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A Cape Town Mom Couldn’t Find A School For Her Autistic Son. So She Started One.

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:29Author: Raigan Cloete

Phumeza Booi Welisa runs the Hlumelo Educare Centre out of her home in New Crossroads to mostly assist children with autism. The centre was named after her son with autism after she struggled to find placement for him at other Early Development Centre (EDC) in the area.

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  • Phumeza Booi Welisa couldn’t find a school for her son with autism so she started a school.
  • Her school has children with and without autism.
  • Welisa hopes to turn her educare into a registered Early Childhood Development centre that gets state funding but getting registration-ready is expensive.

When Phumeza Booi Welisa from New Crossroads in Cape Town could not find a school suitable for her son with autism, she had no choice but to start her own.

Welisa said that when her son Hlumelo was born on 18 April 2009, everything appeared to be fine. She said it was after he turned two that she started noticing some development delays such as being unable to talk.

According to Autism South Africa, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability involving brain development. “People with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most people. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely impaired.”

She took Hlumelo to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital where she was informed that he has autism. Having never heard of the condition before, Welisa sought advice from her mother who had been caring for a child with similar behavioural traits as Hlumelo.

Welisa said she struggled to find placement for Hlumelo at schools. She said that they moved him to about seven creches in one year. When her mother and grandmother passed away, she had to quit her job as a supervisor at McDonalds.

She said that when Hlumelo was about seven years old, she sent him to Alpha School in Woodstock, a school specialising in children with autism. “I was so happy, hoping that my child was going to school,” she said. But that too fell through after the school told her that they only accepted children who were no longer using nappies.

Welisa then decided to potty train him herself at home. She noticed that he was scared of the flushing and would get nervous and cover his ears. Another issue was that his feet could not touch the ground so he was never relaxed. At eight, Hlumelo successfully enrolled at Alpha School.

Welisa said that because of the frustration and long journey she experienced, she wanted to help other parents and children like Hlumelo in the township. She then completed an 18-month Educare course at False Bay College and started her daycare Hlumelo Educare Centre in 2017, an NPO to prepare autistic children for school.

Without a location for the daycare, Welisa used spare rooms at her home. She started caring for two autistic children, but news of what she was doing spread quickly. “In our community there’s a lot of children whose parents are unemployed,” she said. She was approached by many parents to look after their children as well. “I noticed that the children with autism were learning from the ones without autism … They’re learning from each other,” she said.

Before lockdown 62 children, aged six months to eight years, were enrolled at the centre, including eight autistic children from the community. The educare operates in three rooms and has seven staff members which include four teachers, a cook, caretaker and Welisa. The centre is currently not funded by the Department of Social Development and relies on school fees at R230 per child per month. But often only some of the parents can pay. The staff, who are volunteers, are paid a stipend sometimes, depending on the educare’s income.

When they reopened in lockdown level 1, only 13 children returned. Only nine parents have paid so far. “Most of the parents lost their jobs,” she says.

The Hlumelo Educare Centre is part of the Afternoon Angels program. An initiative where community members in townships open their homes to give children food and a safe place to play and wait until their parents are home. Food for the program is sponsored by Ikamva Labantu.

Welisa hopes to turn her educare into a registered ECD centre. This would allow her to apply for government funding, but a lot more is required before she can do that. “There’s a lot of things they expect us to have, like fire extinguishers … There’s still a lot we can’t afford to buy for us to be registered,” she said.

This article was first published by GroundUp.

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COVID Grant Extension Is A Lifeline For Asylum Seekers

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:14Author: Raigan Cloete

In June, GroundUp wrote an article about immigrant tradesmen who were struggling to find work during lockdown. Many asylum seekers and citizens of Lesotho, Angola and Zimbabwe with special permits have lost their income and have only been able to apply for COVID-19 relief grants since August.

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  • Asylum seekers and citizens from Lesotho, Angola and Zimbabwe with special permits were excluded from COVID-19 assistance until a court ordered in June that they also get the COVID-19 relief grant.
  • The system went live in August, but applicants must first go through a verification process and are only paid after it is successful.
  • Some asylum seekers and permit holders have said they wish to return to the countries they fled as they cannot survive here.

On Thursday, President Cyril Ramapohsa extended the COVID grant by another three months. This will come as a lifeline for many asylum seekers and special permit holders from Lesotho, Angola and Zimbabwe who were excluded for months from the social relief grant, and who are now waiting for their grant applications to be processed.

On 19 June in the Pretoria High Court, Judge Selby Baqwa ruled that the R350 Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant must be extended to special permit holders and asylum seekers.

Asylum seekers and permit holders had not qualified for much of the COVID aid, food parcels and support extended by government, and have been struggling.

Spokesperson for the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Kgomoco Diseko said the department has now created a comprehensive separate web application channel for asylum seekers and permit holders, after extensive consultation with the Department of Home Affairs and the Scalabrini Centre. “Final testing was undertaken with clients from the Scalabrini Centre whereafter the application channel went live on 3 August 2020.”

But payment is only done from the month in which the person successfully applied. With grants set to have ended in October, the latest extension will now come as a relief.

So far 5,444 asylum seekers and permit holders who applied using ID numbers were paid as it was easier to process their applications according to Diseko.

“1,867 applications have been received from Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders: Asylum Seekers 750, Angolan special permit 76, Lesotho special permit 551 and Zimbabwean special permit 490,” said Diseko. “While no payments have yet been made, SASSA strives to pay the qualifying applicants as soon as possible after the income validations have been completed. It is critical for SASSA to be able to confirm that the right people receive the money, as all payments are audited.”

“At this stage it is unfortunately not 100% clear how long this will take as SASSA is working with other organisations on this matter. However, SASSA is working diligently to expedite this process,” said Diseko.

“Since lockdown began we have assisted about 20,000 individuals with food relief, trauma counselling and livelihood support. Many of the beneficiaries we assessed claimed they were unable to access Unemployment insurance Fund (UIF) and the R350 COVID-19 grant,” says Gahlia Brogneri, director at the Adonis Musati Project, which has given food assistance to Zimbabweans, Congolese, Burundians, Somalis, Rwandans, Malawians, Tanzanians, Cameroonians, Ugandans, Angolans, Ethiopians, Kenyans, Mozambicans, Senegalese, Nigerians, Zambians and South Africans.

“In the first few months we had up to 300 requests for help per day, but currently we are receiving about 200 per week urgently requesting assistance,” she said.

“Since March social workers have manned an emergency helpline. People send a Whatsapp or SMS with their request and an assigned social worker calls them back and does an assessment. People also reach us via email, Facebook and through our office telephone.”

Brogneri said many asylum seekers and permit holders lost their livelihoods during lockdown because of the nature of the industries they were working in. Many who lost jobs have been told not to return or that their job will be given to a South African.

“The situation has heightened already high levels of stress experienced by foreign nationals and as tensions increase due to poor service delivery and scarcity of jobs and resources many fear there will soon be further outbreaks of xenophobia,” she said.

“Due to the lack of income they are having to cut down on all non-essential items such as meat and fish, some toiletries, clothes, blankets, cleaning products, airtime and data, movement and travel. Mothers have had to cut down on nappies and clothing for children as well as items needed for school,” she said.

She said none of refugees have been able to return due to the pandemic but they have received many requests lately from refugees who want to be repatriated to their original countries. She said they are referred to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

This article was first published by GroundUp.

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Ministry Responds to SASCO TVET College Demands

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 21:35Author: Sakinah Samuels

Minister in charge of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande and his Department, has released a statement in response to the memorandum of demands the South African Students Congress (SASCO) handed over to Parliament on TVET Colleges. 

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Minister in charge of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande and his Department, has released a statement in response to the memorandum of demands the South African Students Congress (SASCO) handed over to Parliament on TVET Colleges.

The Ministry appreciates the critical importance of the issues raised in the SASCO memorandum and the correct strategic emphasis placed on building the capacity and expanding the TVET College sector. This view is consistent with my view that our country must invert the university-centric nature of the South African post-school education and training system if we are to successfully meet the needs of the National Development Plan.

- Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

SASCO embarked on nationwide protests this week to have their concerns about TVET Colleges and it's poor state heard and is now calling for a national shutdown of Higher Education institutions. 

In their efforts to make TVET Colleges the institution of choice, SASCO submitted 15 demands which they want the South African Government to urgently address. Some of their demands are for the TVET system are:

  • issue certificates immediately
  • build student accommodation
  • allocate infrastructure
  • development funding
  • equal funding model for TVET colleges and universities
  • inclusion of more disciplines
  • curriculum transformation

The Minister makes it clear that growth has been seen in the TVET sector in the past two years, "this includes a number of interventions related to the demands made in the Memorandum", said the Minister.

The Ministry didn't give much information when it came to responding to SASCO's demand to have more TVET student accommodation built and said that there is an overarching project in the Department that deals with student residences in an integrated way for both universities and TVET colleges. 

TVET College students will possibly have access to laptops from 2021 along with many Colleges starting to use e-books more. "Colleges are planning to move towards the use of e-books, which enables publishers to make electronic materials accessible to students, such as YouTube videos and web links", read the statement.

The Department has reviewed the TVET curriculum since 2018, noted the Minister. All curricula relating to ICT has alls been reviewed and will be put in place from next year January. The TVET sector will also be seeing the addition of a Robotics stream in the NC(V) programme for IT and Computer Science next year. 

"As a result of this process, thirty-eight (38) subject curricula have been reviewed and in the process of being evaluated by Umalusi and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupation (QCTO). Fourteen of these curricula will be implemented in January 2021. " said Nzimande.

Due to Covid-19 the Department has had to move some parts of the curricula reviews from 2021 to 2022 to ensure that there is sufficient time for preparations and training of the lecturers, explains the statement released.

“The early work for the establishment of a lecturer training institute in Gauteng has begun and will soon gain traction. It must also be noted that the establishment of new TVET lecturer qualifications and the development of associated programmes and their offering by universities is well underway, ” said Minister Nzimande.

Fourteen Universities are in the process of developing TVET College educational and training qualifications. As of right now, three of these programmes are already being offered, eleven programmes are accredited by the Council on Higher Education and eight more is set to be offered from next year onwards. Several Universities are also developing TVET-specific lecturer qualifications.

These lecturers will be equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge. They are also required to undergo work-based experience in order to qualify to teach. This new generation of lecturers will start filtering into the system from 2022.

- Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

SASCO also raised issues concerning what TVET College students receive for allowances. To this, Nzimande said that because all students who qualify, receive a travel or accommodation allowance along with a personal care allowance, "this constitutes free education for most students who progress in their studies".

As for the demands about infrastructure at Colleges and what they lack, the Department responded saying that Colleges which are in need of repairs are currently planning for these repairs to take place as the sector benefits from The Capital Infrastructure Efficiency Grant. 

At a SASCO protest this week, a student explained that in places like Germany, successful individuals are TVET graduates who have sufficient skill sets to carry out those functions and wants South African TVETs to have a similar model. Now, the Department is said to be agreed to work with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to adapt valuable and relevant insights from the Germany vocational training system with its robust links with industry.

On TVET students receiving their certificates on time, the Ministry said, "The Department is working very hard at meeting the 3-month turnaround time to issue certificates after students have met all their academic requirements. This target has been met just before the onset of COVID -19." The Department has now said that they are putting in major effort to clear the certifications backlogs from 1992. 

Nzimande also reiterated that due to finances, they can't build TVET campuses per each sub-district but that they are committed to expanding existing campuses to reach more students, as well as embarking on distance and open learning initiatives.

Nine TVET College campuses are now near completion and will be completed by the end of next year. It is however important to note that this does not mean nine TVET Colleges are being built. 

TVET College students can view online learning materials by going to http://www.tvetcolleges.co.za/

"Minister Nzimande commits to further engagements with the leadership of SASCO on issues contained in their memorandum and on other issues affecting students in general."

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Unions Raise Concerns About R7bn Funding For DBE

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 15:15Author: Simbongile Makanda

 The Department of Basic Education recently secured R7 billion funding to hire more than 200,000 education assistants. Now, unions and stakeholders have shared their thoughts about the department's plans. 

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Unions have welcomed the decision to employ teaching assistants. However, they have raised some concerns about what this short term solution will mean for South African schools in the long-run.

Minister Angie Motshekga said the department will start recruiting and training potential assistants soon.

“We are going to start them now, we are going to train them, it’s going to take a long time to train them due to the system."

"We hope to screen them now because we don’t want anybody to come into the system carefully we have to find people who are really interested in teaching we have to look at unemployed teachers and see if we re-skill them so we will take them in this year and train them in preparation  for 2021.”

President of Naptosa, Basil Manuel said this would be an opportunity to employ young people most affected by unemployment. 

“Whilst it is a short employment opportunity of four months but for a large number of people and at least it will assist our younger people in deciding, do I want to be a teacher for example.

Natu president Allan Thompson said although the assistants would help reduce the workload that teachers have to deal with, employing the assistants would not solve the bigger problems in the education system. 

“The national teachers union is however not convinced that the creation of 300 000 positions is going to solve the problems the teachers are faced with"

"Yes the creation of the positions will be able to arrest COVID-19 problems but not problems that teachers are faced with. Teachers are faced with the problem of being overworked because the schools have a shortage of teachers.”

According to a presentation the department gave to unions, a total of R4.47 billion will be used to pay the assistants. They will receive a stipend of R3 500 per month with 1% of their stipend being used to contribute to the UIF.

The assistants will have many duties such as supporting teachers, helping with the distribution of teaching materials and helping learners with after school activities such as sports and cultural activities.

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Western Cape Schools Receive Donations For Learners

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 13:19Author: Simbongile Makanda

Learners at five schools in the Western Cape were left with smiles after receiving donations of food and learning materials. With more than 2 million learners reportedly not receiving meals from the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP), these donations came at the right time for these learners.

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Non-profit organisation Living Through Learning (LTL) handled the handing over of 500 relief boxes to learners in schools from Parow Valley, Voorbrug and Gugulethu. The relief boxes were donated by the Lunchbox Fund.

LTL has been providing support to 26 schools in the Western Cape. The organisation has done this by promoting literacy and skills development in schools. 

A spokesperson for Sonwabo Primary School in Gugulethu said the donation would provide relief for many parents who have been disadvantaged by the Covid-19 lockdown.

“Most of them have lost their jobs, so to put food on the table at this time during the pandemic is a difficult thing,” he said.

Principal of Vergenoegd Primary School in Voorburg, Jonathan Goodall said the school has to feed more than 700 learners a day. The relief boxes helped about 90 grade R learners at the school. 

A teacher at the school, Leander Heyns said the learners would benefit from the donations.

“A lot of these children come to school each day not having food to eat, so the only time for some of them is the meal that they eat at school. This will help a lot, especially during this time. Many parents lost their jobs.”

The schools also received a donation of 500 sensory books along with the relief boxes. 

The meal donations come during a time where civil rights group, Equal Education has been concerned about learners not receiving meals. 

According to Equal Education, nearly 2 million learners are still not receiving meals on days when they are not at school.

The organisation said most provinces have failed to provide meals to learners and many of the reports about the school nutrition programme lacked consistency. 

Equal Education conducted a survey which showed a need for a reliable mode of transport for learners to collect meals. Another problem that the organisation highlighted was the fact that the Free State never submitted a progress report. 

The organisation believes that the Department of Basic Education should take responsibility to communicate with schools, learners and families about the safety measures put in place and the times to collect meals at school.

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2021 Applications Open At Ekurhuleni West TVET College

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 13:02Author: Sakinah Samuels

Ekurhuleni West TVET College has opened their applications for 2021. Applications close on 30 October 2020 so hurry and apply now before it's too late. 

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Ekurhuleni West TVET College has opened their applications for 2021. Applications close soon so hurry and apply now before it's too late. 

Ekurhuleni West College's mission is to ensure that their students are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills for employment or self-employment. Their website says that their campuses ensure life-long learning and the development of their students.They also award bursaries to deserving students who have excelled in previous semesters.

Applications close on 30 October 2020. 

Courses
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  • Engineering Studies
  • Utility Studies
  • Occupational Programmes
Campuses
  • Alberton Campus
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  • Germiston Campus
  • Kathorus Campus (in Katlehong/ Vosloorus/ Thokoza)
  • Kempton Campus (in Kempton Park)
  • Tembisa Campus
How To Apply CLICK HERE TO START APPLYING

For more information on Ekurhuleni West TVET College, click here.

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Examsta: Free Online Quizzes For Learners

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:07Author: Simbongile Makanda

It's that time of the year where many learners are drawing mind maps or scrambling to find extra learning resources just before exams start. Online apps have been the go-to for many learners and teachers since Covid-19 hit and Examsta is another great app to consider during this time. 

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Examsta is an online educational app that uses tools like quizzes to promote active learning. This method of learning has been proven to have good results for learners in the long run. 

“Widely referred to as ‘retrieval practice’, the teaching method is a well-known psychological phenomenon whereby memory recall is accelerated through regular quizzes.”

Marie de Wet, founder of Examsta and qualified teacher, said there is more to studying than just re-reading and taking notes. The way that learners will most likely benefit from studying is by taking quizzes to test themselves during the process of studying. 

She said many teachers and learners would be able to benefit from using retrieval as a learning method instead of re-teaching. 

“Examsta will give learners the edge when it comes to preparing for exams, where the act of retrieving information prompts the brain to ensure that it is more accessible in the future.”

Learners can use Examsta to access quizzes for different subjects in the South African syllabus. Each quiz consists of 10 to 15 multiple choice questions that come with explanations and diagrams.

The app is currently still in its testing phase, and the quizzes are available for learners in grade 10, 11 and 12. Learners can access Life Sciences quizzes and more subjects like History and Geography will be made available soon. 

From January 2021, learners will be able to access quizzes for all of the subjects in their grade for a fee of R100 a year.

“We provide an effective and affordable learning tool that will benefit students from all socio-economic backgrounds,”

“The website is simple, to minimise data costs for learners and, in the future, we plan to make the app zero-rated so that no data will be required to access content.” said de Wet.

Learners can visit www.examsta.co.za to access the Examsta learning material and quizzes free of charge. 

The platform has already been tested on about 500 learners in Cape Town. These learners were surveyed and 81% of them said they found Examsta to be a useful learning tool.
 

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Many UCT Email Accounts Have Been Hacked

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:40Author: Sakinah Samuels

The University of Cape Town is currently investigating a number of compromised email accounts. Students are urged to be cautious when it comes to their email accounts and any emails they receive.

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The University of Cape Town is currently investigating a number of compromised email accounts. Students are urged to be cautious when it comes to their email accounts and any emails they receive.

UCT has said that approximately 53 email accounts were compromised and are now being investigated. 

"Our Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) helpdesk is in the process of making contact with the owners of the possibly compromised email accounts," said the University.

UCT learned of the matter on 14 October when emails were sent from the Vice-Chancellor fraudulently.

The first email was titled 'Mamokgethi Phakeng shared “UCT Forthcoming Projects” with you' and readers were then asked to click on a link.

The second one is titled Projects and Agenda and asks that you open the attached PDF file.

Students are therefore urged to please not click on the email link or open the PDF file.

UCT said in a statement:

If you receive any of these emails or observe any suspicious activity on your UCT account, please inform the IT Helpdesk immediately by sending an email to [email protected].

ICTS has blocked various IP addresses that could be linked to the sources of the attempts, said the University.

We should all be more careful online and protect our online presence now that schooling and work has moved to online and many other processes that could require you to share your information.

If you have any questions about how to secure your online presence please check the ICTS and CSIRT websites for the latest alerts and further information. If you receive a suspicious email that differs to the ones identified above, please also report it to the IT Helpdesk at [email protected]. You can report any other cybersecurity issues to the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) at [email protected].

 

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Posted by University of Cape Town on Thursday, 15 October 2020

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A Guide To Online Exams For Unisa Students

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:19Author: Sakinah Samuels

Unisa’s November/December examination period has begun. Unisa has now made the decision that all future exams will be done online. Here’s some help with how to complete your exams under lockdown if you’re a Unisa student.

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Unisa students are currently busy with exams but with their being no venue-based examinations, you might need some help navigating online exams. No stress, we’re here to help.

You’ll be given 15 minutes to download your exam questions and another 15 minutes to upload your answers.

Before starting the exam, you’ll be asked to confirm the honour code to declare that your work is your own and you are not copying other students or resources. Exam answers will be screened o check if you copied answers or not.

First, make sure you’re ready for the exam before you start the exam by:

  • Having your examination timetable and knowing which days you’re writing what
  • Looking at which method will be used to complete the exam
  • Making sure you’re comfortable and familiar with the method that’s going to be used
  • Having a scanning application on your device
  • Ensuring that your device is charged, that you have good enough internet connection and data
  • Making sure you know where:
    • your downloaded files are on your device for when you’re going to download exam papers
    • your scanned documents go on your phone for when you’re going to scan and need to submit

To get your exam paper:

  1. Open myUnisa
  2. Find the link to ‘login and download the exam question paper for my June 2020’
  3. Log in
  4. Find the link for the exam
  5. Download the exam
  6. Find on your device and do the exam

To submit your answers using myAdmin:

  1. Log on to myUnisa
  2. Click on myAdmin
  3. Go to Assessment Admin
  4. Click on Assignments Submission
  5. Find the module you’re busy with
  6. Click on submit and submit your answers

Should you choose to do hand-write your answers and submit it using a phone, you need to make sure you are familiar with scanning:

  1. Search for a scanning app, such as Microsoft Office Lens, on Google Play or The App Store.
  2. Allow the app to access your camera
  3. Make sure to scan the cover page before you scan other pages
  4. Submit your scanned answers on https://myexams.unisa.ac.za or http://myunisa.ac.za/portal 
  5. On the myExams portal, select the eAssessment tool
  6. Here, you will see all assessments
    • Click on the one you wish to submit
    • After the new page loads, submit your scanned answers.

Should you be doing an Open Book examination, be sure to revise your work before. Another helpful thing to do would be to make notes, summaries or mind maps from your work content to save time and you’ll be able to access information easier. Highlighters and sticky notes to sort sections is a good thing to do as well.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), take home exams and portfolios are done in similar ways and can be submitted using the myAdmin tool:

  • For MCQs
  1. Prepare a lined A4 sheet with numbers for your answers and fill in your answers on each line or use the Unisa assignment paper for MCQs that was given.
  2. Go to the MCQ section on myAdmin
  3. Type in the number of questions there are
  4. Click continue
  5. Click on the bubble that represents your answer for every question
  6. Click on continue
  7. Click on continue again
  • Take home exams can follow a similar method
  1. Go to myAdmin
  2. Find the assessment
  3. Click on Submit
  4. Search for the document with your answers and upload it
  • With portfolios, you’ll be given more time but you can still hand write your answers.
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Human Resources Learnership At Hilti 2021

We’re looking for motivated individuals who have a passion for Logistics and who has the desire for career advancement opportunities throughout Hilti South Africa. As a Learner you will be given the opportunity to work cross-functionally. You will be given tasks that will help towards achieving departmental goals to achieve Hilti’s strategy.

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Hilti Human Resources Learnership Opportunity 2021 Ref No: WD-0002334

Location: Midrand

What's the role?

We’re looking for motivated individuals who have a passion for Human Resources, and who has the desire for career advancement opportunities throughout South Africa.

Requirements:

  • Candidate must hold a Matric Certificate
  • Candidate must be a South African citizen
  • Candidate must be computer literate in MS Office
  • Candidate must be proficient in English (Written and Spoken)
  • Candidate must be unemployed

Candidates with the following attributes are preferred:

  • Self-motivated and deadline orientated
  • Works well under pressure
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Great planning and organizing skills
  • Analytically orientated
  • Great negotiation skills
  • Accurate and detail orientated

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Opportunity Closing Date: Friday, October 16, 2020 Work Opportunities Human Resources Learnership At Hilti 2021 Friday, October 16, 2020 - 09:31

We’re looking for motivated individuals who have a passion for Logistics and who has the desire for career advancement opportunities throughout Hilti South Africa. As a Learner you will be given the opportunity to work cross-functionally. You will be given tasks that will help towards achieving departmental goals to achieve Hilti’s strategy.

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Murray & Roberts is offering learnerships in mechanical, industrial, electrical and mining engineering as well as quantity surveying and building/construction management.

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The Department of Transport and Public Works will be recruiting Traffic Students for the completion of a Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement.

Read More Rand Water Experiential Training Programme 2021 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:08

Rand Water invites undergraduate students who are interested in joining the Water Sector to apply for 2021 learnership programme.

Read More Traffic Student Intake Western Cape Government Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:40

The Department of Transport and Public Works will be recruiting Traffic Students for the completion of a Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement. This is a twelve (12) month training course which will commence on 1 February 2021

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The City Of Johannesburg Group Corporate and Shared Services Internship 2021

Are you a student  or graduate trying to gain job exposure , as a pre-requisite to acquire an academic qualification or to obtain experiential training. This vancancy is open to youth in the Johannesburg Community.

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City of Johannesburg Group Corporate and Shared Services Internships 2021

Department: Group Corporate and Shared services

Branch: Group Human Capital Management

Workplace: 158 Civic Bulevard, Metro Centre

Designation: Client intake Clerk Intern

Duration: NOT exceeding 18 Months

Stipend: R8 329.27 pm (cost to company, basic salary, no benefits)

Requirements:

  • Matric (NQF4) plus secretarial diploma in Business Administration or Business Management or any qualification registered at NQF 6
  • Computer literacy (MS Office applications)
  • Must be able to work extended hours as and when required
  • Ages between 18 — 35 years
  • Only City of Joburg residents will be considered.

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Opportunity Closing Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020Opportunity is closing in 4 days Work Opportunities Graduate Marketing Internship At Coronation Friday, October 16, 2020 - 09:48

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.

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Are you a student  or graduate trying to gain job exposure , as a pre-requisite to acquire an academic qualification or to obtain experiential training. This vancancy is open to youth in the Johannesburg Community.

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Toyota invites graduates to share in a journey aimed at producing future leaders through its exciting Graduate Programme. Toyota is based in Durban and Johannesburg, with the opportunity of a structured journey with wide career progression in various sectors.

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Choose entrepreneurship as a viable career path to create change

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 21:28Author: Positive Dialogue

Choose entrepreneurship as a viable career path to create change. Applications for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Programme close on 30 October 2020.

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Applications for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Programme – which prepares first-year university students for life as high-impact, responsible entrepreneurs – will close on Friday 30 October 2020.

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is committed to investing in the education and development of individuals with entrepreneurial potential in Southern Africa and is calling on first-year university students to apply for the Foundation’s Fellowship Programme.

The Fellowship provides education beyond a degree, offering  holistic entrepreneurial training to ensure that Candidate Fellows  create value through responsible entrepreneurship, see entrepreneurship as a viable career path and are able to take an idea and develop it into a viable opportunity. In addition to financial and academic support, each candidate is allocated a Personal Development Officer, helping them transition into a new environment as well as a Entrepreneurial Leadership officer that assist them to flex their entrepreneurial thinking

Fellowship recipients, known as Allan Gray Candidate Fellows, receive support and development to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, as well as funding for university studies. The Fellowship Programme gives students a stepping-stone to nurture their entrepreneurial potential in order for them to grow into well-rounded, high-impact and responsible entrepreneurs.

Criteria for 1st year students: 

  • Due COVID-19, academic results will be considered at a later stage in the selection process. 
  • Intention to study towards a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry), Engineering, Law or Humanities and Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS); University of Johannesburg (UJ); University of the Free State (UFS); University of Cape Town (UCT); Nelson Mandela University (NMU), Rhodes University (RU); the University of the Western Cape (UWC); Stellenbosch University (SU), the University of Pretoria (UP), Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA Education) or University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).
  • Applicants must be under the age of 22 in the year of their application.
  • South African citizenship.

To apply online, visit graymatter.allangrayorbis.org

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West Coast TVET College 2021 Applications Are Open

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 21:22

West Coast TVET College, an institution of excellence, has opened their applications for 2021. Time is almost up do not miss out, 2021 applications are open until 30 October 2020.

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West Coast TVET College, an institution of excellence, has opened their applications for 2021. Time is almost up do not miss out, 2021 applications are open until 30 October 2020.

West Coast College says that they offer integrated, theoretical and practical experience and exposure to any programme of your choice. West Coast College provides students with a stepping stone into their future. They assist students with applying for bursaries at various institutions.

West Coast College is a Technical Vocational Education and Training College (TVET) where you will gain a meaningful qualification to gain access to the world of work, become an entrepreneur or enter university, depending on subject choices. The college provides you with an opportunity to make a career change with the skills you gain.

Campuses
  • Atlantis Campus
  • Citrusdal Campus
  • Malmesbury Campus
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  • Vredendal Campus
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Courses are categorized by campus. For more information on the courses they offer, click here.

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Download an application form by visiting: http://bit.ly/30l01mq. You can submit it by email to [email protected] or hand deliver at a campus of your choice.

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Six arrested during clashes between SASCO marchers and police in Pretoria

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 21:05Author: GroundUp

“It’s about time something is done to improve the situation at TVET colleges” says student. South African Students’ Congress (SASCO) members marched to the Durban City Hall on Wednesday as part of the National Day of Action.

By Mosima Rafapa and Nokulunga Majola.

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Students and other South African Students Congress supporters marched in Pretoria and Durban as part of a National Day of Action. Violent clashes broke out between police and marchers in Pretoria. This led to at least six arrests. The students say TVET colleges are neglected by government. More funding for TVET colleges is needed says the South African Students’ Congress. The marches were supported by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union.

At least six people including a 17-year-old were arrested during clashes with police at a march organised by the South African Students Congress (SASCO) in Pretoria on Wednesday. They face charges of public violence and malicious damage to state property.

The group are expected to return to the Union Buildings on Thursday to hand over their memorandum to government officials.

On Wednesday, hundreds of students and supporters marched from Burgers Park in Pretoria to the city centre, before heading to the Union Buildings, where they had expected to hand over a memorandum giving the President 14 days to respond to their demands

The group included SASCO members from Tshwane, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, West Rand and Sedibeng.

The march was part of SASCO’s national day of action, with similar events planned for each province. Their aim was to highlight poor infrastructure, issues with student funding, outdated curriculums, and problems with student accommodation at the country’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges.

Head of SASCO Bamanye Matiwane said, “There should be no differentiation between TVET students and university students. TVET students do not have accredited accommodation, they do not get the same funding as university students. We want TVET colleges to be recognised as institutions of choice.

When marchers arrived at the Union Buildings, Matiwane informed students that a delegation had been sent to the office of the President. By 3pm, no one had come out to accept the memorandum. Students then tried to force their way onto the premises, hurling insults at police, and throwing stones and bottles. Police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

Sunnyside police spokesperson Captain Daniel Mavimbela said the suspects are expected to appear in the magistrate court soon. Provincial convener of SASCO in Gauteng, Phathutshedzo Nthulane, said they planned to shut down TVET colleges until their voices were heard.

NEHAWU joins SASCO march in Durban

Meanwhile in Durban, a large group of students marched from King Dinizulu Park in Berea to the City Hall.

Thabo Tsheme, SASCO KwaZulu-Natal provincial convenor, said restoring deteriorating infrastructure should be top of the agenda. He said some students were still waiting for laptops to be delivered because of delays at the Department of Education.

“We want the government to increase funding of the TVET sector. During level 4 and 3 of the national lockdown, we visited TVET institutions and were disappointed to find that they don’t even have personal protective equipment and sanitisers due to funding,” said Tsheme.

He said that the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) should also be consistent across all institutions. “TVET students don’t even know how much allowance they will get because sometimes it’s R250 and other times R450. The allowance should be the same for all,” he said.

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) also came out to support students. “We believe an urgent transformation of the TVET sector is needed if these colleges are to play a serious role in providing education and skills to young people. Some colleges do not even have working Wi-Fi which is essential,” the union said in a statement.

“NEHAWU is still busy forcing the Department of Higher Education and Training to implement in full our settlement agreement following our strike in 2019. The union will not rest until all our demands are fully met,” NEHAWU said in a statement.

This article was first published by GroundUp.

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Minister Wants Students To Expose University Vandals

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 20:48Author: Sakinah Samuels

Minister in charge of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has spoken on the fire that took place at the University of Kwazulu-Natal's Westville Campus this week and condemns it. Nzimande has said that those responsible must be arrested and anyone doing the same should be exposed.

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Minister in charge of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has spoken on the fire that took place at the University of Kwazulu-Natal's Westville Campus this week and condemns it. Nzimande has said that those responsible must be arrested and anyone doing the same should be exposed.

The Oval residence at the University of Kwazulu-Natal's (UKZN) Westville campus was torched on the morning of 12 October, resulting in millions of rands worth of damage. 

“The destruction of university property is a criminal offence and all those engaging in such acts must be arrested and face the full might of the law,” the Minister said on Thursday. 

He called on the university management and law enforcement agencies to hold those responsible for Monday’s incident to account. The Minister also encouraged the university community, both the students and staff, to isolate, identify and expose those responsible for vandalising university property.

They have a duty to provide any relevant information to the law enforcement authorities so that the culprits can be brought to book

- Minister Blade Nzimande

Nzimade said that while government is continuing to invest billions of rands in improving the infrastructure for the Post School Education and Training institution, the university community must ensure that it preserves and protects the current existing infrastructure. 

“The Minister calls on university Vice-Chancellors to tighten up security measures against acts of criminality and protect the freedoms and lives of all our staff and students,” the Ministry said.

Fortunately, no injuries came from the fire. A forensic investigation is now underway as the University continues to assess the damage done and opened a case of arson at SAPS. The building was closed for three weeks because of safety concerns with the acting executive director: corporate relations at the University, Normah Zondo, saying, "This is the same building that was closed due to significant concerns with the condition of the building. Campus security and police were alerted after the flames were spotted in the early hours of Monday morning".

The Minister continued to say that, "These are criminals who must be totally removed from our institutions, they do not deserved to be within our institutions but belong in jail".

Student Representative Council (SRC) President, Sifiso Simelane has condemned the actions and said, "We are not in support of it, that is a criminal act and honestly speaking it's very traumatic that we have people who will burn down a building. We are very disappointed and we are very shocked."

The Oval Residence was closed following a conditional and structural assessment of the building where it was deemed as unsafe. The building was not up to the standards of the municipality's regulations for occupancy and it's closure affected about 181 students.

Students were then asked to stay at their houses until further notice as UKZN looks for alternative accommodation which will be safe for them. These students will also not be charged any accommodation fees.

Media Statement by @DrBladeNzimande condemning the torching of student residence at @UKZN https://t.co/y628FCORDy

— HigherEduTrainingZA (@HigherEduGovZA) October 15, 2020

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Activist Banned For Life From Rhodes Almost Gave Up On Case

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 20:22Author: Sakinah Samuels

Yolanda Dyantyi, ex-Rhodes student who was banned for life from the University has said that she almost gave up on her case but continues to stand her ground. Dyantyi has now been granted the opportunity to plead her case at the Supreme Court of Appeal.

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Yolanda Dyantyi, ex-Rhodes student who was banned for life from the University, has been granted leave to appeal a high court judgment refusing to set aside the disciplinary conviction which resulted in her being banned from Rhodes for life.

Dyantyi has now been granted the opportunity to plead her case at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein. Dyantyi said to TimesLIVE, "This process has been very tiring. It's personal for me. I was two exams away from graduating".

Going to the Supreme Court of Appeal is to say to them that they need to either set aside the judgment that now stands against my name and I must be cleared of all charges, or we must go and begin the disciplinary hearing afresh.

- Yolanda Dyantyi

Nomzamo Zondo, an attorney and executive director at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (Seri) defending Dyantyi, said, "In my opinion, having such consequences and having the disciplinary process closed without her being given the opportunity to tell her side of the story makes the disciplinary hearing unfair" and believes that the ex-student should be given a chance to defend herself.

Dyantyi was behind an online campaign which named and shamed individuals accused of sexual assault on campus. After being found guilty in March 2017 of heading this campaign, she was also found guilty of acts such as kidnapping other students, defamation, insubordination and assault. This then lead to her being banned from Rhodes University for life. 

In a statement released by Rhodes University, the University said:

Rhodes University welcomes the judgment by the Grahamstown High Court today that, among others, granted leave to appeal its earlier decision where a review application by Ms Yolanda Dyantyi against her exclusion from the University was dismissed with costs.

Rhodes then stated that they take offenses involving sexual and gender based violence seriously and treat it with urgency. "Several students have, in the last three years, been excluded for offenses involving sexual violence. These are in the public record," continued the statement.

"The University recognises and supports the right to peaceful protest, but will not condone serious violent offenses in furtherance of such protest."

They do however make it clear that activism against GBV can't be used as a cover to violate the rights of others. 

"I was identified as an instigator," said Dyantyi, "One moment I'm pushing back against them vilifying me in the public space and at the same time, I'm also really fighting for my justice not only as a survivor but also as a Black woman. As a student who was excluded for protesting against rape culture."

Dyantyi also had instances where she wanted to give up on a process that's been going on for years. She says she is fighting for her right to education and to go back to University.

She said that winning this case would not only allow her to go back to school and clear her name but she would also have then stood her ground as a Black woman against the institution and count a lot as an activist.

Dyantyi appealed the case against her and lost, against the interdict at the Grahamstown High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and in a unanimous ruling by the Constitutional Court.

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SASSA R350 Grant Extended For Another 3 Months

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 16:11Author: Alan Hammond

The R350 grant that was introduced to help those who are under particular distress during the lockdown has been extended for a further three months.  President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement when he spoke to both houses of parliament about the future of the social grant, and the government's plans for kickstarting the economy.

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There's great news for those who have benefited from the R350 special relief of distress grant from SASSA which has been available during lockdown.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed parliament today and confirmed that the grant will be extended for another three months.  It was due to stop at the end of October.

However the long term status of the special grant is not what many had hoped for.  Minister Lindiwe Zulu spoke at the weekend about the discussions happening in the ANC about making the grant permanent. There has long been a call for a Basic Income Grant for those aged 18 to 60 - the age group who are too old for child support grants and too young for old age grants.

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.

Also announced in the President's speech about the government's R100 billion employment stimulus package was news of the plans to create 800 000 employment opportunities over the next three years.

“We have committed R100 billion over the next three years to create jobs through public and social employment, as the labour market recovers," said Ramaphosa. The economy contracted by 16.4% when compared to the previous quarter - and National Treasury expects a significant shortfall in revenue collection. 

The President said government is going to create 300 000 opportunities for young people to be engaged as education and school assistants at schools throughout the country to help teachers with basic and routine work, so that more time is spent on teaching, enabling learners to catch up on time lost because of the lockdown.   

More than 60 000 jobs will be created for labour-intensive maintenance and construction of municipal infrastructure and rural roads. 

To support the healthcare system, an additional 6 000 community health workers and nursing assistants will be deployed, as government proceeds with the implementation of the National Health Insurance. 

 

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Basic Education Plans For Matric Exam Venues

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 15:36Author: Simbongile Makanda

Grade 12 learners have 20 days until they start writing their final exams. The Department of Basic Education has been planning and thinking of Covid-19 friendly venues for the final exams to take place. 

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The Department of Basic Education said schools will be making use of churches and community halls to write exams. These venues will have more space than school halls and will help limit the spread of the virus. 

Learners who are sick or showing symptoms will not be allowed to write the final exams this year. Instead, these learners will have to write supplementary exams next year.

“In terms of actual preparations, the teachers and invigilators are there and we hope that they too will keep safe so that we don’t have to replace them along the way if they get tested positive,” said the DBE spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga.

Thousands of students at universities and TVET colleges will also be writing exams soon. The Department of Higher Education and Higher Health have been planning how exams will work for these students.

They have been considering the facts such as knowing the disease is airborne and has airdrops which spread it. Rooms with high ventilation will be used as exam venues. .

Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia, CEO of Higher Health, said, "Covid remains around us. It keeps growing and this pandemic is about to stay until we develop something to overcome this pandemic."

"We are now coming to a phase where in lockdown level one, we have allowed 100% of our students to come back. The whole institution is working the way it should be working as contact learning. Now it's the period where from October until December, we are going to be starting exams."

- Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia

They have looked at all Universities and not only the ones who are advantaged and can carry out safety protocols easily. Higher Health also has to look at community training colleges in disadvantaged and rural areas.

We've got about 1800 Community Training Colleges, we've got about 300 TVET Colleges and probably most of our Universities are now semi-urban and rural. So, we have to look into every parameter in a more holistic way.

-  Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia

Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, also released the guidelines for the November/December sit down exams for the Higher Education sector last week.

"Higher Health has been developing programmes, systems and controls related to the pandemic through the establishment of guidelines, protocols, research and capacity building across our sector. These are grounded in the growing body of science and latest epidemiological data".

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Department Secures R7bn To Hire Assistants At Schools

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 13:04Author: Simbongile Makanda

The Department of Basic Education has secured itself a cut from the R500 billion stimulus package announced by the President in April this year. The department is now on a mission to help schools stay on track by employing more people. 

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National Treasury has agreed to give the basic education department R7bn funding. The department will use the funding to employ a total of 319 000 new staff members at more than 23 000 public schools.

This comes after the department applied for funding from the Treasury to fund several projects including the Education Assistants Programme (EducAP). 

Of the 319 000 staff members, the department plans to employ 200,000 education assistants and a total of 100,000 cleaners and screeners among others. 

A total of R1.43bn will go towards funding governing body posts at schools where parents pay fees. Approximately R1bn will go towards private schools that are subsidised by the government.

More than 44 000 teachers appointed by governing bodies will benefit from the funding and more than 280 000 learners in private schools will benefit. 

In August, the National Alliance of Independent Schools (Naisa) asked the government to set up a R2 billion special relief fund for independent schools, as many had been badly affected by parents not paying school fees. 

Chairperson of Naisa, Mandla Mthembu said many parents were been unable to pay school fees because they had lost their jobs or had their salaries cut.

He said some schools had been receiving subsidies from the government for some time, but these subsidies were not enough. 

"What government has done in the meantime is it has made sure that those schools are getting their subsidies on time. But we said over and above that, we need to have a dedicated fund where independent schools that are struggling right now can apply to and be able to get relief."

According to a presentation the department gave to unions, a total of R4.47 billion will be used to pay the assistants. They will receive a stipend of R3 500 per month with 1% of their stipend being used to contribute to the UIF.

Provincial project management will receive R1.2 million and the basic education department will receive an additional R1.2 million to go towards support and monitoring. 

The assistants will have many duties such as supporting teachers, helping with the distribution of teaching materials and helping learners with after school activities such as sports and cultural activities.

The department has recommended that schools employ unemployed youth as teaching assistants, mainly in the age range of 18-24 years old.

Those hoping to be employed would need to have an NQF level 4 qualification.

General assistants will also be employed and the department has recommended that schools employ unemployed people older than 18 but younger than 35 years of age.

The department will provide a sample of job descriptions when the jobs become available. 

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Murray & Roberts: Artisan Learnership Programmes 2021

Murray & Roberts is offering learnerships in mechanical, industrial, electrical and mining engineering as well as quantity surveying and building/construction management.

Murray & Roberts: Artisan Learnship Programmes 2021

Location: Carltonville

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Contract: Fixed Term Contract

Remuneration: Market related

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Artisan Learnership (Fitter and Turner)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Artisan Learnership (Fitter & Turner), to be based at Training Academy near Carletonville, Gauteng. The successful candidates will report to the ETD Officer (Engineering).

Minimum requirements: 

  • Valid N2 Certificate which includes the following subjects:
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Fitting & Machining Trade theory

The successful candidate must be able to meet the following internal Company requirements:

  • Must be medically fit for underground work
  • Must not have a criminal record
  • Must not be directly or indirectly employed or involved in any other business while employed by MR&C

Artisan Learnership (Millwright)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Artisan Learnership (Millwright), to be based at Training Academy near Carletonville, Gauteng. The successful candidates will report to the ETD Officer (Engineering).

Minimum requirements:

  • Valid N2 Certificate which includes the following subjects:
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Drawing and/or Engineering Industrial (Electrical) and/or Plating & Structural Steel (Boilermaker)
  • At least two (2) Engineering Trade theory subject matters (Electrical/Diesel Mechanical/Boilermaker/Fitter and Turner)

The successful candidate must be able to meet the following internal Company requirements:

  • Must be medically fit for underground work
  • Must not have a criminal record
  • Must not be directly or indirectly employed or involved in any other business while employed by MR&C

Artisan Learnership (Electrician)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Artisan Learnership (Electrician), to be based at Training Academy near Carletonville, Gauteng. The successful candidates will report to the ETD Officer (Engineering).

Minimum requirements:

  • Valid N2 Certificate which includes the following subjects:
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Drawing and/or Engineering Industrial Electronics
  • Electrical Trade theory

The successful candidate must be able to meet the following internal Company requirements:

  • Must be medically fit for underground work
  • Must not have a criminal record
  • Must not be directly or indirectly employed or involved in any other business while employed by MR&C
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This bursary is open to students who have applied to a recognized tertiary institution in KwaZulu-Natal and have received a letter of acceptance.

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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.

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