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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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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
  • Vredenburg Campus
  • Vredendal Campus
Courses
  • National Certificate Vocational Programmes
  • Report 191 Trimester Programmes (N1 - N3)
  • Report 191 Semester Programmes (N4 - N6)
  • Occupational Programmes
  • Foundational Programmes
  • Higher Education Programmes

Courses are categorized by campus. For more information on the courses they offer, click here.

How To Apply

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

Industry: Others: Education and Training

Contract: Fixed Term Contract

Remuneration: Market related

EE Position: Yes

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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Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works Learnership Programmes 2021

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.

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Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works Learnership Programmes 2021

This is a twelve (12) month training course which will commence on 1 February 2021

Traffic Student Intake: Provincial Inspector  (Vredendal, Vredenburg and Caledon) Ref No. WCG201006-6

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Job Type Temporary

Location - Country South Africa

Location - Province Western Cape

Minimum Requirements

  • A Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification
  • Valid motor vehicle license (manual) code B
  • Applicant must be physically fit, pregnant persons will not be considered as physical tasks during recruitment and subsequent training may pose a threat to the unborn child and/or mother
  • Visible tattoos and body piercings (except females with one piercing in each ear) will disqualify an applicant as this will not compliment uniformity in a uniform wearing environment
  • No criminal record
  • Candidates must qualify for appointment as an Authorized Officer and for the appointment as Peace Officer in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977
  • Well versed with the home language of the majority of residents in a specific area where the successful incumbents will be appointed
  • Candidates reserved for shortlisting will be subject to undergo fingerprint checks by the SAPS and will be required to undergo the following tests: interview, knowledge test, fitness, driving test and a medical test as proof that the reserved candidates may do strenuous exercise
  •  Applicants must be resident in the immediate vicinity of their selected traffic centres, if appointed afterwards.
  • Recommendation One year or more driving experience will be an advantage
  • Candidates younger than 35 years of age will receive preference as these positions are targeted at the youth of the province.

 

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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

Read More International CDRI Fellowship Programme 2021 Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 10:24

Are you a student or graduate looking to work with the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)? 

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SASSA Responds To Fake Message On R350 Grant Extension

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:59Author: Sakinah Samuels

Many calls are being made to Government to have the R350 grant offered by SASSA and the Department of Social Development to be extended. A fake message circulated speaking on the extension and SASSA has now set the record straight.

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The SASSA R350 Special Relief Distress Grant has been the hot topic in the country this month as the grant is set to come to an end this month. To be more specific, many calls are being made to Government for the grant to be extended. 

Recently, a fake message went around saying that SASSA has decided to extend the grant. SASSA then took to their social media pages to set the record straight and said:

Please note that the below information is FALSE and does NOT come from SASSA. The special COVID-19 temporary SRD grant will be paid only until the end of October 2020 to successful and approved applicants.

The image shared by the agency was the following:

Those who are rejected and are not happy with their application outcome are encouraged to either call 0800 60 10 11 or email [email protected] with their complaints in order to access the recourse mechanism.

The Institute for Economic Justice warns discontinuation of the grants will lead to a humanitarian crisis. Neil Coleman from the institute said that millions of jobs were lost due to Covid-19 and this grant has therefore helped individuals like these.

Calls have come for the grant to not only be extended, but to also be increased to R585. The cost of doing this for the next five months would amount to less than R40 billion which Coleman says might sound like a lot but is only between 1% and 2% of the budget. This is also a small price to pay for two thirds of the population, says Coleman. 

There hasn't been any suggest that, for example, there's been massive corruption in the payments of the Covid grant or the caregivers grant. These are monies that are going directly to the people as opposed to other projects, which are riddled with all sorts of problems

- Neil Coleman

The National Treasury has said that it is not considering extending the grant and that it won't be providing for this. 

This is seen as an ignorant and ridiculous response according to organisations and many are demanding that the political leadership takes responsibility in the country. Research has been documented and sent to the leadership and many are hoping that the National Treasury agrees to engage on this proposal to extend and increase the grant, said Coleman.

The Cabinet met this week to finalise the budget which is expected to be announced on 21 October. 

Please note that the below information is FALSE and does NOT come from SASSA. The special COVID-19 temporary SRD grant will be paid only until the end of October 2020 to successful and approved applicants. #SASSACARES @The_DSD @GCISMedia @GovernmentZA @nda_rsa pic.twitter.com/aWfDHT15UA

— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) October 14, 2020

 

 

 

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Toyota Graduate Programme 2021

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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Opportunity Closing Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020Opportunity is closing in 15 days Work Opportunities Toyota Graduate Programme 2021 Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:45

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.

Read More NMISA Dosimetry Internship Programme 2021 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:26

Are you a quality driven individual? Do you have a passion for perfection? NMISA is offering a Dosimetry 12 month Internship programme.

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Are you a business or science graduate thinking about potential career paths? Do you see yourself in the exciting world of retail planning in South Africia’s largest single brand retailers?

Read More Frulact South Africa Research & Development Admin Assistant Intern 2021 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 09:06

Are you a graduate currently looking for an internship in administration or research development? Frulact is now offering an internship for research development and an admin assistant.

Read More Amazon Engineering Operations Technician Internship 2020 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 09:06

Amazon is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented individual to join our Data Center Engineering Operations (DCEO) team in Cape Town, South Africa on a six month Internship Program.

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National State Of Disaster Extended, Once Again

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:15Author: Simbongile Makanda

The National State of Disaster was initially meant to end on 15 June 2020, but Section 27 of the Disaster Management Act allows for it to be extended before it lapses. A new gazette has been published to declare the extension official. 

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The minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has extended the National State of Disaster by another month. It will be in effect until 15 November 2020.

South Africa has been in a state of disaster since March when Covid-19 infections were on the rise. 

Dr Dlamini-Zuma said extending the state of disaster will allow the government to put measures in place to avoid a second wave of infections. 

“The decision to extend the State of National Disaster was not taken lightly. Consideration of the material conditions within the context of the Risk-Adjusted Strategy motivated the decision to endorse this further extension."

The extension comes after the minister had multiple consultations with Cabinet, which eventually approved the extension. 

"It is important to note that the current measures contained in the regulations to deal with the disaster, in the context of the Risk-Adjusted Strategy, are needed beyond 15 October 2020,” the department said.

The Minister has thanked the public for its support in following the right measures to limit the spread of the virus. This includes maintaining a social distance, washing hands regularly/sanitising, and wearing masks in public.

She has urged the public to continue making efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19.

“We must also sustain our commitment to remain responsive, agile and compassionate, as we work to save lives and protect the livelihoods of all South Africans. The National State of Disaster will be in effect for another month until 15 November 2020,” the department said.

Section 27 of the Disaster Management Act states:

"A national state of disaster that has been declared in terms of subsection (1)

(a) lapses three months after it has been declared.

(b) may be terminated by the Minister by notice in the Gazette before it lapses.

(c) may be extended by the Minister by notice in the Gazette for one month at a time before it lapses."

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SAAFost Bursaries 2021

The South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) Foundation is offering bursaries to learners interested in a career in the field of Food Science and Technology.

SAAFost Bursaries 2021

Closing date (matric students) - 2 November 2020

Closing date (undergrad students) - 15 January 2021

Candidate Requirements: 

  • Bursaries will be offered to matriculants interested in pursuing their full-time studies, awarded on the basis of academic merit, employment equity, and demonstrated potential.
  • Matric: Achievement Rating of 5 or 60-69% in Mathematics and Physical Science
  • Undergrad students: Proof of registration at Tertiary Institution for 2021

 

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Applications are invited from students who are currently studying at tetiary institution, as well as learners that are currently in Grade 12, or have passed Grade 12 for financial assistance towards further studies for the 2021 academic year.

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Are you 17 years and older with a passion for cooking? Enter our Chef Talent Scout Competition and stand the chance to win your share of bursaries to the value of R740 000 towards studying one of our internationally-recognised courses in 2021!

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Are you 17 years and older with a passion for cooking? Enter our Chef Talent Scout Competition and stand the chance to win your share of bursaries to the value of R740 000 towards studying one of our internationally-recognised courses in 2021!

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Cecil Renaud Scholarship 2021

The Cecil Renaud scholarship is awarded to the best and brightest young South Africans. The scholarship gives South Africans the opportunity to study at universities across the UK in a number of fields.

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Cecil Renaud Scholarship 2021

The scholarship is open to postgraduate students who have completed or are currently studying towards an Honours degree; or a four-year undergraduate degree.

Candidate Requirements: 

  • Excellent academic record - undergraduate or Honours degree(s) cum laude or summa cum laude; and additionally, Dean’s Commendations and Certificates of Merit or equivalent.
  • Studying at a South African university
  • Attended secondary school in KZN
  • Be under the age of 27 when applying for this school
  • Display qualities of leadership, focus, stamina and leadership

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Opportunity Closing Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020Opportunity is closing in 15 days Bursaries Bursary Programme at Oudtshoorn Municipality 2021 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:01

Applications are invited from students who are currently studying at tetiary institution, as well as learners that are currently in Grade 12, or have passed Grade 12 for financial assistance towards further studies for the 2021 academic year.

Read More SANBI Living Catchments Postgraduate Bursary 2021 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:49

SANBI is seeking two masters students interested in pursuing an area of study focused around policy advice and biodiversity mainstreaming. 

Read More Hexagon Trust Bursary 2021 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 09:30

The Hexagon Trust is a charitable non-profit NGO that aims to provide bursaries to economically disadvantaged students.

Read More Capsicum Culinary Studio Bursary 2021 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 09:20

Are you 17 years and older with a passion for cooking? Enter our Chef Talent Scout Competition and stand the chance to win your share of bursaries to the value of R740 000 towards studying one of our internationally-recognised courses in 2021!

Read More Capsicum Culinary Studio Bursary 2021 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 09:20

Are you 17 years and older with a passion for cooking? Enter our Chef Talent Scout Competition and stand the chance to win your share of bursaries to the value of R740 000 towards studying one of our internationally-recognised courses in 2021!

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Study Education Training And Development Online

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 23:30

You can study an Education Training And Development course online with Eskilz College. This qualification is for those who wish to act in a variety of Education, Training and Development (ETD) related roles at a high level.

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You can study an Education Training And Development course online with Eskilz College. This qualification is for those who wish to act in a variety of Education, Training and Development (ETD) related roles at a high level.

This qualification is for those who are qualified at Certificate, Diploma or Degree level within the Higher Education and Training (HET) band in an academic or occupational area, and wish to act in a variety of Education, Training and Development (ETD) related roles at a high level.

This is a Full qualification and is in the form of an Online Course over the duration of nine months for the cost of R17 700. This Certificate will enable a person to achieve recognition for Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development (ODETD) competencies at a high level without needing to acquire a Degree in ETD.

The Certificate includes competencies across all the ETD roles, with the opportunity to specialize at a high level in two or more of the following roles:

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  • Standards Setting and Qualification Design.
  • Skills Development Facilitation.

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4. Facilitate and manage skills development in an organisation.

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6. Evaluate Human Resource Development interventions.

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How Far Are We From Having The Vaccine Ready For Distribution?

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 23:22Author: Sakinah Samuels

Work is currently underway to get a vaccine for Covid-19 and many are hoping to have it ready to be shipped out by next year. However, when exactly will we get the vaccine after it's developed? Where is South Africa on the list?

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Work is currently underway to get a vaccine for Covid-19 and many are hoping to have it ready to be shipped out by next year. However, when exactly will we get the vaccine after it's developed? Where is South Africa on the list?

eNCA examined the question of 'Who will get the COVID-19 vaccine first?' and reported, "With hundreds of potential COVID-19 vaccines in development and a handful on the horizon, many companies are optimistic about having a jab ready by the beginning of next year. But testing vaccine candidates as fast and safely as possible, is only the first step".

Virologist and founding director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), Professor Barry Schoub, said that there are 248 candidates for vaccines are currently being assessed while 49 of them are in clinical trials and 10 are in advanced clinical trials.

Advanced clinical trials is phase 3 and the final phase of the clinical trials.

On who will get the vaccine first, Schoub explains that frontline healthcare workers, elderly people, elderly people in old age care homes and people with comorbidities will probably be the first to get the vaccine in the country. Healthcare workers will be high up on the list but it also depends on how many vaccines are available and proritisation will have to take place in terms of need.

"These clinical trials will normally take quite a few months so we could expect that there would be some vaccine that would be available for licensing probably at the end of the year, beginning of next year," said Schoub.

Each vaccine has to go through every respective country's regulatory authority which for us is the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) who will assess the vaccine's efficacy and safety.

This means that even after the vaccine is developed, more steps will have to be taken before it's ready to be distributed which is predicted to be only in the middle of 2021.

Two billion vaccines have already been pre-ordered by higher income countries such as USA and UK. Concerns then came that other countries would be left behind. This is where COVAX comes in. COVAX is an initiative launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with other organisations working together with it and is there to enable middle and low income countries access to the vaccine.

South Africa will purchase vaccines through COVAX and will also be negotiating directly with manufacturers to get vaccines into the country.

"There are a lot of checks and balances and I don't think that the ability or facility or availability for corruption is going to be that great," explained Schoub when asked about the possibility of vaccines turning up on the black market.

The deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at UCT’s Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, said, "It is very important for South Africa to participate [in vaccine trials] because we can contribute to the global cause, and it helps scientists understand how South Africans will respond to these [vaccine] candidates".

This would give the country an opportunity to investigate any safety concerns and to claim the vaccines once they're found to be effective and ready to be rolled out, said Bekker.

The first participants in South Africa's first clinical trial for a vaccine against COVID-19 were vaccinated at the end of June. 

 

 

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Get Free Data With UNISA

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 22:22Author: Sakinah Samuels

Unisa is now giving away data to students and you don't have to do much to get it! Students only have until 17 October 2020 so hurry up before it's too late and you miss your chance to get free data!

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Unisa is now giving away data to students and you don't have to do much to get it! Students only have until 17 October 2020 so hurry up before it's too late and you miss your chance to get free data! All you need to do is update your contact information to redeem.

Unisa made students aware of the following:

As a currently registered Unisa student living in South Africa, you will receive 30GB per month (10 anytime and 20GB night owl) for the period 19 October 2020 to 18 December 2020 on the cellphone number Unisa has on record for you.

This data would be there so that students can upload their assignments and do their online exams without any issues concerning data and connectivity.

Students are urged to make sure that their cellphone numbers are correct on their myUnisa so that they can benefit from the data. 

How To Update Your Cellphone Number on myUnisa

  1. Log in to your myUnisa account 
  2. Click on myAdmin
  3. Click on Student Admin
  4. Click on Biographical Details
  5. Click on Update Contact Detail
  6. Fill in the required fields

Students have until Saturday 17 October at 08:00 to update their details to redeem the data. Thereafter, the list of numbers will be taken to serve as a master reference for Mobile Network Operators to activate the data.

Your current and existing network provider will be used to allocate the data. You will need to opt in and request the Unisa offer via your own Mobile Network Operator. 

Students who have mobile contracts via Mobile Virtual Network Operators such as FNB or Standard Bank will need to enquire with their service provider to find out who the Mobile Network Operator is, if they do not know. Some students may have ported to another Mobile Network Operator, keeping their original number and having forgotten about it.

Unisa will be hosting a Student Funding Virtual Indaba on 16 October at 09:30.

The Curriculum Transformation Unit, in collaboration with the Dean of Students, the Department of Finance and Department of Planning and Quality Assurance, invites Unisa students to a virtual indaba to discuss their student funding experiences.

Unisa is asking the question, 'How can we ensure quality student funding experiences for our students?'. The aim of the indaba is therefore to provide a platform for students to interact with the custodians of student funding with a view to improving current practices at Unisa.

If you're interesting in the event, read more about it here.

Update your cellphone number on myUnisa to receive free data: http://ow.ly/Vf8Q50BS9fY

Posted by Unisa - The University of South Africa on Wednesday, 14 October 2020

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SASCO Embarks On Protests and Demands National Shutdown

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 21:30Author: Sakinah Samuels

The South African Students Congress (SASCO) embarked on nationwide protests today to have their concerns about TVET Colleges and it's poor state heard. The student organisation believes that improving the state of TVETs is the only way in which we will address the skills shortage and graduate unemployment.

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The South African Students Congress (SASCO) embarked on nationwide protests today 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. The student organisation believes that improving the state of TVETs is the only way in which we will address the skills shortage and graduate unemployment.

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 student organisation said in a statement that at Gauteng protests, the Presidency and Union Buildings unleashed SAPS on unarmed students and arrested 10 students as well. This they say is "The same government which has failed to defend the state property and itself at Senekal in Free State has today the audacity to fire at unarmed students but run away from racists who undermine the rule of law."

Their response to this action is the following:

It is as a result of the arrogance displayed today by some Premiers and the Presidency that we have decided to render this country ungovernable and shutdown all institutions of Higher Education in this country until the President and his cabinet respond to our demands.

They are now calling on all SASCO activists to shut down all Higher Education institutions "until the President takes the voice of Students and Youth serious and give them the necessary attention".

SASCO is also demanding that the 10 students be released immediately and for any charges against them to be dropped.

We shall not retreat until TVETs have risen and are institutions of choice.

- SASCO

This day of protests was what SASCO labelled the 'National Day of Action' and is supported by The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU), The Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA) and the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) was in the form of marches directed to the Presidency at the Union Buildings, National Parliament and the nine offices of the Premiers in provinces. 

SASCO is encouraging students across the country to join in and march as well. 

"The Day of Action is about ensuring that the level of investment at TVET Colleges is equivalent to the level of investment in University and making sure that TVETs become an institution of choice ... We can't have any TVET College in the country without it having a library, WiFi, up to date technology. They must ensure that when students study, they study with what is up to par with the market," said a member of SASCO when speaking to eNCA

He further 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. 

TVET students also receive less from NSFAS than University students do. SASCO is therefore calling for NSFAS to fund TVET students as they do University students.

NEHAWU said in a statement, "We believe that 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 connections which is essential in this digital age."

An issue the union sees is that Universities have received much more funding and attention from the Department than TVET Colleges have and this they say has "resulted in underdeveloped colleges that are not well equipped to fulfill their mandates".

The national union calls for the revamping of the curriculum of TVET Colleges as it is outdated and does not prepare students for future employment. Infrastructure development must be prioritised as most of these colleges have minimal lecture spaces without laboratories and no accommodation for students. During the State of the Nation address President Cyril Ramaphosa made a commitment to build 9 new colleges, however, no work has been done in this regard up to so far.

- NEHAWU

The YCLSA believes, "Transformation in the TVET sector is a necessary struggle to honour the democratic principle for equality" and that funding for accommodation and meal allowances cannot be directly linked to the curriculum.

In a statement, the YCLSA stated that:

The view of the YCLSA is that creating an equal higher education society should be a simultaneous process to addressing the issue of accommodation in the higher education sector.

SASCO believes that the Department is not taking these TVET issues raised seriously and that the Ministry's main focus seemed to be on Universities when the pandemic started. "There was no plan to salvage the academic year so this is what lead to most of the problems," said SASCO. 

"Eventually, at some point, they will have to come out and answer our calls because they're genuine calls and need to be answered to. South African students need to be taken quite seriously."

Gauteng province SASCO National Day. #DayofAction #SASCO29

Posted by SASCO National on Wednesday, 14 October 2020

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