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The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools. Full-cost bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they receive the bursary.
Qualified recipients of the bursary must request placement in a province of their choice. The provincial education department (PED) concerned will determine whether there is suitable post available. If there is not, the applicant may be placed in a PED that does have suitable vacancies. Please note that bursars cannot choose the school in which they would like to be placed.
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The following must be read before making an application for a Funza Lushaka bursary in 2014
1. It only awarded to South African citizens. Applications will not be considered unless a certified copy of the applicants‟ ID document is submitted to support the application.
2. Applications must be made online.
3. It will only be awarded if ONE of the priority area specialisation subjects is included as a teaching subject in the qualification.
The priority areas are:
Foundation Phase (i.e. Grades R-3): Foundation Phase specialisation.
Intermediate and Senior Phase (i.e. Grades 4-9) A teaching major in one of the following: African Languages; English Language; Mathematics; Natural Science; Technology.
FET Phase (i.e. Grades 10-12): A teaching major in one of the following:
Accounting, African Languages; Agricultural Sciences; Agricultural Technology; Civil Technology; Computer Applications Technology; Economics, Electrical Technology; Engineering Graphics and Design; English Language; Geography, Information Technology; Life Sciences; Mathematics; Mathematical Literacy; Mechanical Technology; Physical Science.
Students must meet the minimum academic criteria for award of the bursary. In 2014, the minimum academic criteria are:
For 1st time entrants to university:
- An exemption, endorsement, or „Admission to Bachelor Degree Studies‟ pass at matric /Grade 12 level.
- At least a level 4 pass or 60% on the Standard Grade or 50% on the Higher Grade pass at matric level in the subject which leads on to the priority area/subject in which the applicant will specialise to teach.
- For students who wish to specialise in the Foundation Phase, a pass in Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy at Grade 12 level is required. In addition, a level 4 pass or 60% on the Standard Grade or 50% on the Higher Grade pass in the Home Language is required. If a student completed matric prior to 2008 when Mathematics was not compulsory, a student may still be considered based on overall good performance (Average of at least 50%).
- Students who wish to specialise in the teaching of Technology subjects, including Computer Applications Technology, and who do not have these subjects at matric level, must have a pass in Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.
The student must have:
- passed all of the modules studied in 2013 or in the last year of study at the university.
- at least a 55% average across all the modules studied in 2013 or in the applicant‟s last year of study at university.
- at least 55% average in modules studied in 2013 or in the applicant‟s last year of study at university, which relate directly to the priority area teaching specialisation.
The student must:
- have passed 2/3 of the modules studied in 2013 or the last year of study at the university.
- have passed 2/3 of the priority area modules studied in 2013 or the last year of study at the university.
- be progressing to the next level/year of study; and
- have at least 50% average across all modules.
Applicants must note that these are minimum criteria. Meeting these criteria does not mean automatic acceptance for the bursary. There are a limited number of bursaries available, and the best students will be selected for the bursary.
- On qualifying, bursars will be required to take up a provincial teaching position. Bursars will not be granted permission to defer the placement contractual obligation to continue with full-time studies e.g. B.Ed (Hons). Nor will bursars be granted permission to take a “gap year”. Applicants must note that provincial education departments will place graduate bursars in teaching posts in schools in which they are needed. Bursars cannot choose the school in which they would like to teach, nor can they apply directly to a school. It is also possible that bursars can be offered a placement in another province if there is no suitable position in the province of choice. To meet contractual obligations, bursars will have to accept the offer.
- The bursary is awarded for one academic year at a time. It is not automatically re-awarded. Re-award will depend on academic success. There is no automatic promise of support for 4 years plus 1 more year. On evidence of academic success, and pending the availability of funds, the bursary may be renewed each year until the recipient of the bursary has qualified as a teacher. Recipients of bursaries will be required to teach one year for every year for which they receive a bursary.
- The bursary must be repaid if the recipient fails to qualify, fails to apply for a teaching post with a provincial education department for placement at a public school, fails to take up a teaching post with a provincial education department at a public school, leaves a teaching post with a provincial education department before the end of the contracted service period, or otherwise fails to meet a requirement of the bursary agreement. In all of the cases described above, the bursary converts to an interest-bearing loan.
- The amount that is repayable is the full amount of the bursary received under the programme, less one year’s funding for every year spent teaching at a public school. Interest will be charged at the rate determined by NSFAS from time to time, which is always less than the commercial rate.
- The Department of Basic Education prefers to use an e-mail or SMS to communicate with bursars and if you are awarded or re-awarded the bursary you will be expected to have an e-mail address and if possible a cell phone contact for SMS purposes.
These conditions are all contained in the bursary contract which all applicants must sign. When applicants sign the bursary contract, they are legally agreeing to the conditions described in the contract. Process for applying for the bursar in 2014
- Applications must only be made once students have been allocated a valid student number and have been accepted/provisionally accepted at their university of choice.
- All applications must be made online. Take note of the closing date. No applications will be entertained after the closing date. Students must apply online and submit supporting documentation to the university.
- After your application has been completed online, you will be prompted to make a printout. This will serve as proof of your application. Keep a copy for yourself, and submit a copy to the university where you have been accepted and where you will be registering. The copy submitted to the university must be accompanied by:
- A certified copy of your ID.
- A certified copy of your academic results. For 1st year students coming out of Grade 12, this will be a certified copy of your Grade 12 result notification or Grade 12 certificate. For students already at university, this will be a certified copy of your academic transcript, which must include results for 2013 or your last year of study at university.
- Your application will only be considered once all these documents have been received by your university.
- Your university will inform you of the outcome of your application and you will also receive a letter from the Department of Basic Education should you be registered at a university.
- Please ensure that all information that you capture is accurate, and that priority areas that you capture are the ones you will specialize in. The academic year of study refers to the level you are studying e.g. B Ed 1 = 1st year, B Ed 3 = 3rd year.
NB. Your university may allow first time applicants who are not yet at university and who do not have easy access to the Internet to submit paper-based applications. Enquire at your university about this possibility.
Applications for 2014 from returning bursaries:
o Applications will be accepted online from 01 October 2013.
o The deadline for receipt of applications from returning bursars is 15 November 2013.
Applications for 2014 from new applicants:
o Applications will be accepted online from 01 October 2013.
o The deadline for receipt of applications from new applicants is 10 January 2014. Applications received after 10 January 2014 will not be considered.
Communications from students about the bursary In the first instance, all enquiries about the bursary must be directed to the Funza Lushaka academic and administrative co-ordinators at your university. They will be best placed to respond to any issues. Students should not communicate directly with NSFAS (the financial managers of the scheme) or with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or the Department of Higher Education and Training. It is only when issues cannot be resolved at institutional level that the assistance of the DBE should be sought.
You would make a great choice, for yourself and your future by applying for a SACCOB bursary and we are happy to be a part
SANCCOB is at the forefront of saving African penguins and other threatened seabirds. It never takes a day off and its rehabilitation team is on 24-hour call.
SANCCOB deploys its specialist emergency response skills in Africa, the Indian Ocean region, Antarctica and Sub-Antarctic. Through its training academy it equips people to work in the environmental sector; and a passion to instill pride and knowledge about marine conservation drives its education programmes.
There are some things to take note of before applying, please read the following information and instructions below
before completing the application form to ensure you meet all the requirements.
- This SACOB Bursary Initiative is for the full ICB Junior Bookkeeper National Certificate
- Applicants are required to be 16 years or older and no prior accounting knowledge is needed
- Each bursary awarded is for the full ICB Junior Bookkeeper National Certificate, valued at approximately R20 000
- Consisting of 4 skills programmes namely Bookkeeping to Trial Balance, Business Literacy, Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns and Computerised Bookkeeping, the ICB Junior Bookkeeper National Certificate is to be completed during 2014
- Inclusive in the Bursary is:
ICB 2013 Membership fee
1 Assessment entry per course
All study material required for the full ICB Junior Bookkeeper National Certificate
Full access to the SACOB Online Classroom
Terms and Conditions:
By entering the promotion / competition entrants agree to abide by the rules and conditions of the promotion /
The promoter of this competition is South African College of Business (SACOB) through Edgars Club
The Bursary is for the full ICB Junior Bookkeeping Qualification, consisting of four skills programmes
(Bookkeeping to Trial Balance, Business Literacy, Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns and Computerised
Bookkeeping) and is not transferable to a 3rd party, or transferrable for cash.
The prize cannot be transferred to a different SACOB course
To stand a chance of winning one of 10 SACOB bursaries to the value of R20 000 each, and to qualify for the
draw, you must complete the application form
No late entries will be accepted
Edgars Club / Edcon (Pty) Ltd are in no way responsible for drawing winners of this promotion. This is done
solely by SACOB through their Bursary Programme. No correspondence will be entered into.
The Bursary includes full access to the 2013 Online Classroom and all study material as well as ICB 2013
membership fees and one assessment entry per course
The prize excludes re-writes and ICB membership fees for 2014 onwards
The prize is valid for the Online Classroom for the period of 18 February 2013 to 14th November 2013
Winners have to be 16 years or older
Winners must have completed their matric
Winners must have access to a computer and the internet
Winners must participate in the forums and post questions on the Student Support Centre
Winners must complete all SACOB feedback forms and questionnaires
Bursary Application Form 2013
Winners must connect to SACOB via our social media platforms i.e. ‘like’ SACOB on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter
Employees, directors, members, partners, agents or consultants of Edcon (Pty) Limited (“Edcon”) and SACOB
their respective advertising and promotional agencies, media and PR agencies, as well as the immediate family
members, consultants, directors and associates of such organizations and persons are not liable to enter this
The Terms and Conditions of this competition can be downloaded from the Edgars Club Website
at www.edgarsclub.co.za and can be accessed from SACOB at www.sacob.co.za
Winner’s agree that their details and photograph may be used for publicity or promotional material by both
SACOB and Edgars Club.
The Promoter will make all reasonable attempts to contact the winner or winners but if any winner cannot be
contacted within 7 days from the date of the relevant draw, then the promoter reserves the right to draw a new
winner. It is the entrants’ responsibility to provide the correct contact details.
All successful applicants will be notified via telephone by the 21st January 2013
SACOB board members will be judging the competition based on the following criteria: Entrant meets all entry
criteria in terms and conditions, and their motivational letter shows originality, inspiration, determination
Winners will be chosen at the discretion of SACOB judges
The judge’s decision is final and no communications will be entered into with regards to the judge’s decision
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers has been around since 1931. Its role is to improve and maintain the quality, credibility and reputation of bookkeeping, accounting, office administration and financial management training and qualifications in Southern Africa.
Do you need financial help towards your ICB studies?
At ICB we know that sometimes some of the most keen and deserving learners find it difficult to pay for their studies. So we’re thrilled to announce that we are now making three bursaries available every year, worth R5,000 each. Every year we award bursaries to students that we think would put them to great use.
Who is eligible for an ICB Bursary?
- ONLY applicants who intend to study or who are already studying on an ICB programme or ICB qualification.
What are the minimum requirements for an applicant to be considered?
- A recognised school leaving certificate with a minimum of a Grade 10 pass.
- Applicants already at institutions must have a good academic and attendance record.
How are bursaries awarded?
- According to academic merit, financial need and any special circumstances of need.
- Final selections are made by an internal ICB bursary committee.
- Bursary funds are paid out directly to an ICB accredited institution or service provider.
- Successful bursary candidates will be notified by 31 May 2013.
Who is eligible for an ICB bursary?
Learners who are already studying an ICB programme or qualification, and have completed at least one subject.
What are the minimum requirements for an application?
- A recognised school leaving certificate, with a minimum pass of Grade 10.
- If you’re already at an institution, you must have a good academic and attendance record.
ICB graduates are recognised worldwide by the International Association of Bookkeepers, the Southern African Institute of Business Accountants, the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Find a bursary today on bursaryguide.com
Aurecon Engineering Bursary 2015
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical EngineeringRequirements to be considered for Aurecon’s Bursary Programme are as follows:Grade 12 Students:
- Valid South African ID
- Grade 12 requirements: Mathematics (HG) and Physical Science (HG)
- Able to provide proof of “official “current academic results.
- You will require a 5 symbol or above for Mathematics and Physical Science
- Be accepted by the chosen university for the specific course as mentioned aboveUniversity Students:
- Valid South African ID
- National Senior Certificate or Equivalent
- Students must obtain and maintain a minimum of 70% aggregate to be consideredAurecon aims to nurture young talent, providing budding engineers with the academic and practical support required to lead all individuals towards professional careers within the engineering field. To be part of this outstanding programme that will see your personal, academic and professional development flourish, apply today.
South African Breweries Bursary 2015.
Founded in 1895, the South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd (SAB) is the South African subsidiary and historical birthplace of SABMiller plc, one of the world’s largest brewers by volume with more than 200 brands and brewing interests and distribution agreements in over 60 countries across six continents.
SAB employs more than 9,000 people, 75% of whom are from previously disadvantaged groups. In addition SAB’s operations support an estimated 48,000 jobs at SAB’s first round suppliers. For each job offered by SAB and its first round suppliers, 5.7 additional jobs are supported in the rest of the South African economy. In all 378,000 full time jobs in South Africa can directly or indirectly be traced back to the production of SAB’s products.
SAB is committed to contributing to South Africa’s national skills development agenda. One of the ways in which this is demonstrated is by awarding academic bursaries to talented and deserving South African students. Bursary focus areas change from year to year and are impacted by the South African skills market and the SAB business need.
In addition to financial support, their bursars are also afforded the opportunity to learn more about the world of work by participating in the resolution of real business challenges, through structured summer school or vacation work.
SAB expects its bursars to maintain high academic standards and exemplary behavioural conduct during their years of study. After the successful completion of their degrees, their bursars have the opportunity to join the company full time as graduate trainees.
Bursaries are currently available in the following areas of study:
Control & Automation
Applications for the 2015 Bursary Programme will close on 15 August 2014.