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Volvo Group Finance Internship Opportunity

Bronwyn Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 09:31

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

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Opportunity Details Graduate: Finance

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

. Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completed B Com Accounting degree or equivalent.

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

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

State / Province Gauteng 

City/Town Rosslyn

Employment/Assignment Type Internship/Trainee/Co-op

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE

 

 

 

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

Internship Opportunity At RTMC

Bronwyn Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 08:28

The Road traffic Management Corporation offers an Internship opportunity in various fields to unemployed graduates.

Opportunity Details Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC): Internships

The RTMC is therefore inviting applications for the Internship Programme that runs for a maximum of 12 months.

Requirements

  • All applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Be between the ages of 18-35 years
  • Must be an unemployed graduate who never participated in an internship programme.

Field of Study

  • Road Safety
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Learner Support
  • Administration
  • Project Office
  • Company Secretary
  • Strategy
  • Operations and Business Applications Software
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Training Norms and Standards
  • Facilities
  • OHS
  • Fleet Management
  • HR Operations
  • Transformation and Employee Relations
  HOW TO APPLY

CLICK HERE TO VIEW INTERNSHIP FROM RTMC

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

SA Cuban Medicine Scholarship Application

Bronwyn Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 07:56

Cuba is home to one of the world's top medical institutions. On top of that at their largest medical school, they now provide free medical tuition to students from around the world to come study abroad in Cuba.

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Opportunity Details Study Medicine in CUBA 2021

Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a University entrance Grade 12 pass with the minimum Level 4 pass marks in Physical Science, Maths, Biology/Life Sciences and English.
  • Applicants must be South African citizen and a permanent resident in Gauteng.
  • Must be between the ages 18-35 years of age before 31 December 2021.
  • Must be medically fit to study medicine.
  HOW TO APPLY CUBA MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Applications are only hand delivered to the Department of Health in Gauteng. There is no online application but only manual with a hard copy form

 

Opportunity Closing Date Friday, 25 June, 2021 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Gauteng Department of Health Article Categories Article Category Scholarships Tags Tags

NSFAS Funding Won't Be Affected If You Change Courses

Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 16:15 Author Sakinah Samuels

Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has now reiterated the fact that NSFAS beneficiaries who change courses won't have their funding affected by this move. NSFAS provides bursaries to students from poor and working class backgrounds.

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Yes, you will still be funded by NSFAS if you change the course you're standing. That's the message that came from the Department of Higher Education today.

Funding will also still be in place if you transfer to another institution.

The Department released a statement which read:

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, would like to restate the NSFAS funding criteria that no NSFAS beneficiaries will be affected when they change their course or their institution of learning.

The period that you're funded by NSFAS is based on academic eligibility testing and the N+ rule.

N refers to the minimum qualification completion time. This is the regulation time specified by the institution for a course which will funded by NSFAS.

It's important to remember that N+1 applies to first-time entering students first registered after December 2017, while N+2 applies to students who first registered before January 2018.

So, this then means that it's not about where you're registered but rather the duration you've been registered at a higher education institution, whether it be more than one or not, it all falls under one total.

It is important to further note that, the N+ rule is not based on the number of years that a student has been funded, but on the number of years that the student has been registered for tertiary study at any public university in South Africa, regardless of institution change.

The rule change came as a result of NSFAS changing from a loan scheme to a bursary scheme in 2018.

“If a student is transferred from any other public university, regardless of whether they were funded at that university, the number of years already registered for the qualification will be counted as part of the minimum qualification completion time,” said Minister Nzimande.

Your funding will only be stopped if you no longer meet the academic requirements needed to stay funded, if you exceed your N+ time or if you move between institutions without informing NSFAS that you've made the move.

NSFAS provides bursaries to students who come from poor and working class backgrounds. The NSFAS bursary covers tuition fees, registration fees, accommodation, travel and other allowances.

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SA Youth Faced With Fewer Employment Opportunities

Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 16:07 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

Its time for the South African youth to consider alternative ways of seeking and keeping employment. This appears to be the case as it seems more of the country's youth is unable to secure employment.

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It is time find new ways for young people to enter and stay within the labour market. These are sentiments echoed by Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator CEO Maryana Iskander in an interview with Newsroom Afrika's Ayanda Nyathi.

Speaking on the lack of suitability of certain qualifications to address the country's labour market crisis when it comes to employability, Iskander admits that this does indeed form part of the problem.We see many examples examples of qualifications that don't respond to what the labour market needs. If I just take the digital sector as an example everybody talks about needing to give young people more specific digital skills.

Iskander continued, "As Harambee and with many partners we conducted a specific survey that said which actual qualifications in the digital space have available jobs."

"For example, if one can find a way to become an Amazon certified web-developer, there are many many jobs, but if we're just gonna keep giving generic digital skills that don't speak to the opportunities that are available, we're also in the end investing in qualifications that aren't gonna result in a young person earning more income", she continues. 

Speaking on availability of employment opportunities on a long term basis for the youth, Iskander points out that this norm is almost non-existent in this day age and that this is not a problem that is only unique to South Africa.

"I think that in the world everywhere, before the pandemic, but certainly accelerated by the pandemic, the kind of vision of getting a permanent job that you're gonna have for the next fifteen years or twenty year no longer exists for anybody. So that even just for young South African but certainly the case here" she explains 

"We have to find ways to keep stacking up opportunities that may be more short-term, may be in your community, they maybe a way of signaling to the labour market that you are gaining skills. The formal economy which the statsSA report confirms is where most employment happens and growing the formal economy has to remain plan A,B,C,D,E and all of the above" She says.

Furthermore, according to Head of Policy at the Democratic Alliance, Gwen Ngwenya's opinion piece, the impact of the current unemployment figures extend far beyond just the and that the long terms consequences maybe more severe than expected.

"It is not just the young who are at risk. There are also significant consequences for older workers, for whom long term unemployment means they enter retirement inadequately prepared." 

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North West School Learners Protest Over Textbooks

Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 15:23 Author Sakinah Samuels

Learners at a high school for deaf pupils in the North West are protesting due to a lack of textbooks. These learners are said to have not had textbooks since the beginning of the school year.

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Pupils of North West Secondary School for the Deaf in Leeudoringstad have been protesting as they have not received textbooks for the year yet. We are currently in the middle of the second term of the 2021 school year.

Learning has now been disrupted at the school due to the protest action. A silent protest took place as the learners are deaf.

Six learners are completing their Matric and need textbooks to finish the year. They are not being provided books and the contractor which would supply them with books is said to not have been paid by the department since the 2018.

The Spokesperson for the Department of Education in the province responded to these issues by saying:

What I can indicate is that we are viewing this matter as a very serious matter. In such a way, we have requested out Chief Financial Officer to urgently intervene on this matter.

Learners at the school have said that this is an infringement of their rights as the department is not providing them with the materials they need to ensure that adequate learning can take place. They continued to say that Section 29 of the Constitution is not being adhered to. The section reads:

Everyone has the right (a) to a basic education, including adult basic education, and (b) to further education, which the state through reasonable measures, must make progressively available and accessible.

The School Governing Body (SGB) of the school said that the department is not doing enough to support the school. There is said to also not have been adequate subjects introduced for learners.

The Department is said to have a special unit which deals with special schools in North West and here, they are conducting intensive investigations.

Textbooks aren't the only issue these protests have brought to light. Complaints have come concerning the principal as well as the security at the school.

In 2015, a hostel at this same school burned down which lead to the death of three learners and 13 other learners being injured.

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Dept Prepares School Learners For Return To Daily Attendance

Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 14:53 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

The Western Cape Department of Education is now preparing primary school learners for upcoming return of full-time daily attendance on the 26th of July. This return will also mark the beginning of the third term of the 2021 school year.

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The Western Cape Department of Education is preparing it's primary schools for the upcoming return.

This follows a recent statement in which Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that primary school learners across the country will return to a third term of full-time daily attendance. This directive also applies to learners with special needs.

Western Cape MEC of Education, Debbie Schäfer says that, they are expecting some difficulties, particularly in schools that are located struggling communities.

The intention is try and make whatever plan possible to get them back to school and we will assist wherever it is necessary, but we want school look at whatever possible measure to see what they can ensure that they do come back.

On the condition that Covid-19 restrictions are adhered to by the schools, teaching will be allowed to take place outside the classroom in schools that are found to be over-crowded. Another alternative is that these schools may have to make use of community halls among other venues.

Speaking to eNCA, representative of the Federation of Governing Boadies of SA Schools, Paul Colditz went on to point out that the responsibility to provide support for the schools still rest on the government.

"I think both national and provincial departments of education can do more to show they care about the people who are working with children and also the children and their parents," he said.

It's never too late to say we care about the wellbeing of our people.

In addition to this, the South African Democratic Teacher's Union (SADTU) has also agreed that there is a lack of socio-psycho support for teacher and personal protective equipment (PPE) in some schools. SADTU is set conduct a survey to determine readiness of its members in school's so that it raise any concerns with the department in the following weeks.

In an interview with eNCA, a primary school teacher has also stated that schools are not yet ready to resume.

She said, "We were just told that the third wave is South Africa, so now how can we go back to classed at full capacity? cause certain schools, lots of schools in fact, are overcrowded, so our lives are at stake."

 

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Who Are SAICA?

Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 11:07 Author Sakinah Samuels

Chartered Accountants and aspiring Chartered Accountants will be hearing about SAICA throughout their career. During a chat with Teboho Moephudi from SAICA, we found out exactly who SAICA are and what they do.

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SAICA is going to be very present in your career should you choose to go down the Accountancy path.

SAICA stands for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and is the foremost Accountancy body in the country and is the professional home for Chatered Accountants (CAs).

The company was founded in 1980.

During a chat with Teboho Moephudi from SAICA, she said:

Chartered accountants are leaders in business, in government, in communities that they serve.

SAICA provides a wide range of services to it's members and plays an influential role in the highly dynamic business sector. They also continuously strive to develop the accountancy profession in South Africa in different ways.

This is done by:

  • Upholding professional ethical standards
  • Supporting and encouraging professional skills development annd enterprise initiatives

Moephudi is the Project Director for Thuthuka and for Universities and looks after the Thuthuka Bursary Fund.

The Thuthuka Bursary Fund is SAICA's Bursary programme which aims to increase the number of African and Coloured CAs to representative of the demographics in the country. 

RELATED: Thuthuka Bursary Applications Open for 2022

She also oversees the University space which entails making sure that SAICA's presence is felt within the University space and that a lot more students know about the CA profession as well as the CA designation.

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Want to Know More About SAICA's Thuthuka Bursary?

Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 10:52 Author Sakinah Samuels

The Thuthuka Bursary is a bursary geared towards those wanting to study to become Chartered Accountants. Applications are now open. Here's all you need to know about the Thuthuka Bursary.

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If you're looking to pursue studies in a journey to become a Chartered Accountant, you should know about the Thuthuka Bursary.

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants' (SAICA) Thuthuka Bursary is aimed at students or prospective students who wish to study Accounting. Applications for the bursary are now open and will close on 31 August.

RELATED: Thuthuka Bursary Applications Open for 2022

Careers Portal sat down with Teboho Moephudi where we found out all you need to know about the Thuthuka Bursary. 

Moephudi is the Project Director for Thuthuka and for Universities and looks after the Thuthuka Bursary Fund.

The bursary covers financial and non-financial support and will pay for full tuition, accommodation, books, meals and living.

Other benefits of the bursary include:

  • Assist students from jump to high school to University
  • Additional academic support
  • Academic enrichment programmes
  • Study tutorials
  • Study skills workshops
  • Soft skills workshops
  • Social and emotional support
  • Work readiness and life skills training
  • Mentoring and counselling

Programme managers are a direct liaison between the student and the Thuthuka team. Students are funded in groups which is managed by these programme managers. Through this, students are then assisted on the ground.

This bursary fund looks to increase the number of African and Coloured CAs in the country. They want to make sure that SAICA's presence is felt within the University space and that more students know about the CA profession. 

Moephudi said, "For every year that a student continues to pass while being on the Thuthuka programme, they continue to get funded".

SAICA stands for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and was founded in 1980. They are the foremost Accountancy body in the country and is the professional home for CAs.

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Why Are Chartered Accountants Needed in South Africa?

Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 10:28 Author Sakinah Samuels

Although the journey to becoming a Chartered Accountant is long, it is an occupation which can land you a job in any industry. Teboho Moephudi from SAICA gave us some insight into why Chartered Accountants are important in South Africa.

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Chartered Accountants (CA)s play an important role in the country and it's functioning. If you're thinking of becoming a Chartered Accountant, be ready for a long journey that has many benefits at the end.

Careers Portal had a chat with Teboho Moephudi from the South African Institute for Chartered Accountants (SAICA) which lead to Moephudi telling us why CAs are needed in South Africa:

Chartered Accountancy profession and Chartered Accountancy skill is on the scarce skills list in South Africa.

This list details which critical skills are needed in the country and is important for businesses in South Africa who are looking to attract skilled workers. 

You can take a look at the Scarce Skills list here.

CAs are trained to support corporate decision making through analytical and data driven insights. Such skills and expertise will serve as a critical lifeline to business who are trying to successfully navigate unchartered waters in a post-Covid world, said Moephudi.

They also give advice and forecasts on facts which are invaluable and will allow businesses to adapt their strategic focus to remain relevant and profitable. 

Even in the face of uncertainty, some things are certain and the corporate landscape and the future of the corporate landscape may be evolving in ways that are not necessarily predictable but we can be sure that whatever the future will look like, a CA(SA) will continue to play a significant role in defining business success.

It takes 7 years to become a CA with Moephudi saying, "The road to becoming a Chartered Accountant is long but is so worth it ... A qualified CA can enter into any industry".

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Minister Angie Motshekga Receives Covid-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 10:22 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

Department of Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, recently visited a vaccine center to receive her jab on Tuesday. Both her and the Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, are now vaccinated.

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On Tuesday afternoon Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga visited a vaccine site to receive her shot of the Covid-19 vaccine.

With the recently announced third wave as well as the recent announcement of the return of  primary-school learners in schools across the country to their daily full time schedule due on 26th next month, a spotlight has now been put on vaccinations.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is encouraging all learners as well as educators to abide by all the safety protocols it has put in place to avoid any further Covid-19 infections.

Minister Angie Motshekga has received her #COVID19 vaccine@ReginahMhaule @ElijahMhlanga @HubertMweli pic.twitter.com/eoP16eQqAY

— Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) June 1, 2021

In a video posted on the DBE Twitter page, the Minister called on and encouraged teachers and other frontline workers to receive vaccinations as soon as they are made available. She further stated that this will happen as soon as the announcement is made by the Minister of Health.

The Minister of Health has committed that as soon as he gets certainty regarding the availability of the vaccines, he will prioritise front-line workers. Whether it's on a certain date in June, we hope so, but I can't commit myself here and say we have agreed on this date with the Minister.

She further added that upon the availability of the vaccine rollout, other frontline workers other than teachers will also be prioritized 

“I've raised the issue with the minister of health and the cabinet is very supportive. There are plans to make sure that not only teachers but all front-line workers, your teachers, police, and home affairs people are being prioritised,” said the Minister. 

The Minister says she supports the call for teachers to be vaccinated as soon as possible.@ReginahMhaule @ElijahMhlanga @HubertMweli pic.twitter.com/vLp16hzYOY

— Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) June 1, 2021

The Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Ndzimande, also encouraged South Africans to go for their vaccine jab after visiting a vaccine site to receive his own on Tuesday this past week.

"I went for the COVID-19 vaccine, and I would like to encourage everyone to say "go get a jab" Said Ndzimande on a video posted on his twitter account.

I went for the COVID-19 vaccine, and I would like to encourage everyone to say "go get a jab" pic.twitter.com/EkNXRRPNFU

— Bonginkosi Nzimande (@DrBladeNzimande) May 25, 2021

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SASSA Grant Payments Might Be Impacted By Post Office Closures

Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 09:54 Author Sakinah Samuels

Even though the R350 grant has come to an end, SRD grant payments still continue. Some of these payments are done through the Post Office. A number of Post Offices will be closed around the country which could affect SASSA grant beneficiaries.

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Some SASSA R350 grant beneficiaries receive their grant money through the Post Office. However, a number of post offices have been closing which could affect not only R350 grant beneficiaries but other social grant recipients as well.

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has said:

the last R350 SRD grant payment was 30 April 2021. We are now paying beneficiaries that have pay dates status update for the previous months.

SAPO also advised beneficiaries to not visit their local post office unless they have received a pay status update or SMS to say they can fetch their grant monies.

SASSA has also mentioned, "All qualifying applicants who applied, successfully verified and approved will receive their payments. Payment is still currently in progress."

Beneficiaries who have not received payment yet will receive their payments in time. As one knows with this grant, it's sometimes a long waiting game.

There are 8 million SASSA beneficiaries who use SAPO to fetch their social grants. The closure of 130 post offices will then affect these individuals.

SAPO CEO, Nomkhita Mona, said:

The reality is that in 2016, the SA Post Office's decision to rationalise it's post officez was based on the fact that if you went to the urban areas, you could find that there could easily be 3 post offices within a 3-5km radius so that, we believe, is not a viable business model.

50 post offices have already been closed and the rest of the 130 will see closures in the next 2 to 3 years. 

Nomkhita says that these closures won't affect beneficiaries and the services they need much and that these closures won't happen in rural areas.

If you have outstanding SRD Grant payments which need to be collected at the Post Office, you may select the SAPO branch where you wish to collect, by visiting the SRD website here. By doing this, SASSA says it will help them make sure that they are able to schedule your collection as soon as possible.

Applications for the R350 grant came to an end on 31 April with appeals closing just a few days ago on 31 May. There has been no official word on whether the grant will be extended or not.

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2021 Newton International Fellowships

Bronwyn Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 09:21

The Royal Society and British Academy through their respective International Fellowship programme are offering the Newton International Fellowships for 2021.

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Opportunity Details

These fellowships are for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.

The Fellowships provides an opportunity for talented post-doctoral researchers to carry out world class research in UK institutions across all disciplines of natural sciences and engineering, social science, and humanities.

The Newton International Fellowship can be held on either a full-time or on a part-time basis.

Successful applicants may also be eligible to receive annual funding following completion of their fellowship to support networking activities with UK-based researchers.

What is included in the scholarship?

Funding will consist of:

  • subsistence, at a fixed rate of £24,000 per annum.
  • up to £8,000 per annum for consumables.
  • a one-off payment of up to £3,500 for relocation expenses in year one only.
  • contribution towards the cost of Newton International Fellow, dependents’ (partner and children only) visas required to relocate to the UK.
  • a contribution will also be made to enable the UK host institution to host a Fellowship; this will be equal to 50% of the award (excluding the additional funding for dependents’ visas).
  • provision for maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, adoptive or extended sick leave as well as financial support for childcare costs that arise from attending conferences.
  • Newton International Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 5 years following the completion of the Fellowship.

Who can apply?

- Applicants must have a PhD or be in the final stage of their PhD provided that it will be completed before the start date of the fellowship. Confirmation of award of the PhD will be required before any fellowship award is confirmed.

- Applicants should have no more than seven years active full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application, including teaching experience, time spent in industry on research, honorary positions and/or visiting researcher positions. Career breaks must be clearly detailed and explained in the application.

- Applicants should be working outside the UK and should not hold UK citizenship at the time of application.

- Applicants who are not currently employed are still eligible but will need to provide details of their previous supervisor.

- Individuals already living, working or undertaking research in the UK are not eligible to apply.

- Individuals who have lived, worked or undertaken research in the UK in the 12 months prior to the application deadline are not eligible to apply.

- Individuals working outside the UK but employed by a UK organisation are also not eligible to apply.

- Applications from individuals who have not studied or worked in the UK previously are encouraged as the scheme aims to establish new links between the applicant and the UK.

- Applicants who completed their PhD at a UK organisation must have been working and based outside the UK for at least one year at the deadline for the application.

- Applicants proposing to return to their UK-based PhD organisation and/or PhD supervisor or to their Post-doctoral supervisor will normally be considered to be ineligible and so applicants must have exceptional reasons for proposing to do so.

- Proposed Fellowships must be carried out in the UK at the UK host organisation for the duration of the Fellowship.

- Applicants must be competent in oral and written English. The applicant must confirm their competency on the application form and the UK Co-applicant needs to include the applicant’s competency in their supporting statement.

- Individuals who have previously been in receipt of a Newton International Fellowship are not permitted to apply again.

- Applicants who have been unsuccessful in a previous round of the competition may make another application in this round.

  HOW TO APPLY Fields of Study

 A summary of the subject groups and areas supported by Royal Society grants funding:

Computer Science

Pure and Applied Mathematics

Astronomy and Physics, Theoretical Physics, Applied Physics

Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

Engineering, Technology, Instrumentation, Material Science, Experimental Fluid Dynamics

Earth Sciences, Environmental Physical Sciences

Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Molecular Cell Biology

Developmental Biology, Genetics (excl. population genetics), Immunology, Microbiology (excl. medical microbiology)

Anatomy, Physiology, Neurosciences

Organismal Biology, Evolutionary and Ecological Science (incl. soils and agriculture)

Health and Human Sciences

Application process

Applications for the humanities and social sciences should be made to the British Academy.

If you are unsure about which academy to apply to, contact [email protected].

Applications for the natural and physical sciences should be submitted through the Royal Society’s grants management system Flexi-Grant via https://grants.royalsociety.org.

Further guidance and support can be found through the applicant and approver knowledge base.

CLICK HERE TO FELLOWSHIP

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Post Doctoral Research Fellowships At NAWA

Bronwyn Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 09:13 Post doctoral research fellowships in Poland for scientists to do research in science related fields. Various fields of study available. Advertisement

 

Opportunity Details

The aim of the Ulam Programme is to increase the internationalisation of Polish institutions of science and higher education.

The Programme will allow both recognised and promising scientists who hold at least a doctoral degree, to visit Poland for 6 to 24 months in order to strengthen the scientific potential of Polish entities and to participate in their scientific activities, primarily research projects and didactics.

  HOW TO APPLY

Deadline for submitting the application

The call for applications under the Programme will be conducted from 25 March to 15 June 2021 until 3:00 PM according to the official time in Poland.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE

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Scholarship Opportunity In Spain

Bronwyn Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 09:01

Learn Africa is offering scholarships to African women at participating Spanish universities. The programme aims to promote the transfer of knowledge, exchange and training of African women.

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Opportunity Details SPAIN: Learn Africa Online Programme

Given the global travel restrictions established by Covid 19 pandemic, all courses will be offered online. 

Who can apply?
  • Be a woman and have the nationality of an African country.
  • Be enrolled in an African university or have a university degree issued in an African country.
  • For Postgraduate Scholarships, the Degree title is required. The required degree can vary depending on the requested scholarship (see details of each scholarship).
  • Meet the specific requirements of each scholarship.
  • You must have the appropriate technical/technological material and an Internet connection to follow online courses.

Fields of Study

Below is an overview of participating institutions, language of instruction and the degree programmes funded within each scholarship programme.

To access more information, click on the qualification link:

Name of institution

Number of scholarships

Qualification

Language of instruction

EADA - Business School Barcelona

1

Master in Analytics, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Management

Spanish

EADA - Business School Barcelona

1

Master in Financial Management

Spanish

UAX - Alfonso X El Sabio University

 

2

Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

Spanish

UBU - University of Burgos

1

Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

Spanish

UC3M - Carlos III University of Madrid

2

International Business Expert Degree

Spanish

UC3M - Carlos III University of Madrid

2

Own Master in International Business Management

Spanish/English

UCJC - Camilo José Cela University

2

Master in Protocol Management, Production, Organization and Design of Events

Spanish

UCLM - University of Castilla La Mancha

2

Master in Growth and Sustainable Development

Spanish

UCM - Complutense University of Madrid

1

Master in Management of Documentation, Libraries and Archives

Spanish

UCM - Complutense University of Madrid

1

Master in Systems and Control Engineering

Spanish

UCM - Complutense University of Madrid

1

Master in Methodology of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Spanish/English

UCO - University of Córdoba

1

Master in bilingual teaching and integrated learning of content and foreign languages.

English

UCO - University of Córdoba

1

Master in Specialized Translation English / French / German-Spanish

English

UDC - University of Coruña

2

Master in Sustainable Building

Spanish

UDC - University of Coruña

3

Master in Energy Efficiency and Use

Spanish

UDL -Universitat de Lleida

1

Master in Gender Studies and Equality Policy Management

Spanish

UEX -University of Extremadura

2

Master in Technological Innovation Management

Spanish

UGR - University of Granada

3

Master in Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Spanish

UGR - University of Granada

 

3

Master in Fundamental Rights from a national, supranational and global perspective

Spanish

UGR - University of Granada

3

Master in Software Development

Spanish

UGR - University of Granada

1

Master in Mathematics Didactics

Spanish

UGR - University of Granada

1

Master in Applied Statistics

Spanish

UGR - University of Granada

1

Master in Research and Innovation in Curriculum and Training

Spanish

UHU - University of Huelva

2

Master in Economics and Territorial Development

Spanish

ULPGC - University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

1

Ships and Offshore Units Repair Technology (Own Title)

English

UM - University of Murcia

1

Master in Educational Technology: e-learning and Knowledge Management

Spanish

UNED - National University of Distance Education

1

Master in Gender Studies

Spanish

UNED - National University of Distance Education

 

1

Postgraduate Diploma in Security in the Mediterranean, the Near East and the Middle East

Spanish

UNED - National University of Distance Education

 

1

Predoctoral or doctoral scholarship at UNED (Social Inequalities in Perinatal Health: Factors and Consequences, “PERIFACT” project)

English

UNILEON - University of León

1

PhD in Environmental Science and Technology

Spanish

UNILEON - University of León

 

1

Master in Cybersecurity Research

Spanish

UNIOVI - University of Oviedo

2

Master in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

Spanish

UNIRIOJA - University of La Rioja

2

Master in Advanced Studies in Humanities

Spanish

UPCT - Polytechnic University of Cartagena

1

Master in Industry 4.0

Spanish

UPM - Polytechnic University of Madrid

2

Master in Management of Ecological and Sustainable Tourism

Spanish

USC - University of Santiago de Compostela

1

Master in High Performance Computing

Spanish

USC - University of Santiago de Compostela

1

Master in International and Community Taxation.

Spanish

UVIGO - University of Vigo

1

Master in Agri-Food and Environmental Science and Technology. (Specialty in Agricultural and Food Sciences)

Spanish

UVIGO - University of Vigo

1

Master in Agri-Food and Environmental Science and Technology. (Specialty in Environmental Sciences)

Spanish

UVIGO - University of Vigo

1

Master in Agri-Food and Environmental Science and Technology. (Specialty in Processes in the agri-food industry)

Spanish

UVIGO - University of Vigo

1

Master in Integrated Project Management. (Specialty in Leisure and Sports)

Spanish

UVIGO - University of Vigo

2

Master in Integrated Project Management. (Specialization in Information Systems)

Spanish

UVIGO - University of Vigo

2

Master in Public Management and Institutional Leadership

Spanish

What the scholarship covers

  •  Tuition fees only. 
  Application process

 Applications must be submitted online through https://mujeresporafrica.es/en/learn-africa-en/

Application documents to include:

  • National identity document
  • Recent Photo
  • CV detailing previous education, professional experience, languages spoken
  • Diploma / certificate / university degree (as required)
  • Academic record
  • Motivation letter
  • Reference or recommendation letter/s
  • Official language level accreditation if required
  • Research project 

 Documents and links

Scholarship information 

How to apply

Degree programmes funded

 

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Are you interested in study opportunities in Germany?

Bronwyn Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 - 08:36

Register to join the German Academic Exchange Service information session on study options in Germany as well as vocational training opportunities in Germany and in South Africa taking place on 1 and 3 June 2021.

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Opportunity Details

Participation is free of charge.

Study and Career: South Africa & Germany

Day 1 Registration | 1 June 2021, 14h00 - 16h00 SAST

Day 2 Registration | 3 June 2021, 14h00 - 16h00 SAST

Join this two-part online info session series and learn all about study options in Germany as well as vocational training opportunities in Germany and South Africa!

Find out why obtaining a degree in Germany gives you an automatic edge when applying for jobs at over 600 German companies in South Africa after your study period!

  HOW TO APPLY

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND REGISTER TODAY!!!

On Day 1 you can engage directly with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK) regarding study opportunities with a strong practical focus in Germany as well as vocational training opportunities in Germany and South Africa.

On Day 2 you can engage directly with German companies in South Africa and find out more about training and graduate programmes they have on offer for school leavers and graduates. The following German companies have confirmed participation: Bosch, DHL, BASF, Thyssenkrupp.

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Principal Responds To Racism Allegations Against Cornwall Hill College

Tuesday, 1 June, 2021 - 16:23 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

The school principal at Cornwall Hill College has come out to respond to allegations of racism levelled against the school.

 

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Pretoria based elite school Cornwall College has recently come under public scrutiny following accusations of racism.

Following the events transpired since the protest on Monday morning, Cornwall Hill College executive principal, Leon Kunneke, has since come out to respond to these allegations. Speaking to radio 702's Aubrey Masango on a telephonic interview.

The principal went on to outline some of the measures that the school has been implementing and intends to take in order to rectify the racial injustices that were mentioned during the protest.

"I think after last year 2020, at the surfacing of concerns from some past pupils and current pupils, we took it seriously in first of all by being advised to start a consultative forum that is representative of all stakeholders across the various groups within the school." he explains

"That forum was established and the questions were being asked, What is the plite of this forum? It was then formalized into a diversity transformation committee with an elected chair person who would serve on our board of directors." he says

"They have been very active in terms of addressing issues relating to matters such as overviewing the hair policy, anti-discrimination policy. They have a charter, according to which they function to provide input to the board of directors they have designed a framework with matters of concern presented by pupils,past and present to be addressed" He continues "We will be developing a work-plan to be presented to the  board of directors." says the principal.

On Monday morning students and their parents embarked on a peaceful protest against the school accusing it of racial discrimination against black students and lack of transformation within its ranks.

The protest resulted in a visit by Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, who addressed the teachers, parents and students declaring an immediate end to any form racism and further mistreatment of other students at the school. He further called for a review of the school's policies on tranformation.

 

 

  

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Northern Cape Applications For 2022 School Admissions Are Open

Tuesday, 1 June, 2021 - 14:13 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

The Department of Basic Education in the Northern Cape has recently announced that online applications for learner admissions for the 2022 school year are open.

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Northern Cape's Department of Education is calling on parents to make use of its online website in order to apply for their children's learner admission for 2022 academic year. Applications will be open from 1 June 2021 to 30 June 2021.

Parents are required to complete the following three steps for their children's 2022 online learner admission to be processed:

  • Parent Guardian registration 
  • Learner Profiling 
  • And Application 

Online applications will also require the following documents to be submitted with seven days:

  • Parent/Legal Guardian ID
  • Proof of Home Address
  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Clinic Card/Proof of immunisation (Grade R and 1)
  • Current School Academic Report Card(Grade 7)         

Applications can be made on https://www.ncdoeadmissions.org/ and will close on 30 June 2021

[WATCH] MEC for Education, Mr Zolile Monakali encouraging parents/legal guardians to make use of Online Admission System to register their children for the 2022 school academic year. The Online Admission System will go live from 1-30 June 2021. @DBE_SA @NCProvGov @ElijahMhlanga pic.twitter.com/Y6UDzt1Yau

— NC Dept of Education (@NCape_Education) May 31, 2021

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Everything to Know About Becoming a Chartered Accountant

Tuesday, 1 June, 2021 - 12:56 Author Sakinah Samuels

Teboho Moephudi, had a chat with Careers Portal to talk about who SAICA are, their Thuthuka Bursary and why Chartered Accountants are so important in South Africa. Thuthuka bursary applications are now open for 2022.

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Careers Portal sat down with Teboho Moephudi from SAICA where they spoke about Bursaries, Chartered Accountant (CA) lingo & why CAs are needed in South Africa.

Moephudi is the Project Director for Thuthuka and for Universities and looks after the Thuthuka Bursary Fund.

What is SAICA?

SAICA stands for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and was founded in 1980. They are the foremost Accountancy body in the country and is the professional home for CAs.

Moephudi says, "Chartered accountants are leaders in business, in government, in communities that they serve."

SAICA provides a wide range of services to it's members and plays an influential role in the highly dynamic business sector. They continuously strive to develop their accountancy profession in South Africa in different ways.

Thuthuka Bursary Fund

This bursary fund looks to increase the number of African and Coloured CAs in the country. They want to make sure that SAICA's presence is felt within the University space and that more students know about the CA profession.

Applications are currently open and will close on 31 August. 

The bursary covers financial and non-financial support and will pay for tuition, accommodation, books, meals, living and will also receive funding every year that they pass.

RELATED: Thuthuka Bursary Applications Open for 2022

It takes 7 years to become a CA and the Thuthuka bursary will help you pass by providing additional academic and mental health support.

Chartered Accountant Lingo You Should Know

Chartered Accountant: Also known as a CA(SA). A CA would be a top-tier qualification at NQF Level 8. CAs are business professionals that have financial expertise as well as broad business insight. They use their deep understanding of complex financial, technical and operational concepts to shape the strategic direction of organisations and they often create long-term value.

Associate General Accountant: Also known as AG(SA). They would have a mid-tier qualification and play key managerial roles within diverse sectors of the economy. AG(SA)s are professionals who have successfully completed their SAICA training contract and offer a strong set of technical and financial skills. Generally technically minded.

Accountant Technician: They are the heartbeat of every organisation and are involved in the practical day-to-day work. They prepare and produce reliable information that enable businesses and leaders to make informed decisions. 

Why do we need Chartered Accountants in South Africa?

Moephudi says that the CA skill is on the scarce skills list in the country and are trained to support corporate decision making through analytical and data driven insights.

She continued to say, "Such skills and scarcities will serve as a critical lifeline for businesses who are trying to successfully navigate uncharted waters".

They give advice based on facts and forecasts which will allow businesses to adapt, remain relevant and to be profitable.

"The road to becoming a Chartered Accountant is long but is so worth it ... A qualified CA can enter into any industry"

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR MORE AND FOR SOME SUCCESS STORIES

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NSFAS Working On New Allowance Disbursement Model

Tuesday, 1 June, 2021 - 11:55 Author Sakinah Samuels

Students who are funded by NSFAS will very often have their complaints centre around NSFAS allowance delays. Now, NSFAS has said that they are working on a new NSFAS allowance disbursement model to improve inefficiencies at the financial aid scheme.

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NSFAS is said to be working on a new disbursement model that will ensure that students will know that every particular day of the month they will get funding from NSFAS. 

The financial aid scheme has said that they have disbursed billions of rands to the Universities in saying that “for the next two months, do pay for those students while you are preparing the registration data for them””.

As for students seeing reports that NSFAS does not have money to fund them, the Spokesperson, Kagisho Mamabolo, said:

All our students that are at Universities whose registration data has been received by NSFAS, payment for those has been disbursed. 

NSFAS students should also keep in mind that there are requirements they need to meet to continue being funded every year.

Mamabolo explained that after students are approved for funding, they sign an agreement which stipulates that there is a minimum requirement that a student must reach in order for the funding to continue.

Most of our students do know that if they fail to meet the minimum progression requirement of NSFAS, the funding will fall off and we do understand that all our students that are using our portal online and that have been funded by NSFAS all the time are quite familiar with the rules and guidelines which govern the funding.

“I can confirm that all the students that have progressed and are funded for 2021 received communication from NSFAS, including all the students that did not meet the requirement of NSFAS”

Should you want to check if you are funded, there is a live status update on the myNSFAS portal. You will just need to log in and you will then see the latest status regarding your funding. 

In the case of a TVET College, they will send information to NSFAS and say that the student did not progress and NSFAS will then apply the rules.

Mamabola said, “It has happened that some Universities and Colleges only were able to conclude their final year results in March and in May which therefore meant NSFAS would receive those results by then”.

It was evident however that what NSFAS has said and what students have experienced do not necessarily match up with some students still not having received allowances or any communication from NSFAS.

Some students have said that their fees have still not been paid from the previous years and they are funded by NSFAS.

In response to this, Mamabolo said that they have a new NSFAS board who aims to do better and improve systems and communication with students.

Yonwaba Manyanya, a student from eThekwini TVET College in Durban, passed away last week and NSFAS was blamed for her death.

Allegations were made saying that NSFAS delayed paying Manyanya’s allowances which resulted in her suffering from fatigue and hunger and was left homeless due to not being able to pay for accommodation.

NSFAS has however said that this is factually incorrect as Manyanya was not funded by NSFAS and that they were shocked by the news.

RELATED: NSFAS Denies Responsibility for Death of TVET Student

 

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Latest Bursaries

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

These are the themes:

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

Closing date: 21 June 2021

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

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

Closing Date: 31 July 2021

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

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

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

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