Enter your email address for emails about the latest BURSARIES available

You can unsubscribe at any time

Type your keywords in the search box above

Careers Portal Latest


Advertisement

Motshekga Has A Message For Matric Learners

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:24Author: Simbongile Makanda

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga has sent her well wishes to the matric class of 2020 as they have less than 2 weeks left until they write their final exams. 

Advertisement

Article Category: News

The minister has reminded learners that they will be writing their exams under different circumstances this year since Covid-19 caused many disruptions to the education system. 

The combined exam, scheduled to start on 5 November will be the largest exam that the department has administered. More than 1 million candidates are expected to write. 

“We certainly have never had to manage a number that large before. It is going to be a huge task, but one that we will need to ensure it is managed and coordinated smoothly.”'

She assured learners that all has been done to make sure that the exam centres are safe ahead of the exams.

"Remain focused, I know you can make it. Good luck, revise and just get ready for your exams,” said Motshekga.  

Learners have been encouraged to use the learning resources that the department has made available. 

This includes Woza Matric which is a programme that the department introduced to help learners access learning materials and study tools. 

The programme airs seven days a week, from 8:00 - 10:00 and 13:00 - 15:00. Learners can access it on SABC 3, Openview Channel 122 and DStv Catch Up. 

Woza Matrics covers a range of grade 12 subjects like:

  • Maths
  • Maths Literacy
  • Life Sciences
  • Geography
  • Physical Science
  • Accounting, Economics
  • English First Additional Language
  • History
  • Business Studies.

Results for the final exams will be released on 23 February 2021

Tags: department of basic educationdepartment of basic education vacanciesdepartment of basic education past exam papersdepartment of basic education contact detailsdepartment of basic education past papersdepartment of basic education websitenational department of basic educationdepartment of basic education logodepartment of basic education capsdmv basic education 2019department of basic education past exam papers grade 11

Explore Data Science Academy’s offers exciting new public courses in 2021

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:08Author: EXPLORE Data Science Academy

Accelerated demand for data skills that organizations need to thrive in the digital age are now included in a range of public courses offered by the Explore Data Science Academy in 2021. These include Data Analytics, AI for Machine Learning, Business Intelligence and Software Engineering. The broad categories taught are NANO-Qualifications and Digital Skills and within each of these a wide variety of options are available. 

Advertisement

Article Category: Course Info

The EXPLORE Data Science Academy has announced that its successful six- and 12-month data science courses will again be offered in 2021, with exciting new additions.  This initiative will add further impetus to EXPLORE’s continuing  transformation of data science education in South Africa.

Following the success of its 2020 courses, the Academy has added several new modules in line with changing trends in the field.  Shaun Dippnall, CEO of EXPLORE, says, “After the 2020 experience, we updated the course content to align with latest thinking, tools and technology.  We’ve added new up-to-date projects and have adapted our delivery model to the needs of our customers, given the impact of Covid-19. 

The courses cover the full range of data skills that organizations need to thrive in the digital age, including Data Analytics, AI for Machine Learning, Business Intelligence and Software Engineering.  The broad categories taught are NANO-Qualifications and Digital Skills and within each of these a wide variety of options are available.   

Massive supply-demand gap

“There remains a massive supply-demand gap across the world in the area of data science skills.  The pandemic, the significant shift to digitization and the emergence of new technologies have made it essential for more South Africans to be trained in this area,” he adds.

According to Mindcor.com: “Data scientists, data analysts and artificial intelligence specialists are fast becoming the most sought-after skills in organizations.”

Applicants are encouraged to carefully consider the range of options available in the curriculum.  “We’re offering more choices to meet the needs of the wave of digital transformation in South Africa.  There are more online options and a variety of levels and course durations to suit people’s pockets and schedules,” Says Dippnall.  

Financial Support

Eligible applicants requiring financial support can apply for an EXPLORE loan, whereby they pay a reduced monthly rate to fund their education and continue to pay off the loans after completing the programme.  

Candidates can choose a full-time, six-month on-campus course that costs R60 000, or a part-time, online, 12-month course, which costs R30 000 if paid upfront or R3 000 a month if paid over 12 months.

Diverse experience or qualifications welcomed

 Dippnall says, “We are casting the net wide in terms of candidates.  Applicants may have any previous qualification and experience and be currently employed (the online, part-time course) or looking for a career change (the full-time, on-campus course).  The outcome is the same: a work-ready opportunity in a highly skills-deficient sector with a qualification that effectively guarantees employment.”

The EDSA has trained close to a 1000 data scientists through its fully sponsored, full-time 12-month course over the past four years and placement of graduates in employment remains high.  

“Because we are connected with numerous employers and have an excellent understanding of the skills they need, our current placement rate is over 90 percent of the students we’ve taught,” Dippnall says.

For anyone wanting to study data science at the EDSA there are qualifying criteria.  Candidates for this particular full-time course need to live in close proximity of either Johannesburg or Cape Town.  “Our application process is very tough.  We test for aptitude and attitude using the qualifying framework we’ve built over the years. If you’re smart enough, you’ll be accepted,” says Dippnall.

To find out more about EXPLORE, the innovative new set of digital courses available in 2021 and details of the Explore loan arrangement, go to http://www.explore-datascience.net.  Terms and conditions apply.

Tags: EXPLORE Data Science Academyscience coursedata science coursestraining courses

Fears Of Loadshedding As Matric Exams Draw Close

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:53Author: Simbongile Makanda

The Western Cape Education Department fears loadshedding could be a problem, as many matric learners begin their final exams. Eskom had blackouts last year during exam season, which affected many learners.

Advertisement

Article Category: News

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has asked Eskom to make sure that learners have electricity during the exam season. According to Schaffer, the Department of Basic Education has been in talks with Eskom.

The province saw 9 000 learners complete their computer applications technology (CAT) practical exam on Wednesday, while 854 learners are expected to complete their information technology (IT) practical exam today.

“I urge Eskom to put contingency measures in place to avoid a repeat of last year’s disruption. Our matrics have been through enough this year - it is not fair to cause them more anxiety.”

She said the exams team would be keeping a close eye on Eskom. In the event of loadshedding during an exam, schools would have to follow standard protocol.

Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga  said the department always makes an effort to be in talks with Eskom during this time of the year in an effort to avoid power outages.

Mhlanga said problems would arise if the demand for electricity is higher than the supply.

Eskom said although it does everything in its power to avoid loadshedding, loadshedding could remain a possibility if the electricity system is compromised.  

"Should load shedding be expected, Eskom will make every effort to provide the department with timeous notification so that contingency plans can be acted upon," Eskom said.

National Association of School Governing Bodies general-secretary Matakanya Matakanye said all schools should be supplied with generators. 

“The education minister must have a conversation with the minister of energy to hatch a plan on how to save the exams without disruptions. Eskom must save enough energy now for exams.”

Eskom said it has kept storage dam levels topped up in an effort to give the electricity system enough support to keep the power on while learners write their exams.

Tags: schoolshomeschoolingGDE Admissionswestern cape schoolsmontessorikindergartenhigh schooleschoolschools near mevaledictorianboarding schoolsecondary schoolmontessori schoolprimary schoolprivate schools near metruancyextracurricularhigh schools near meroosevelt high schoolhillcrest high schoolonline schoolprivate schoolprimary schools near mesacred heart collegeschool of excellencenursery school

Gold One Bursary Opportunities 2021

Are you a student or graduate looking for funding in field such as mining engineering, finance, metallurgical science, geological and earth sciences and mechanical engineering? Gold One Group Limited is funding now!

Advertisement

Gold One Bursary Opportunities 2021

PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020Opportunity is closing in 27 days Bursaries Second Year Student Bursary with Dentsu Aegis Network Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:53

Are you currently a second year student? Do you need funding for your studies? Dentsu Aegis Network SSA bursary scheme is now open, apply now! 

Read More The JSE Empowerment Offers Bursaries To Future Leaders 2021 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:52

If you are a top performer and studying towards a degree in Accounting Sciences, Computer Science, Information Technology, Informatics, Finance, Economics, Risk and Investment or Mathematical Sciences - Apply for a bursary today!

Read More Minopex Bursaries 2021 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 11:09

Are you a Graduate in South Africa looking for funding? Bursaries will be offered to selected students at recognized Universities nationally within South Africa.

Read More SANRAL Engineering Bursary 2021 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 09:58

SANRAL is committed to developing skills of students who express an interest in studying and building a career within the Civil Engineering industry. They therefore invite candidates studying towards a university degree in BEng / BSc Civil Engineering to apply for bursaries.

Read More Mpumalanga College of Nursing Bursaries 2021 Monday, October 19, 2020 - 13:59

Are you a South African citizen resident in Mpumalanga Province? Have you completed Grade 12? Are you looking for a bursary programme to further your studies in pursuit of your nursing calling? The Mpumalanga Department of Health invites South African citizens who are residents of Mpumalanga between the ages of 18 and 36 years to apply for their 2020 Mpumalanga Nursing College intake.

Read More More Bursaries Opportunities Offered By : Gold One Group LimitedArticle Category: Bursaries 2020Tags: bursaryengineeringSciencesfinancefundinggraduatetertiary educationOpportunity available in: Gauteng

BDO Graphic Design Internship 2021

At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities.
 

 

BDO Graphic Design Internship 2021 REF# (ZMK_01) 

BDO Johannesburg has a vacancy for a Graphic Design Intern in our Marketing Division.

Permanent/Contract 12 Months

Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Qualifications:

  • BA or BTech in Graphic Design or Multimedia (Preferably Multimedia)

Competencies:

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro etc.)
  • Proficient in PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience with HTML newsletters and emailers
  • Experience in videography and photography
  • Proficient in Keynote

Pages

Opportunity Closing Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020Opportunity is closing in 11 days Work Opportunities BDO Graphic Design Internship 2021 Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:15

At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities.
 

 

Read More Shoprite HR Internships 2021 Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:01

At Shoprite a wide range of in-store positions are also available in our continent-wide operations, including food, furniture and fast-food retailing. 

Read More BBD Graduate Programme 2021 Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 09:46

Our Graduate Programme has been carefully put together to bridge the gap between what you’ve learnt at university, and the skills you need to flourish in the IT industry and at BBD.

Read More Graduate Marketing Internship At Coronation Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:56

Introducing a fantastic opportunity for a newly qualified graduate to start a career in an established Marketing team at Coronation Fund Managers.We are looking for a future Marketing expert to grow in our team and help us improve our partnerships with business.

Read More The AVI Graduate Programme 2020 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:55

Are you currently a project management graduate looking for an internship programme?

The AVI Graduate Programme is a 24-month structured development programme that provides a platform for talented students to learn critical skills and ultimately become leaders or specialists, through their involvement in and contribution towards key areas within the project management team.

Read More More Internships Opportunities Offered By : BDOArticle Category: Internships 2020Tags: BDOtraineeshipskillsITaudittrainingpuff and passpowerpoint vacancy for a graduateOpportunity available in: Gauteng

Shoprite HR Internships 2021

At Shoprite a wide range of in-store positions are also available in our continent-wide operations, including food, furniture and fast-food retailing. 

Shoprite HR Internships 2021

Pretoria Recruitment Centre Internship REF# (SHO201020-4)

Location - Country South Africa

Location - Province Gauteng

Location - Town or City Pretoria CBD

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 (Matric) qualification or equivalent
  • Diploma in Human Resources Management

Experience

  • 18 months Human Resource Experience
  • 6 months Recruitment experience

Brackenfell Recruitment Centre Internship REF# (SHO201020-3)

Location - Country South Africa

Location - Province Western Cape

Location - Town or City Brackenfell

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 (Matric) qualification or equivalent
  • Diploma in Human Resources Management

Experience

  • 18 months Human Resource Experience
  • 6 months Recruitment experience

Johannesburg Recruitment Centre REF# (SHO201020-5)

Location - Country South Africa

Location - Province Gauteng

Location - Town or City Johannesburg CBD

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 (Matric) qualification or equivalent
  • Diploma in Human Resources Management

Experience

  • 18 months Human Resource Experience
  • 6 months Recruitment experience
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020Opportunity is closing in 4 days Work Opportunities Shoprite HR Internships 2021 Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:01

At Shoprite a wide range of in-store positions are also available in our continent-wide operations, including food, furniture and fast-food retailing. 

Read More BBD Graduate Programme 2021 Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 09:46

Our Graduate Programme has been carefully put together to bridge the gap between what you’ve learnt at university, and the skills you need to flourish in the IT industry and at BBD.

Read More Graduate Marketing Internship At Coronation Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:56

Introducing a fantastic opportunity for a newly qualified graduate to start a career in an established Marketing team at Coronation Fund Managers.We are looking for a future Marketing expert to grow in our team and help us improve our partnerships with business.

Read More The AVI Graduate Programme 2020 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:55

Are you currently a project management graduate looking for an internship programme?

The AVI Graduate Programme is a 24-month structured development programme that provides a platform for talented students to learn critical skills and ultimately become leaders or specialists, through their involvement in and contribution towards key areas within the project management team.

Read More Graduate Internships At Maitland Group SA 2021 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:54

The Internship programme successfully places candidates within divisions of Maitland Group SA to provide them with the workplace experience needed to act as a foundation to establish their career. Interns are given a 12 month contract and receive a monthly stipend.

Read More More Internships Opportunities Offered By : ShopriteArticle Category: Internships 2020Tags: shoprite jobsshoprite vacanciesshoprite careersApply to ShopriteOpportunity available in: Gauteng / Western Cape

BBD Graduate Programme 2021

Our Graduate Programme has been carefully put together to bridge the gap between what you’ve learnt at university, and the skills you need to flourish in the IT industry and at BBD.

Advertisement

BBD Graduate Programme 2021

 

Our Graduate Programme positions are full-time, paid roles. Created to help recent graduates kickstart their careers in IT, our programme provides accelerated training so you can learn fast, and quickly become part of our team.

Successful candidates are exposed to hands-on experience, mentorship and dedicated personalised learning paths.

The year-long programme starts in January and not only gives you hands-on project experience from day 1, but also exposes you to different languages, tools, approaches and methodologies to grow the breadth of your technical knowledge.

Province Gauteng

Town/City Johannesburg

Key Areas:

  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Databases
  • System design
  • Web
  • Security fundamentals
  • Cloud

Qualifications: 

  • A Diploma / Bachelors / Honours / Masters / Doctorate degree in BSc / BEng / BCom / BIT majoring in Computer Science, Computer and Software Engineering, Information Technology or Informatics.

Pages

Opportunity Closing Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020Opportunity is closing in 5 days Work Opportunities Shoprite HR Internships 2021 Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:01

At Shoprite a wide range of in-store positions are also available in our continent-wide operations, including food, furniture and fast-food retailing. 

Read More BBD Graduate Programme 2021 Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 09:46

Our Graduate Programme has been carefully put together to bridge the gap between what you’ve learnt at university, and the skills you need to flourish in the IT industry and at BBD.

Read More Graduate Marketing Internship At Coronation Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:56

Introducing a fantastic opportunity for a newly qualified graduate to start a career in an established Marketing team at Coronation Fund Managers.We are looking for a future Marketing expert to grow in our team and help us improve our partnerships with business.

Read More The AVI Graduate Programme 2020 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:55

Are you currently a project management graduate looking for an internship programme?

The AVI Graduate Programme is a 24-month structured development programme that provides a platform for talented students to learn critical skills and ultimately become leaders or specialists, through their involvement in and contribution towards key areas within the project management team.

Read More Graduate Internships At Maitland Group SA 2021 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:54

The Internship programme successfully places candidates within divisions of Maitland Group SA to provide them with the workplace experience needed to act as a foundation to establish their career. Interns are given a 12 month contract and receive a monthly stipend.

Read More More Internships Opportunities Offered By : BBDArticle Category: Internships 2020Tags: internshipgraduatestudenthonoursbachelorprogrammeITsoftwareOpportunity available in: Gauteng

Spongein: New Free Matric Revision App

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 16:30Author: Simbongile Makanda

Spongein is a new app on the block to help make matric revision a bit easier. Learners can access all of the features and revision content that the app has to offer until the end of 2020. 

Advertisement

Spongein is a South African app that provides revision for learners in 7 subjects, including Afrikaans, English, Life Science Maths Lit, Physical Science and Zulu. At the moment, the app only covers subjects in the grade 12 syllabus.

The app was founded by Tsepo Sehona and Lebone Segolodi in an effort to keep up with the shift from contact learning to online learning.

Sgolodi said the app will soon expand to cover subjects in grade 10 and 11.

“We currently aim to make learning easier for grade 10, 11, and 12 students from the comfort of their homes, launching with Term 3 content for the aforesaid grades. For this time period, we are only focusing on matriculants and they can access the app for free.”

The app not only provides revision for subjects, but it also provides inspirational videos from well-established people in various industries.

Award-winning musician, Cassper Nyovest makes an appearance in the videos, offering learners insight on the different paths available to them after school.

Sehona said the app acts as a platform to empower South Africans through learning.

“We also believe that learning is not limited to just the classroom and have provided additional inspiring content that will highlight leaders from different industries that students could possibly venture into as a career path."

The Spongein app can be downloaded on Google Play and on the Apple Store.

 

 

Tags: schoolshomeschoolingGDE Admissionswestern cape schoolsmontessorikindergartenhigh schooleschoolschools near mevaledictorianboarding schoolsecondary schoolmontessori schoolprimary schoolprivate schools near metruancyextracurricularhigh schools near meroosevelt high schoolhillcrest high schoolonline schoolprivate schoolprimary schools near mesacred heart collegeschool of excellencenursery school

Parents Concerned After Four School Fires

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 15:59Author: Simbongile Makanda

After the torching of four schools in the North West province, parents have come forward asking the provincial education department to protect learners. North West Education MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela described the fires as a setback for the schools.

Advertisement

Article Category: News

Parents are concerned about the safety of learners after the Police spokesperson Brig Sabata Mokgwabone said no arrests have been made in connection to the attacks against the schools.

“We are worried about schools being burnt and we would really like to see improved security at schools. We must also stand up against this as parents."

The education department says it has hired 24-hour security in some schools, but there is not enough money in the provincial budget to cover the expenses for all schools.

Despite the department's lack of funds, parents have called for security to be tightened at all schools

"For our children to be safe, security at schools must be tightened. They must monitor people going in and out of schools and government must do something urgently because this will mean that children will now be overcrowded in classrooms and there is still coronavirus.”

Back in April, the North West had recorded 55 cases of vandalism at schools. 

Departmental Spokesperson, Elias Malindi, said:

“We also have to observe these areas and see what is that we can do, and also to talk to Treasury to at least increase our budgets so that we can be able to provide security in all our schools.” 

Education MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela said the fires were a setback for the schools, as learners are so close to writing their exams which start on 5 November. 

She asked for community members to come forward with information that might help them catch those responsible and close the case.

Those with any information about the attacks against the schools can contact Captain Lefty Motswadi on 082 416 1223.

Minister Angie Motshekga has urged communities to act as caretakers of schools by protecting the infrastructure and reporting any acts of vandalism.

Tags: schoolshomeschoolingGDE Admissionswestern cape schoolsmontessorikindergartenhigh schooleschoolschools near mevaledictorianboarding schoolsecondary schoolmontessori schoolprimary schoolprivate schools near metruancyextracurricularhigh schools near meroosevelt high schoolhillcrest high schoolonline schoolprivate schoolprimary schools near mesacred heart collegeschool of excellencenursery school

Jumpstart Your Career In Software development With WeThinkCode_

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 13:43Author: WeThinkCode_

 Think you have what it takes to be a software developer or programmer? Applications are now open for the 2021 WeThinkCode_ full-time, fully-sponsored two-year programming course.  

Advertisement

Article Category: Learnerships 2020

 Three hundred places are available for the hotly demanded NQF-5 course, to be held at WeThinkCode_ campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Each year WeThinkCode_ receives over 50 000 applications from young South Africans looking for a start in the growing technology sector, which is crying out for digital skills, particularly in the area of programming and software development.

“We’re looking for students with both talent potential and drive to succeed,” says WeThinkCode_’s CEO Nyari Samushonga.  “Our course has been structured to meet the needs of South Africa’s corporate environment while bringing the best out of our selected candidates,” she adds.

WeThinkCode_ has a 98% rate of employment among its programming graduates, at average starting salaries of R240 000.  Many of its graduates have subsequently been promoted to positions of seniority in their organisations.

“We draw on the expertise of some of the world’s leading technologists in the design of our courses. Mentoring and individual tuition are built into the course as well, to ensure that we bring out the best in each one of our students,” Samushonga says.

South Africa has a vast pool of untapped talent with the aptitude to be trained in technology, which given the right training and input, have proven to become excellent coders and programmers.  Some of these have come from the most surprising quarters. 

“Applicants need not be hesitant about applying as there is no need for a specific background in technology.  We have former chefs and musicians, for example, on the course,” Samushonga adds.

The course is open to anyone between the ages of 17 and 35.  Interested applicants apply online, where their logic and problem solving abilities are tested, attend an open day to learn more about the programme and complete a critical thinking test.  They are then required to attend a rigorous bootcamp before being selected and enrolled into the two-year programme. 

There are other economic and social drivers that make this course so important.  The shortage of tech skills has been aggravated by the accelerated demand across the spectrum for digital transformation and accompanying skills as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“This is a perfect opportunity for smart, ambitious young people to rethink their careers in terms of technology,” Samushonga says.

WeThinkCode_’s two-year programming course is certified by the ICT Seta and earns its graduates a NQF5 qualification.   The course trains its graduates to be full stack developers equipped with the ability to build software solutions within any enterprise.

“WeThinkCode_ has successfully placed over 300 graduates in high-paying jobs since we started four years ago.  Each year our Academy is improving its selection processes and teaching methods to ensure that everyone entering the course has an excellent chance of completing it,” Samushonga says.

Interested applicants can go to

Tags: wethinkcodeLearnershipslearningonline learning

Call For SASSA To Extend All Grant Top-Ups

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 13:33Author: Simbongile Makanda

The President's recent announcement of the extension of the R350 grant has been met with mixed feelings. Concerns have been raised about other grants and why will not be extended like the R350 grant.

Advertisement

Article Category: News

The top-ups to existing grants will be stopped while the R350 grant receives an extension. This means people who relied on these grants will no longer receive an extra R500 or R250 top up when collecting their grants.

There are concerns about the impact this will have on women, who are often the caregivers responsible for making ends meet with the grants.

At the beginning of the lockdown, the president introduced the Temporary Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant. This grant was meant to provide financial relief of R350 to unemployed South Africans.

Along with this grant, the government decided to top up other existing grants such as disability grants and child grants. 

The Covid-19 People’s Coalition has expressed its disappointment at the President's decision to not extend top-up grants. The organisation feels that women will be disadvantaged the most as they are caregivers with households that depend on them. 

It also argued that the grants have been very helpful for many families who were left without jobs because of Covid-19.

“Caregivers are excluded from receiving the SRD grant so women are not only expected to take care of children but they are punished for it. This is a testament that, despite the government’s rhetoric in support of women, actual policy is abandoning the most precarious of women and children.

The Coalition has called for the government to help women in need by extending all top-ups for existing grants. 

“If the government is to align its rhetoric to action that would seriously assist in supporting women, then the caregiver grant must be extended and increased immediately.”The Department of Social Development said all queries about the decision to not extend all grants should be directed to the National Treasury. 

The Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni is due to deliver his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS). He is expected to address the grants when he delivers his statement. 

“All we can confirm at this point is that the R350 Covid-related grant has been extended by three months as per the announcement by the president,” said the National Treasury.

Tags: sassa payment datessassa grant enquiriessassa payment dates 2019sassa grants payout dates 2019sassa grants payout datessassa paymentssassa application formsassa disability grantsassa applicationsassa websitesassa grant applicationsassa grant paymentssassa online applicationssassa phone numbers

IEC Electoral Operations Internship Programmes 2021

The Electoral Commission invites graduates from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment to the following position/s for a 24 Month Internship in Electorial Operations and Finance.

IEC Electoral Operations Internships 2021

ELECTORAL OPERATIONS x1 - GAUTENG Provincial Office (Johannesburg) [Ref Nr: GP-02] 

Location  Gauteng  

Remuneration Twenty-Four Months (24) contract at R8, 376.84 per month   

The Intern: Electoral Operations will contribute towards the efficient co-ordination of electoral projects in the Organization. The Intern reports to the Assistant Manager: Electoral Matters.

Requirements:

  • The candidate must have completed Matric / N3 and a degree or diploma (NQF 6) in Supply Chain Management / Logistics or Administration.
  • The candidate must possess good communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • The person must be computer literate with good working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Applicants should have the following attributes: ability to work under pressure; be prepared to work long hours; pro-active and decisive.

NB! Applicants must be 35 years of age or below and must not have been an intern or worked before to qualify for this programme.

Suitably qualified candidates must forward applications to the following address:
GAUTENG
AM:  HR & Training, 1st Floor, Old Trafford 4, The Isle of Houghton, Houghton Estate, 36 Boundary Road, Parktown, Johannesburg or email [email protected]  

ELECTORAL OPERATIONS x1 - MPUMALANGA Provincial Office (Nelspruit) [Ref Nr: MP-02]

Location  Mpumalanga  

Remuneration Twenty-Four Months (24) contract at R8, 376.84 per month   

Requirements:

  • The candidate must have completed Matric / N3 and a degree or diploma (NQF 6) in Supply Chain Management / Logistics or Administration.
  • The candidate must possess good communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • The person must be computer literate with good working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Applicants should have the following attributes: ability to work under pressure; be prepared to work long hours; pro-active and decisive.

FINANCE INTERNSHIP: CORPORATE SERVICES x1 - GAUTENG Provincial Office (Johannesburg) [Ref Nr: GP-01]

Location  Gauteng  

Remuneration Twenty-Four Months (24) contract at R8, 376.84 per month   

Requirements:

  • Applicants must have completed and be in possession of Matric / N3 certificate and a tertiary qualification (Degree or Diploma) in Finance/ Financial Management, Accounting or Economics (a post-graduate qualification will be an added advantage). 
  • The candidate must possess good communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • He/ she must be computer literate with good working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel and possess the following attributes: ability to work under pressure; be prepared to work long hours; pro-active; decisive; confident and be service driven.

FINANCE INTERNSHIP: CORPORATE SERVICES x1 - MPUMALANGA Provincial Office (Nelspruit) [Ref Nr: MP-01]

Location Mpumalanga  

Remuneration Twenty-Four Months (24) contract at R8, 376.84 per month   

Requirements:

  • Applicants must have completed and be in possession of Matric / N3 certificate and a tertiary qualification (Degree or Diploma) in Finance/ Financial Management, Accounting or Economics (a post-graduate qualification will be an added advantage). 
  • The candidate must possess good communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • He/ she must be computer literate with good working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel and possess the following attributes: ability to work under pressure; be prepared to work long hours; pro-active; decisive; confident and be service driven.

Suitably qualified candidates must forward applications to the following address:

MPUMALANGA
AM:  HR & Training, 23 Rood Street, Nelspruit or email [email protected]

 

PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Friday, October 23, 2020To event remaining 1 day Work Opportunities Graduate Marketing Internship At Coronation Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:56

Introducing a fantastic opportunity for a newly qualified graduate to start a career in an established Marketing team at Coronation Fund Managers.We are looking for a future Marketing expert to grow in our team and help us improve our partnerships with business.

Read More The AVI Graduate Programme 2020 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:55

Are you currently a project management graduate looking for an internship programme?

The AVI Graduate Programme is a 24-month structured development programme that provides a platform for talented students to learn critical skills and ultimately become leaders or specialists, through their involvement in and contribution towards key areas within the project management team.

Read More Graduate Internships At Maitland Group SA 2021 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:54

The Internship programme successfully places candidates within divisions of Maitland Group SA to provide them with the workplace experience needed to act as a foundation to establish their career. Interns are given a 12 month contract and receive a monthly stipend.

Read More Graduate and Student Internships At South African Police Services - SAPS Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:54

The South African Police Service hereby invites unemployed graduate and students who conform to the requirements for a twelve (12) months Administrative Graduate Recruitment Scheme at Western Cape Province.

Read More FNB International Graduate Traineeship Programme 2021 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:53

With FNB, you can be part of a company that offers you a career, not just a job. With a wide range of employment options and business areas to choose from, you are bound to find a perfect fit.

Read More More Internships Opportunities Offered By : IECArticle Category: Internships 2020Tags: internshipsgraduateIECskillstrainingworkOpportunity available in: Gauteng / Mpumalanga

Which TVET Colleges Are In Northern Cape?

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 22:51Author: Sakinah Samuels

At TVET Colleges, students receive education and training with a view towards a specific range of jobs, employment or entrepreneurial possibilities. After completing a qualification at a TVET College, you then might qualify for admission to a University of Technology to continue their studies at a higher level in the same field of study. Here are a list of the TVET Colleges in Northern Cape. 

Advertisement

Article Category: FET Colleges - Public

TVET translates to Technical and Vocational Education and Training. The student receives education and training with a view towards a specific range of jobs, employment or entrepreneurial possibilities. The TVET website states, "Under certain conditions, some students may qualify for admission to a University of Technology to continue their studies at a higher level in the same field of study as they were studying at the TVET College."

Colleges operating under the term TVET are public colleges which benefits from state funds and subsidies. Students at TVET Colleges are eligible for funding from NSFAS if they meet the other requirements.

Different courses are offered at the different campuses per TVET college. 

Northern Cape Rural TVET College

Northern Cape TVET College offers a variety of courses, both full-time and part-time. There are five campuses. They provide student support services such as career guidance, leadership development, sport, job placement, learnerships and counselling to all students at all campuses.

Campuses
  • Upington Campus
  • Kathu Campus​​​​​​​
  • Kuruman Campus
  • Namaqualand Campus
  • De Aar Campus
Courses
  • Pre-Matric Business Studies (NCV)
  • Pre-Matric Engineering Studies (NCV)
  • Post-Matric Business Studies (Nated)
  • Post-Matric Engineering Studies (Nated)

Click here for more information on Northern Cape Rural TVET College.

Northern Cape Urban TVET College

Northern Cape Urban TVET College aims to provide relevant and excellent education and training to their students. A variety of courses are offered at their three campuses. Learnerships are awarded to deserving students who show potential and a good work ethic. Student accommodation is available near the campuses. Student support services such as academic support, counselling, job placement and financial aid is made available to students at all campuses.

Campuses
  • City Campus
  • Moremogolo Campus
Courses
  • National Certificate Vocational Programmes
  • Business Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Occupational Courses

Click here for more information on Northern Cape Urban TVET College.

Tags: Northern Cape TVET Collegetvet colleges in northern capewhere to study in northern capewhere to study south africatvet collegehigher educationpost matric

Which Universities Are In the Northern Cape?

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 22:40Author: Sakinah Samuels

Trying to decide where to study further? Well, Northern Cape is home to excellent tertiary education offerings. Studying in Northern Cape, you will be afforded a range of both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. 

Advertisement

Article Category: Universities

Trying to decide where to study further? Well, Northern Cape is home to excellent tertiary education offerings. Studying in Northern Cape, you will be afforded a range of both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. 

Northern Cape is home to only one University. However, it is a really good one.

Sol Plaatje University

Sol Plaatje University (SPU) was the first University built after Apartheid and was the first built in Northern Cape. SPU offers a range of both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. 

SPU states that it is, ''Positioning itself as a niche university, SPU offers academic programmes of a high intellectual nature in fields that meet the needs of the South African thrust to develop a nation that is proud of its heritage and roots."

SPU has only one campus located in the Civic Centre in Kimberly.

Courses
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Natural and Applied Sciences

Sol Plaatje also offers on-campus accommodation to students. Residences at Sol Plaatje University are equipped with WiFi, have academic, recreational and social spaces available for students and have 24 hours security on-site. SPU's on-campus residences can accommodate 60% of SPU students.

SPU has four on-campus residences

  • Moroka Hall of Residence, located on the central campus and accommodates 550 students
  • Mhudi Hall, located off Du Toitspan Road and accommodates 62 students
  • Ra-Thaga Hall, located off Edward Street and accommodates 112 students
  • Tauana Residence, located off Jacobus Smit Aveue and accommodates 220 final year students

For more information on studying at Sol Plaatje University, click here.

Tags: universities northern capewhere to study in northern capenorthern cape universityspusol plaatje universityhigher educationpost matric

Apply Now For 2021 At Gert Sibande TVET College

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 22:17

Applications are open for 2021 at Gert Sibande TVET College. Gert Sibande TVET College offers a variety of courses. There are four campuses, each offering certain campuses.

Advertisement

Article Category: FET Colleges - Public

Applications are open for 2021 at Gert Sibande TVET College. Gert Sibande TVET College offers a variety of courses. There are six Campuses across Mpumalanga situated in the Gert Sibande District offering accessibility to all.

Gert Sibande TVET College was established in 2002 as a result of the merging of the Technical Colleges of Ermelo, Evander and Standerton. The College currently offers both National Certificate Vocational (NCV) and NATED programmes, with the different campuses offering a different mix of the programmes. Gert Sibande TVET College also has a Skills Academy and a Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator, and through all this, the College strives to be a leading college brand in South Africa.

Courses
  • Business Studies
  • Services Sector
  • Engineering Studies
  • Skills Academy courses
  • Distance Learning courses
Campuses
  • Ermelo Campus
  • Evander Campus
  • Sibanesetfu Campus
  • Standerton Campus
  • Balfour Campus
  • Perdekop Campus
Click on 'Read more' to find out how to apply

For more information on Gert Sibande TVET College, click here.

PagesTags: gert sibande tvet collegehow to apply to gert sibande tvet collegeapply to gert sibande tvet collegegert sibande tvet college applicationcollege mpumalangacollege south africawhere to study in mpumalangawhere to study in south africahigher educatiopost matrictvet college

What South Africans must do to avoid a resurgence of COVID-19 infections

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 21:44Author: The Conversation

South Africa’s stringent lockdown earlier this year may have saved lives by containing the spread of COVID-19. New COVID-19 infections have been declining and lockdown restrictions relaxed. But this has triggered fears of a new wave of infections.

Advertisement

Article Category: News

South Africa’s stringent lockdown earlier this year may have saved lives by containing the spread of COVID-19. New COVID-19 infections have been declining and lockdown restrictions relaxed. But this has triggered fears of a new wave of infections.

Several countries have experienced a spike in infections following the easing of harsh lockdown measures. These include South Korea, Canada, Spain and the UK. Health systems are once again becoming overwhelmed, and countries have resorted to stringent lockdown measures once again.

The new round has been characterised by increases in cases – mostly driven by infections among younger groups – but not necessarily increased deaths.

To understand how the country might avoid this it’s useful to look at patterns of behaviour among South Africans after the initial easing of lockdown restrictions from level 4 to level 3 on the 1st of June. A further easing was introduced on the 17th of August, moving people from level 3 to level 2. This left only a few restrictions in place, such as mandatory mask-wearing, no international travel and a six-hour curfew at night.

In a survey done during July and August we found that more people were wearing masks than was the case when we conducted the survey in May and June. But this was coupled with a significant decrease in staying at home.

The survey findings signal trade-off in behaviours. This doesn’t bode well for the country as people adjust to life with virtually no restrictions. It is key to continue high-impact non-pharmaceutical interventions that will not impede economic activity, but limit spread. These measures include wearing masks, handwashing and physical distancing.

More must be done to re-inforce these preventative behaviours to avoid a surge in infections. This is particularly urgent given that South Africa’s early strict lockdown resulted in tremendous social and economic costs to the country.

But for these to be effective, high levels of public adherence are required. For instance, research has shown that to flatten the infection curve, 80% of the population must wear masks.

Why human behaviour matters

Human behaviour has been shown to play a significant role in the spike of infections, commonly referred to as the second wave. As restrictions on movement have been relaxed, social activities have increased. In South Korea, nightclubs have been identified as one of the biggest COVID-19 clusters in Seoul. There have also been outbreaks at several churches.

An increase in social night life has also been identified as a significant contributor in Spain. A recent cluster outbreak at a nightclub in Cape Town may signal the start of similar events in South Africa.

The findings of the survey we conducted don’t bode well.

As part of the National Income Dynamics Study-Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM), we measured the adoption of non-pharmaceutical interventions between May and June; as well as July and August in South Africa.

The broadly nationally representative panel survey collected information on 7,073 South Africans in May and June. Follow-up surveys were conducted with 5,676 individuals in July and August. The two surveys coincided with the relaxation of lockdown regulations from alert level 4 to alert level 3. This included a return to economic activity for more jobs, outdoor exercise, reopening of restaurants and the gradual return to schools.

Our study found that between May/June and July/August this year, self-reported mask-wearing increased from 49% to 74%. The use of hand sanitisers increased from 10% to 35%.

But over the same period there was a drop in physical distancing (23% to 19%), avoiding large groups (16% to 7%) and staying at home (44% to 36%).

The one silver lining was that there was little evidence of respondents placing their trust in poor science. In the July/August survey less than 2% of respondents reported protecting themselves against COVID-19 by drinking hot lemon water and eating garlic. The number was only 1% in the earlier survey.

Going forward

The concern is that non-pharmaeucital interventions adherence among South Africans may decrease over time. Mask-wearing and physical distancing are among the more cost-effective and least disruptive measures of mitigating the risk of infection. As South African policy makers err on the side of caution and take steps to prepare for another wave of infections, non-pharmaceutical intervention adherence should remain top of mind.

COVID-19 messaging must continue to highlight the importance of adherence to these interventions. Wearing masks and avoiding large gatherings should be considered the social norm. The South African government’s mandatory mask-wearing policy, published in July this year, should therefore remain in place until a vaccine is accessible to all.

Messaging should target young people, warning them about the danger of transmitting the disease to vulnerable groups, including populations older than 60 and those with comorbidities.

Non-pharmaceutical intervention messaging should also contain specific and actionable recommendations, as these have been found to be more effective than generalist recommendations. For instance, messaging that reads “wear a mask when you go shopping” may be more effective than just “wear a mask”.

South Africa is a long way off from being able to rely on immunity from infection. In any event, the evidence on whether people can contract COVID-19 twice is still mixed, and accurately measuring immunity to the virus is difficult.

This underscores the need to take the precautions that have been shown to slow the spread of infection. This will not only reduce the number of people dying from the disease. It will also mitigate against the need to impose tough new restrictions on economic activity.

This article was first published by The Conversation.

Tags: second wavereinfectioncovidcovid19Covid-19coronacoronavirusthe conversation

Initiation Schools To Reopen Soon

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 15:39Author: Simbongile Makanda

Initiation schools have been unable to operate since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown in March. This affected many initiation schools that operate during the winter season. However, change for many hopeful initiates in the Eastern Cape.

Advertisement

Article Category: News

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) has approved for initiation schools to reopen in December. Although Contralesa has given initiation schools the go-ahead, the government has not yet approved their decision. 

Contralesa Gauteng chairperson, Prince Manene Tabane said the move to level 1 was one of the reasons for allowing initiation schools to operate again. The Congress had also been receiving pressure from parents who have been eager to send their sons to initiation schools.

Contralesa president Kgosi Mathupa Mokoena said the continued suspension of initiation schools would lead to an increase in illegal schools. 

“When there are many illegal schools, we might not know their location and it would be impossible for us to monitor them to make sure there are no challenges,”

Mokoena said there will be a limit on the number of boys that initiation schools can take in. Initiation schools that do not follow the Covid-19 health and safety measures will be closed immediately. 

The deputy minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Obed Bapela said initiation schools are still not allowed to operate under lockdown level 1. 

According to Bapela, there have been many consultations with the Department of Health and provincial premiers. 

All other provinces agreed to not continue with the suspension of initiation schools but the Eastern Cape said it would go ahead.

“We don't need permission from anyone to practise our culture, but as responsible leaders, we informed our government. We've made it very strict that anyone who might not be willing to adhere to the set protocols will not be permitted to initiate.” said Mokoena.

 Tabane has urged all initiation schools to follow the correct Covid-19 health and safety protocols as Contrales will be keeping a close eye on schools operating during December. 

 

Tags: schoolshomeschoolingGDE Admissionswestern cape schoolsmontessorikindergartenhigh schooleschoolschools near mevaledictorianboarding schoolsecondary schoolmontessori schoolprimary schoolprivate schools near metruancyextracurricularhigh schools near meroosevelt high schoolhillcrest high schoolonline schoolprivate schoolprimary schools near mesacred heart collegeschool of excellencenursery school

NSFAS Protests Officially Come To An End

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 15:34Author: Sakinah Samuels

Protests initiated by The National Education, Health and Allied Worker's Union (NEHAWU) with members from the National Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has now come to an end. An agreement between the two parties has now been reached and outlined.

Advertisement

Article Category: News

Protests initiated by The National Education, Health and Allied Worker's Union (NEHAWU) with members from the National Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has now come to an end.

NEHAWU and NSFAS has reached an agreement and signed a wage negotiation agreement on Monday.

NEHAWU has been participating in protests for two weeks demanding that NSFAS gives workers' an increase of 8% to their salaries and NSFAS could initially only offer 4.3%. Salary negotiations have been happening since June.

Subsequent to weeks of collapsed talks both NSFAS and NEHAWU went back to the negotiation table to work on a wage agreement.

- NSFAS

This wage agreement will have NSFAS employees be back at work from today, 20 October, as agreed upon by both parties.

An agreement was reached which NSFAS says will, "increase the salary budget of the bargaining unit by 4.5% which collectively amounts to R6 296 429".

This increase will be put into action and applied on a sliding scale outlined as follows:

  1. Level 3-8: an increase of 6% and a non-recurring once-off amount of R1457.74
  2. Level 9-10: an increase of 3%
  3. Level 11-12: an increase of 1%

This salary increase will be implemented on 30 October and backdated to 1 April 2020, said NSFAS.

NSFAS and NEHAWU have fully acknowledged that there is an urgent need to build and maintain relations amongst two parties which will be in the best interest of both organisations.

- NSFAS

Negotiations took place as NSFAS said, "NSFAS together with NEHAWU had established the National Bargaining Forum (NBF), a platform where issues of mutual interest are discussed, negotiations take place, agreements are reached and formally tabled at the bargaining forum".

NEHAWU initially wanted an increase of 13% but later decreased it to 8%. NSFAS explained, "NSFAS together with NEHAWU had established the National Bargaining Forum (NBF), a platform where issues of mutual interest are discussed, negotiations take place, agreements are reached and formally tabled at the bargaining forum."

A workshop will also take place for the two parties before the end of January 2021 which will see them build a relationship.

 

MEDIA STATEMENT - NSFAS AND NEHAWU SIGN WAGE AGREEMENT TO END STRIKE pic.twitter.com/90LtERwUar

— NSFAS (@myNSFAS) October 20, 2020

Tags: nsfas strikeNSFASNEHAWUsascorandall carolissennsfas allowancesnsfas head officensfas officensfas protest

False Bay TVET College is proud to announce the launch of its first virtual open day

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 14:39Author: False Bay College

False Bay TVET College is proud to announce the launch of its first virtual open day. Join us from the safety of your home, office, or classroom. The online gathering is open to all who have access to the internet. No social distance protocols to observe, there will be space for all to join. Participants will simply register their details to receive a link to watch the event unfold live. 

 

 

Advertisement

Article Category: FET Colleges - Public

False Bay TVET College is proud to announce the launch of its first virtual open day. 

Join us from the safety of your home, office, or classroom. The online gathering is open to all who have access to the internet. No social distance protocols to observe, there will be space for all to join. Participants will simply register their details to receive a link to watch the event unfold live. 

Save the date for 04 November 2020 from 12:00am-13:30pm. 

Up for discussion, What careers best suit the child? Which ones are realistic study options? And how do you choose the institution and course of study? College programmes, entry requirements, student support services, the application process, and sharing the virtual stage with us, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, to discuss bursary opportunities available. 

False Bay TVET College would like to help you make an informed decision about your child's future career choice so that they can get the best start in life. The College study options include post-matric, vocational Grade 10 – 12 programmes, and occupational study options.        

A full panel of education experts will be available at your fingertips to answer your questions. A real time production geared to leave you feeling positive about the future of higher education. 

Covid-19 has propelled us into the 4th Industrial Revolution. Being a forward-thinking higher education and training institution, what better way than to meet the challenge of an open day online. It remains the College's objective to bring quality education and training to the communities it operates within and beyond.  Coming up with innovative, experiential ways to empower the youth, this year will be no different through the presentation of a virtual open day.  

To register or for more information, visit www.falsebaycollege.co.za or call the College Marketing Department 021 787 0800. 

If you are unable to log in on 4 November at noon, a recording of the event will be made available on the world wide web for many more youth, parents/guardians, and teachers to access long after the event has concluded.

Tags: false bay tvet college open dayfalse bay college open dayfalse bay college virtual open dayopen dayVirtual Open Dayfalse bay tvet collegefalse bay collegetvet collegehigher educationpost matricwhere to study south africawhere to study cape town

SASSA Won't Be Extending Grant Top-Ups

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 13:54Author: Sakinah Samuels

President Ramaphosa, when announcing that the the Special Relief of Distress R350 grant would be extended until January, also made it clear that top-ups will not continue to be made on grants from SASSA. SASSA also previously announced that they would be extending temporary grants until December.

Advertisement

Article Category: News

SASSA has said that top-ups would no longer be made on old-age grants, child support grants and foster grants as they were for lockdown. 

During his address on government’s reconstruction and economic recovery plan last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa said:

All the top-ups which were linked to other forms of grants have come to an end and anybody who has been getting that top-up would not be extended until January.

Ramaphosa said that these top ups to the existing grants along with the Covid-19 Special Relief of Distress grant saw Government dishing out close to R40 billion to over 17 million people in South Africa.

“The evidence suggests that the expansion of social protection has kept more than 5 million people above the food poverty line during the past  six months. The Special COVID-19 Grant, in particular, represents a significant achievement, reaching more than six million unemployed people in a short space of time,” Ramaphosa said.

"Over two million citizens lost their jobs in the country’s second financial quarter, the economy contracted by 16.4% when compared to the previous quarter, and National Treasury has said it expects a significant shortfall in revenue collection", reported IOL.

This economic shock is unprecedented in our country, and it will take an extraordinary effort to recover from it

- President Cyril Ramaphosa

He also announced that the R350 grant would be extended for another three months and will then be terminated in Januray 2021. There was bad news however from the President. He explained that it would be too expensive for the country to make the R350 grant a permanent feature.

Ramaphosa said that the grant can't be expanded beyond three months by saying, "The stretched nature of our financial resources does make it difficult and impossible to extend it beyond the three months.” 

SASSA announced earlier this month that some temporary grants would be extended until December as well.

The temporary disability grants that lapsed in July, or were due to lapse between August – October 2020, have been extended until 31 December this year. Care dependency grants that were extended to October, or were due to lapse between November – December 2020, have been extended until 31 December this year.

Tags: sassa top upPresident RamaphosaCyril Ramaphosaramaphosa speechsassasassa grantR350 grantSpecial Relief of Distress GrantApply for Sassa Grantpresident address

Pages

Advertisement

Latest Bursaries

This bursary is open to students who have applied to a recognized tertiary institution in KwaZulu-Natal and have received a letter of acceptance.

The South African Reserve Bank (the Bank), as part of addressing the severe shortage of skills in South Africa, provides bursaries to students in relevant fields of study who are from disadvantaged

Students awarded a bursary by SUBTROP will be required to work for SUBTROP for a period of one year for each year that the bursary is awarded, provided that a position is available.

Advertisement