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Where Can You Complete Your SAICA Training?

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 18:26 Author Terrique Alie

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is a professional accounting body that was established in 1984. SAICA is widely recognised and one of the leading accounting institutes. The main aim is to provide support, guidance and services to all chartered accountant’s throughout their professional lives. SAICA is responsible for monitoring the programmes that lead to the qualification of Chartered Accountants in South Africa.

SAICA is constituted by four local regional offices and two international offices. The regions are:

  • Northern region
  • Eastern Region
  • Southern Region
  • Central Region
  • SAICA Australia
  • SAICA United Kingdom 

 

Chartered accountants can fulfil various positions across a broad spectrum of accountancy. For example; CEO’s, CFO’s, managing directors, board directors, business owners, auditors and many more. Most of these members operate in a commercial industry and play a significant role in sustaining the business sector and economic development. 

SAICA aims to oversee the development of entry level chartered accountants. They ensure that they are fully equipped in their position and contribute to the overall success and development of the economy. 

What skills are required for a SAICA trainee accountant?

  • The candidate must be in possession of or currently studying towards a SAICA recognised degree
  • Students must be academically strong in mathematics and accounting 
  • Passionate about becoming a Chartered Accountant
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical mindset
  • Deadline driven and have the ability to handle pressure
  • Attention to detail and high levels of accuracy and thoroughness

 

In order to become a qualified accountant, a candidate must complete a university degree, complete an internship and successfully complete two on-boarding profession exams that are regulated by SAICA. 

If you would like to enquire more information on SAICA you can visit their website on www.saica.co.za

You may also like: How To Become A Chartered Accountant In South Africa

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Interviews With Learners Linked to Matric Exam Leaks Cancelled as Cosas Intervenes

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 12:57 Author Lauren Chawula

The Department of Basic Education in Mpumalanga issued 14 learners connected to the matric paper leaks with hearing letters, requiring them to be interviewed. However Cosas has intervened cancelling these interviews. 

 

Investigations concerning the leaking of the two matric exam question papers have been ongoing, with 14 grade 12 learners in Mpumaplanga having been called for an interview concerning this. 

The two matric exam question papers that were leaked was the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Sciences Paper 2 exams. 

The interviews of these learners were cancelled after the Congress of South African Students (Cosas) intervened in the process as they say the learners have been falsely accused. 

The group of learners were meant to go to these interviews at the Nkululeko circuit office in Mbombelaon on Thursday 6 January to answer some questions regarding the two questions that were leaked in the NSC final examinations last year. 

However Cosas spokesperson, Douglas Ngobeni has said that the department could not answer the question of how these learners were selected for these interviews and who the actual culprit behind the leaks were. 

Ngobeni said that the learners could not be blamed for the leak and that the department should be holding the printing company accountable. 

“There are no principles that guide the department to conduct these hearings.  If this is a criminal case, the department should take  it to the court of law. They must deal with their own faults and terminate the contract of the printing company,” Ngobeni said.

Learners have said that they felt attacked and traumatised by these accusations and that focus should be placed on the real culprits who distributed the question papers. 

Cosas has called on all learners across the country to contact them if they have received invitations to these interviews so that they can provide assistance to them where it is needed. 

Themba Daniel Shikwambana, aged 31, appeared before the Johannesburg magistrate court after he was arrested for the alleged theft of the Mathematics Paper 2 question paper.

The matter was however postponed and he was granted bail of R1000. 

The Hawks continues to investigate this matter. 

 

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Can Foreign Students Apply to Funza Lushaka?

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 11:14 Author Lauren Chawula

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme which promotes teaching as a profession, in efforts to increase the number of qualified teachers in South Africa. Many wonder if this bursary provides funding for foreign students, keep reading to find out. 

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme which promotes teaching as a profession. The bursaries are provided so that eligible students may complete a teaching qualification in an area recognised as priority. 

You might be wondering if they fund foreign students?

The answer is no they do not. The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens and applications will not be considered unless the applicant provides a valid South African ID number.

The eligibility criteria is as follows:

Any academically gifted, young –

  • learners, currently in Grade 12;
  • graduates who want to complete a teaching qualification (enroll for a PGCE);
  • people who want to make a career change and become teachers; and
  • unemployed people who want to become teachers.

Applicants must have first gained admission at a recognized higher education institution for the appropriate study programme. 

Selection Criteria:
  • The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens with a valid South African ID number.
  • Allocation of Funza Lushaka bursaries to Higher Education Institution employees, their spouse and their dependents/children is not permissible.
  • Bursary applicants must already have been accepted into a either BEd or PGCE qualification at an at an accredited public University.
  • The applicant must also meet the national selection criteria for the Funza Lushaka bursary.
  • The bursary will only be awarded if two of the priority area subjects are included as a specialisation in the teaching qualification.
  • The applicant should demonstrate good academic ability.
  • The applicant must show commitment to a teaching career, which includes: interest in working with young people; enthusiasm for a professional career in teaching; readiness to face and surmount difficult challenges and personal integrity.
  • The applicant must be committed to teach at any school which they may be appointed to by a provincial education deparrment (PED). 

Preference will be given to applicants who reside in rural areas and those who intend on teaching in rural areas. 

Those who have other teaching qualifications do not qualify for this bursary programme. 

Applications are open, so APPLY NOW. 

Click here to apply. 

 

Opportunity Closing Date Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 12:00 Article Categories Article Category Bursaries 2021

NSFAS Applicants Urged To Submit Documents

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 10:52 Author Lauren Chawula

NSFAS applicants for 2021 have been urged to submit their outstanding documents to complete their applications. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has asked applicants to submit their outstanding documents in order for their applications to be complete. 

NSFAS will have communicated this to applicants via SMS and email. 

To upload missing/outstanding documents for your 2021 application, follow these steps:

  • Sign into your myNSFAS account
  • Upload the requested missing documents
  • Press submit

NSFAS says they are unable to process your application if it has missing/outstanding supporting documents. 

If you have been asked to fill out and submit a consent form, click here for how to gain access to it.  

The process of submitting oustanding documents is complete once all documents are uploaded and you receive notification that says 'Outstanding application documents submitted successfully uploaded'.

If you did upload the documents but there was a problem the most common issue is that the documents are not clear.  If you have a problem taking photos with your cellphone you can go to a NSFAS or a NYDA office and they will assist you. If there is not a NSFAS or NYDA office near you, and you have applied to a college or varsity then ask their fees office to assist you.

Once you've applied and you want to access your application status:

  • Login on the myNSFAS student portal through this link: https://bit.ly/2SWFVh3
  • Enter your username and password, then click SIGN IN!
  • Click on Track Funding Progress.
  • Once you have followed these three easy steps, you will be able to see whether you are funded or not. It may take some time for your application to be successful so please be patient. 

Application results will be communicated to all applicants once NSFAS received confirmation from the institution that an academic offer has been made to you. NSFAS will inform you of their decision before the start of the academic year and this will be done through SMS, email as well as your myNSFAS account.

Follow these simple steps below to create your MyNSFAS account.#UnlockingYourFutureToday. pic.twitter.com/85oB4jcq9W

— NSFAS (@myNSFAS) January 11, 2021

 

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DA Says Delay Of School Reopening Will Do More Harm Than Good

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 09:17 Author Lauren Chawula

Schools around South Africa will reopen 15 Februrary, two weeks after it was initially meant to open. The Democratic Alliance says although the date of reopening was pushed to February many questions remain unanswered. 

The second wave of the coronavirus in South Africa has seen record high infections being recorded each day and more people losing their lives due to Covid-19. Many were anxious about the reopening of schools which was set to take place 27 January 2021, as the Covid-19 cases were still rapidly rising. 

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) then announced that the reopening of schools will take place on 15 February and this delay in the reopening of schools was met with mixed reactions.

The Deputy Minister of Basic Education Dr Reginah Mhaule said the decision to delay the reopening of schools was made to provide relief to the healthcare system as it was being put under immense pressure and was struggling to cope with the current demands. 

While many parents and teachers were relieved by this announcement, many wonder what this will mean for the 2021 academic year. 

Democratic Alliance (DA) Basic Education spokesperson Baxolile Nodada spoke to eNCA saying that many questions about the reopening of schools were left unanswered. 

Nodada says that schools are still left questioning when they will receive the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as what approach will be used when schools do reopen. 

"Is it a phased approach or will it be a hybrid approach... what happens to learners and teachers with comorbidities? Will directives change for the year? " asks Nodada. 

He says that the safety of teachers and learners must be prioritised. 

Nodada also mentions that it was said that it is safe to open primary schools, but this advice was not taken on by the DBE. 

The DA feels that more details should be provided on the reopening of schools. 

While learners are expected to return on 15 February, teachers are still expected to be at schools on 25 January and many are concerned by this as they will be within venues with those who have returned from marking centres. 

“Reasons being there are those coming from marking centres, and their status is not known. It might happen that some are infected with the virus, and those that remained home are not safe. The ones coming back from marking venues must isolate themselves for 10 days and be certain that they are clean before going to schools.”-National Teachers’ Union (Natu), general secretary Cynthia Barnes. 

There also remains a concern about the health and hunger of learners who may not be able to receive nutritious meals Monday to Friday as they will not be at school. 

Parents will also be put under pressure to find someone to take care of their children while they are at work due to the postponement of the reopening of schools. 

 

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Westrand Graduate Institute of Training and Engineering

Westrand Graduate Institute of Training and Engineering Registration Number 2019/FE07/004 Raigan Cloete Sat, 01/16/2021 - 14:42 Qualifications offered Courses:
  • National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Level 1)
  • National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies (Level 2)
  • National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies (Level 3)
  • National Certificate: N4 Business Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N4 Engineering Studies (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N4 Financial Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N4 Human Resources Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N4 Management Assistance (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N4 Marketing Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N4 Public Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N5 Business Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N5 Engineering Studies (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N5 Financial Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N5 Human Resources Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N5 Management Assistant (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N5 Marketing Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N5 Public Management Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N6 Business Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N6 Engineering Studies (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N6 Financial Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N6 Human Resources Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N6 Management Assistant (Level5)
  • National Certificate: N6 Marketing Management (Level 5)
  • National Certificate: N6 Public Management (Level5)
Fees:

Visit the campus for information regarding fees.

Applications:

Contact the campus for information regarding the application process.

Type of education institution Private College Qualification Types National Certificate Tags

Vaal Skills Training Institute

Vaal Skills Training Institute Registration Number 2019/FE07/029 Raigan Cloete Sat, 01/16/2021 - 14:16 Qualifications offered Courses:
  • National Certificate: Engineering Studies (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Bricklaying and Plastering Theory (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Building Drawing (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Building Science (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Electrical Trade Theory (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Engineering Drawing (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Engineering Science (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Fitting and Machinery Theory (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Industrial Chemistry (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Industrial Electronics (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Logic Systems (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Mathematics (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Mechanotechnology (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Motor Trade Theory (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Refrigeration Trade Theory (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Waste-Water Treatment Practice (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Water Treatment Practice (N1-N3)
Fees:

Visit the campus for information regarding fees.

Applications:

Contact the campus for information regarding the application process.

Type of education institution Private College Qualification Types National Certificate Tags

Unigrad College

Unigrad College Registration Number 2019/FE07/009 Raigan Cloete Sat, 01/16/2021 - 14:02 Qualifications offered
  • National Certificate: N4 Art Design
  • National Certificate: N4 Business Management
  • National Certificate: N4 Financial Management
  • National Certificate: N4 Human Resource Management
  • National Certificate: N4 Legal Secretary
  • National Certificate: N4 Popular Music Studio Work
  • National Certificate: N4 Public Management
  • National Certificate: N4 Tourism
  • National Certificate: N5 Art and Design
  • National Certificate: N5 Business Management
  • National Certificate: N5 Financial Management
  • National Certificate: N5 Human Resouce Management
  • National Certificate: N5 Legal Secretary
  • National Certificate: N5 Popular Music Studio Work
  • National Certificate: N5 Public Management
  • National Certificate: N5 Tourism
  • National Certificate: N6 Art and Design
  • National Certificate: N6 Business Management
  • National Certificate: N6 Financial Management
  • National Certificate: N6 Human Resource Management
  • National Certificate: N6 Legal Secretary
  • National Certificate: N6 PopularMusic Studio Work
  • National Certificate: N6 Public Management
  • National Certificate: N6 Tourism
Fees:

Contact the campus for information regarding fees.

Applications:

Visit the campus for information regarding the application process.

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When Do Funza Lushaka Bursary Applications Close?

Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 11:53 Author Raigan Cloete

mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Are you interested in applying for the Funza Lushaka Bursary? Well, be sure to find out the closing date for these applications.

mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme which promotes teaching as a profession. All first-time applicants need to be 30 years old or younger to apply for the bursary.

mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Applications for the Funza Lushaka Bursary is currently open for 2021 funding so be sure to apply now. The closing date for the applications is 28 February 2021.

mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">These bursaries help students complete a teaching qualification in identified areas of priority. Recipients of these bursaries are required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received funding from the programme.

mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-ansi-language:EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">The following students are eligible for the bursary:

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Temporary Disability Grants Extension Period Lapses

Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 11:07 Author Raigan Cloete

On Monday, it was announced that all Temporary Disability Grants which were extended from February to December 2020 have lapsed. For more on this keep reading…

Temporary Disability Grants provide South Africans with financial assistance while they are unable to work, due to injury or illness, for about 6 to 12 months.

SASSA has provided more than 200 000 South Africans with this temporary grant and it has positively impacted the lives of these beneficiaries.

A ten-month extension was granted before medical reviews would be required again due to the strict lockdown implemented in March 2021 and the restrictions on personal movement.

The unexpected suspension of these grants resulted in a backlog as those beneficiaries rushed to doctors to receive their medical reviews to qualify for the grant.

Many are concerned that the re-application process takes place during lockdown level three, where people are restricted in terms of access and movement, which means that they would not be able to seek medical reviews without difficulty.

SASSA said that they understand the difficulties beneficiaries may encounter, hence they are looking at what they need to put into place as an integral measure to be able to provide support to those in need.

SASSA beneficiaries are reminded that they can apply for grants online and can choose to receive their grants through their bank accounts, instead of waiting in long queues outside SASSA offices.

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Positive Reaction From Cosas About School Reopening Date

Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 10:04 Author Raigan Cloete

Due to the country experiencing the second wave of COVID-19, the reopening of schools has been delayed until 15 February 2021. Cosas has announced that they are satisfied with the postponement.

During this week many different organisations have been doing their best to have the Department of Basic Education delay the reopening of schools to ensure the safety of teachers and learners.

Teboho Magafane, Cosas Secretary-General, has announced that they are satisfied with schools opening on 15 February instead of 27 January.

Magafane said that Cosas will ensure that when learners return to their schools, that they return to a safe environment. If they deem the environment not safe enough, they will not hesitate to extend the postponement.

The decision to postpone the reopening of schools may also have a downside. Many learners attend school Monday to Friday because their schools provide them with a nutritious meal every day as well as safety and security.

However, due to the postponement, more pressure will be put on parents to ensure that there is someone to look after their children while they are at work.

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True Blue Training

True Blue Training Registration Number 2019/FE07/008 Raigan Cloete Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:07

True Blue Training aims to make their consulting and training services, a contribution to South Africa and thereby help to create a knowledge-empowered workforce in South Africa. 

Qualifications offered Courses:
  • National Certificate: Construction (Level 2)
  • National Certificate: Construction Plant Operation (Level 2) 
  • National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction (Level 3)
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Process (Level4)
Fees:

Consult the website or contact their campus to find out about fees.

Applications:

Visit the website or contact the campus for information regarding the application process.

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Unisa's Short Learning Programmes

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 15:38 Author Raigan Cloete

Are you interested in studying an online short course from home or while you work? Keep reading to find out how you can apply. 

Unisa's Short Learning Programmes (SLPs) focus on "just in time" and "just enough" learning to meet a specific learning need to be identified by individuals, organisations or society at large.

SLPs are offered by centres located within the different academic departments of colleges. Programme content and contact details are contained in each programme. You may also direct enquiries to [email protected].

The following faculties offer short courses:

  • Accounting Sciences
  • Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Human Sciences
  • Law
  • Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Other, Administration and Professional

Centre for lifelong learning is a centre of excellence in short learning programmes.

Application & registration:

  • Semester modules: 2 November 2020 - 29 January 2021                                          
  • Year modules: 2 November 2020 - 26 February 2021 

You can apply online only for selected Short Learning Programmes.

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What Is The Difference Between NSFAS And Fundi?

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 14:27 Author Raigan Cloete

Deciding how to fund your studies can be tricky, which is why we have cleared up the difference between NSFAS and Fundi for you.

What is NSFAS?

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government student bursary scheme which receives its funding budget from, and reports to the Department of Higher Education and Training.

 

NSFAS will cover your tuition fees, accommodation fees as well as give you transport, living and book allowances to make sure that your higher education is covered far beyond what you expect.

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

The requirements to be funded are as follows:

  • Must be a South African citizen.
  • All SASSA grant recipients qualify for funding.
  • Applicants must have a combined household income of not more than R350 000 per annum
  • The person with a disability: Combined household income must not be more than R600 000 per annum
  • If you started studying before 2018 and your household income is not more than R122 000 per annum.
  • If you wish to study or are already studying at a public university or TVET college and come from a family with an income of R350 000 or less, you qualify to be funded by NSFAS. 

For more information about NSFAS, click here.

What is Fundi?

Fundi is a South African Education Finance specialist. They strive to help students achieve their dreams, by covering the costs of attending tertiary institutions.

They cover the following:

  • Study loans 
  • Short courses
  • Accommodation loans
  • Executive loans
  • MBA funding
  • Study device loans
  • Educational tools

Fundi's online website help students find accommodation, buy airtime and data and gain access to eBooks.

Study and short course loans cover the cost of tuition fees for long-term studies and short courses. 

Once you have found your place, Fundi helps you pay the rent in smaller, affordable instalments.

Executive loans help you cover the costs of studying a specialist course or programme. 

MBA loans assist you by funding for your Master of Business Administration degree.

Devices can be quite expensive however, they are necessary when studying at any tertiary institution. Study device loans help you purchase laptops, cellular phones and tablets to help you succeed in today's day and age.

Certain fields of study require certain tools, such as textbooks, a musical instrument, a scientific calculator, a stethoscope, or safety equipment. Which is where the educational tools loan comes in handy.

For more information about Fundi, click here.

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STATS SA Youth Contract Employment Opportunities

Bronwyn Friday, January 15, 2021 - 14:18

Stats SA endeavours to promote the careers of young, previously disadvantaged persons by applying the principles of appropriate legislation. People living with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the advertised positions.

Opportunity Details Opportunities At STATS SA

Stats SA undertakes various surveys and projects, for example, Census, Community Survey, Labour Force Survey, General Household Survey, amongst others.

From time to time these surveys and projects require that contract staff be employed.

You are invited to register online for inclusion on the database used to identify potential candidates for these contract positions as and when required.

As the projects are conducted in every area of the country, people of every racial group and from all areas are encouraged to apply.

Required documents:

Applicants who are invited for training will be required to submit:

  • Certified copy of ID
  • Certified copy of Matric certificate
  • Certified copy of driver’s license if applicable
  • Documents must have been certified within 6 months before submission.

NB: Applicants risk being disqualified for failing to submit all the required documents as indicated above.

HOW TO APPLY

Important note: If you do not hear from us within three months of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful

  • have a minimum of a Senior Certificate (Matric or equivalent).
  • be proficient in any of the 11 official languages.
  • be willing to work over weekends and outside of normal office hours.
  • be an RSA citizen with no criminal record.

Applicants who previously registered on the Human Resources contract database need to update their information accordingly.

Applicants are required to upload the following document when they apply:

Proof of home/residential address (eg Lease agreement, Affidavit, Tribal Authority letter, Municipality bill, clothing account bill and others).

Any registration without the above-mentioned supporting document will be regarded as incomplete and the applicant will not be able to complete the registration on the database.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE

Opportunity Closing Date Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity STATS SA Article Categories Article Category Careers Tags Tags

Apply Now To Study At Regent Business School

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 12:56 Author Sakinah Samuels

Get a head start on your application for the 2021 academic year! Apply online to reserve your space at Regent Business School now

Get a head start on your application for the 2021 academic year! Apply online to reserve your space at Regent Business School now.

Regent Business School offers a wide range of qualifications including Higher Certificates, Degrees and Diplomas, delivered through digitally-supported online lectures, webinars and tutorials. Their tech-rich and future focused programmes will equip you with the skills needed for the 21st century work environment.

Regent strives to deliver quality academic programmes that meet recognised academic standards to its students. It does this through ensuring that all Regent's programmes are developed internally by its professional team, in consultation with experts from business, and leading academics.

Courses
  • BCom
  • BCom in Retail Management
  • BCom in Law
  • BCom in Supply Chain Management
  • BCom in Human Resource Management
  • Bachlor of Public Administration
  • BCom in Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma in Financial Management
  • Diploma in Public Relations Management
  • Diploma in Financial Management
  • Higher Certificate in Business Management
  • Higher Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Higher Certificate in Accounting
  • Higher Certificate in Health Care Services Management
  • Higher Certificate in Management for Estate Agents
  • Higher Certificate in Islamic Finance, Banking and Law
  • Higher Certificate in Retail Management
  • Higher Certificate in Marketing Management
  • Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management

They also offer a variety of Postgraduate diplomas, Masters and Honours qualifications along with short learning programmes.

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The Presidency Internship Programme

Sakinah Samuels Friday, January 15, 2021 - 12:43

Unemployed South African graduates /post graduates who are younger than 35 years of age are invited to apply for The Presidency Internship Programme. The Presidency is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity.

Opportunity Details

Unemployed South African graduates /post graduates who are younger than 35 years of age are invited to apply for The Presidency Internship Programme. 

The Presidency is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability). The candidature of persons whose transfer/appointment will promote representivity will receive preference. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Interns will receive a stipend according to the level of qualification obtained: R6083.70 per month for National Diploma, R6083.70 per month for Bachelor’s/Honours Degree, R7510.65 per month for Master’s Degree

Requirements
  • Unemployed South African graduates /post graduates who are younger than 35 years of age
  • Tertiary qualification in one of the fields of study: Social Science / Sociology, B Com Economics, Industrial Engineering, Research / Public Policy / Development studies with Research as a major subject; Degree: Development Studies / Public Administration / Political Studies; National Diploma: Media Studies / Communications / Public Relations / Creative Writing; Honours / Masters in Economics, Development Studies, Statistics, Town and Regional Planning; Diploma / 1st Degree in Communication or Journalism with a focus on digital communication and social media; National Diploma / BA Degree / B-Tech / Honours or Masters in Public Administration / Business Administration / Public Management; NQF level 6 in Public Management / Records Management, or any other Administration related qualification; National Diploma / Degree in Public Administration / Management or Business Management; NQF level 6 in Risk Management / Auditing /Internal Auditing / Social Science or equivalent qualification / Law / LLB; NQF level 6 in Public Management / Public Administration, or any other Administration related qualification; National Diploma or Degree in Financial Accounting; National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting / Financial Management / Accounting; National Diploma or Degree in Financial Management or Accounting; National Diploma or Degree in Supply Chain Management / Public Administration / Social Sciences / International Relations. National Diploma: Information Technology in Software Development / Information Systems / Technical Applications / Web and Application Development or related on NQF level 6; National Diploma: Information in Support / Technical Applications or related on NQF level 6; Recognised Bachelor's Degree on NQF level 7 in either Occupational Health and Safety / Environmental / Risk Management / Security Management or equivalent qualification.
  • Haven't been previously employed under any internship programme.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.

If you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a pre-employment screening.

The outcome of this screening will be considered to determine suitability for employment.

These internships are based in Pretoria. Candidates must be willing and able to find their own accommodation in Pretoria, considering that they will not earn a salary but only a stipend.

Each post must be applied for on a separate application. If an application is received where person makes reference to more than one post, only the first reference will be considered.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted on form Z83 and should be accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, ID as well as a comprehensive CV in order to be considered.

Applications must be sent to:

Post: 

The Presidency

Private Bag X1000

Pretoria, 0001

or Hand deliver:

Government Avenue, Union Buildings, Arcadia, Pretoria

For Attention: Ms Kefilwe Maubane

Opportunity Closing Date Friday, January 29, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity The Presidency Article Categories Article Category Internships 2021 Tags Tags

Apply For A Student Bursary At MultiChoice For 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 12:33 Author Terrique Alie

Multichoice is an established satellite service across Sub-Saharan Africa and one of South Africa’s largest entertainment companies. In 2018 Multichoice Africa launched the Multichoice Talent Factory academies and allowed 60 students from 13 countries to take part in a year-long academic and practical programme. MultiChoice are awarding bursaries to students pursuing their studies towards selected degrees.

What does the bursary include?

The bursary is awarded to students for a period of 12 months and may be renewed subject to the company’s availability of funds and students academic performance. The bursary will cover; registration and tuition fees, accomodation and a yearly living allowance. 

What are the minimum requirements to apply?

All applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Must have completed matric
  • Studying or registered to study towards a qualification within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying or registered to study at a recognised Higher Learning Institute in South Africa
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 65% for current year of study
  • Pursuing first time undergraduate or postgraduate (including Honours and Masters) studies in 2021
  • Strong academic performance
  • Proven financial need
  • Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students

 

All applications must be submitted online and emailed to [email protected], all candidates must specify in their email that they are applying for the MultiChoice Bursary Application and insert their full name in the subject line. 

What documents must be included when applying?

  • Certified copy of applicants ID document 
  • All academic transcripts to date (certified copies)
  • Proof preliminary acceptance from an accredited tertiary institution (on letterhead)
  • Proforma invoice/ quote from your tertiary institution (on letterhead)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Affidavit confirming guardianship if not living with parent/s
  • Proof of monthly household income and dependent (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed)
  • Household breakdown of monthly budget (including income and expenses)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational letter explaining why you should be awarded the bursary
  • Letter of recommendation from your parent/ guardian (optional, not mandatory)

 

All applicants applying need to ensure that all of the above-mentioned documents must be attached, if any items are missing your application be disregarded. All applications close on the 31st of January 2021 and no applications will be considered after the due date. 

For more information, visit www.multichoice.com
 

Opportunity Closing Date Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 12:00 Article Categories Article Category Bursaries 2021

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