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Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality Bursary Opportunity 2021

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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.

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Bursary Opportunity 2021

The Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality will be awarding bursaries to matriculants who have performed well and reside within the municipality, for studies within ANY field of study.

The bursary will provide cover for registration fees, tuition fees, textbooks or prescribed study materials, meals and accommodation.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – should you not receive feedback within 30 days, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Reside within the Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality
  • Good academic record
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Have been provisionally accepted to study at a recognised South African tertiary institution (University/ University of Technology/ FET College/ TVET College)
  • Have NOT received financial assistance from the Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality in the previous financial year
  • Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students

 

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

Read More South African Islamic Foundation Bursary Fund 2021 Friday, November 20, 2020 - 08:22

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.

Read More Sibanye Stillwater Bursary Scheme 2021 Friday, November 20, 2020 - 08:16

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

Read More Win a bursary to become a personal trainer! Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12:27

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.

Read More YPO Future Leaders Bursary Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12:16

Who is YPO? YPO is the world’s largest community of Chief Executive Officers and aims to build better leaders through lifelong learning. All members start somewhere, and YPO Cape Town is committed to playing its role in growing the next generation of South African business leaders.

Read More More Bursaries Opportunities Offered By : Elias Motsoaledi Local municipalityArticle Category: Bursaries 2020Tags: bursaryfundingmatrichigher educationtertiary educationuniversity2021Opportunity available in: Limpopo

You've Applied To Be A School Assistant, Now What?

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:50Author: Sakinah Samuels

The Department of Basic Education recently opened up 300 000 vacancies for school assistants and it was all the rage. If you've applied, you might be wondering what's going to happen next and where your application is. Here's some answers for you.

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The Department of Basic Education (DBE) recently opened up 300 000 vacancies for school assistants and it was all the rage. If you've applied, you might be wondering what's going to happen next and where your application is. Here's some answers for you.

The applications for these jobs are now closed for all provinces.

Two days after application dates came to end, South Africans all over who applied for these opportunities will have started receiving calls or SMSes letting them know that they have been shortlisted and have been offered an interview. 

You will then be interviewed and the rest will follow.

If you are successful and get the job, "An orientation manual has been prepared and digitised to ensure that the young people get trained on their roles and responsibilities," read a statement from the Department. 

There will also be training programmes which will see those who are successful in applying become equipped with skills so that they're ready to take on their duties. 

If you're looking for some assistance, it's important to remember that SA Youth is not involved in the interview and selection process so won’t be able to advise you.

If you have not heard anything by 1 December 2020 you can assume your application has not been successful.

DBE partnered with Harambee Youth to bring thousands of jobs to the youth of South Africa as Education Assistants at public schools. This initiative forms a part of President Cyril Ramaphosa's Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme and will be accomplished through the Basic Educations Employment Initiative (BEEI).

The 300 000 youth will be broken up and will see 200 000 being employed as Education Assistants and 100 000 being General School Assistants.

These opportunities were open to those aged 18 to 35. 

 Should you be successful in applying, work will begin in public schools on 1 December 2020 until 31 March at R3500 per month.

Should you require any support, you can call 0800 72 72 72.

>>>Please note that applications are closed for all provinces<<< THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION SCHOOL ASSISTANT...

Posted by SAYouth on Monday, 23 November 2020

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Grade 12 Past Papers: Agricultural Technology

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:45Author: Raigan Cloete

Preparation is key to acing your exams and past papers are a great way to prepare. Here, you can find Grade 12 past paper for your Agricultural Technology exam. Good luck with your paper!

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Preparation is key to acing your exams and past papers are a great way to prepare. Here, you can find Grade 12 past paper for your Agricultural Technology exam. Good luck with your paper!

Agricultural Technology (English): Agricultural Technology (Afrikaans):

Good luck with your paper!

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SASSA Warns Of Fake News On Grants

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:35Author: Sakinah Samuels

Another day, another fake news story spread about SASSA. Many people living in South Africa depend on SASSA grants to survive and having fake news being spread on these grants only produces negative effects for both the public and SASSA.

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Another day, another fake news story spread about SASSA. Many people living in South Africa depend on SASSA grants to survive and having fake news being spread on these grants only produces negative effects for both the public and SASSA.

This time, a social media paged which promised 'special info' concerning the agency is spreading a message which reads, "The R500 Caregiver grant has been added again. The top-up added R500 per caregiver, but not per child, per care giver".

On this, SASSA has made the following clear:

Please note that the below information is FALSE and does NOT come from SASSA.

The agency then continued to explain that all the top up amounts for the social grants, which includes Old Age, Disability, War Veterans,Child Support,Foster Child & Care Dependency grants, have come to an end. 

A few weeks ago, SASSA announced that the R500 top up on the Caregiver grant would be discontinued which affected around 7 million beneficiaries. This action of course was not met with applause and praise as many organisations stepped up and tried to have the agency reverse their decision.

On Friday 30 October 2020, the Black Sash Trust, assisted by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies brought an urgent application to the Pretoria High Court against SASSA and the Ministers of Social Development and Finance for the discontinuation of the top-up grants. 

SASSA decided to extend the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant, which is just as important and necessary as the caregiver grant, the organisation said and Black Sash therefore believes that the caregiver grant should continue.

“We argue that the Caregiver Grant is a vital measure needed to assist the most vulnerable people in our country through an unprecedented period of distress to access basic needs like food and shelter. In fact, the additional amount is closely linked to the current state of disaster and cannot come to an end until the disaster itself does, or until the effects of the disaster on our society have been addressed,” said attorney at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies Ariella Scher. 

Please note that the below information is FALSE and does NOT come from SASSA. All the top up amounts for the social grants (Old Age, Disability, War Veterans,Child Support,Foster Child & Care Dependency) have come to an end. #SASSACARES @The_DSD @GCISMedia @GovernmentZA @nda_rsa pic.twitter.com/KctANu7iaO

— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) November 23, 2020

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Another Matric Exam Paper Has Been Leaked

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:16Author: Sakinah Samuels

Another National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam paper has been leaked and the Department of Basic Education is not sitting still when it comes to putting a stop to this. A Maths paper 2 exam was leaked just last week as well, is this becoming a trend?

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Another National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam paper has been leaked and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) is not sitting still when it comes to putting a stop to this. A Physical Sciences Paper 2 was leaked before the exam began this morning.

In a statement released by the DBE, it read:

The DBE and provinces are continuing to work around the clock to implement the new measures that have been activated to protect the on-going examinations and also to hunt down the culprits.

Deputy Minister of the DBE, Reginah Mhaule, said on the matter, "The leakage of exam papers is a serious concern and stands to jeopardise the final exam. The perpetrators will be caught and dealt with in accordance with the law."

The Hawks are said to already be in the process of investigating the cases involving the leaked papers and a full scale audit of the exam administration system is now underway.

The Council of Education Ministers held an urgent meeting this afternoon to consider the implications of the latest developments with the leak of the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Science question papers.

As for where the investigations on the previous Maths paper leak is, the Department said that they are at an advanced stage and that the details of the investigations will be shared. They are also working to identify any areas of possible weaknesses.

Teams are also being sent to the different provinces so that security systems can be re-assessed. 

"The CEM expressed yet concern that the leaks were causing disruptions to a system which already experienced challenges due to COVID-19," read the statement.

Minister of DBE, Angie Motshekga, also came forward and said:

It is unfortunate that people continue to be involved in something like this even though the consequences can be dire. We condemn in the strongest terms the conduct of persons who undermine the integrity of the examination because it causes untold stress on the learners who are looking forward to exiting the schooling system with a pass from an honest examination, not one associated with cheating.

On Monday, a Maths Paper 2 was leaked, hours before the exam was set to begin at 9am. It was unclear exactly how learners were able to gain access to the paper, but the department believes learners in Limpopo and Gauteng had first access to the leaked paper.

The Department asks that anybody who has information to come forward with it and help. The department has asked all learners to remain focused as they have more exams ahead of them.

Basic Education Department investigating the leak of #MatricExam question papers @DBE_SA @ElijahMhlanga @GovernmentZA @NationalCoGTA @GCISMedia @DBE_KZN @kwazi08 #NSCExams2020 pic.twitter.com/Blz0E3ZZqC

— Dr Reginah Mhaule (@ReginahMhaule) November 23, 2020

 

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In-Service Traineeship with Kimberly Clark

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Vacancies exist for fixed term work experience in the field of study listed below. The successful incumbents will be based at Kimberly Clark Enstra Mill.

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In- Service Trainee Opportunities 2021

Primary Location South Africa- Enstra

Additional Locations

Worker Type Employee

Worker Sub-Type Intern/Student

Time Type Full time

 

Opportunities Available:

  • 3 x S4 Chemical Engineering
  • 1 x ND Analytical Chemistry/ Biotechnology
  • 1 x ND in Safety Management

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Incumbent to complete practical work experience log book related to the theory learnt at University.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • 3rd year student ready to do P1 & P2 (practical requirements)
  • Academic results above 70% in their final year whilst maintaining a 60% -65% average or over during the duration of their studies
  • Committed team player, Outspoken and willing to learn, Results-oriented, Attention to detail

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Opportunity Closing Date: Monday, November 30, 2020Opportunity is closing in 5 days Work Opportunities Distell Various Internship Programmes 2021 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:25

Distell presents exciting opportunities for candidates with potential for placement in our Various Departments, Southern Africa, in Stellenbosch. 

Read More BMW Group Various Opoortunities 2020 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:05

BMW SA graduate programme is looking for enthusiastic and talented graduates to join the group. 

Read More In-Service Traineeship with Kimberly Clark Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 09:45

Vacancies exist for fixed term work experience in the field of study listed below. The successful incumbents will be based at Kimberly Clark Enstra Mill.

Read More Dupont Learnership Intern 2021 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 09:31

Are you a Graduate Studying towards BSc in Chemistry or BSc (Eng.) in Chemical? DuPont Water Solutions have an opportunity for a Learnership for summer 2020/2021.

Read More 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.

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Dupont Learnership Intern 2021

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Are you a Graduate Studying towards BSc in Chemistry or BSc (Eng.) in Chemical? DuPont Water Solutions have an opportunity for a Learnership for summer 2020/2021.

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Learnership Intern - Laboratory & Admin Support  

(Job Number:  LAB00001542)

DuPont is a global company looking for people who have a passion for delivering innovative, sustainable solutions that meet our customer needs for a better, healthier, safer life.

Assignments will be spread across functions. These positions provide an excellent development opportunity to learn about Ion Exchange Technology. The Learner will be accountable for:

 

• Understanding and following the appropriate Environmental, Health and Safety standards, policies and procedures of DuPont and Wits University
• Assisting the Laboratory Technician with the laboratory’s day to day work
• Ensure deadlines are met
• Samples are analyzed timeously, and reports are sent on time
• Housekeeping
• Participation in Adhoc projects

Minimum Requirements:

  • Studying towards BSc in Chemistry or BSc (Eng.) in Chemical

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The following requirements MUST be met for consideration in this student employment program:

We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated the following capabilities:

  • Desktop software skills, particularly knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
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  • Self-starter with the ability to coordinate and prioritize various assignments
  • Ability to interact as a team player
  • Ability to complete assignments responsibly and function independently
  • Ability to learn quickly and adhere to instructions diligently

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Opportunity Closing Date: Monday, November 30, 2020Opportunity is closing in 5 days Work Opportunities Dupont Learnership Intern 2021 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 09:31

Are you a Graduate Studying towards BSc in Chemistry or BSc (Eng.) in Chemical? DuPont Water Solutions have an opportunity for a Learnership for summer 2020/2021.

Read More Unemployed Youth Wanted For Jobs At Gauteng Schools Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 09:23

There are many jobs available for educational assistants to schools to ensure continued learning and teaching in a safe environment. This is part of the plan to provide youth with employment opportunities as part of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative.

Read More ICB Junior Bookkeeping Learnership Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 09:20

Boston City Campus has an opportunity for unemployed matriculants to participate in an ICB Junior Bookkeeping learnership. A stipend will be offered.

Read More SETA learnership programme at Musina Municipality Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 09:17

Musina Municipality funded by the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) is offering learnership programmes aimed at preparing unemployed youth by providing them with an opportunity to acquire work experience up towards attainment of an NQF linked and SAQA approved qualification/ programme in specified field.

Read More Sibanye Stillwater Learnership Programmes 2021 Friday, November 20, 2020 - 08:52

Sibanye stillwater academy invites young dynamic individuals from its local communities, interested in engaging in a Mining Engineering Learnership to apply.

 

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Bristol Training College

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Registration Number: 2019/FE07/036

Bristol Training College offers both accredited distance/online and contact learning. Their unmatched industrial connections gives their students the opportunity to gain practical experience with employers in areas of interest, increasing their chances of employment after graduation.

Courses Offered: 
  • National Certificate: Engineering Studies (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Bricklaying and Plastering Theory (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Building and Civil Technology (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Builing Drawing (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Building Science (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Diesel Trade Theory (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Electrical Trade Theory (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Engineering Drawing (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Engineering Science (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Industrial Electronics (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Industrial Organization and Planning (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Industrial Orientation (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Instrument Trade Theory (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Mathematics (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Mechanotechnology (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Plant Operation and Theory (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Plating and Structural Street Drawing (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Supervision in Industry (N1 -N3)
  • National Certificate: Waste-Water Treatment Practice (N1-N3)
Fees:

Visit the website for information regarding fees.

Applications:

Application forms may be downloaded from their website.

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Bolton Business College

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Registration Number: 2019/FE07/030

Bolton Business College's vision is to be the leading providers of best, high quality and affordable education in the South Africa through our distinctive ability to integrate world-class research, bursaries and education. Their aim is to enable learners from all backgrounds to achieve their personal and professional goals by addressing their individual needs and goals in an ongoing partnership which is designed to last throughout their careers and, in doing so, contribute to local and national economic development and prosperity.

Courses Offered: 
  • National Certificate: Engineering Studies (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Building and Civil Technology (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Building Science (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Diesel Trade Theory (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Supervision in Industry (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: ElectroTechnology (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Engineering Drawing (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Engineering Science (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Industrial Electronics (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Industrial Organisation and Planning (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Industrial Orientation (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Mathematics (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Mechanotechnology (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate (Vocational): Safety in Society L2-4
  • National Certificate (Vocational): Information Technology and Computer Science L2-4
Fees:

Visit their campuses for information regarding fees.

Campus:
  • Bloemfontein
  • Polokwane
Applications:

Application forms may be collected from their campuses.

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Teachers and WhatsApp Saved The School Day

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Monday, November 23, 2020 - 16:15Author: Sakinah Samuels

Now that the 2020 academic year is nearing it's end, the Department and schools alike have to start planning what will be done for the next academic year. This year lead to a 700% increase in the demand for online learning materials.

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Now that the 2020 academic year is nearing it's end, the Department and schools alike have to start planning what will be done for the next academic year. This year lead to a 700% increase in the demand for online learning materials.

WhatsApp seemed to have also played an important role in keeping education on track while schools were closed with there being thousands more signing up so that teachers could communicate with learners and their parents as well as share valuable information and materials.

Key learning guides were shared over WhatsApp with around 60 000 people using the app for educational purposes and all which was needed from users was knowing the basics and how to use the app. 

Michael Goodman-Mareme from Via Afrika, where digital content is developed to support South African educators in the move to digital education, said:

We've been working really hard over the last couple years to help teachers see the need for technology in a classroom. There's so much concern from so many people that technology is going to take their jobs and I think teachers have fallen into that trap about the fourth industrial revolution being a nemesis that is going to be something to take them out.

However, with the Covid-19 pandemic, a shift to digital learning had to be implemented to make sure learners are not completely taking a break from their education and it was found that teachers were of utmost importance during those times.

However, not all teachers were on board with a digital learning programme. Some had trouble breaking out of habit and some teachers were unable to change their attitude concerning teaching and technology. Goodman-Mareme believes that it's all about making an attitudinal change and that once this is done, everything becomes easier.

"People were prepared to find alternative ways and I think that speaks a great deal to the tenacity and the brilliance of teachers that when push came to shove, they realised that technology was going to be able to help them and looked out into the world to see what was available," continued Goodman-Mareme.

Teachers have become a part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution so easily.

eNCA reported, "Following a year marred by intermittent school closures and concern over COVID19 infections, South African teachers deserve a big round of applause. Many went about embracing technology to tackle the significant challenges posed by remote teaching".

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Bhekubanzi Business Enterprise

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Registration Number: 2019/FE07/012Courses Offered: 
  • National Certificate: Engineering Studies (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Electroplating Theory (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Engineering Science (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Mechanotechnology (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Mathematics (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Industrial Electronics (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: ElectroTechnology (N1-N3)
  • National Certificate: Engineering Studies (N1-N3) Engineering Drawing
Fees:

Visit the campus for information regarding fees.

Applications:

Application forms may be collected from their campus.

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Grade 12 Past Papers: Agricultural Sciences P2

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Monday, November 23, 2020 - 13:29Author: Raigan Cloete

Preparation is key to acing your exams and past papers are a great way to prepare. Here, you can find Grade 12 past paper for your Agricultural Sciences P2 exam. Good luck with your paper!

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Preparation is key to acing your exams and past papers are a great way to prepare. Here, you can find Grade 12 past paper for your Agricultural Sciences P2 exam. Good luck with your paper!

Agricultural Sciences P2 (English): Agricultural Sciences P2 (Afrikaans):

Good luck with your paper!

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Last Round Of TERS Applications Now Open

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Monday, November 23, 2020 - 13:19Author: Sakinah Samuels

Today marks the last round of applications for the Covid-19 TERS fund which was introduced as a relief measure during the pandemic. The President recently announced that the scheme will be extended.

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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.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) confirmed the following:

On Monday evening 23 November, we will open & begin processing Covid19 TERS applications for the September - October period. Applications 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.

The UIF explains it by saying, "The receipt of Covid-19 TERS applications for 16 September 2020 to 15 October 2020 will close on 31 December 2020 and no further applications shall be accepted beyond that date".

The application process is staying the same even though the scheme has been extended. It is important to know that all claims must be lodged through the online portal. If you're looking to apply for TERS, do so by clicking here.

“As with previous claim processes, to apply in the new period, employers are required to upload similar documentation that include signed approval or acceptance letter, bank confirmation letter, proof of payment to employees and refund to the UIF – if applicable,” acting UIF Commissioner Marsha Bronkhorst said.

It's also good to keep in mind that the closing date will not have any effect on the claims for previous periods which are still pending.

Ramaphosa then also said that Government aims to save lives while also saving livelihoods. They have therefore set up relief packages like these for South Africans but these are now being wound down as we are seven months into the lockdown and at Level 1.  These relief packages have laid the foundation for robust economic recovery, said the President.

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.

On Monday evening 23 November, we will open & begin processing #Covid19TERS applications for the September - October period. Applications close on 31 December 2020. To apply, visit: https://t.co/mIHQ2bzwfu pic.twitter.com/2m0H6v2sMP

— UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND (UIF) (@UIFBenefits) November 19, 2020

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Education institutions band together to make higher education accessible

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Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:59Author: The Knowledge Trust

Nearly thirty education institutions for higher learning have joined #FundaFriday, a campaign that plans to use Black Friday as an opportunity to offer short courses, training and higher certificates at huge discounts. The Knowledge Trust has partnered with institutions to offer courses at a reduced rate.

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Nearly thirty education institutions for higher learning have joined #FundaFriday, a campaign that plans to use Black Friday as an opportunity to offer short courses, training and higher certificates at huge discounts. According to StatSA, more than half of the country’s youth (18 – 24) do not have the money to study, and #FundayFriday aims to offer some breathing room to those who otherwise would not be able to afford tertiary education.

Over and above the devastating facts of youth unemployment and inequality in South Africa, COVID-19 has hit the most vulnerable the hardest. When young people want to upskill themselves or take the opportunity to grow as individuals there are countless socio and economic barriers that stand between them and the future they want for themselves.

In response to this, The Knowledge Trust has partnered with institutions such as the International Hotel School, Red & Yellow, Beauty Therapy Institute, Matric College, AAA and many others to offer courses at a reduced rate of up to 70% of the overall tuition. Some institutions involved, such as Richfield, are also offering bursaries of up to R100 000 for deserving applicants.

"I will always be grateful for the bursary I received from The Knowledge Trust to pursue my studies at Red & Yellow. They have helped catapult my career in the right direction." says Phumzile Kumalo from Soweto.

The Knowledge Trust has already gifted over R10 million in free higher education to help young South African’s advance their career, and as the education partner of Trusted Interns they aim to make education more accessible to more people, more often. #FundaFriday is just another way that they hope to do that. 

Those looking to further their education now have the option to choose from careers in I.T, beauty, health, marketing, hospitality, fashion, real estate, finance and so many more because of the collaborative effort by these organisations.

“Education is the catalyst to improving the life of a person, their family and the communities in which they live. As a result, Richfield awards bursaries to support young South Africans to unlock their potential. ” – Adam Kelly, Director of Richfield Institute. 

A full list of participating institutions and pre-registration to take advantage of the discounted offerings are already on The Knowledge Trust website. Official applications for bursaries and discounts will open on 25 November 2020, in line with traditional Black Friday dates.

Individuals, organisations and institutions who would like to partner with The Knowledge Trust to reshape the education landscape in South Africa, are also invited to get in touch via the website.

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Nine Arrested At Brackenfell School Protest

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Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:49Author: Sakinah Samuels

After the grenade throwing and fights against the police at what was supposed to be a peaceful protest, nine people are expected to appear in court after they were arrested at the Brackenfell High School Protest in Cape Town on Friday.

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After the grenade throwing and fights against the police at what was supposed to be a peaceful protest, nine people are expected to appear in court after they were arrested at the Brackenfell High School Protest in Cape Town on Friday.

The Economic Freedom Front (EFF) planned to carry out a peaceful protest to the school with 100 participants. The turnout was bigger than expected and police used stun grenades to disperse the crowd that gathered near the school too early. The protest follows allegations of racism which broke out after a group of parents at Brackenfell High School held a matric dance which only included white learners at the school. 

The EFF said the following on the protest on their social media page:

We extend revolutionary gratitude to all Commissars, Fighters and Ground Forces for a show of force against racism and the DA-led police state at Brackenfell today. In the face of deliberate attempts to undermine the program of the EFF, Fighters remained disciplined and militant, and dealt decisively with all forms of provocation. 

The permit only allowed for 100 people to go near the school while being escorted by the police. The police used teargas, stun grenades and a water cannon to control the hundreds of EFF supporters.

The EFF is demanding that the principal and two teachers are fired. 

Sunday morning saw the nine people appear at the Blue Downs Magistrates Court with eight of them arrested on charges of public violence and the one other person from the public being charged with incitement to violence.

A long line was seen outside the court, social distancing protocols in place, with only a few supporters of the EFF present at the beginning. 

Chaotic scenes were seen on Friday at the protest against racism at the school with many of the supporters being adamant on handing over a memorandum which was actually never done. 

The political party then also tried to negotiate with the police to have more people be allowed near the school with the police agreeing to have 500 people allowed which only lead to more chaos. 

SA Human Rights Commissioner Chris Nissen said of the protest action:

The sad thing is that we protest at the time where children had to write exams ... At one point there was just a deadlock, whenever they tried speaking there was a deadlock.

Councilor at Ward 102 Brackenfell Rhynardt Bresler said, "The school is looking at some of their policies and redressing it but that's up to them. The school is governed by the Schools Act."

Members of The Cape Party were also present at the protest but were far from where the EFF members were gathered. 

The protest action of Friday has been condemned by many with some saying that the learners at the school are being treated unfairly and having to endure further stress, especially with Matrics being in the middle of their final exams. 

 

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WCED struggling with increased learner admissions for 2021

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Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:24Author: GroundUp

Parents are struggling to find placement for their children at schools. A Stellenbosch parent has been battling to find place for his son. The Western Cape Department of Education says that there has been an increase of learners annually in its urban areas.

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Parents are struggling to find placement for their children at schools in Stellenbosch for 2021. A parent said that two of the three he applied to were already full. The Western Cape Department of Education says that there has been an increase of 18,000 learners annually in its urban areas. In Stellenbosch alone there were nearly 400 more learners in the feeder zone.

The Western Cape Department of Education (WCED) says it has been struggling to manage an increase of nearly 400 learners over three years in the Stellenbosch feeder zone.

This comes after a parent from Stellenbosch says that he is at his wit’s end after three high schools rejected his son’s application for 2021. He said that two of the schools he applied to in Stellenbosch told him that they were already full.

Sean Bozalek said that two high schools are in close proximity to his home in Idas Valley and one was in Paarl.

Spokesperson Bronagh Hammond said that the WCED was struggling to keep up with the approximately 18,000 increase in learners each year in its urban areas. She said in Stellenbosch alone the number of learner enrollments had increased by 390 between 2017 and 2020.

“Growth in communities does not necessarily mean growth in schools. Some schools reach capacity and therefore cannot take in more learners despite demand,” said Hammond.

Bozalek said he reached out to the department for assistance and was advised to submit an appeal to Provincial Minister Debbie Schäfer, with motivation for why his son should attend a particular school.

The rejection letter from Schäfer stated that Bozalek’s reasons for appeal were “inconsistent” since it relied on the proximity of Stellenbosch High School to their home which is 3km away. This despite Bozalek having not applied to a school only 750m away from their home — Lückhoff High School.

Bozalek said that these were not valid grounds to reject his son as Lückhoff is an Afrikaans-medium school. “My child is English speaking. He can’t go to an Afrikaans school. But now all of a sudden I’m being funneled to Lückhoff,” said Bozalek.

“People who have been living here for years are being denied entrance. And the local WCED is supposed to help people get access,” he said.

In response, Hammond said that the department would do everything in its power to find a space for a learner but that “it is simply not possible to guarantee a parent’s choice of school”.

According to Hammond admissions are dependent on the admissions policy of that particular school. The WCED has not determined any feeder zones. Feeder zones compel schools geographically close to learners to admit them.

A professor at Stellenbosch University, who asked to not be named, said that she decided to put her son in a private school after Paul Roos Gimnasium, the closest school to her house, rejected him. “It is quite irritating that the WCED does not follow the same approach as, for instance, Gauteng,” she said.

The Gauteng Education Department does determine feeder zones, which were expanded to a 30km radius of a learner’s home in 2019.

Bozalek said that he has now applied to a private school in the area. “I don’t even know if we’ll get in there because it’s so last minute,” he said.

This article was first published by GroundUp.

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Grade 12 Past Papers: Afrikaans

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Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:54Author: Raigan Cloete

Preparation is key to acing your exams and past papers are a great way to prepare. Here, you can find Grade 12 past paper for your Afrikaans exams. Good luck with your paper!

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Decrease In Matrics Being Turned Away From Exams

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Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:39Author: Sakinah Samuels

Emphasis is now being placed on teachers, learners, invigilators and parents knowing their rights as reports have came of Matrics being turned away at exam venues and not being allowed to write. This of course is an issue as the Department decided to make changes to the exam protocol.

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Emphasis is now being placed on teachers, learners, invigilators and parents knowing their rights and what they are entitled to during the 2020 National Senior Certificate Examinations. The Department is also making sure that those groups of people know what is being done for their safety.

In the last two or three weeks, there were instances where before the protocol happened while communicated to the public, that learners were being turned away from exam venues but now the last week has not seen similar reports. This, Jansen-Thomas, shows that the message is being carried successfully.

The 2020 academic year has had it's ups, it's downs and it's roundabouts but now, Matrics have embarked on their Final exams. This has however not been as smooth as desired as shifts and changes in exam protocols came about as the exams were starting with even the Western Cape being left out of the conversation. 

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) was not alerted about the exam protocols at the beginning of the exam season and done things a little but differently than other provinces did. This inevitably put further stress on learners, teachers, invigilators as well as parents. 

Changes such as Covid positive learners and learners who present with a fever during screening being allowed to write was what caused confusion across provinces. There were also concerns that these amended protocols puts invigilators at risk and many spoke out on this.

The Department of Basic Education is now said to have improved their communication so that everyone involved knows their rights.

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

Part of getting this message across is what we're doing now which is speaking about it and making sure that parents and learners, caregivers, teachers and exam officials know that there is this protocol which was developed by the Department of Basic Education in consultation with the Department of Health and that it ensures that learners as well as the invigilators are going to be safe when Covid-19 positive learners will write exams.

Equal Education is said to have put in the effort to educate high school learners about Covid-19 and battle stigmas and myths. It also helped with learners remaining safe. "When we teach young people, they take these facts and messages into their homes which is really important," explained Jansen-Thomas.

"We need to keep speaking about it so that learners right to education is not violated but also so that teachers feel that this is going to be safely done," said Jansen-Thomas, and that parents can say it's their right to have correct arrangements to be made.

Learners who present with high temperatures or are Covid positive must write in an isolated venue which can be a community hall, a church hall, a hospital room, a clinic and even a home. There aren't enough classrooms or resources available to have them write in isolated venues within schools.

These isolation venues will have sanitiser available, strict physical distancing protocol is to be followed and everyone must wear a mask.

The Matrics final examinations are due to come to an end on 15 December 2020. 

 

 

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Stellenbosch University Raises Money To Help Students

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Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:13Author: Sakinah Samuels

Stellenbosch students and staff members are now coming together and have started a campaign which will raise funds so that struggling students can get the assistance they need. #Action4Inclusion is a crowd funding campaign aimed at alleviating student debt

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Stellenbosch students and staff members are now coming together and have started a campaign which will raise funds so that struggling students can get the assistance they need. This is being done to keep these students' higher education dreams alive. 

The #Action4Inclusion Campaign is an initiative by Prof Thuli Madonsela, Chair in Social Justice at Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Law and the Stellenbosch Student Representative council and is a crowd funding campaign aimed at alleviating student debt.

The campaign comes as it is found that many students who come from working and middle class households are struggling to keep their higher education dreams going because of what they lack financially. 

With the campaign, hikes are done and a minimum of R54 is paid to join and will go towards ending student debt. Tickets cost R54 per person for the Table Mountain Climb and R150 per person for the Walkathon.

Student debt is a global impediment to access to higher education for many students with some of the students forced to abandon their studies when they are about to complete their degrees. The problem primarily affects students from the so-called missing middle and students from poor working-class backgrounds that have fallen off the NSFAS criteria, often for reasons beyond their control.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us a curveball this year, but with the relaxed restrictions, we are now ready to embark on our planned activities – of course with the necessary safety precautions in place,” explained Madonsela.

This is a student funding campaign which came about earlier this year so that no student at the University is left behind because of their financial situation. 

"We need very high skills to tackle both the recovery from Covid-19 and the fourth industrial revolution," said Madonsela. 

To those who were asking to support this cause, it is really Ubuntu and Ubuntu is 'I am because we are'. If we work together, we can really take this country to great heights.

- Prof. Thuli Madonsela

Social Justice Ambassador, Akona Sandaza, told SABC News, "We climb a mountain every Sunday in order to collect money to pay for student debts. I am looking forward to welcome people".

Tracey Maluwana, an Education activist, who forms a part of the campaign has said, "I believe in education. I think it's important for young people to take up that space and that opportunity if it comes and I don't think anyone should be excluded because they can't afford".

They will continue raising funds and awareness for struggling students next week as they will also be having a walkathon outside Stellenbosch.. Madonsela hopes that other Universities will follow their lead and further the campaign. 

“It is heartening to see our students and staff coming together to support one another as we work towards ensuring equal opportunities for all.”

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How To Boost Your Self-Esteem

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Self-esteem refers to how you feel about yourself or the opinions that you have about yourself and your abilities. For many, our self-esteem may range between high, low or somewhere in-between the two. Self-esteem is a lifelong necessity that can be easily enhanced but also easily broken down. There are many ways in which students can boost their self-esteem. It is important that students have a healthy self-esteem both in and outside the classroom. What students hear about themselves and their abilities has a great influence on their mindset and knowing their worth.

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How students can improve their self-esteem

Be kind to yourself:
We need to be aware that the subconscious mind is a powerful tool and has an affect on our thought process. Being kind to oneself can be quite challenging for many, as we often allow the negative thoughts to override the positive ones. The more you practice self-care and positively re-affirm yourself , the more natural it will be. 

Practice self-care:
Taking care of your physical and emotional well-being is essential. It is important to take care of your mental wellness by feeding and nurturing your mind with positive thoughts. We need to constantly remind ourselves that no one is perfect and mistakes are a natural part of life. 

Focus on yourself pleasing yourself and not others:
Comparing yourself to others has a negative impact as it chips away from your self-confidence and it leaves you with many doubtful thoughts. It is important to do things that are pleasing to you and ultimately makes you happy. Always strive to be the best version of yourself, and accept that perfection is an unrealistic goal.

Give yourself a break:
How we feel about ourselves may vary from situation to situation and from day to day. As humans we are not perfect and there will be days where you are feeling down or find it hard to maintain your self-belief. The key thing to remember is not be too hard on yourself and give yourself a break when you are not feeling your very best. 

Become assertive:
You will find that people that have a low self-esteem struggle with saying no and compromise their own happiness. This can often become an overwhelming process and leaves you feeling stressed. Developing assertiveness can help improve your self-esteem and learn how to stand up for yourself. 

With all the above-mentioned tips, the path to taking care of yourself is not always clear and easy. It is important to always put yourself first and celebrate small victories that make you feel good about yourself. Do not beat yourself up for having bad days, just pick yourself up and try again because eventually the process will become a lot easier and natural to you. 
 

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