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SASSA Warns Beneficiaries of Scammers

Friday, 4 June, 2021 - 10:21 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is warning beneficiaries to be alert and on the lookout for fraudsters who have come up with methods of scamming them of their payouts. From time to time you will find these criminals preying on vulnerable citizens.

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Having announced the payout dates for the month, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) recently issued an official statement warning beneficiaries to be aware of fraudsters resorting to various methods of scamming them.

According to the statement, the scammers have taken a bold approach, through which they come to social grant beneficiaries and falsely present themselves as SASSA employees. 

While in possession of skimming devices, they then convince beneficiaries to check the validity of their social grant by swiping them on the skimming devices. This then enables the scammers to clone the victim's social grant card information, load it onto a new card and then use it to withdraw all of their money.

SASSA urges all beneficiaries to not cooperate with anyone who requests their information for any reason, as the agency does not take the door to door approach when assisting beneficiaries.

SASSA would like to warn all social grant beneficiaries to be alert and not cooperate with anybody who requests their cards in the streets or at home for whatever reason. SASSA does not send its staff to people's homes to tamper with their cards.

Beneficiaries are encouraged to report these incidents immediately to the police or contact SASSA on 0800601011 or social media.

SASSA CEO, Tsoties Memela also warns beneficiaries and notes which parts of the country in which this method of scam has been most common.

A report has been found that the scammers follow beneficiaries who have recently been paid especially in the Eastern Cape, North West and KZN.

"We do not know as yet if they also ask beneficiaries to enter their card PINS, however in such cases beneficiaries are advised to please always keep their social grant payment card PINS safe and to themselves" she added. 

RELATED: SASSA Grant Payment Dates For June

SASSA Media Release: New Scammers Targeting SASSA Beneficiaries #SASSACARES @The_DSD @nda_rsa @GCISMedia @GovernmentZA @PostofficeSa pic.twitter.com/tLGFnhXHNx

— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) June 4, 2021

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Does NSFAS Fund NWU Students?

Friday, 4 June, 2021 - 10:01 Author Sakinah Samuels

NSFAS provides bursaries to students and prospective students who come from poor and working class background? Are you interested and you're a North West University student? Keep reading to find out if you'll be covered.

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The bursary administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a full-rounded bursary? If you're a student or future student of the North West University (NWU), you might be interested and want to know if they fund UP students.

The answer to your question is: yes, NSFAS funds NWU students. Now keep reading for more information.

The NSFAS bursary covers your tuition and registration fees along with NSFAS allowances for accommodation, transport, meals, books and other small expenses.

NSFAS does however have requirements for those wanting to be funded. It is as follows:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be attending or applying at one of South Africa's 26 Public Universities
  • Your combined household income must come to R350 000 or less per year
  • If you're a person living with a disability, your combined household income must come to R600 000 or less per year
  • You need to have passed Grade 12
  • If you're a SASSA beneficiary, you will immediately qualify for funding

It's also important to note that there is no age limit for NSFAS. They don't however fund postgraduate courses, only first degrees.

NSFAS applications open around August or September every year and close in November or December.

NSFAS provides for the underprivileged students in South Africa to ensure that if you qualify to study to get the opportunity, without having to deal with the stress of having to fund yourself. 

Extra support is provided to students living with disabilities, such as:

  • Medical assessments: The assessment is limited to one assessment for the duration of the qualification and on request by the Disability Unit/Student Support
  • Assistive devices: Limited to one assistive device for the duration of the qualification. 
  • Human support: To cover for the cost of human support such as a caregiver, guide-dog, scribe, tutor, or sign language interpreter.

The financial aid scheme supports access to, and success in, higher education and training for students from poor and working-class families who would otherwise not be able to afford the cost of studying at a TVET college or university.

If you want to know more about NSFAS, visit the NSFAS website here or visit the NWU NSFAS page here.

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How To Get A Job In Marketing

How To Get A Job In Marketing Sakinah Samuels Fri, 04/06/2021 - 09:48

A job in Marketing entails promoting the buying or selling of a product or service. Are you thinking of building a career in Marketing? Here's what you need to know.

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Human Resource Internship Opportunity At PEP

Bronwyn Friday, 4 June, 2021 - 09:47

Are you in possession of an N6 Certificate seeking an opportunity to gain 18 months workplace experience in your field of study?

Opportunity Details x14 Internships At PEP

Has it been your aspiration to work for one of South Africa’s leading retail companies, PEP, known for its amazing culture, friendliness and innovation?

We have 14 positions available for suitably qualified candidates that meet our requirements.

REQUIREMENTS:

Be in possession of an N6 Certificate in:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Management.
  • South African citizen
  • Ages 18 - 35
  • Computer Literacy (MS Office, Google Suite)
  • Excellent Verbal & written communication skills
  • Be able to work remotely
  • Be able to work independently
  • Have a willingness to learn
  • Self motivated
 

HOW TO APPLY

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 07 June 2021

If you are interested and meet the minimum requirements, please upload your CV and certified copies(no later than 3 months) of your Latest Transcript, ID, and Matric Certificate at the following link:

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR THE INTERNSHIP

Opportunity Closing Date Monday, 7 June, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Pep Stores Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

Unilever Safety Internship Opportunity

Bronwyn Friday, 4 June, 2021 - 09:39

Unilever invests in the future and in developing tomorrow’s business leaders. So join the internship that offers continuous business mentoring and hands-on responsibility in one of the most successful goods companies in the world. Apply now – the start of an important journey

Opportunity Details Unilever Internship

You are on the first step of your potential future career.

Before applying, please watch this video to see what’s in store if you apply for a job with us - when finished, click on the 'apply' link below to put yourself forward for either our graduate or internship scheme.

Requirements

 

  • Matric with Mathematics & Physical Science
  • Completed OR working towards completion of a Diploma/Degree in Safety Management OR related qualification
  • Candidates need to provide their Matric Certificate and Academic Transcripts with their CV’s
 

The Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Intern’s primary role is to assist the Safety Lead in championing the SHE agenda at site.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

Opportunity Closing Date Wednesday, 9 June, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Unilever Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

NCIB Graduate Trainee

Bronwyn Friday, 4 June, 2021 - 09:37

Completed Postgraduate OR currently registered in final year to complete 4 year degree with majors? Nedbank is seeking to give you an opportunity in the fields below.

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Opportunity Details Young Graduate Professional

Minimum Experience Level

  • Graduate level

Essential Qualification

  • Computer science (data driven disciplines),
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Data Analytics
  • Cyber security
  • Finance
  • Economics
  HOW TO APPLY Job Purpose

To assist with the implementation of the business investment philosophy through data analysis, research and support functions in line with Nedbank Group strategy, through the Nedbank Corporate and Investment banking (NCIB) Graduate Programme

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE

Opportunity Closing Date Thursday, 17 June, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Nedbank Article Categories Article Category Graduates Tags Tags

Various Internship Opportunity At EastCoastRadio

Bronwyn Friday, 4 June, 2021 - 09:36

We are searching for Interns to join our vibrant and dynamic team. The main purpose of this internship is to assist in the various areas of the news department, thereby learning the practical skills involved.

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Opportunity Details

The internship is designed to ensure that learning takes place in the various aspects and operations of a programming department

The internship will be effective 01 July to 30th June 2022 and offers a monthly basic stipend.

Available Internships:

  • Audio Production
  • IT & Broadcast Technician
  • Graphic Designer
  • Videographer
  • Multi Media News
  HOW TO APPLY

Salary Market Related Location Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Introduction

EAST COAST RADIO has a highly exciting opportunity available!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE VIA EASTCOASTRADIO CAREER PAGE

Opportunity Closing Date Wednesday, 16 June, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity EastCoastRadio Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021

Billions More To Be Spent On Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme

Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 15:55 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

President Cyril Ramaphosa presented the presidential employment stimulus budget on Wednesday. Here, he revealed that over 500 000 people have directly benefited from the program since its launch eight months ago and that billions will now be allocated so that the programme can continue.

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As of March 2021, The Presidential Employment Stimulus boasts a total of 422 786 jobs created including those that had been retained which translates to a total of 532 180 people that have directly benefited from it.

During his Budget presentation, President Ramaphosa said that a further R11 billion would be added to the Presidential Employment Stimulus to ensure its continuation.

During a media briefing on the outcomes of the recent Cabinet meeting, Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said a further 161 972 job opportunities are still being processed as part of Phase 1 of the employment stimulus, bringing the total number of opportunities supported to 694 152.

Cabinet welcomed the progress report on the implementation of the Presidential Employment Stimulus, which aims to create new jobs, provide support for livelihoods and protect existing jobs in vulnerable sectors.

- Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni

The programme was launched in October 2020 by President Cyril Ramaphosa as a means to combat the negative effects brought about by the Covid-19 on the country's economy, particularly unemployment. The Presidential Employment Stimulus was aimed to create or support 800 000 within the financial year between 2020 and 2021.

The initial progress report to the progress made by the stimulus package indicated that all this was

"Being archived through the expansion of public and social employment, as well as through the protection of existing jobs in vulnerable sectors and support for livelihood and enterprise opportunities," read an official statement released by the Presidency at the time.

The departments that benefited from the 400 000 initial opportunities that came from the Presidential Employment Stimulus were the following:

  • The Department of Basic Education commenced employment of 300,000 education and general school assistants at schools across South Africa, providing crucial support for schools as well as valuable experience for unemployed young people.
  • The National Arts Council and the National Film and Video Foundation released calls for proposals to support the creative sector and protect jobs in cultural institutions. 
  • The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition expanded the Global Business Services incentive to enable job creation for young people in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.
  • The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure expanded its public employment programmes in water and energy efficiency, facilities management, waste management, and the Welisizwe Rural Bridges programme.
  • The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has expanded its public employment programmes in natural resource management, environmental protection and infrastructure.

Click here to read more of the full speech 

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Education Dept Sent Court Papers Over Unplaced Learners

Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 15:22 Author Sakinah Samuels

The ANC along with Parents for Equal Education SA are planning to take the Western Cape Education Department to court to make them address the issue of unplaced learners in Western Cape. The school year is currently in the middle of it's second term.

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The African National Congress (ANC) is now taking steps to take the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to court concerning the number of unplaced learners in the province. They are doing this in partnership with the Parents for Equal Education SA (Peesa) group.

Schools are already in the middle of their second term in the 2021 school year and the political party alleges that a high number of learners still remain unplaced in the Western Cape.

The ANC in the province has filed a case in the constitutional court on a number of allegations against the WCED. The department received the papers on Tuesday.

WCED MEC, Debbie Schafer, responded saying that all learners who were unplaced, are now placed and the number changes day to day.

We completely reject those allegations.

One reason Schafer provides for unplaced learners is that there are constantly learners migrating from province to province and they then need to placed in schools saying, "Over the last number of years, we've seen a huge and consistent increase of around 20 000 learners coming per year to the Western Cape which needs additional schools".

With funding constraints and re-allocations of funds, the department is then not able to afford to expand the school system.

The Portfolio Committee is said to also be satisfied with the current state of learners in the Western Cape.

Schafer believes that the allegations aren't in line with the right intent saying:

The ANC hasn't taken us to court actually because they're aren't party to the action at all ... they unfortunately choose instead to use innocent community members as the applicants to ensure they avoid liability for costs in the event that they lose.

The MEC then said that there are issues but that these are due to funding constraints which is actually a result of the ANC and theft. 

She continued to say, "The papers do make allegations that are extremely personal and vindictive and this shares what the actual motive is: it's a complete political opportunism of the worst kind and it's setting a really low bar."

 

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Western Cape School Admissions Are Still Under Way Says MEC

Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 13:16 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

School learner admissions for 2022 in the Western Cape are still underway. The Minister of Education in the Western Cape has released an official statement in which she reassures parents not to panic as the process of learner admissions for 2022 is still ongoing.  

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Schools across the Western Cape have begun to make application results available to parents this past week. It has come to light that some parents are yet to receive an offer from the schools they have applied to.

This has left many of them concerned that they will not be able to place their child for the upcoming year.

However Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Schafer has asked parents not to panic as this is only the initial part of the process stating that they have until the 25th of this month to confirm their final choice of school for 2022.

I urge parents to remain calm. This is only the very first round of offers, and not receiving one at this stage doesn’t mean your child will not have a place at any school next year. Currently, parents who have received an offer of a place have until 25 June 2021 to confirm their final choice of school for 2022. Offers will continue to be made as schools get a clearer picture of how many places they have left. reads the statement 

"Over 20 000 learners were accepted to more than one school. Therefore, over 20 000 places at schools will be made available to learners who were unsuccessful at a particular school. Over 50% of this, are learners in Grade 8. So, we appeal to parents to understand that the process is not yet over," she continues in the statement.

The Minister has urged parents who have received an offer of a place to urgently confirm their school of choice, as this allows schools to know how many applications remain vacant.

I make a special appeal to the parents who have received an offer of a place, please confirm your choice urgently. This allows a school to know how many remaining places they have left, and to make further offers to anxious parents if they still have space. This is especially true of the parents of the over 20 000 learners who received offers from more than one school – ‘double-parking’ for an extended period of time slows down the process, so I urge them to speedily confirm their acceptance of one of these places.

Parents who have not yet received an offer for their child from a school are advised to do the following:

  • Write to the school’s SGB and ask them to review their decision on the application, and ask for the written reasons that the application was not accepted.
  • Ask the school to be placed on the waiting list. As places do come available due to learners declining spaces, the school will then offer placement to learners on the waiting list.
  • You have the right to submit an appeal on the outcome of the SGB’s review to the Provincial Minister, based on specific grounds. Your letter must clearly state the grounds for appeal (including evidence thereof) which will be compared to the reasons given by the school, and the school’s admissions policy.
  • Should you not wish to appeal the decision because you do not feel you have the grounds, you should contact your district office admissions officers to seek assistance in finding a place for your child:

Parents are advised to apply on The Western Education Department's admissions website: https://admissions.westerncape.gov.za/admissions/admission.sm_admissions_tracking.view_contact_us

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Calls For SASSA Grants To Increase Continue

Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 11:07 Author Sakinah Samuels

SASSA is probably receiving many requests in their inbox right now. From calls for the R350 grant to be extended to requests for other SASSA grants to be increased, this seems to be a dire need for vulnerable South Africans.

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Citizens are now calling for SASSA and Government to increase the Child Support Grant. The grants were increased last year but not by much with many saying it did not help enough.

The Children’s Institute and the Centre for Child Law (CCL) are therefore asking government to increase the child grant by R10.

You might think R10 is a small amount but Zita Hansungule, Project Coordinator for Research and Advocacy for the Centre For Child Law explained:

R10 makes quite a significant difference when you're looking at the groups of vulnerable people that receive this amount of money ... Just increasing it by R10 would allow it to go just above food inflation prices. At the moment, it is just below.

The child grant is said to benefit over 10 million children in South Africa, the largest in South Africa, and is currently set at R460.

They continued to say that the grant is below the poverty line as well and that, "At the moment, the child support grant has received the smallest increase in a long time. "

Hansungule reiterated that the grant affords children access to basic rights and services such as food, healthcare, and schooling. This grant is accessed mostly by single mothers.

Such a small amount of money goes a long way for children who are in vulnerable situations ... it's impact should not be underestimated.

For this increase to happen, government will need to allocate R1 billion but Hansugule says this is an important step to make and that initial budget analysis showed that the grant was in line to be increased, which it normally is.

From April, social grants administered by SASSA were increased. The increases were as follows:

  • R30 increase for the old age to R1890
  • R30 increase for the disability grant to R1890
  • R30 increase for the care dependency grants to R1890
  • R30 increase in the war veterans grant to R1910
  • R15 increase in the child support grant to R460
  • R10 increase for the foster care grant to R1050

A large number of South Africans depend on social grants to survive and these South Africans were disappointed when they heard how much grants were being increased.

 

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How To Register For FNB Online Banking

Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 10:54 Author Terrique Faro

As a financial institution, FNB provides personal, private, business, commercial and corporate banking services to millions of customers across South Africa.

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Anywhere, anytime

No frills banking, getting the job done, anytime, anywhere, using the best in digital banking SA has to offer*. It's fast, safe and secure.

What you can do on the FNB app:

  • View balances
  • Buy prepaid airtime, SMS and data bundles
  • Buy prepaid electricity
  • Send money
  • Pay your accounts
  • Apply for loans
  • Make payments (incl. once-off payments)
  • Transfer money between accounts
  • Place notice on your savings accounts
  • View a List of Debit Orders
  • Dispute Debit Orders
  • Stop Debit Orders
  • Make payments to Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho
  • Value added services
  • Soccer 6
  • Cellphone contracts
  • eBucks
  • Pay traffic fines
  • Prepaid purchasing
  • Airtime and data bundles
  • Prepaid electricity
  • Telkom prepaid
  • StarSat
Register now via one of the following methods:

Dial *120*321# on your cellphone and accept the Ts & Cs

Register online

Using FNB Online Banking - login to www.fnb.co.za with your Online Banking username and password, and go to Settings

Apply at an ATM

Go to More Options or My Banking Options on the menu and select Register for Cellphone Banking

Apply at any FNB branch.

FNB Contact Details:

If you would like to get in contact with FNB, simply click here.

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UCT Receives R4 Million Donation Following Fire Damage

Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 10:53 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

The National Lotteries Commission has donated R4 million in funds to the University of Cape Town. This comes after the university was affected by wildfires that blazed throughout the city's Table Mountain in April.

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The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) has come out to stand in solidarity with the University of Cape Town by donating R4 million in response to the damage caused by wildfires that burnt through several of its campus buildings in April.

According to an article published on the University's news website, an official handover ceremony that took place on 26 May saw the provincial manager of the NLC, Marcelle Musson, expressing solidarity with the university's entire community.

“The impact of the fires on the UCT campus and students has hit us all hard,” she said.

In these trying times, we have seen the resurgence of ubuntu in the face of your loss. As part of the NLC’s response to the devastation, we have directed a total of R4 million towards efforts to cushion the blow.

UCT's Department of Student Affairs (DSA) is looking to allocate the funds towards its Student Wellness Service's Peer Intervention Programme, which includes counselling services and psychosocial support, and Students Development's Social Support Programme, which includes food security.

“We have many students who are food insecure and require other social support,” said Edwina Brooks, the director of Student Development, located in the DSA.

“The NLC has responded by providing this generous donation, which we are very excited about.” said the executive director of Student Affairs Pura Mgolombane.

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MSIF's McDonald Fellowships

Bronwyn Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 10:28

MSIF's McDonald Fellowships fund 2-year research placements, in the memory of Professor Ian McDonald. Please note: Only applications in the field of multiple sclerosis are accepted. 

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Opportunity Details Applications for the 2021 McDonald Fellowships are now open eligibility criteria

The 2021 McDonald Fellowship requirements for applicants have been amended.

Due to travel restrictions we are considering alternative ways to carry out research projects, allowing flexibility around how the Fellowship is spent, as well as when and where the project would be carried out.

We encourage potential applicants to think creatively together with their proposed hosts about potential solutions.

A project may be:

A) in a research institute/hospital abroad if travel permits (as in previous years)

B) in a research institute/hospital in your home country

C) a virtual project, either in full or in part with host institution mentoring*

*virtual projects are only possible if the applicant and host are able to demonstrate how to get sufficient mentorship throughout the project duration.

Projects are only accepted if risk of travel is low; the project can be carried out safely with minimal risk to the applicant; there are sufficient resources and supervision to allow the proposed project to take place; and the project demonstrates sufficient value to the applicant.

  HOW TO APPLY

All candidates must:

  • Be educated to post graduate level (at least MSc, preferably PhD/MD) in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis
  • Be citizens of a low- or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank)*
  • Focus their research in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis

Candidates must also be in one of the following situations:

  • Working or studying in a low- or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank) at the time of nomination
  • Working or studying in another country on a project which started within the six months prior to nomination
  • Studying in another country on a project supported by an MS International Federation grant

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY

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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

Bronwyn Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 10:25

Applications for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)  are now open. The scholarships offer a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle-income Commonwealth country.

Opportunity Details

Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships provide unique opportunities to study abroad for a Master’s in leading universities in low and middle-income Commonwealth countries. 

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships are for students committed to creating change in their communities.

  HOW TO APPLY

Before submitting an application, please review the available courses and entry requirements below - in addition to the application guidance. Please select a course that is offered at the university you select at the start of the form for your application to be counted. For more information, please read the FAQs.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY VIA APPLICATION LINKS

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Mid-Year Matric Exams Have Been Called Off

Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 10:16 Author Sakinah Samuels

The Department of Basic Education has decided to cancel the May/June Matric examinations. Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, announced this during a Portfolio Committee meeting and gave insight into why this move is being made.

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Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has announced that the mid-year Matric exams are being cancelled. This is being done to give Matriculants more time to finish the curriculum.

According to BusinessTech, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) said:

The normal assessments which they do during the middle of the year, normally referred to as June exams, will not take place instead the time will be used for teaching and learning.

This is being done so that Matriculants can have more class time, which Motshekga believes to be important and that this will help them be ready for when they have to actually write exams.

The Minister continued to say that the Class of 2021 would have only gone back to school in July 2020 due to the Coivd-19 pandemic which meant that around 60% of teaching time lost.

This group has never written Matric before so this is part of their final year exams preparation.

This year's Matrics had their curriculum of 2020 cut short and had a late start to the school year, which could all negatively impact them.

Last year, these learners also had no holiday period and were given extra classes so that they can catch up. The Minister therefore said education authorities will try to keep the learners in school for as long as possible, in order to try to cover the gaps.

"We also have a team monitoring Covid-19 infections on a daily basis," Motshekga said.

Matriculants in special schools across the country will see a full-time return to school with full capacity of 26 July, which marks the beginning of the third term.

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Department Releases New 2022 School Calendar

Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 09:41 Author Sakinah Samuels

The Department of Basic Education's Minister, Angie Motshekga, signed off and released the latest school calendar set for 2022.  The calendar breaks down how the department will divide school work over the course of 42 weeks.

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The new calendar for the 2022 school year has been released by the Department of Basic Education.

The 2021 school year will commence on 19 January for Coastal Cluster schools and on 12 January for Inland schools, as announced by Minister Angie Motshekga. The calendar shows just over 200 school days, with a limited number of school holidays. 

Inland schools will have 199 school days over 42 weeks for the year and Coastal Cluster schools will have the same but over 43 weeks.

Inland schools covers schools in the Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West. Coastal Cluster schools include Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Western Cape schools.

Term dates for Inland schools
  • First Term 12 January - 17 March
  • Second Term 5 April - 24 June
  • Third Term 19 July - 30 September
  • Fourth Term 11 October - 14 December
Term dates for Coastal Cluster schools
  • First Term 19 January - 25 March
  • Second Term 5 April - 24 June
  • Third Term 19 July - 30 September
  • Fourth Term 11 October - 14 December

The school year will therefore end on 14 December for all schools.

This school calendar is only for Public Schools in the country.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE 2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Volvo Group Finance Internship Opportunity

Bronwyn Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 09:31

Volvo Group Southern Africa provides a graduate opportunity in the following area: Finance.  This graduate opportunity is situated in Boksburg.

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Opportunity Details Graduate: Finance

This person will ensure that Finance requests are managed effectively and responded to in a timely manner, either by completing requests themselves or raising them with our finance team where necessary.

. Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completed B Com Accounting degree or equivalent.

The successful candidate will have exposure to the following areas within our Accounts team:

  • General Ledger - record journal entries, perform accounts reconciliations.
  • Deliver periodical Accounts Receivable reports and administer related general ledger reconciliations.
  • Co-ordinate daily banking activities as relates to the identification of Customer deposits, and the clearing transactions on customer accounts.
  • Co-ordinate all the activities in opening new customer accounts, ensuring that all the master data information conforms to set standards.
  • Ensure good credit risk evaluations and vetting activities are performed on all new customer credit applications.
  • From time to time, participate or manage projects within the master finance area with a strong focus on maintaining financial governance standards and financial control performance improvements.
  • Master Data:  Execute master data updates in GL and Accounts Receivables.
  • Deliver statistics and reports to Authorities or other related parties.
  • Manage Period End Closing time plans /closing schedule preparation, cooperation with and communication to all stakeholders.
  • Prepare required documentation for internal and external audits.
  • Ensure fulfilment of internal control requirements.
  • Work in accordance to the work instructions and Process requirements.
  • Prepare and update work instructions, forms, and spread sheets for accounting personnel. Actively participate in process standardization.
  How to Apply

State / Province Gauteng 

City/Town Rosslyn

Employment/Assignment Type Internship/Trainee/Co-op

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE

 

 

 

Opportunity Closing Date Monday, 14 June, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Volvo Group South Africa Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

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Flywire aims to award a total of seven scholarships of $5,000 USD each. These scholarships will be awarded across different themes. 

These are the themes:

  1. Social justice
  2. Global citizenship
  3. Global health

Closing date: 21 June 2021

Sanlam is offering bursaries to scholars who have enrolled to study actuarial science.

If you are a whiz at maths, enjoy a good challenge by solving difficult problems and are willing to remain focused and disciplined through years of studying and training, then you are just who Sanlam is looking for.

Closing Date: 31 July 2021

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

The Old Mutual Education Trust (OMET) applications are open to all participating union members and their dependents. The funding from this scholarship will allow for the pursuit of any tertiary qualification at one of South Africa’s public higher education institutions.

The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) awards a limited number of scholarships annually. These scholarships are for postgraduate study at public Higher Education Institutions in South Africa at Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral level.

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