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Thousands Of Learners Still Need To Be Placed In Schools

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:05Author: Sakinah Samuels

The Department of Basic Education is now gearing up and preparing for the 2021 academic year. Part of this sees them having to place thousands of children into schools as we near the end of the current academic year. They have also laid out plans for classrooms.

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The Department of Basic Education has had intense discussions with every province on their state of readiness to open schools in 2021 as we near the end of the current academic year. They have now outlined what their plans are and where they stand in planning for 2021.

With having to survive alongside Covid-19 for quite a while now, we also expect that we'll have to continue doing this for the upcoming months because life has to continue. This means that the Department and schools have to have safety measures in place so that teaching can continue while decreasing risks.

All provinces have either trained their teachers, learners and staffs on protocols which will need to be followed in 2021 and there are plans to train any new teachers, learners and staff next year. Some schools will also have an orientation included in the school timetable to clearly detail what has to be done to remain safe during the 2021 school year.

Social distancing will continue at school with marking being made. the department has also assessed how this will affect the curriculum. Compliance officers will also be making regular visits to schools to assess the risk levels at these schools as well as make sure that protocols are in place and support along with advising is given.

As for school admissions for 2021, the department has so far placed 519 343 Grade 1s for next year and still needs to place a further 80 980. With Grade 8s, the department has placed 554 444 children for 2021 and will place a further 98 968.

The challenges the department seemed to have in planning for the 2021 academic year include parents choices, late applications as well as documentation issues. 

Schools are also having limited space. It's a known issue that in some provinces schools are overcrowded as an insufficiency exists when it comes to school infrastructures and classrooms.

To combat this,  the department plans to redirect resources to township schools while also improving the management and safety within these schools. To solve space issues, they are looking into unused classrooms and the stet up of mobile classrooms.

In the Eastern Cape, about 7500 learners have applied to have an at home learning programme which will see schools having to report back weekly.

Learners who decided to not return to school when it was safe to do so during lockdown are being encouraged to re-apply for the same grade while an audit of the dropout rate during 2020 has already been conducted.

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education sat down for a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the preparations for the Department's readiness for the reopening of schools in 2021, the second chance Matric programme and also on the Education Employment Initiative which will see the recruitment of 300 000 youth as school assistants. 

 

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Need A Place To Stay While Studying?

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 10:54Author: Raigan Cloete

When moving away from home, it can be quite scary which is why it is very important to find a safe place to stay. Varisty Studios offers students with affordable apartments close to the Hatfield campus. For more information about their apartments, keep on reading.

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Varsity Studios are affordable student apartments close to the Hatfield Campus. When students move in, they become a part of a wonderful community of young people their own age.

If you are a first year student, this is the perfect place for you, as resident leaders help with the transition from high school to student life. Varsity Studios is the best place to make new friends, so you won't have to experience your years of varsity alone.

 From study and workplace workshops to mentorship groups and tutor programs, their academic support structure can help you tap into your true potential to tackle any obstacles.

They offer 24-hour, on-site security, with state-of-the-art CCTV security cameras. Biometric access and turnstiles secure each entrance, making the apartments one of Hatfield’s safest buildings.

Varsity Studios offers many facilities, including study areas, uncapped wifi, game rooms, communal rooftop, outdoor gym, and tennis court, which allows you to make many new connections with the people you live with.

They also provide students with a fully equipped kitchen, multiple laundry rooms, and fully equipped ablutions on each floor. 

Whether you are planning to stay on your own or with friends, Varsity Studios offers you with many different room options. From single rooms to double rooms.

For more information regarding Varsity Studios, be sure to check out their website.

 

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UNDP RCO Programme Support Intern 2021

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Are you dedicated to world development and want to gain practical experience to complement your studies?

RCO Programme Support Intern

Location :Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA

Application Deadline :29-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)

Additional Category :Management

Type of Contract :Internship

Languages Required :English  

Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)04-Jan-2021

Duration of Initial Contract :6 months

Required Skills and Experience

  • Interns are selected on a competitive basis.

Applicants to internships must at the time of application meet one of the following academic requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme in (Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Development, Economics, Public Health, Management, Social Policy, International Relations, Political Affairs)
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent)
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Communication: Ability to summarize a large amount of information and translate it into a compelling product for a public audience.

Software skills: Strong IT skills including full competency in MS Office/365. 

Language skills: Fluency in English is required.

Intern requirements:

  • UNDP interns receive payment of a monthly stipend based on the rate established by the duty station
  • UNDP interns accrue leave at a rate of 1.5 days per month
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship
  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity
  • Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes
  • Applicants should indicate which months they are available part- and/or full time and when they complete their studies (if still enrolled)
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder co-ordination and facilitation is highly desirable
  • Effective communication, networking and organizational skills and ability to work well in a team

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Opportunity Closing Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020Opportunity is closing in 3 daysOpportunities Offered By : UNDPArticle Category: Internships 2020Tags: UNDPinternshipgraduateskillstrainingOpportunity available in: Gauteng

Minister To Speak On Latest For Universities And TVET Colleges

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 10:17Author: Sakinah Samuels

Minister in charge of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, is set to speak on the latest updates for University and TVET College students. He'll be addressing many issues and demands students have had recently and this is sure to provide the clarity most students want right now.

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Minister in charge of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, is set to speak on the latest updates for University and TVET College students on 26 November. He'll be addressing many issues and demands students have had recently and this is sure to provide the clarity most students want right now.

On Thursday, the Minister is set to speak at 11am on the following issues:

  • Covid-19 Health and Safety report by Higher Health and the University Branch;
  • End of the academic year 2020 for universities; 
  • Beginning of the 2021 academic year;
  • Student allowance for the academic year 2020;
  • Report on the laptop procurement;
  • Implementation of the N+2 rule and the Appeals process;
  • 2020 National List of Occupation in High Demand;  
  • Gender Based Violence and campus safety. 

The media briefing has been set for Thursday as the Minister is meeting with the South African Union of Students today to get their view, which is also a students' point of view, on the above issues. 

In a statement released, it read:

Minister Nzimande has committed at the beginning of the 2020 academic year and at the genesis of the COVID 19 epidemic that, at all material times, he will consult with all stakeholders within the sector to get feedback from them on key interventions that the Department pronounced before and on further interventions that the department will introduce to save the 2020 academic year and in preparation for the 2021 academic year. 

Students have been asking many questions and have been seeking clarity on things concerning their higher education, especially when it came to allowances and laptops. 

With the 2020 academic year having been shifted in many ways, students are of the opinion that due to the academic year being extended, NSFAS allowances should be extended too. One students even went as far as creating a petition which ended up being signed by thousands of students who agreed on the extension.

For ages, students have also been lodging many questions when it comes to NSFAS protocols such as the appeals process and the N+2 rule. Both terms deal with students being rejected by the financial aid scheme or having their funding for their studies stopped due to further technicalities.

You will be able to view the briefing via live streaming on the links below.

Nzimande is said to hold engagement so that no stakeholder that will be left behind on developments within the sector, particularly on COVID-19 and the management of the sector, as the Department adopted the theme 'No Student Left Behind' this year.

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Graduate Positions at AON South Africa 2021

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This two-year contract provides you with a focused and rewarding learning environment where you will grow and develop the much-needed skills for our industry.

Your development will include both personal and professional growth, preparing you for the world of work. If you are committed to making your mark in the Insurance sector, then Aon is the company to provide you with the tools you need to succeed in our dynamic industry.

Graduate Program - 2021

Reference Number AON201109-1

Job Title Graduate Program - 2021

Business Unit / Division Service Corporation

Business Unit Human Resources & Training

Department Human Resources

Job Type Graduate

Location - Country South Africa

Location - Province Gauteng

Location - Town / City Johannesburg

Minimum Requirements

  • Successful completion of a relevant Degree The following degrees are an advantage, however other degrees will be considered: BCom Risk and Insurance BCom Economics BCom Commerce
  • Be between the ages of 19 and 26
  • No working experience,
  • no previous graduate programs
  • Mature and professional demeanour
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to cultivate relationships
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • The ability to work independently
  • Adaptability and learning agility
  • Positive attitude Results-orientation
  • Strong PC skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
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Gibb Engineering Bursary Scheme for 2021

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GIBB’s bursary programme aims at attracting exceptional young talent to the firm. If you have what it takes to become part of this exciting team, the GIBB bursary programme is ready to change your life.

2021 External Bursary Programme

Bursaries awarded are for full-time students, studying engineering.

A GIBB bursary covers:

  • Cost of tuition at any university in South Africa
  • Books
  • Travel costs where applicable
  • Accommodation where applicable
  • Vacation employment

Application Requirements/Instructions:

  • South African citizen with a valid ID Book/ Card.
  • Must be studying towards an Engineering Degree, from second year-onwards, Honours or Masters, with specialisation in the following discipline: Civil Engineering.
  • Previous matric/university exam results will be used as part of the selection requirements.

Contract Obligation:

  • Employment at any GIBB office in South Africa
  • Practical training, as required by the university, will be provided where possible during vacations.
  • The tenure of the bursary is subject to good academic progress.
  • Should a bursary holder’s academic results fall below an average of 60%, the continuance of the bursary may be reviewed.
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Friday, November 27, 2020To event remaining 1 day Bursaries Armscor Bursary Scheme 2021 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 14:53

Armscor, the Armaments Corporation of South Africa, in partnership with the defence industry, is offering bursaries to exceptional learners through the Armscor Bursary Scheme.

Read More Macadamias South Africa (SAMAC) Bursary 2021 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 14:43

Macadamias South Africa NPC (better known as SAMAC) is inviting students to apply for bursaries.

Read More The Access Trust Bursary Scheme 2021 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 11:25

Access Trust are providing funding to students who would like to study at one of South Africa's TVET colleges.

Read More Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality Bursary Opportunity 2021 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:57

The Municipal Council of Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality invites applications for financial Assistance from well-performing matriculates who wish to further their studies at institutions of high learning.

Read More BankSETA: Bursary Opportunity 2021 Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 09:18

The Association of Accounting Technicians (SA) are recruiting for a bursary funded by the BANKSETA Available for Graduates.

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Entrepreneurship Culture Instrumental To Economic Growth In Africa

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 09:50

Global Entrepreneurship Month, running throughout November, is the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers, and other start-up champions around the globe. The African continent has been driving change as its thriving entrepreneurship culture leverages technology and education to create business opportunities. Cryptocurrency, in particular, is becoming Africa’s new great opportunity as crypto adoption is booming on the continent.

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Global Entrepreneurship Month, running throughout November, is the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers, and other start-up champions around the globe. During this month, the vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem is acknowledged globally for driving innovation, creating jobs, and improving lives. The African continent has been driving change as its thriving entrepreneurship culture leverages technology and education to create business opportunities. Cryptocurrency, in particular, is becoming Africa’s new great opportunity as crypto adoption is booming on the continent.

Modibe Matsepane is a 27-year old University of Johannesburg graduate and a self-proclaimed crypto enthusiast from Ga-Sekgopo Village Limpopo, currently residing in Johannesburg.  His journey began in 2016 when he established Graduate Regalia hiring, a business he ran for 2 years. As a young student, he appreciated good quality coffee, which was how he started his on-campus coffee business in 2019.

“The coffee culture is growing fast in SA as well as the whole continent, so I decided to act on it,” says Matsepane. Having discovered crypto during his student days, Modibe decided to introduce digital currencies as a payment method to his shop. “Being able to buy basic things like coffee, mocktails, frappes, or pay for your coffee date with crypto will show locals that cryptocurrencies can be used like any other form of money,” he adds.

Matsepane aims to use coffee – one of the most traded commodities in the world - to not just earn a living and create jobs, but to introduce crypto to his patrons and anyone with an interest in coffee. “We need to do more on the education front and allow people to experience real use-cases of crypto as money,” he concludes.

Another entrepreneur shining bright in the international business space is Alakanani Itereleng, the founder of Satoshicentre, an internationally acclaimed blockchain and innovation hub in Gaborone, Botswana. Alakanani is the first Bitcoin educator in Botswana and a woman to inspire. She has been listed as one of the top 10 most influential female leaders in blockchain and Bitcoin in Africa and received an investment boost from Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer marketplace for trading cryptocurrency.

“Receiving help from Paxful is a much-needed boost; education is at the core of successful crypto entrepreneurship and I’m hoping this will help more Botswanians safely discover Bitcoin and take control of their finances,” says Itereleng.

“Real-world crypto use-cases in Africa are on the rise. Paxful has a global entrepreneurship program – the Paxful Peer Program – of which more than 73% of the members are from Africa, and that says a lot about the potential for crypto entrepreneurship on the continent” says Ray Youssef, CEO, and co-founder of Paxful.

Paxful is a people-powered marketplace for instant money transfers with anyone and anywhere, with a mission to empower the forgotten unbanked and underbanked around the world. The platform has over 4.5 million users globally, where you can buy and sell Bitcoin (BTC) and Tether (USDT) with over 300 different payment methods.

“Our aim is to provide the right tools and information for businesses to grow, inspire collaboration, and to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams and run their businesses without barriers,” concludes Youssef.

Entrepreneurs need to remain at the cutting edge of innovation, tech developments and responsiveness to societal needs. Many lives and economies depend on their success.

With the digital financial transaction growing in appeal, entrepreneurs find it to be a favourable trading commodity offering speed, convenience, and protection against currency devaluation.

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Overberg Water Board Graduate Programme 2021

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The entity is seeking to employ one (1) Graduate with a focus on Information Technology.

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GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME:INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

PERIOD: 36 Months Contract

START DATE: 1 January 2021

POSITION: OW/GD/09

SALARY: R10,750.00 P.M. (All Inclusive)

CENTRE: Overberg Water Board, Corporate Office, Somerset West.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree in Information Technology, NQF 7 equivalent.
  • Post Graduate qualifications and driver’s license will be an added advantage.
  • Basic Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Only South African Citizens are eligible to apply.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to work in a demanding working environment
  • Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy is imperative
  • Willing to work overtime
  • Good information technology
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Excellent communication skills

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Opportunity Closing Date: Friday, November 27, 2020To event remaining 1 day Graduates West Coast District Municipality Finance Graduate Internship Programme Monday, November 23, 2020 - 10:05

The West Coast District Municipality is offering a Graduate Internship Programme. The programme has a logical training sequence that builds on the skills and competencies acquired during university and technikon training.

Read More Telemarketer Unemployed Graduate Opportunity At AVBOB Monday, November 23, 2020 - 09:11

AVBOB, in partnership with YES initiative, is hosting a YES Graduate Programme for youth that has achieved excellent results. 

Read More SARB Data Science Graduate Development Programme 2021 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 08:58

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) invites innovative and talented applicants to apply for its Data Science Graduate Development Programme for 2021.

 

Read More Cipla Graduate Programme 2021 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 07:25

Cipla provides hand-picked, talented graduates real-work experience to explore and expand their raw talent within key business units. Develop your technical, commercial and leadership skills and maximise your development to set you on the path to your long-term career.

Read More 2020 PSG Graduate Programmes Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 09:07

PSG Graduate programme aims to create a pipeline of young talent within the financial services industry. The programme offers graduates an opportunity to gain on-the-job practical workplace experience while providing on-going support and training.

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Here Are The Minimum Requirements To Pass Matric

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 16:27Author: Raigan Cloete

Passing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations allow students to enter tertiary institutions or even the job market. If you are not sure what is required to pass matric, then keep on reading to find out.

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2020’s Matric Class faced many challenges due to the current pandemic. They lost more than four months of contact learning, which meant that when they returned to school, they had to make up for lost time.

Although the curriculum was rushed, the standard of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations remained the same. As they were compiled at the beginning of the year.

In order to pass the NSC exams, according to the Department of Higher Education, you need to get a minimum of 40% for your home language and 40% for another 2 subjects.

You are allowed to fail a subject, even your first additional language, but you must then obtain 30% or more for the other 6, making a total of 6 passes. If you have an average of 33⅓% you will be awarded with your NSC, but this will not allow you to study at any university.

To receive a Higher Certificate, you will need to obtain the following:

  • 40% in your home language.
  • At least 40% in two other subjects.
  • At least 30% for three other subjects.

Note: One of your languages must either be English or Afrikaans to qualify for a Higher Certificate.

Goodluck to all matriculants who are currently writing their exams.

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Eastern Cape Tornado Damages Over 50 Schools

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 15:45Author: Sakinah Samuels

A tornado which occurred in Eastern cape just last week is said to have damaged around 50 schools in the province. This seems like added pressure on the province's education system as they already saw issues with their infrastructures in the sector.

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A tornado which flung it's power over Mthatha in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday, 17 November, is said to have damaged about 50 schools. The tornado ripped through an estimated 20 villages in the province.

Most of the schools hit were located in the OR Tambo District Municipality with 33 of the damaged schools being in Mthatha.

Education MEC, Fundile Gade, said:

This hailstorm is just another unfortunate setback to our plans as we are still battling with the huge infrastructural backlog in the province which sees many communities aacross our province calling for the building of their schools.

The Eastern Cape Education Department's Mali Mtima told EWN that school buildings and classrooms were destroyed or damaged and that they were discussing alternative venues for learners with the municipality. 

This destruction comes in the midst of Matriculants 2020 final examination session. 

All learners must write, even if it means they must write in a church hall. We are getting churches and others to work with us.

- Mali Mtima

The Department has said that millions will need to go into rebuilding the damaged infrastructures. 

As for how this affects learners, Gade said that they were not affected psychologically but rather emotionally and that, "some have had to acclimatise themselves in the context of being grouped differently due to the lack of classrooms."

I could get a sense that there is no examinations anxiety, they treat this as normal.

- Fundile Gade  

The South African Weather Service rated the storm as an EF2 to EF3 tornado. As a result of the tornado, six people have died with around 49 residents being injured.

Schools weren't the only building to see damage being done to them with other vital structures in the area such as homes, clinics as well as the airport being affected.

Members of Government have bee trying to restore services in the area as well as help those who were affected by the tornado. Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, was in Mthatha to visit the families affected by the tornado in the week.

Gift of the Givers is said to have also stepped in to rescue the area and have started stocking food parcels, hygiene packs, soap and noodles. 

@Mthatha, Eastern Cape
See how hundreds of homes are destroyed by a Tropical Cyclone/Tornado 2days ago.
The government of South Africa and Eastern Cape region really have to do something about this. That's what the government is for.
Same day Cape Town experienced an Earthquake pic.twitter.com/IqNai8F3rF

— Hope Emmax Mtawali (@HopeEmmax) November 18, 2020

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Medical Students Accused of Trading Placement Posts

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 15:45Author: Raigan Cloete

Allegedly medical students are paying thousands of rands to swop hospital placement posts for their internship and community service years. Some even attempted to auction their posts to help pay off their student loans.

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Once medical students reach their final year, they are required to fulfil a two-year internship and a year of community service in order to receive their license to practice unsupervised.

These students are either placed in major cities or rural areas.

Allegedly medical students are paying thousands of rands to swop hospital placement posts for their internship and community service years. Some even attempted to auction their posts to help pay off their student loans.

It was discovered that a group was created on Facebook called “Swapping Out: Medical Internship and Commserve in SA”, which had approximately 4 800 members. While another group on Telegram, called the Junior Doctors Association of South Africa (Judasa) 2021 Internship Cycle Group, has about 1 800 members.

During this week screenshots were posted on social media, showing medical interns offering to trade their allocations for cash.

One medical student posted on Telegram, on behalf of a friend who was willing to offer R100 000 for someone to take their spot in Bloemfontein in exchange for a place in Potchefstroom or Gauteng. However, since the screenshot was leaked the message was removed.

“First come first serve. Her parents are lawyers, and everything will be done above board and a formal contract will be set. The money will be transferred and reflect the same day. Cash can be arranged if you prefer,” read the message.

Another post read that someone was requesting R40 000 for their placement in Potchefstroom. The post read, “Any hospitals welcome as I’m using this initiative to help pay student loans. Bidding will remain private for protection.”

According to many other medical students, this practice has been around for more than six years.

When this practice was brought to light many professionals felt that this was not only unethical, but also unacceptable.

“We don’t support that and it needs to be investigated. We need to go in deeper, this is corruption,” said Dr Akhtar Hussain, Public Sector Chair of the South African Medical Association (Sama).

“If somebody wants to go to Gauteng, Pretoria to Cape Town, or one wants to go to Durban. These are mutual transfers to their places of choice. As far as money being involved, I have heard these kinds of rumours, but nobody has come forward and said, ‘I paid for this transfer’,” said Hussain.

Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Affairs at UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr Kerrin Begg, said: “I can understand that students are still feeling extremely stressed, but certainly we would not condone payment or any that for positions. It’s contrary to everything we would advocate.”

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Armscor Bursary Scheme 2021

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Armscor, the Armaments Corporation of South Africa, in partnership with the defence industry, is offering bursaries to exceptional learners through the Armscor Bursary Scheme.

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ARMSCOR EXTERNAL BURSARY SCHEME 2021

The aim of the scheme is to address the critical science and engineering skills of the defence industry, by focusing on promoting and improving results in Maths, Science and technical subjects at schools.

The bursaries will be awarded to learners from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who intend to study full time in the engineering and science fields of study.

Armscor will be awarding bursaries to the following field of study:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics/Electrical (Light current) Engineering 
  • Human Kinetics & Ergonomics Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Material Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Metallurgy Engineering
  • Naval/Marine Engineering

Requirements: 

  • South African Citizen
  • Candidates must have an interest in working in the defence industry
  • Achieved levels of 5, 6, and 7 in Mathematics, Physical Science and English
  • Studying or intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying or intend on studying at a recognised tertiary institute within South Africa
  • Excellent academic Results

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The Municipal Council of Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality invites applications for financial Assistance from well-performing matriculates who wish to further their studies at institutions of high learning.

Read More BankSETA: Bursary Opportunity 2021 Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 09:18

The Association of Accounting Technicians (SA) are recruiting for a bursary funded by the BANKSETA Available for Graduates.

Read More Capsicum Culinary Studio Bursary 2021 Friday, November 20, 2020 - 08:49

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 Rhodes University Raymond Pullen Bursary 2021 Friday, November 20, 2020 - 08:48

This bursary is awarded to postgraduate (MMus and PhD) students. The award is made on the recommendation of the Head of Department.

Read More Bursary Programme 2021 in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Friday, November 20, 2020 - 08:47

The Municipality is offering fi nancial assistance to students, in the form of study bursaries for the 2021 academic year.

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Macadamias South Africa (SAMAC) Bursary 2021

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Macadamias South Africa NPC (better known as SAMAC) is inviting students to apply for bursaries.

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The bursaries are open to students who intend to pursue or are pursuing their studies in the field of Agriculture.

SAMAC’s bursary scheme aims to help previously disadvantaged people who are academically deserving. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Requirements: 

Students pursuing Undergraduate studies (National Diploma, B.Tech or Bachelor of Science). Must meet the following criteria:

  • Be South African citizens.
  • Students with excellent academic standing.
  • Provide official proof of registration at a South African Tertiary Education Institution.

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Opportunity Closing Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020Opportunity is closing in 6 days Bursaries Capsicum Culinary Studio Bursary 2021 Friday, November 20, 2020 - 08:25

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

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The South African Islamic Foundation is aimed at providing education and development to Muslim South Africans from disadvantaged communities. The Bursary fund seeks to fund Muslim students in all fields of study in undergrad and postgrad.

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Are you a graduate residing in Johannesburg looking for funding in mining, Engineering, Electrical, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Metallurgy, Geology,  Rock Engineering, Survey, Finance &  IT?

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eta College is a private higher education and training college specialising in qualifications that lead to employment in the sport and fitness industries.These qualifications are registered on the Higher Education Qualifications Framework (HEQSF) as well as on the Occupational Qualifications Sub Framework. They are benchmarked against the best international standards in sport and fitness, which means that our graduates are well equipped to find employment in South Africa and all over the world.

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SAA Funds Should've Been Spent On Schools, says Equal Education

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 14:43Author: Sakinah Samuels

Equal Education has said that Government should have used the funds they accumulated from budget cuts for schools instead of the rescue of the South African Airways (SAA). This is only the tip of demands from the movement to have a quality education system.

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Equal Education has said that Government should have used the funds they accumulated from budget cuts for schools instead of the rescue of the South African Airways (SAA). Equal Education is a community and membership-based movement which sees it's members and supporters aim for quality and equality in the South African education system through campaigns.

The organisation has said that they've been focussing on schools infrastructure and how the budget cuts have affected it. 

Equal Education's Interim National Coordinator, Leanne Jansen-Thomas told eNCA:

When you cut the education and budget and when money is taken away and given to South African Airways, is a really big impact on the ground when you have over 1000 contrsuction projects being delayed or being stopped and of course there are instances where a school has been waiting for four or five or ten years for a proper toilet.

They have also been keeping an eye on the National School Nutrition Programme and continues to monitor it all throughout the pandemic. 

Equal Education has a mission to make sure that learners and parents know that even though it's exam time, they are still entitled to their meal. 

National School Nutrition Programme must function fully until the day that your school closes.

If there is a second wave, the Department of Basic Education has committed to the programme being rolled out during it. 

They organisation has also focussed on the budget and is said to be waiting for next year's budget speech. When this is announced, Equal Education will say ask Government to reverse the budget cuts made to education. They then want Government to give the money back to education as well as increase the education budget, at least in line with inflation, says Jansen-Thomas.

The National School Nutrition Programme is responsible for feeding more than 9 million learners. 

In June, the National Treasury cut the Basic Education budget by R2.1 billion. This reduced the department's budget from R25.3 billion to R23.2 billion. 

These budget cuts have affected nearly 2 000 school infrastructure projects, leaving many schools with little to no money for textbooks and school furniture. 

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Coal Milling Projects Operations Management Trainee 2021

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CMP is looking for a self-motivated EE/AA candidate located at their Witbank Head Office who want to have a career impact and influence. The company offers an excellent opportunity to use your great attitude, desire to learn and grow, unique technical qualification and proven ability.

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Contract Type Permanent

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Location eMalahleni / Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Requirements

  • Superior Verbal and written English communication skills and fluency in another South African language
  • Completed Engineering Degree/Advanced Diploma Mechanical Engineering/N6
  • 1 - 2 years proven and successful Maintenance experience in a mechanical environment
  • Own reliable and available transport essential.

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Tips from Boston on getting through exams and tough times!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 13:53Author: Boston City Campus & Business College

Our experience has shown us that more successful outcomes are achieved by people who prepare properly, for exams and other challenges– this includes a mindful diet and exercise programme that must be intentionally scheduled. Here are some diet tips for successful study and for life.

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Our experience has shown us that more successful outcomes are achieved by people who prepare properly, for exams and other challenges– this includes a mindful diet and exercise programme that must be intentionally scheduled. 

Associate Professor Tim Crowe’s gives us some diet tips for successful study and for life:

Some of you will wake up early and get started on just a cup of coffee that you think keeps you going for a few hours. That may well be so – but your body will suffer afterwards as well as your brain! Your brain is your thinking-doing-seeing-hearing-understanding organ – feed it before you use it!!

Do not skip breakfast! It is really the most important meal as it fuels both your body and mind well into the day.  We do understand that healthy food may be pricey, but shop wisely and try and include fruit with natural sugars in your breakfast. These sugars give more sustained energy than jelly beans.

Sweet potatoes are one of the low GI (glycaemic index if you are interested!)  foods that sustain your energy for longer – real brain food. Cook some for the week and eat for breakfast.

What else is important diet wise – that students don’t pay enough attention to? Water is the best drink!  The important thing is to remain hydrated - dehydration is something you do not notice happening but will give you a major energy slump. Set a reminder to have a glass of water every hour, and keep water on your desk. If you need motivation to drink it – drop in lemon slices. We ‘eat with our eyes’ as they say!

When preparing for an exam, go for protein foods over carbohydrate foods as they can help keep your mind more alert.  Fish really is brain food so eat a few servings each week.  

• Colour is nature’s guide to food variety, especially for fruit and vegetables. The more natural colours in the foods you eat the more nutrient variety you are getting.

 • Smart snacking will make you less likely to binge. Eat something nutritious, including a fruit or vegetable. 

• Go for grains, they are the fuel to power you through your day and provide nutrients and fibre. Choose brown bread or health bread rather than white.

• Bone up on calcium. For healthy bones that you will take well into later life, aim for three servings of dairy, green leafy vegetables or canned fish with bones each day.  

• Five vegetables, two fruit: too easy! 

• Enjoy tea: it’s healthier for you than coffee. And for those who don’t know, there can be more caffeine in a cup of tea than a cup of coffee. It will give you healthier energy and is less likely to dehydrate you. 

What about getting your body moving? Why should we do it?

Professor Rod Snow’s exercise tips for study and life.

The most important advice from the research carried out in the past few years, is not new breakthrough drugs, but the simple fact that an hour of daily exercise may be the most important single factor to increase general wellbeing, prolong a healthy life, increase fitness and self-esteem, as well as helping you maintain strong bones and a healthy body weight.

Here are some more tips: • Move more: walk, run, cycle, throw, catch and jump.  

• Increase play: particularly outdoors.  If you need your study break – meet your friends outside for 30 minutes of kicking a soccer ball, or a brisk walk.

 • Take the stairs rather than the lift. 

• Walk as much as you can.  If you are stressed and don’t want to leave your house, leave the room and do 50 star jumps – trust me you will be breathless!  You will get blood circulating to your brain, you will distract yourself from your work for a bit – when you get back to your desk you will be able to think more clearly.

 

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Students March To Demand Monthly Stipends

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 13:47Author: Sakinah Samuels

In Free State, students have taken to the streets and started marching over unpaid monthly stipends. They are urging the Government to follow through on promises they have made and also have a list of demands they want fulfilled.

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Students from Bloemfontein, Free State, including those from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are marching premier's office over unpaid monthly stipends. Allegedly, students studying abroad have not been paid their monthly stipend which was promised to them by the Free State Government. 

The individuals marching are students from Universities all over the province as well as those who studied in countries outside of South Africa. They have different issues in terms of bursaries awarded to them by the Free State Government.

Some students are receiving their stipends late, sometimes not receiving them for months while in another country and other opportunities promised by Government. They are now airing their frustrations and no longer keeping quiet about their grievances.

"Most of us come from underprivileged families so they cannot even ask for money from home so it has been a challenge," said one individual who had the experience abroad. 

Medical students stipends have also allegedly been suspended. 

One Central University of Technology student who is also a part of the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) has said:

We're marching against three things basically. First thing is we are protesting in unison with the people from China who were sent to the provincial office but once they get there they are not receiving the proper resources they were promised by the Provincial government of the Free State.

The second reason is about bursary issues which affect South African students concerning NSFAS. Students want NSFAS to continue disbursing allowances during December as the academic year is being extended. They believe that the academic year being extended should translate to their allowances being extended.

Thirdly, they are marching to combat the issue of unemployment. "Students who are graduating from Universities, also the students from China, were promised that they were going to be absorbed when they come back into the country but nothing is happening," said the student.

He continued to say that the rate of unemployment in the country is already concerning and that Government not fulfilling their promises is only contributing to that and that Government does not understand higher education issues.

"We've had contractual obligations with this provincial government that upon graduating and studying abroad, we'll come back and use our skills to advance our economy here," said a student who studied in China. He did however continue to explain that Government hasn't been responding to them even after engaging with them for months. 

It was also said that there were students coming from various countries who had their studies funded by the provincial government who were at home with no jobs. 

The group of students who marched aimed to hand over a memorandum of demands. They also wish to sit down with the provincial government and have a high level summit with the Premier, Executive members, business and academic community to find a solution.

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Here's Why You Haven't Received Your TERS Funds

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 11:37Author: Sakinah Samuels

If you're having issued with your UIF TERS funds which has you wondering just where your money is, well we might be able to give you a look into what's happening behind the scenes. This is important especially now as the fund rolls out the last round of payments.

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If you're having issued with your Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) funds which has you wondering just where your money is, well we might be able to give you a look into what's happening behind the scenes.This is important especially now as the fund rolls out the last round of payments.

UIF has released a bunch of FAQs to assist South Africans and one of them answer the following question: The online portal says that payment has been made, but I have not received the money. Why?

To this, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) answered that payments can take a few days to reflect in your bank account from the date of payment you are shown on the TERS online portal.

There is also a possibility that should payment have to go directly to your bank account, that the payment was actually rejected by the bank because of incorrect banking details being on their system. 

The UIF has said:

Remember that the bank account must be in your name to be successfully verified.

Should 10 days have passed since the date on the portal, you must then contact the Call Centre at 0800 030 007 to get further help. 

However, if the payment is made to your employer and not directly to your bank account then you should have received your payment. 

It's been found that many employers are not disbursing TERS funds as they should to their employees. You should therefore check with your employer.

It could also be the case that your employer paid you advances against the C19 TERS benefits when then means that you have already received the money, and your employer is now recouping funds from the UIF ot offset the loan they gave you on your normal pay date.

If your employer doesn't give you the answer you need and you're worried, then your should definitely contact the Call Centre. 

The President announced that they'll be extending TERS for another month which will see you receiving relief funds for a longer period of time. September and October applications for the last round of the Covid-19 temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) are now open and will close on 31 December 2020.

TERS funding was initially meant to last for 3 months as part of government's temporary plan to help South Africans through the tough financial period brought about by Covid-19. Now, it has continued and the President has extended it until 15 October as he extended the National State of Disaster for another month as well. This means that payment will only be made for the date of 15 October and no date following that.

Ever since the national state of disaster was declared and the TERS scheme was launched, more than R52 billion was paid to more than one million employers and employees who lost income due to the national lockdown.

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The Access Trust Bursary Scheme 2021

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Access Trust are providing funding to students who would like to study at one of South Africa's TVET colleges.

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The fields of study covered by the bursary include:

  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Performing Arts
  • Sports Fitness Management and Practical Programmes.

Candidate Requirements: 

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 28
  • Have matriculated
  • Achieved a minimum 50% pass rate
  • Must be studying at a TVET college
  • Proven financial need

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The Association of Accounting Technicians (SA) are recruiting for a bursary funded by the BANKSETA Available for Graduates.

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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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This bursary is awarded to postgraduate (MMus and PhD) students. The award is made on the recommendation of the Head of Department.

Read More Bursary Programme 2021 in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Friday, November 20, 2020 - 08:47

The Municipality is offering fi nancial assistance to students, in the form of study bursaries 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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uPhongolo Local Municipality Finance Internship 2021

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uPhongol Local Municiapality is offering a Finacne Internship programme for graduates.

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uPhongolo Municipality Finance Internships for 2021 (TO-F6C35)

uPhongolo Local Municipality invites unemployed graduate to apply for Finance Internship Programme 2021.

uPhongolo Local Municipality invites suitable qualified and experienced candidates to fill the following vacancy:

RE: ADVERTISEMENT FINANCIAL INTERNSHIP X 2

SALARY: R100 000 PER ANNUM ALL

INCLUSIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Matric.
  • B Com
  • Accounting or National Diploma in Accounting.
  • Must be computer literature with good communication and analytical skills.
  • No experience required.

The interns will work closely and under supervision of Chief Financial Officer.

Preference will only be given to local Female applicants.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implementing GRAP and Budget Reforms.
  • Assisting in preparing VAT reconciliation, monthly and Annual Financial Statements, Financial and Performance Reporting, Expenditure and Revenue Management, Development and implementation of Finance/ Budget policies.

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Opportunity Closing Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020Opportunity is closing in 6 daysOpportunities Offered By : uPhongolo MunicipalityArticle Category: Internships 2020Tags: internshipvacancyworkjobsfinancegraduateBComOpportunity available in: KwaZulu-Natal

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