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Where To Study Social Work In SA?

Where To Study Social Work In SA? Melilkhaya Zagagana Tue, 06/07/2021 - 14:57

Becoming a Social Worker is one of the most challenging careers as it focuses on well-being of others and taking care of those who can’t take care of themselves. There are many institutions in the country where you can study the profession if you continue reading.


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When To Apply For The KZN Health Bursaries

Bronwyn Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 13:11

A poster advertising the KZN Department of Health’s Bursary Program will be placed at all Provincial Hospitals, Internet, Clinics and Municipal Offices, and will clearly display the respective fields of study / scarce skills required by the KZN Department of Health.

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Please ensure that you apply for a bursary if you are indeed studying for a degree/diploma as captured and advertised on the poster per District.

You may therefore not apply for a bursary if the field of study you intend studying toward is not captured /reflected on the poster

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  • The applicant must be from KwaZulu-Natal
  • The applicant must have a good academic record
  • The applicant must have proof of application/registration to a Tertiary Institution
  • The applicant must not be in receipt of another bursary
  • The student must not have another degree/diploma
  • Recommendations will be made on a sliding scale in terms of parents income as follow:
    • R0 - R120000 (Tuition, Meals, Books, Accommodation)
    • R121000 - R150000 (Tuition, Meals and Accommodation)
    • R151000 - R200000 (Tuition, Accommodation, Books)
    • R201000 - R250000 (Tuition, Accommodation)
    • R251000 - R300000 (Tuition only)



All applicants may obtain a KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health Bursary Application Form from the nearest Government Hospital, Human Resource Department, to where your family home is in KwaZulu-Natal

DO NOT go to the nearest Government Hospital to where you stay while at University, it may not be your home town.

You or a family member must collect and sign for the application form. You must return the FULLY COMPLETED form to the same Hospital you collected it from.


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Bursary Opportunity for Health Science Students

Bronwyn Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 12:47

Western Cape Department of Health is offering bursaries to students studying in the fields of Nursing, Medical Care, Radiology, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy  and Occupational Therapy

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Bursaries are available from Western Cape Government: Health for the following fields:

  • B Nursing
  • University of Western Cape
  • Northwest University
  • B Pharmacy
  • Northwest University
  • BSc Occupational Therapy
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • University of the Western Cape
  • Degree Medicine
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Free State
  • University of Pretoria
  • WITS
  • BSC Radiography in Diagnostic Radiography/Ultrasound
  • B Tech Nursing
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Emergency Medical Care
  • Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Diploma R425 Nursing
  • Diploma R171 Nursing
  • Western Cape college of Nursing (Athlone campus)
  • Western Cape college of Nursing (George campus)
  • Western Cape college of Nursing (Worcester campus)


Please Not Bursaries will be awarded in collaboration with the HEI as per admission criteria.

More health science study fields may be added or removed per academic year based on Departmental service delivery needs.

Application opening date: 01 July 2021

Application closing date: 30 September 2021

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Early Childhood Development To Become Part of Basic Education

Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 12:46 Author Melikhaya Zagagana

Big changes in the Social Development and Basic Education sector are coming as Early Childhood Development will now form part of Basic Education. The new development comes after a number of reasons were discussed, read further to learn more.


Early Childhood Development (ECD) will no longer fall under the Department of Social Development, the new development means the ECD will now be part of the Department of Basic Education (DBE).

The announcement comes when the DBE recently started the vaccination of teachers, and will now have to take more numbers from ECD teachers as the country battles with third wave of covid-19.

It is however mentioned that the vaccination of ECD teachers will only start from Grade R to Grade three, but teachers of children from birth to four years will not form part of the roll-out. This move has not yet been confirmed as the ECD is still not part of DBE just yet.

The change follows the outcry of the ECD workforce need to be counted as essential workers for vaccination programme because they also come into contact with children on a daily basis.

The Social Development sector has been suffering with a lot of challenges facing the ECDs and getting criticism from communities about people who practiced as the ECDs without the necessary qualifications.

The department has been accused of not caring enough for children to protect them against the abuse from their centres of learning.  

The Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu announced, that the handover will officially be finalised on 1 April 2022. 

This change was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in the 2019 State of the Nation Address. The main reason was said to improve the development of children and quality of their education.

It remains to be seen if the Basic Education sector is ready to cope with this big change under the challenges that comes will covid-19.


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Apply For Student Funding With Student Hero

Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 11:49 Author Terrique Faro

Student Hero partners with educational institutions and funding providers to help you to learn about, apply and qualify for study funding from a single platform and at zero cost to you.

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SASSA To Start Staggering R350 Grant Payments

Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 11:32 Author Sakinah Samuels

Minister Lindiwe Zulu has said that SASSA will start staggering R350 grant payments from today. She also said that discussions on extending the Special Relief of Distress grant continue.


Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, has said that payments of R350 grants will commence on today, 6 July. 

During her speech on the Alert Level 4 of the Risk-Adjusted Strategy, she said:

This month, payments of social grants will start 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.

Over R700 million in R350 grants are yet to paid to qualifying beneficiaries with Zulu saying that this is due to SASSA needing to verify whether people qualified or not. SASSA has announced that payments are underway and that those who have been approved will still get paid.

If you applied before 30 April but you're waiting for feedback, if you're approved or have already been, you will then still receive payments backdated from the month you applied. Payments will however only be made for the month of April or earlier.

The Minister said she continues to fight for the extension on the R350 grant.

“We are still in engagement with Treasury. Yes, of course we are conscious of the fact that the purse is really really squeezed because there’s so much demands, including the demand of the buying of the vaccines,” she continued to explain.

The department hopes that with the continued discussion, they might get a positive response from the Minister of Finance as well as Treasury. 

Government has previously said that they can’t afford to extend the grant any further.

When the grant was introduced, it was supposed to come to an end in October 2020 but continued to be extended until it’s last extension of 30 April. However, with lockdown continuing, more job losses being seen and fewer jobs available, many argue that the grant should still be continuing.

Should you have any questions or need assistance, you can do so by phone on 0800 60 10 11 or through email at [email protected].


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Applications For 2022 Are Open At TSIBA College

Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 11:16 Author Terrique Alie

TSiBA College applications are now open for 2022! If you are ambitious, purpose-driven, and want to take South Africa forward apply now.

2022 applications to study at TSiBA are now open!

Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) is a unique business school that was established in 2004 and located in Woodstock. The institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

TSIBA offers students undergraduate, postgraduate business qualifications, learnerships and short courses. Their aim is to provide students with a high quality and rewarding education through vocational training.

All applications are still open and can be accessed by clicking on www.tsiba.ac.za/apply.

What courses are offered at TSiBA?

Bachelor of Business Administration:

This degree is Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) accredited and students are supported with tablet devices and data to gain access to a blended learning approach. All accepted students studying a BBA degree in 2021 will start in the first week of March 2021

The basic entry requirements to study this degree are:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelors Pass or studying towards your NSC
  • A minimum pass requirement of 40% or more in Mathematics or a minimum pass requirement of 60% or more in Mathematical Literacy
  • A minimum pass requirement of 50% or more in English
  • A minimum of 27 points is required to be eligible for entry to the TSiBA undergraduate degree

Higher Certificate in Business Administration:

This is a 9 month duration course and is a step toward students pursuing a Business of Bachelor of Administration Degree in entrepreneurial leadership. This programme is offered to students who have not met the minimum entry requirements of a BBA degree. Once students have completed this bridging course, you will gain access to completing a degree. Students registering for this course need A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a Higher Certificate pass endorsement with a minimum of 20 points on the TSiBA Points System (TPS). All accepted students will start in the first week of March 2021.

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration:

All post graduate Diploma qualifications are for a duration of 18 months which can be done through synchronous or  asynchronous learning techniques. This blended techniques of learning provides a student-friendly experience in alignment with TSiBA’s morals of providing exceptional business education and global access to it. There is a limited number of spaces available for non-graduates  with a minimum of ten years working experience on recognition of prior learning. 

Online interviews will also be conducted with those candidates that meets the following entry requirements:

  • Three-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of four years’ business experience at managerial level
  • A minimum of ten years of work experience for recognition of prior learning applicants

How are the fees structured at TSiBA?

All tuition fees are supported by scholarships which enables undergraduate students to contribute towards their education based on their affordability. This means that students only pay what they can afford thus removing any financial strain to achieving their educational qualification. There are two types of scholarships namely:

Full scholarship - No fees are payable if the student’s parent/legal guardian’s monthly after tax household income is less than R350 000 per year. This means that the student will receive a full paid scholarship.

Partial scholarship - Annual tuition fees for students whose parent/legal guardian’s monthly after tax household income is more than R35 000 but less than R55 650.

If you are passionate about Business and have an entrepreneurial mindset, then TSiBA may be the institution for you. If you have any additional enquiries regarding registration, you can contact 021 532 2750 during office hours  or Whatsapp 076 506 0572. 

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Invest In Knowledge, Invest In Your Future

Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 11:02 Author Terrique Faro

ONLINE training is here to stay! Study online at Academy Training Group (ATG). You can study online from anywhere at anytime. Friendly facilitators at your finger tips with virtual classes. With ATG you can reach your goals in life. Invest in knowledge, invest in your future!


For more information, contact ATG:

Tel.: 012 997 2804

E-mail: [email protected]

Web: www.academytraining.co.za

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Procter & Gamble Internship Opportunity

Bronwyn Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 10:18

We are seeking interns who can work on a full-time basis where they will be given all the necessary tools to build their capabilities. Our aim is to select exceptional students for internship openings who are seeking developing their skills while being mentored & coached by strong P&G leaders.

Opportunity Details P&G Internships

Upon successful completion of the Internship, you will have an opportunity to be considered for Full-Time employment upon completion of your degree.

You will be part of inclusive work environment that guarantees fair learning opportunities and challenges that will enable you to grow and develop.



  • Minimum matric certificate or N3 equivalent ONLY
  • Green Barcode South African ID or Smart card ID is important
  • Medically and physically fit to operate in a manufacturing environment
  • Be willing to work 24/7 shift work schedule includes nightshift work (18:00 – 6:00)



  • You need to have Matric Certificate with 0 – 3 years working experience
  • South African Citizen- Barcoded South African ID
  • Strong disciplinary skills, willingness to continuously learn from the external environment around
  • Strong inclination towards working in a challenging environment of FMCG, especially around Technology creating a new era of doing business.
  • Good command of the English language
  • Have a passion for winning and be willing to face a new challenge every day




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

Teacher Vaccinations Are More Than Halfway Done

Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 09:56 Author Sakinah Samuels

The Department of Basic Education has administered over 300 000 vaccines so far, which is more than half of their target. They have however showed concern about the thousands of teachers and staff in the sector who are refusing to take the vaccine. 


The Department of Basic Education (DBE) aims to vaccinate 583 000 people by 8 July with over 330 000 being done in the first week. Vaccinations for the sector began on 23 June.

Vaccinations are continuing even with schools closed which the department says will help make the rollout faster.

The Department had a target set for themselves which said they should vaccinate 300 000 people within the first 10 days saying, "this target was based on the number of doses allocated of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the sector".

This rollout seems to have been going well and one could even say it's better than the national rollout. After day 1, 48 000 people working in the sector had already been vaccinated.

A statement released by DBE read:

By 01 July 2021 (9 days since the start of the vaccination programme), over 100% (300 052) of the Phase 1 target had been met across the nine Provinces.

The second batch of 289 000 vaccine doses has already been received and this will be for the rest of the targeted vaccinations. At the end, the department hopes to have vaccinated 582 564 teaching and non-teaching staff.

Over 10 000 teachers and support staff in just Gauteng are hesitant to take the vaccine being offered to them as part of the Education Vaccine Rollout. One can then imagine the number of people refusing to take the vaccine nationwide.

Some offer religious reasons, beliefs that it's not effective and of course, fake news as to why they won't take it but above all, it's based on fear.

DBE issued a statement on Monday trying to encourage those who work in the sector to get vaccinated, saying:

Educators and staff are urged to go to the vaccination sites to get their Johnson & Johnson vaccine injections.

These vaccinations are not compulsory with staff having to volunteer to take it.

On who else is included in the rollout, the department mentions support staff from independent schools, food handlers, screeners, cleaners and ECD practitioners.

We urge teachers to get their vaccines, as the roll-out programme continues.#VaccineRolloutSA @HubertMweli @ReginahMhaule @ElijahMhlanga pic.twitter.com/Kgz72h4I3v

— Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) July 5, 2021


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Agriculture Bursary Opportunity At HORTGRO

Bronwyn Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 09:55

Are you studying agriculture? Are you in need of financial assistance to further your studies?

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Agriculture, and the deciduous fruit industry specifically, is a major contributor to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP). It is also responsible for providing many with employment.

Therefore, Hortgro believes it is necessary to provide support in discovering and training the best minds and developing a strong labour force.

Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Biochemistry
  • Entomology and Nematology
  • Genetics
  • Horticulture
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Research and
  • Technical
  • Soil/ Water Science

All other financial assistance/bursaries/loans currently being received must be declared.

The bursary will be annually renewable subject to the results of the Bursar being acceptable to HORTGRO


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Industry Development Trust Internship Opportunity

Bronwyn Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 00:32

The Industry Development Trust invites applications from unemployed graduates who seek to acquire meaningful work experience in the various fields.

Opportunity Details INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME 2021/2022

This is not a permanent employment but an opportunity for unemployed graduates who require relevant experience.

National Office ( Pretoria )

  • Human Resource Management and Development x6
  • Finance and Project Accounting x20
  • Supply Chain Management x5
  • Office Administration x3
  • Records Management x2
  • Facilities Management x1
  • Communications x3
  • Legal Services x3
  • Development Planning x1

Eastern Cape

  • Built Environment x3
  • Finance and Project Accounting x1
  • Office Administration x1
  • Social Facilitation x1


  • Built Environment x1

KwaZulu Natal

  • Built Environment x4
  • Finance and Project Accounting x2
  • Supply Chain Management x2
  • Office Administration x1
  • Records Management x1
  • Social Facilitation x3


  • Built Environment x4
  • Supply Chain Management x2
  • Records Management x2

Northern Cape

  • Finance and Project Accounting x1
  • Office Administration x1

Free State

  • Admin and Finance x2

Interested persons are invited to submit their applications

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Copies of qualifications

Opportunity Closing Date Thursday, 15 July, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Independent Development Trust Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

How Many Years Does It Take to Study Medicine?

Monday, 5 July, 2021 - 15:09 Author Melikhaya Zagagana

Choosing a career in Medicine involves the lives of people depending on you. Medical studies can take longer than other qualifications to complete but is recommended as one of the most rewarding careers you can pursue.


How long does it take to study Medicine? Well, let's help you answer that question.

The common field in Medicine at the universities is the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree which takes about six years to complete. The six years of study focuses mostly on medical theory though every now and then students will be placed at hospitals for observation.

The period of six years to complete a medical degree study is also recommended by international institutions as the competent standard.

The breakdown of the years of study in medicine may include medical terms that might not be easy to understand. The important information that will be relevant to the topic will be to focus on the period one takes to finish the medical degree.

The (MBChB) is not the only medical profession one can do at the university, there is a long list of medical fields students can choose from.

The six years of study as a medical student is followed by two years of internship, working in a hospital environment, and a one year of community service.

After completing the two years of internship and one year of community service, the candidate can register with Health Professions Council as a medical doctor. It is however advised that one keeps checking on new developments as setting of curriculums are subject to change.

The setting of curriculum doesn’t necessarily affect the years one takes to study medicine, the six-year length is a standard to most institutions.

This is just to stress that six years of study is only based on your modules and still have two more years as an intern at an institution and one volunteer work at the community.  

Students can expect to take nine years long to become registered competent professionals though one earns basic stipend in the course of being an intern.

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Students Threaten To Protest For Allowances

Monday, 5 July, 2021 - 14:22 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

Students from the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein have threatened protest action due to unpaid allowances from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. The university has since given its response.


Frustrated students at the Central University of Technology have threatened protest action after not receiving their allowances for July from the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). 

Some of the students said that they had been evicted from their accommodation residences as a result of late payments from the previous months. 

In addition to struggling for necessities such as food, transport, and accommodation allowances, The students also said that they were worried that they may face academic exclusion if their situation is not addressed.

Students told SABC News:

We’re frustrated. We don’t have money to pay rent, no money for food and now we are going towards exams. We’re really frustrated so we need clarity.

In response, the institution issued a statement in which it says that the students were not being entirely honest in their allegations, adding that although there have been issues with students providing their bank details, payments have been ongoing since 2 July.

The Central University of Technology, Free State has noted with dismay the slew of false information being peddled to the public by some students. To date 10 306 students’ allowances were paid through FUNDI. 789 students have problems with their bank accounts, while 702 students have no banking details on the FUNDI system. 

"Payment of student allowances has been taking place from Friday, 2 July 2021, the information of 3 693 students has been finalized, and they started receiving their money from Saturday, 3 July 2021 until Monday, 5 July 2021," reads the statement.

The university added that it has been paying for NSFAS allowances from its own funds and that it has been doing its part to ensure that the academic year is not disrupted due to the financial situations of students.

#CUTInform - CUT has noted with dismay the slew of false information being peddled to the public. 10 306 students’ allowances were paid through FUNDI.789 students have bank account issues,702 students have no banking details.#AllowancesCUT
Read statement, https://t.co/dua08jl11A

— CUTFreeState (@cutfsonline) July 5, 2021

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There Are Enough Vaccines For Teachers - Motshekga

Monday, 5 July, 2021 - 12:14 Author Sakinah Samuels

The education sector has seen some bumps here and there with it's vaccination rollout but Minister Motshekga has said that there won't be a shortage of doses for the sector. Their goal is to vaccinate 583 000 people by 8 July.


The Minister of the Department of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, said that all the vaccine doses have been confirmed to have arrived in the country and that there won't be any shortages.

The Department released a new edition of the DBE TV News Bulletin which gives updates from within the sector for the past week.

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, visited the different provinces to monitor the vaccine rollout for the education sector. The rollout is said to be running smoothly.

The department hopes to vaccinate 583 000 by 8 July. In it's first week of vaccinations, over 272 000 people received their jab.

Motshekga said she is sure that they will meet this deadline saying:

Last week when we got the first batch from 300 000, I had requested provinces to plan for 300 000 so that if there are any delays in us receiving the vaccine, we shouldn't be out of plan so we have planned very conservatively.

Teachers who took their vaccine have said that they feel good and encourage everybody to take their jabs as well. 

Free State Education MEC, Tate Makgoe, said he is confident that the province will complete it's vaccination programme as planned. 

Due to the announcement of level 4 lockdown, schools closed a week earlier on 30 June and will re-open on 19 July. The Minister says these closures will help ramp up the vaccine rollout.


Makgoe said that the early school closures resulted in some Matric exams not being completed but that these exams will be postponed until schools reopen.

Even though this could be seen as a setback, Makgoe supports the move to close schools saying:

The numbers were rising too high and it was on TV every morning and parents were panicking. I went to one school after the President's announcement and almost 80% of the parents withheld their children so I think it was a good strategy that we must just give it a breather so then we can go back.

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, said that if vaccinations were done earlier, time which was lost could have been saved but that this is a step in the right direction.


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Over R700 Million Still Needs To Be Paid in R350 Grants

Monday, 5 July, 2021 - 11:39 Author Sakinah Samuels

Everyday, thousands of South Africans beg SASSA to pay their missing R350 grant payments. Meanwhile, R11 million went to those who work in Government and even prisoners.


We all remember how SASSA was scammed out of R11 million of money with the R350 grant with public servants and prisoners were seen benefitting for the grant which was geared towards unemployed individuals.

Meanwhile, thousands of South Africans who are desperate and are in need are still waiting for their R350 grant payments to come through for months now.

Over R700 million in R350 grants are yet to paid to qualifying beneficiaries with Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, saying that this is due to SASSA needing to verify whether people qualified or not.

On the corruption, SASSA CEO, Totsie Memela, said:

Those that were working for the state and those that were working for the prison and those that were in outside countries that were continuing to get a grant, we have identified all the departments where people have worked.

She continued to say, "The DG (Deputy General) has written to all the DGs in that departments. We will ultimately do the collection but what we've done is, we've handed those people over to the Fusion Centre."

The Fusion Centre is the body that comprises of the Financial Intelligence Centre, Special Investigating Unit, State Security Agency, National Prosecuting Authority and the South African Police Services. They then deal with corruption in the country.

Zulu, whose department handles SASSA, said that these individuals will be held accountable by law. SASSA is said to be working hard on finding these criminals.

Many applicants have been approved for the SASSA COVID-19 grant, however, even though the grant has ended, they are still waiting on their payments. SASSA has announced that payments are underway and that those who have been approved will still get paid.

If you applied before 30 April but you're waiting for feedback, if you're approved or have already been, you will then still receive payments backdated from the month you applied. Payments will however only be made for the month of April or earlier.

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Dept Alarmed That Over 9000 Educators Refuse Vaccination

Monday, 5 July, 2021 - 11:24 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

The Gauteng Department of Basic Education says it is alarmed that more than 9000 educators and support staff, including those with comorbities, are refusing to take Covid-19 vaccination. We are now in week 2 of the education sector's vaccine rollout.


In a statement issued on Friday this past week, the Gauteng Department of Basic MEC Panyaza Lesufi said the department is alarmed that over 9 000 educators and support staff are refusing to take the vaccination.

We are very worried that nearly 10 000 of our personnel in the Gauteng education sector are, for one reason or the other, refusing to be vaccinated against this deadly virus which has wreaked havoc in our schools and communities by taking away our loved ones

Although the vaccination is done on a voluntary basis, the World Health Organisation (WHO), has encouraged people who are more likely to contract the virus including frontline workers such as, healthcare workers, educators, the elderly and people with other medical conditions to take the vaccination jabs.

The Department further states that vaccination could lessen the risking of spreading the infection or being infected by the virus.

The Department of Basic Education launched a nationwide vaccination program for the education sector on 23 June 2021 which as of 2 June, saw 53 154 educators and support staff out of 124 934 personnel at 56 sector-dedicated vaccination centres across the province.

Additionally, the statement says that refusal to vaccinate threaten the government's efforts to normalize schooling and the academic year.

[MEDIA STATEMENT]: The Gauteng Department of Education is extremely alarmed that 9 113 educators and support staff - some with comorbidities are refusing to take the life-saving COVID-19 vaccination jabs. @Lesufi @Steve_Mabona @GautengProvince @GautengHealth #VaccinesSaveLives pic.twitter.com/EzOU1S5p6z

— Gauteng Department of Education (@EducationGP1) July 2, 2021

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Will NSFAS Cover Nursing Courses?

Monday, 5 July, 2021 - 11:23 Author Sakinah Samuels

Nursing is a very popular career choice for people looking to begin their careers. If you're looking to study nursing and wondering whether you'll be funded by NSFAS, keep reading.


Are you an aspiring nurse and you're now doing your research on your road to get qualified? Wondering if the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will cover your course? We have some answers.

NSFAS administers bursaries to those studying or wishing to study at one of South Africa's 26 public Universities or 50 public TVET Colleges.

This means that should you be pursuing a Nursing qualification at one of those institutions, you will be covered.

There are a bunch of Nursing Colleges in the country. However, because they are private institutions, you won't be able to get funding through NSFAS. There is however a chance that the institution has financial aid options available to you, which you can consult the college about.

A NSFAS bursary covers various things such as:

University Students

  • Tuition Fees
  • Accommodation As per the actual costs charged by the university (costs for private accommodation must not exceed costs for university residence)
  • Transport (up to 40 km from institution) R7 500  per year
  • Living allowance R15,000  per year
  • Book allowances R5200 per year
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per year for students in catered residences

TVET College Students

  • Tuition Fees
  • Accommodation
    • Urban area R24,000 per year
    • Peri-urban area R18,900 per year
    • Rural area R15,750 per year
  • Transport
    • up to 40 km from institution R7,350  per year
    • R7000 per year
  • Incidental/personal care allowance R2900 per year

NSFAS applciatiosn open around August/September every year and close in November/December of that same year. 

The main requirement to qualify for funding through NSFAS is that your household income must be between R0 and R350 000 per year. Applicants who are SASSA beneficiaries immediately qualify.

If you want to know more about the NSFAS bursary, click here to visit the NSFAS website.


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Why Are Lawyers Needed in South Africa?

Monday, 5 July, 2021 - 10:39 Author Melikhaya Zagagana

South Africa is a democratic state with a constitution founded in 1996 that ensures the importance of the rights of people. The people’s rights includes access to justice and the constitution grants individuals with freedom to fair representation in the courts of law or legal matters. This is only but the start of the reason why lawyers are needed in the country.


The importance of lawyers in South Africa can mean different things to different people but the function of this importance is centered around legal representation, and constitution of South Africa affirms the importance of fair justice.

The South African courts require legal representation for individuals to interpret legal terms and ensures their rights are not violated. The Constitution safeguards citizens against the violation of human rights and ensures fair representation in the courts of law or legal matters hence legal aid for those who can’t afford lawyers is provided.

Law is an important profession in our society and Professor David McQuoid-Mason the Acting Director at the Centre for Socio-studies at the University of Kwazulu Natal (UKZN) writes extensively about the functions and importance of legal representation in South Africa.

The requirement for legal representation is notable in the sense that trials can’t proceed without the insurance that those involved in disputes are represented legally in the courts.

The role of lawyers is not only centred in courts of law, but also serves as an advisor for relevant legal issues such as contracts and claims.

In recent years, legitimacy for lawyers has been questioned by many specifically in the avenue of claims where much corruption saw many losing their funds to dishonest lawyers. The Road Accident Fund (RAF) even decided to halt legal representation for claims of accidents.

The intervening act by RAF is applauded and inline with the constitution of South Africa to ensure people’s rights are not violated even by lawyers. This act doesn’t demote the importance of legal representation of claims but upholds constitutional rights of individuals.

The legal profession in South Africa is at the centre of our constitution to ensure fair trials are delivered in courts and people’s rights are protected in legal matters.

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ISFAP Opens Applications For 2022 Bursaries

Sakinah Samuels Monday, 5 July, 2021 - 09:48

Applications are now open for those interested in the bursary from the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, known as ISFAP. They provide bursaries to students who come from poor and missing middle backgrounds.

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The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programmme (ISFAP) has opened their applications for their 2022 bursary.

Are you in Grade 12 with a family income between R350,000 and R600,000 and planning to study CA, Actuarial, Engineering, Medicine, Orthotics and Prosthetics? Do you need financial and wrap-around support for your studies?

ISFAP is a foundation that offers academic and psycho-social support to undergraduate students at their partnered universities.

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Students who fall under the "poor" category have a household income of R0 to R350 000 per annum and "missing middle" students have a household income of R350 000 to R600 000 per annum.

You will qualify for the funding depending on the following:

  • Household income
  • Academic criteria and registration
  • National benchmark test
  • Matric results
  • Funder constraints

The programme does a household means test for all applying students. Academic criteria and registration may vary for different institutions, however, include the National Benchmark test, matric results and funder constraints.

How To Apply
  1. Go to https://applyonline.isfap.co.za/.
  2. You will also need to submit the relevant documents

The bursary covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation 
  • Food
  • Learning material (textbooks, calculators, etc.)
  • Living allowance/Pocket money 
  • Non-academic student support

After you submit your application, ISFAP then goes through the completed applications and respond to students applications with 'Pending' or 'Incomplete'. They then go through their internal processes such as testing and following that, they will release offers.

Students will receive a contract once they've been approved and this contract will have details about what will be covered and when funding will begin.

Visit the ISFAP website for more information on the ISFAP bursary.

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Latest Bursaries

The Sage External Bursary is aimed at funding undergraduate students. Applicants must be studying at a public university in South Africa. 

Only the following programmes will be funded:

Undergraduate Degree programmes:

The purpose of the Amazon bursary aims to develop a talent pipeline for Amazon (AWS) in South Africa. Bursaries are awarded to students in fields relevant to the technology sector.

Only the following programmes will be funded:

Undergraduate Degree programmes:

Interested in studying IT? The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) is inviting applicants to apply for a bursary. 

The bursary will provide financial support to full time students enabling them to complete their education and pursue a career which will help to grow the IT industry and the South African economy.

The Citrus Academy bursary is open to any person studying at a registered tertiary education institution. Students must be studying in a field related to citrus production or research.

The Western Cape Provincial Treasury launched this bursary programme in 2008. Through the programme, youth will have the opportunity to access tertiary education. 

Bursaries are available to Grade 12 learners and post- and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in: