slips are not required and SASSA should not be included as a household income.

Click here to visit the NSFAS website.

Primary Schools Not Equipped For 100% Attendance

Saturday, 3 July, 2021 - 11:49 Author Raigan Cloete

 

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, the 100% attendance at primary schools may have to be delayed. Many schools have stated that they are not well equipped to allow the full-time return of students.

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In May, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that primary schools would return to 100% attendance on 26 July however, many schools in the Western Cape have stated that they are not well equipped to do so.

As the country is in the midst of the third wave of COVID-19 cases and under Lockdown Level 4, the Basic Education Department announced that they might need to reconsider the directive.

For many schools in the Western Cape, this decision is a relief especially for those that are battling with poor infrastructure during the winter season.

Levana Primary School in Lavender Hill feels that it would be impossible for them to ensure the required social distancing of students in classrooms or on the playground.

Shamiega Charity, the Principal at Levana Primary School, stated that they will not be able to guarantee successful compliance with COVID-19 regulations.

Dr G.J. Joubert Primary School announced that they are not able to maintain social distancing between learners as the school is already overpopulated by 700 pupils.

Sharon Lategan, from Dr G.J. Joubert Primary School, stated that they do not have the money to build additional classrooms to accommodate the return of all learners.

The Western Cape Education Department announced that only 224 out of 1 450 schools in the province are able to accommodate the 100% attendance of learners. 

Unfortunately, the department will not be able to assist schools in need with additional mobile classrooms.

Many believe that the only option, for now, would be to allow primary schools to stick to the current rotational schedule.

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SASSA Offices Open During Adjusted Alert Level 4

Saturday, 3 July, 2021 - 10:37 Author Raigan Cloete

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offices will remain open and operate under the Adjusted Alert Level 4 with a reduced staff in compliance with the Department of Public Service and Administration circular.

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On Friday the Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu announced that applications for social grants at all SASSA offices will be according to grant type, for example:

  • Mondays have been reserved for older persons.
  • Tuesdays for disability grants.
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays for child grant applications.
  • Fridays for appointments and those who were not assisted during the week.

Zulu addressed the members of the media in Pretoria on the Social Development Department's response to COVID-19 and the Level 4 Risk-Adjusted Strategy as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Some of the changes that were made by the Social Development Department during its response to COVID-19 has enabled the department to fast-track the digitisation of its services.

These changes include the online booking system for disability grants, which has significantly reduced the amount of time and costs for both grant applicants and SASSA.

“We take great pride with the significant progress we have registered since the launch of the online booking system in April this year. We, therefore, would like to encourage disability grant applicants to make use of the SASSA online booking system, which can be accessed through the agency’s website on www.sassa.gov.za," said Zulu.

The Minister of Social Development stated that applicants are allowed to book assessment dates for the disability assessments. Zulu believes that their staff will be able to assist clients with this system to ensure that they avoid repeated visits to local offices.

SASSA will continue with staggered payments of grants, with the first payment date reserved for older persons, followed by disability grants and the payment of child grants.

Zulu announced that social grants will begin on Tuesday 6 July. 

“Once again, we appeal to all grant recipients that they do not need to collect their grants on the day it becomes available, but can collect their grants on any day as their monies will remain in their accounts and will not be taken away from them,” said Zulu.

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Completion of 2021 Academic Year Could See Major Delays

Saturday, 3 July, 2021 - 09:32 Author Raigan Cloete

Due to the third wave of COVID-19 caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant, tertiary institutions may not complete the 2021 academic year, as students have not been able to attend lectures in person.

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As the country is in the third wave of COVID-19, tertiary institutions have moved to online learning and have suspended contact examinations until a later stage. 

Prof Ahmed, the CEO of Universities South Africa, stated that he is concerned about the tertiary institutions' ability to recover and complete the 2021 academic year.

Bawa mentioned that one of the challenges they face is understanding the impact this wave will have on the current academic year. 

“Because it was tight already, many universities started in March, one or two even in April. So, there is this big question of whether we can make up the time,” said Bawa.

The CEO of Universities South Africa hopes that these arrangements will be temporary so that students may return to normal academic activity.

Bawa stated that “these regulations, at the moment, are just for two weeks, that might change in a few weeks.”

After the announcement of the third wave of COVID-19, Dr Blade Nzimande, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, stated that contact learning will be suspended. 

During a media briefing on Wednesday, Nzimande addressed adherence to COVID-19 regulations in the Higher Education sector.

“In terms of the adjusted Level 4 Lockdown that has now been put in place, our universities do not officially close, but all face-to-face teaching and examinations must halt for the next two-week period. Learning will shift exclusively to online learning for all students,” said Nzimande.

Nzimande also stated that students that live at university residences are allowed to remain there, in an attempt to minimise the spread of the virus.

“Residences will remain open, as it is also not safe for students to travel back home at this time and it is necessary for students to retain access to campus and residence-based wifi,” said Nzimande.

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Apply Now To Be A WCED Exam Assistant

Sakinah Samuels Friday, 2 July, 2021 - 16:21

You can now apply to be an Examination Assistants at December 2021 marking centres for the Western Cape Education Department. 

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Applications for Examination Assistant vacancies for the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) are now open.

This job is located at December 2021 marking centres.

Applications close on 30 July.

Requirements
  • Must be in your second/third/fourth year of full-time University study
  • No first years
  • Be second, third or fourth year students
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Be a full-time student
  • Reside within reasonable travelling distance of Marking Centres (Metropole areas)
  • Not have immediate family members entered for 2021 Matric Examination
  • Be registered with SARS and submit a TAX NUMBER (This can be done online via e-filing)
  • Active bank account
Duties
  • Checking and addition of marks on scripts
  • Data capturing
  • Drawing and filing scripts
  • General administration support
How To Apply

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Submit the following documents:

  • Certified copy of Identity Document 
  • Certified copy of Senior Certificate ( Grade 12)
  • Documentary proof of current registration as a student 
  • Tax certificate (compulsory) 

Venues are in Northern Suburbs and Southern Suburbs (please indicate your preference on your application form) You must have your own transport, own calculator and stationery and you must provide your own food.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Applicants will receive an SMS confirmation following the closing to confirm receipt of your application.

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Student Congress Supports Move To Online Learning But Criticises Dept

Friday, 2 July, 2021 - 13:40 Author Melikhaya Zagagana

The South African Students Congress Organisation, also known as SASCO, supports the continuity of classes by tertiary institutions through an online platform. SASCO promises a closer look at how the Department of Higher Education & Training will deliver its plans.

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The South African Students Congress Organisation (SASCO) supports the online teaching of tertiary institutions as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) tables the plans to support the needs of students. The burden of the third wave comes with new challenges as the DHET still struggles to fully deliver on older promises.

The Department's Minister, Blade Nzimande, also went on to confirm the availability of 170 000 laptops for online learning with 90 000 ready to be given to students during his last briefing.

Nzimande stressed that the Universities will not be closing but the teaching will move to online platforms after the two weeks lockdown period of alert level 4. SASCO remains sceptical about the DHET execution of online learning plans which saw a number of students opting for protests as a result.

SASCO highlighted that the data provision and laptop devices that has been the biggest challenge for students has carried over from previous lockdowns, citing a lack of adequate plan from the DHET to provide for students with the necessary support for online learning.

The call for online learning during the two weeks of alert level 4 lockdown is also joined by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) for grade 11, and 12 to continue their lessons online to avoid curriculum interruptions. This move is notable as both of the phases prepare for their tertiary entrances.

DHET Minister, Blade Nzimande, gave the green-light for students to remain in their campus residences during the alert level 4 period. The Minister however encourages institutions and students to act responsible and follow the established health guidelines to fight the spread of the virus.

SASCO went on to criticise the Minister for underplaying the agency of mental health challenges and calls for students to be supported during this difficult time.

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How To Get A Job In Human Resources Management

How To Get A Job In Human Resources Management Sakinah Samuels Fri, 02/07/2021 - 13:34

Are you thinking of working in Human Resources? Here's all you need to know. Having a career in Human Resources offers many opportunities in South Africa. 

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