ERNEST & YOUNG BURSARIES 2016-2017

Ernest & Young Bursaries 2016-2017

Ernest & Young proudly supports and motivates students and workers alike to reach their full potential provisionally as well as personally.  They strongly encourage individuals to take personal interest in knowing who they are and knowing what they want to achieve in life.  They offer widening as well as gratifying experiences that keeps you driven while working or studying.

Ernest & Young offers high achievers the opportunity to further their careers and achieve their goals while presenting their clients the best in the financial field.  If you want an awarding career that can take you higher professionally as well as personally then Ernest & Young might just have what you need.

If you have the skills and the driven ambition then you will fit right in and can pursue a fulfilling career in Tax, Assurance and Advisory services.  You will find employment at Ernest & Young challenging but they provide first class backing and offers occupational growth combined with their culture giving rich openings and variety to their employees.

ERNEST & YOUNG BURSARIES

They expect candidates to be responsible but will also offer support where they can.  If you love working with numbers and can portray your enthusiasm and energy into your studies, you will be able to make a difference at Ernest & Young.  If you are currently studying or plan to study as Chartered Accountant (SA) then Ernest & Young could have a bursary program that will suit your needs.

Ernest & Young provides the following to their bursary students:

  • Tuition fees for University
  • Meal fee for residency
  • Book fees
  • Registration fee for University
  • Accommodation fee for stay at University
  • Pocket money according to need

ERNEST & YOUNG BURSARIES AVAILABLE

Candidates for bursaries should have a solid belief, as well as a commitment to becoming qualified in the field of Chartered Accountant (SA).  Their academic records must portray this and their financial situation should confirm the need for financial assistance.

Successful candidates will be required to sign a three years’ service agreement with Ernest & Young that will commence upon successful completion of studies (Honors degree).

Bursaries from Ernest & Young will be available for students who are currently studying or who would like to study in the following fields:

  • BCom Accounting
  • BAcc Business Science
  • CTA
  • HNS

Candidates who are currently studying must be following the CA stream and also candidates that are studying into equivalent directions need to be following the field of study.

ERNEST & YOUNG BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS

When applying for a bursary from Ernest & Young candidates will be required to have the following:

  • Certified copy of ID book
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must proof the need for financial assistance
  • A complete CV
  • Matric certificate
  • Academic record that is up to date
  • English ‘C’ Grade or higher on ‘Higher Grade’ received in your June exam if you are currently still doing your Matric.
  • Pure Mathematics ‘C’ Grade or higher on ‘Higher Grade’ received in your June exam if you are currently still doing your Matric.
  • A minimum of 60% is needed if you are already studying towards a BComm degree or corresponding degree at any SAICA accredited institute.  This symbol will be required for your year-end result unless you are currently in your 1st year whereas it needs to be achieved in your June exams.

ERNEST & YOUNG BURSARIES APPLICATION

To apply for a bursary from Ernest & Young candidates can contact them at 011 772 3000 (JHB Branch) or 021 443 0292 and ask for the HR Representative at that specific office.  The HR Representative can supply you with more information regarding bursaries online application for the different areas.

Visit their web page for additional information about what they can offer not only to bursary candidates but also in all aspects of business.

They can also be reached at the following address via postal services:

Ernest & Young

Graduate Recruitment

Private Bag X14

Northlands

2116

You will also need to supply the required documents and attach them to your application upon applying for a bursary.

ERNEST & YOUNG BURSARIES CLOSING DATE

Closing date for bursary applications differ. Candidates can apply for a variety of bursaries from February to the end of September each year. Students must ensure that all documents and forms are completed correctly and submitted beforehand to avoid disappointment as no late entries will be accepted.  Please ensure that the forms are completed fully and all relevant documentation is certified and attached to your application before submitting.

Ernest & Young offers the perfect working environment for students that want a rewarding professional career.  They prefer candidates who are enthusiastic, motivated and driven for success both personally and professionally.  In return, they offer flexibility, support and an atmosphere of integrity that keeps their employees striving for more.

If this sounds like the perfect place for you then you should apply for a bursary with Ernest & Young and your dreams may just become your reality.

EXXARO BURSARIES (2016-2017)

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE EXXARO BURSARIES?

Exxaro is a top 40 JSE constituent and a South Africa founded Mining group. This group is offering Matriculated South Africans the opportunity to obtain a degree or diploma in the mining industry. Their bursaries include registration fees, tuition fees, computer fees, book fees, housing and meal fees as well as extracurricular fees. Exxaro does not, however, provide for travel to the University from home or the other way round. This should, however, not prevent anyone from applying for a bursary as the other benefits are comprehensive.

They will ensure vacation work as prescribed by the Institution of Study for In-Training experience and also provide you with a brilliant career. They specialize in Coal, Base Metals, Ferro-alloys, Mineral Sands and Iron. Exxaro has mining operations throughout the world with the Africa continent, Asia, and Australia being the largest countries of concern. The mining industry is bursting at the seams and many opportunities are arising daily. If you really want to study in this line but are unable to do so due to financial strain then these bursaries are ideal. If you have a constant drive and passion in this line of education you should apply.

EXXARO BURSARIES AVAILABLE

If you are planning to study in any one of the following directions these bursaries are just what you need.

  • Geology – Hons compulsory
  • Mining Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Industrial
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mining Technician – B Tech
  • Mine Surveying – B Tech – MRM

EXXARO BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS

If you are currently still in grade 12 but would like to apply you will be pre-evaluated with your grade 11 levels and you can also apply if you have just matriculated.

To study for a degree, you will need to have a

  • Grade 12 level of education with at least a level 6 in Mathematics and Science
  • Level 5 for English
  • Possess a South African ID

To study a diploma course, you will need at least a

  • Level 5 in all three those subjects
  • Possess a South African ID

MORE EXXARO OPPORTUNITIES

You can apply for a BSc 4-year program if you are a historically underprivileged citizen of South Africa.
If you have passed your grade 12 or are in grade 11 at the moment you can be considered for this program. Exxaro will sponsor you for the first year and include the tuition, meal fees, housing fees, book fees and make contributions towards extra expenses. You can look for a development plan at the affiliated Exxaro Universities of Pretoria and after an effective accomplishment of the first year of the program, you will be eligible for the full bursary.

You will require the following:

  • Level 4 Mathematics & Science
  • Level 4 English
  • Validation by the University

As part of this specific bursary, Exxaro will sponsor four teams (2 members in each team) full entry to the Absa Cape Epic race. This also includes free entry, pre-training support and training camps with some of the Absa Cape Epic race experts. This is a bicycle race and the idea is to help talented riders progress in finishing the race. Both competitors must be part of the Exxaro BCS 4 year program and be 26 or younger before the 31 December of the year they are participating.

EXXARO BURSARIES APPLICATION

Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID. You can find more information on the Exxaro Bursary Site, download the application apply form, complete it and hand it in at the closest representative to you. You will find details to the representatives on the second page of the application.

Selected candidates will be contacted to complete a psychometric test and a NBT (National Benchmark Test. From here selected candidates will be asked to partake in an interview. Once this is completed the committee will select the candidates that will receive bursaries and these candidates will be notified in 3 weeks after the interview process. Candidates will then also have to complete a medical examination before receiving their bursary offer letter.

EXXARO BURSARIES CLOSING DATE

This bursary program usually opens every year with the start of February and closes for applications 29th March.

The bursaries available for students interested in these directions are very comprehensive and Exxaro still has the right to limit which fields will be available each year as is needed. Therefore, a limited amount of Exxaro bursaries will be accessible and due to the high demand you will need to submit your forms at the soonest possible time. Also indicate why you should be eligible for a bursary and what your interests are in the mining, science, and engineering field.

They assist underprivileged students and students with little financial assistance to grow. Exxaro expects the approved candidates to sign an offer of employment before studies commence for a period of time suitable to repay the bursary costs.

NSFAS BURSARY 2016-2017

NSFAS Bursary 2016-2017

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides loans and gives various NSFAS bursaries to students at all 25 of our public universities, as well as the 50 public FET (Further Education Training) colleges. Instead of having to repay the monetary value as with loans, bursars who apply for a NSFAS bursary will enter into a contract to work in a specific sector in South Africa for a specified amount of time after their graduation.

NSFAS has been highly successful in helping to educate the youth; available funding has grown from R441 million in 1999 to a whopping R8.5 billion in 2013.

NSFAS BURSARY REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

The following basic requirements must be met in order to apply for any of the NSFAS bursaries; applicants must:

  • Be South African citizens
  • Comply with the entry requirements set by the universities of their choice / have proof of registration or acceptance to said university

Once successfully awarded the bursary, students must pass all courses and complete the qualification within the minimum time frame prescribed by the particular university to avoid the risk of having to repay the bursary amount.

In some cases, bursars may be required to report their particular NSFAS bursary exam results in order to continue to receive funding.

All applications will require certified copies of the following:

  • ID document
  • Grade 12 results
  • Parent/guardian’s ID and employment documents (salary slips/pensions slips if applicable/affidavit if unemployed)
  • Proof of university acceptance/registration

NSFAS BURSARY PACKAGE

Unless otherwise stated, the bursary fund will allow for a portion of, if not all of, the following study-related costs:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Travel
  • Prescribed books/study material

The amounts prescribed for the above-mentioned costs will be dependent on the outcome of the NSFAS Means Test. This test assesses to what extent the student’s family can contribute – mainly through determining the gross annual family income. Students can qualify for varying amounts up to the maximum of R60 000 per year.

1. FUNZA LUSHAKA BURSARY

The Funza Lushaka bursary is available to individuals who wish to study to become teachers. Read our detailed article for more information and access to the NSFAS online application.

2. SOCIAL WORK SCHOLARSHIP

This bursary is available to students who are currently studying Social Work as well as prospective students who wish to enrol and work towards a Social Work degree. The bursaries are conducted through the Department of Social Development.

The bursary package will also cover funds needed for practicals.

How to Apply

Applications can be found on the DSD website from 1 September every year (or visit your regional Department of Social Development office). This particular NSFAS closing date is 31 October.

Contact Details
Ms Vuyelwa Mngadi; tel: (012) 312 7294 / email: VuyelwaM@dsd.gov.za

Ms Kefiloe Bosman; tel: (012) 312 7223 / email: Kefiloeb@dsd.gov.za

3. SCARCE SKILLS BURSARY

This bursary is funded by the National Skills Fund (NSF) with the purpose of supporting the development of scarce skills in South Africa. Scarce skills include fields such as Engineering, Science, Commerce, IT and Medical. The full list of skills/occupations can be found on the Department of Higher Education document, from page 14.

In addition to the basics, this bursary also includes a maximum of R150 for Internet access (paid directly to the university) and a R3 300 cash allowance (paid directly to the bursar’s bank account) for books, study equipment and other expenses as needed.

Those who wish to apply for Engineering, Geology or Science degrees must have achieved a minimum of level 6 for Mathematics and Science. Those who wish to apply for Accounting degrees must have achieved a minimum of level 6 for Mathematics.Mathematics Literacy will not be accepted.

How to Apply
The NSFAS Bursary application form for this particular bursary can be found on the Career Wise website and the closing date is 30 May.

Contact Details
Email: nsfburs@careerwise.co.za / info@careerwise.co.za

Tel: 0861 007 787

4. NSFAS BURSARY FOR NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL) AND CERTAIN REPORT 191 COURSES AT FET COLLEGES

Vocational and Further Education and Training (FET) courses are those that offer education and training for students who plan to work towards a specific range of jobs or employment possibilities. In some cases, students may qualify for admission to the University of Technology in order to continue their studies at a higher level. In order to qualify for this bursary, candidates must demonstrate that their potential for academic success with a minimum overall average of 50%.

How to Apply
Visit the NSFAS website or simply visit your nearest FET college to apply. Applications open in October and September each year. For more information have a look HERE.

Contact Details
Tel: 0800 87 22 22

5. BURSARY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

This bursary programme, conducted through the Department of Higher Education and Training, is applicable to disabled students who wish to study in all fields of study as long as they are accredited higher and further education and training programmes. Candidates must also be academically able and financially needy (as determined by the NSFAS Means Test or at the discretion of the Disability Support Unit).

In terms of defining a disability, it is regarded as a long-term impairment (has lasted or is likely to persist for at least 12 months) that is recurring and substantially limiting. For this programme, chronic diseases are also included as a disability; these include HIV/AIDS, diabetes, asthma, cancer and tuberculosis (TB).

The NSFAS bursary also covers the costs of an assistive device or human support that the student needs in order to improve their quality of life.

NSFAS Contact Details

For any further queries either visit the NSFAS Student Bursaries page, call 0860 067 327 or email info@nsfas.org.za.

SAMA BURSARIES

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Is medicine your field of specialty?

SAMA originated in 1998, it is known today as an association of experts within the medical field. It is open to private as well as public medical doctors, they are however a voluntary member association. They focus on the interests and needs of their associates, within all health care fields, while also standing in as a trade union.

Due to the scarcity of skilled professionals in a specific area of medicine, SAMA offers bright individuals the opportunity to become experts, fighting diseases, and building on sound medical assistance in South Africa. Their bursary program only offers partial aid to selected candidates and ought to be seen as an additional bursary. Implicating that bursary candidates may have other sources of bursary funding along with this one.

This bursary funding is open for candidates from Grade 12 who wish to study in the fields provided. It is additionally also made available for candidates who are already studying from their first year to their fourth year. Funding will however only be paid into their University account where they are studying within the Medical field.

If candidates who receive funding fail their funding will be stopped. This bursary will be continual yearly as long as the bursary candidate keeps their grades up and pass successfully each year.

SAMA BURSARIES AVAILABLE

SAMA offers bursaries to talented candidates who have a strong passion for helping others. They provide financial aid to deserving candidates to study within the medical profession.

Some of these include fields.

  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Surgery

SAMA BURSARIES: REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be South African citizens.  Candidates must include a detailed curriculum vitae with contact details. Ensure you have contactable references, as well as any information you feel may be suitable to the application.  Please also include certified copies of all relevant certificates and ID Document.

Applicants will be obligated to have the following:

  • Candidates must have Matric
  • Candidates must be in need of financial assistance
  • Candidate must have exceptional academic records
  • Candidates from a historically disadvantaged background will get preference
  • Candidates must be proficient in English, read, write and speak
  • Candidates must have good communication skills
  • Candidates must show a commitment to learn
  • Candidates must provide a letter of acceptance from a Medical Education Program within South Africa

Candidates who receive additional funding may do so, however, this needs to be declared to the committee. Candidates currently studying in the medical fields mentioned may also apply for funding if they meet all requirements.

The following will be taken into consideration by the committee for bursary awards:

  • Academic Merits of candidate
  • Leadership Qualities of candidate
  • Recommendations received
  • Awards or Prizes received
  • Historical Disadvantage

SAMA BURSARIES: APPLICATION

SAMA bursaries online applications are made available on their website. Candidates are urged to download all the applicable forms and ensure they are correctly, as well as completely filled in before submitting them. For more detail along with the required forms, candidates can go HERE. Forms can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. Alternatively, candidates can also have a look HERE and HERE.

Candidates applying must ensure they complete all fields of the application, and sign the form before sending it in. Candidates must ensure that they provide the following documentation, certified copies only with their application:

  • South African ID Document or Birth Certificate
  • Address, e-mail details, contact details and full names as is found on ID document
  • A letter of acceptance from a Medical School within South Africa
  • A motivational letter of Curriculum Vitae (2 pages Max)
  • Recommendation letters
  • Awards or Prizes received

Applicants can return the application with relevant documentation to, karlienp@samedical.org or post to SAMA

 

Any application that is missing information or documentation, will not be considered.

SAMA BURSARIES: CLOSING DATE

These bursaries provided by SAMA can only be applied for from the start of August, until the end of September yearly.

Applications that are not filled in completely, missing a signature, missing documentation or are received late, will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates are urged to please allow between one and three months for correspondence. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants must fill in the form completely, sign it and attach an up to date Curriculum Vitae, with all certified copies of documentation as stipulated. All applications must be completed in English.

Good luck to all candidates applying for these bursaries!

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BURSARIES 2016 -2017

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Do you just love children, do you feel teaching is your ultimate calling?

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of South Africa’s youth?

If this is what you want, then the Department of Education may have a bursary for you!

The bursary program provided by the Department is a multi-year program.  It also promotes teaching at public schools as that is where the need lies.  They are devoted to providing learners of all ages, with a quality education.  The children of South Africa strive for a better future, with highly trained teachers, the Department can fulfill this need.  You can aid in making this vision a reality, by becoming a teacher!

The Department provides full-cost bursaries to eligible, talented candidates.  This will aid these candidates to receive a complete, and full teaching qualification within one of the national priority fields.  Successful candidates will, however, be required to teach at one of the public schools in South Africa, for the same amount of years as the duration of their studies.

Are you not sure, well, here are some reasons why to consider teaching as a career path!

  • Do you love learning?  Turn that love into teaching and help other experience the joy of learning.
  • Did you have a favorite teacher that made a difference for you?  You can be that teacher to someone else!
  • Would you love to see someone else succeed?  Experience the joy of being able to give another person hope, to see them learn to write, read, count and strive towards their dreams.
  • Help children understand the value of all things in life, and aid in building strong and proud citizens.
  • You can once again see the world through the eyes of a child, see them grow and become even more special.
  • Serve the community and your country, but most of all the children who need your help.
  • Share your own knowledge while sparking curiosity in tender minds.
  • Pass on the love you have for learning, giving hope for the future, building a solid and honored nation.

Candidates who receive bursaries can ask to be placed in a province of their liking, however, they may not decide which school they would prefer to be employed in.  The Department concerned will make the final decision.  Upon completion of their studies, candidates will be placed where there is a suitable opening.  If there is no opening within the selected province, the Department has the right to place candidate where there are a suitable opening and a need.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BURSARIES AVAILABLE

If you are planning to study into one of the following directions these bursaries are just what you need.

Bachelor of Education – B.Ed.

  • Foundation Phases – Grades R to 3
  • Intermediate Phases – Grades 4 to 6
  • Senior Phases – Grades 7 to 9
  • Further Education Phases – Grades 10 to 12

Bachelor Degree

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Bachelor of the Arts
  • Bachelor of Computer Science

Post Graduate Certification in Education – PGCE.

  • All Majors that allow for this level of education

BURSARY REQUIREMENTS

If you are currently still in grade 12 or studying at an institute of higher learning in one of the fields mentioned, you may apply for a bursary with the department.

To qualify for any of these bursaries, candidates must adhere to the following:

  • Grade 12 level of education
  • Must be proficient in English
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Possess a valid South African ID
  • Must be committed to teaching and making a difference
  • Must provide proof of the need for financial aid

Candidates must also provide proof of acceptance at an institute of higher learning.  Candidates from a previously disadvantaged background will be given preference.

BURSARY APPLICATION

Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID, Curriculum Vitae as well as all other documentation as is indicated.

You can apply for your bursary online here and read more about Funding your Studies and becoming a Teacher.

It is highly recommended to carefully read the information provided prior to the application.  Then also, carefully consider your answers before entering them into the application form.  Answer all questions truthfully and precise.  Ensure all documentation is certified, and attached before submitting your application.

CLOSING DATE

Applications close the middle of January each year, thus, it is suggested that candidates ensure their applications, with all required documents reach the Department before this date.

Candidates are also urged to pursue alternative funding, as there is a limited number of bursaries available each year.  Due to high volumes of applications, the Department will only be contacting those who have made the short-list.  If you have not heard from the Department within three months after closing, candidates can consider their applications as unsuccessful.  These candidates can re-apply the following year.

DAVID MORRISON BURSARIES

Are you a compassionate person always willing to care for the health needs of others?

Do you love doing research and finding solutions to difficult situations?

Are you seeking to make a change in the lives of other people?

Then this fund may have a bursary that is suitable for you!

South Africa has a great need for professionals within all fields of the health industry, many of these fields are seen as a scares field and in them the need is even greater. If you have motivation, ambition and a love for your fellow man, then you may just be where you want to be and assistance to complete your life’s goals are within reach.

The world has many career paths to enter and opportunities for the talented students. Health science is no different, yet, it is also a scary place and might not be all you wanted in life. However, with a solid education life becomes a little easier. This fund provides just such opportunities for qualifying students.

If you know that caring for others and helping those that cannot help themselves is the career path you would love to follow, then you may have found your route. To find out what you need to do and which fields are available continue reading below. This bursary offers successful candidates financial assistance to complete their education and enter the workforce prepared.

DAVID MORRISON BURSARIES AVAILABLE

There is a variety of fields made available yearly to talented candidates. However, most of their main bursaries will be within the health science and health care fields. Bursaries made available by this fund will be for financial aid and candidates are selected according to academic results and financial need.

There are many fields to consider, here are some that are included for applicants to consider:

  • Virology
  • Fitness Studies
  • Audiology
  • Toxicology
  • Microbiology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Heath Care
  • Health Science

DAVID MORRISON BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS

As with any other bursary, candidates will have to adhere to the set requirements before applying for a bursary from the David Morrison Fund.

Candidates interested in applying must have and provide the following:

  • Applicants must be South African citizens
  • Applicants must hold a valid ID document
  • Applicants must hold a valid Matric certification
  • Applicants must provide proof of financial need
  • Applicants must provide a copy of parents / guardians ID documentation
  • Applicants must have exceptional academic results
  • Applicants must be proficient in English
  • Applicants must provide a details Curriculum with up to date contact details
  • Applicants must have a letter of acceptance to a University or Institute of Higher Learning
  • Applicants must be able to proof their passion for their choice of study
  • Applicants must attach a short essay on their interests and reason for application

Applications with recommendation letters are preferred, but not obligatory. Candidates must hold a great passion for working with people, for caring for their mental and physical well-being. Candidates with compassion, empathy, patience and integrity are ideal.

DAVID MORRISON BURSARIES APPLICATION

David Morrison bursaries applications online are not made available, candidates may enquire at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, campus career center for an application form. Completed applications must also be returned to this University.

Application inquiries can also be made to:

The Scholarship Office

University of Witwatersrand

Private Bag 3

Wits

2050

Johannesburg

Please ensure all relevant documentation is certified and accompany your application. The candidate must also sign the application and ensure all fields are completed in full. Candidates will also be able to find out more regarding these bursaries from the Witwatersrand University financial center and campus career center.

DAVID MORRISON BURSARIES CLOSING DATE

There are at this time no closing date for these bursaries, thus, candidates may submit their applications during the year.

The fields of study made available by this fund are some of the scarce career fields and South Africa is always in need of professionals within these. However, candidates must have a love and need for caring for others as these paths may seem emotionally, as well as physically draining and overwhelming at times.

BESTMED BURSARIES

If helping the sick and caring for those who cannot care for themselves, gives you a reason to live, then one of the fields within nursing may just be what you need. There are multiple directions one can take and also further studies going into a variety of careers with a solid nursing diploma or degree behind you. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of others, yet, you do not have the finances to complete your studies, then a bursary within the nursing field may be what you need.

BestMed has high standards, they believe to inspire that which lies within, and assists in providing excellence in quality care and medical innovation.

This association takes great interest in growing values of dignity in those who hold a great passion for the medical field. This Institute offers successful candidates leading motivation, building of character and knowledge to assist in their personal and professional growth.

Build the necessary skills to a winning career in the medical profession. Become a professional in nursing with compassion and quality in each step. Candidates can apply yearly for their bursary program, if they meet the requirements of the endowment. The bursary covers tuition fees and study material.

They offer so many possibilities within further study, these are towards many nursing fields for candidates who loves caring and working with those who require medical help. They deliver value to all candidates and create new healthcare horizons by implementing successful solutions to affordable health care. BestMed provides quality to the public of South Africa.

BESTMED BURSARIES AVAILABLE

At this point BestMed has NO bursaries available.

DENEL DYNAMICS BURSARIES 2016 2017

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This company is known to be a leader within technological systems. They offer great services to multiple defence forces. Their scope of operations includes space solutions, guided weapons, missiles along with unmanned vehicle systems and integrates systems. Their range of products is manufactured, designed and even developed within South Africa.

Except for this company being tactical partners with the South African Defence Force, they also supply services to other defence forces throughout the world. This company is on the forefront of exploration and innovation within the fields of technology, science and engineering. They seek only the brightest and top minds, employing engineers with great intellectual enthusiasm.

They believe in employing local talent, transforming not only the business industry but also the people within every community. They offer their successful candidates great opportunities for education and also skills development. These are delivered by their bursary program, their mentorship and skills transfer while keeping the talent pool moving.

They focus on innovation, development and the evolution of reliable systems and products. Their quality meets the highest standards and this is also what they expect from each successful candidate. This company has extended its reach and now offer new services with pioneering products to combat poaching, to secure borders and even improve cyberspace operations.

This company may be a state-owned institute, yet is it commercially driven. The deliver ground-breaking technology on all fields within security, aerospace, maritime, defenses and more. They compete globally upholding great standards and provide services to a wide range of clients.

If this is where you belong and you have a brilliant mind, then maybe Denel Dynamics is the company for you. Successful candidates who receive a bursary will have the following covered by the Denel Dynamics bursary program:

  • Full cost of tuition at selected University
  • All required books
  • Accommodation costs
  • A monthly allowance
  • Computer allowance

DENEL DYNAMICS BURSARIES AVAILABLE

Candidates who want to apply for a bursary from Denel Dynamics may do so within the specific fields provided by the company. All the fields provided are however within a high-tech engineering field. These will, therefore, be for a National Diploma or a BEng/BSc Degree.

These fields of study are as follow:

  • Electronic
  • Computer Science
  • Industrial
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechanical
  • Industrial

DENEL DYNAMICS BURSARY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates wishing to apply within one of the above-mentioned study fields may do so yearly. Candidates will, however, be required to adhere to all the stipulations as set by this company.

The minimum requirement for candidates are as follow:

  • Candidates must be South African citizens
  • Candidates must hold a valid ID Document
  • Candidates must either be studying at a registered Institute for Higher Learning within South Africa or planning to study at one within their field of application
  • Candidates must hold a minimum of sixty percent average
  • Candidates must have passed all subject
  • Candidates must not hold any other bursary

DENEL DYNAMICS BURSARY APPLICATION

Denel Dynamics bursaries online applications are made available yearly. Candidates interested in applying to this company within any of the mentioned fields may do so via their website.

Candidates will also find additional information and can lodge their application. However, you will be required to register with the company first. Candidates are reminded to ensure all provided information is correct and up to date.

Candidates may also upload their curriculum vitae when registering. Please make sure you have all required documentation at hand when making your application. Late applications, as well as applications that are missing documentation, might not be considered. Thus, it is important to ensure all fields are completed and all documentation attached.

DENEL DYNAMICS BURSARIES: CLOSING DATE

Closing date for bursaries provided by this company is usually in August. These usually open yearly around April.

Candidates are urged to read the application carefully, to ensure they answer all questions truthfully and supply information that is relevant. If you have a passion for all thing innovative, high-tech and the fields of engineering, then Denel Dynamics may be the company for you.

BBD BURSARIES 2016 – 2017

 

These bursaries are awarded to talented individuals who have a great interest in the Information Technology or IT field.  BBD believes in equal opportunity and has a diverse mix of men and woman from all races and cultures employed and they encourage this in their bursary program as well.  They would like the very best talented candidates to apply that absolutely need the assistance.

Their bursary program pays certain costs for university study concerning tuition fees needed, prescribed books, residence, and meals, as well as including a monthly allowance.  They mainly look at the financial need in addition to academic results when selecting and approving candidates.

BBD BURSARIES AVAILABLE

BBD has the following fields of study available for bursary students to choose from:

  • Informatics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineering

BBD BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS

Candidates applying for these bursaries will have to provide the following documentation as well:

  • Candidates must be South African citizens with valid ID Books or ID Cards.
  • Candidates must qualify for study at a South African University or be studying at one.
  • Candidates who have a passion for building and creating software and computers.
  • Candidates must have strong Mathematic skills.
  • Candidates with an academic average of 65% or higher can apply.
  • Candidates must have proven skills in written and verbal communications.
  • Candidates must be in dire financial need and must also be able to prove this need.

Considerations will only be given on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Candidates with disability and from a previously disadvantaged background will receive preference.

BBD OPPORTUNITIES

BBD also has a Learnership program and a Graduate Employment Program that students can have a look at if they are interested in either.  Here is a quick overview of each.

BBD Learnership

The company offers 2 openings in February each year and 2 in August.  Candidates will receive a minimum wage monthly and the learnership program will run for a period of one year after which candidates will have a recognized qualification in IT.  Candidates will receive an education in the classroom as well as in the workplace during this year.

The following requirements have to be met for students to apply:

  • Candidates must have less than one year’s work experience.
  • Candidates must be a South African citizen.
  • Candidates must have a National Diploma in IT or relevant field of study.
  • Candidates must be open minded and be extremely energetic with great work ethics.
  • Candidates must also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates must be able to give great attention to detail.
  • Candidates with a burning need for learning, teamwork, growth, knowledge partaking as well as cooperation can apply.
  • Candidates must show self-discipline, be able to take accountability for their actions and also possess perseverance.

BBD Graduate Employment Program

There are usually a limited number of vacancies available for this program and this gives candidates the opportunity to become full-time employees of BBD.  Candidates in this program will receive accelerated training, mentorship and exposure to the work field thus guaranteeing a perfect start in their careers.

The following requirements have to be met to apply:

  • Candidates must be South African citizens.
  • Candidates must have less than one years working experience.
  • Candidates must have an average of 65% in their academic results or higher.
  • Candidates with a B Sc computer science or engineering in IT or similar qualification may apply.
  • Candidates must have proven writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates with a burning need for learning, teamwork, growth, knowledge partaking as well as cooperation can apply.
  • Candidates must show self-discipline, be able to take accountability and also possess perseverance.
  • Candidates must be open minded and be extremely energetic with great work ethics.
  • Candidates must be able to give great attention to detail and be interested in furthering their careers.

BBD BURSARIES APPLICATION

Candidates who would like bursaries online applications can do so via this link yearly.  Please ensure all documents are in one of the following file formats and ready to be attached to your application form.  Only DOC. – PDF. and TXT. Files will be accepted.

BBD BURSARIES CLOSING DATE

Closing date for bursary applications are yearly at the end of October and no late entries will be considered.  If a candidate has not had any contact from BBD within a month after closing you have not qualified, as qualifying candidates will be contacted within that time frame.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & FISHERIES BURSARIES 2016 – 2017

 

This government department has bursaries available for qualifying candidates each year to study further in a field they love that is seen as critical and scarce in the sectors of their industry.  Their bursaries are to aid the financially restricted candidates that have a great potential and a desire to study further.

The following will be covered by the bursary awarded to selected candidates:

  • Tuition fees
  • Book fees
  • Accommodation fees
  • Meal fees
  • A monthly allowance fee

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BURSARIES AVAILABLE

The following fields of study are available with a bursary from this department and some only at specific Universities:

  • B Sc Agricultural Soil Science
  • B Sc Agricultural Agronomy
  • B Sc Plant Pathology
  • B Sc Oceanography & Marine Biology
  • B Sc Forestry & Wood Science
  • B Sc Geo-informatics
  • National Diploma in Food Technology

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • B Sc Bio-resource Engineering / Agricultural Engineering

University of Cape Town

  • B Sc Marine Biology

University of Pretoria

  • Bachelor – Veterinary Science

Rhodes University

  • B Sc Ichthyology Specializing in Aquaculture

University of Stellenbosch

  • B Sc Food Science
  • B Sc Viticulture & Oenology /  Soil Science / Plant Pathology

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

  • National Diploma in Forestry

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • National Diploma in Oceanography
  • National Diploma in Fisheries Resource Management

Postgraduate subjects are also available for B Tech / B Sc / Honors / M Tech / PhD / M Sc and D Tech within the different fields of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as required by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OPPORTUNITIES

The department also provides Internships and a Youth Development Program for unemployed youth in South Africa.  The selected individuals that get awarded these opportunities will receive on the job training in technical skills, public service skills, business skills as well as critical life skills.  With these skills, they will be able to move on to the formal work sector and become a success story.

They have four main fields available and these are as follow:

  • Young Professional Development Plan which is for graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Forestry or Fisheries that which to improve and move forward with Honors, Masters, B Tech or Ph.D.  There are usually about 20 openings available and successful applicants will need to sign an internship agreement.
  • Agri-Export Technologists Program is for unemployed graduates with Agricultural Science, Environmental Health or Food Technology with a minimum of a three-year National qualification.  Candidates awarded these opportunities will be placed in the appropriate industry establishments under exceptional leadership and guidance.  There are a limited number of openings not exceeding 25 for candidates that are interested.
  • Employment opportunities are always available for qualified graduates that are unemployed and between the ages of 18 & 35, with the required qualifications in one of the fields of study within Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry as set by the department.
  • Experimental Training Opportunities are made available for undergraduates registered in one of the fields of study within Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.  The selected candidates are required to complete experimental training in order to obtain their degree or diploma.

For more information on the selection process, the requirements and how to apply have a look here or visit the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries web page.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for fields of study as above will depend on the subjects needed for those fields although there are a few common basic requirements.  For the different study fields and their respective requirements please have a look at the information provided on the application.

The following will be required of all candidates:

  • All candidates must be South African citizens with a valid ID Book or ID Card.
  • All candidates must supply certified copies of income for both parents.
  • All candidates must supply certified copies of their academic results.
  • All candidates must have Mathematics and Physical Science as subjects.
  • All candidates must be previously disadvantaged, poverty stricken or from deep rural communities.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BURSARIES APPLICATION

Bursaries online applications can be found here under the bursaries tab or visit www.daff.gov.za for more information.  Your completed application form with all the relevant documentation can also be sent to the following address.

Director

Sector – Education and Training

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Private Bag X 250

Pretoria

0001

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BURSARIES CLOSING DATE

Closing date for bursary applications are usually in the beginning of September each year and candidates will be notified during January of the following year.  If applicants have not received a response by the end of January of the following year their applications have been unsuccessful.

Selection works on a 14 point system and there is only a number of available bursaries per year as deemed needed by the Department of Agriculture.  Candidates must ensure that the application forms are filled in completely and all the required documentation certified and attached to the application.

ALLAN GRAY BURSARIES 2016 – 2017

Allan Gray strives to help financially strained pupils to complete their high school education by placing qualifying candidates at their partner placement schools.  Candidates that show an innovative business potential that can prove they need financial support will be considered for these bursaries.  This bursary program helps pupils develop their full potential as to become successful responsible entrepreneurs with a passion.

Entrepreneurial programs will be made available to successful candidates to provide them with a more solid start in life.  Allan Gray knows that every candidate is special in a way and comes from different unique backgrounds but they intend to provide each with the skills needed to become educated members of society that can start and run a business successfully.  They offer unique opportunities for South African students as well as students from Swaziland and Botswana.

ALLAN GRAY BURSARIES

Bursaries cover the following within its terms:

  • Full High School tuition fees
  • Boarding fees where applicable
  • Allowance for the needed books
  • Allowance for the needed stationary
  • Allowance for school uniforms
  • Allowance for private clothes
  • Allowance for traveling if deemed necessary
  • Allowance for Extra activities at the school
  • Pocket money

They do try and place students in their own provinces but the available space does not always allow this and the child needs to know that they might be placed in another province.

ALLAN GRAY BURSARIES AVAILABLE

The bursaries available are dependent on the space they have available in each province.

The schools in each province that are partner placement schools are as follows:

Western Cape

  • Bishops
  • St Cyprians
  • Rustenburg Girl’s High School
  • Rondebosch Boy’s High School

Eastern Cape

  • Clarendon Girls’ High School
  • Selborne High School College
  • Grey High School
  • Collegiate High School for Girls

 Kwa Zulu Natal

  • Epworth independent High School
  • Michael House
  • Pietermaritzburg High School for Girls

Gauteng

  • St Mary’s High School in Waverly
  • St Alban’s High School College
  • St Andrew’s Girls’ High School
  • King Edward VII High School

ALLAN GRAY BURSARY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates who want to be considered need to adhere to the following conditions and necessities:

  • Grade six pupil in current year
  • Have an overall average of 70% or higher
  • Have an average for English of 70% or higher
  • Have an average for Mathematics of 70% or higher
  • Have an average for Literacy of 70% or higher in the Annual National Assessments (ANA)
  • Have an average for Numeracy of 70% or higher in the Annual National Assessments (ANA)
  • Candidate will be required to provide proof of the need for financial assistance
  • Candidate must be a South African citizen
  • All required documentation needs to be certified.

Candidates need to reveal the following characteristics as well:

  • Pupils who are inventive and highly resourceful shows Intellectual Imagination
  • Pupils who are brave/gutsy, as well as determined/resolute, shows Courageous Commitment
  • Pupils who are equipped to address change and yield action shows Personal Initiative
  • Pupils who love to make an effect on others and make changes shows a Spirit of Significance
  • Pupils who set high academic, as well as non-academic principles for themselves show Achievement Excellence

ALLAN GRAY BURSARIES APPLICATION

Bursaries online applications are not available but the application form can be found here or for any additional information please visit their web page by clicking on the link provided.

To be eligible for this bursary a pupil needs to follow the selection process guidelines as follow:

  • Complete the application form
  • Attach the following certified copies to your application form
    • Birth Certificate / ID Book / Passport for the applicant
    • ID Documents for both parents / guardians
    • If needed the Death certificate of parent / guardian
    • Grade 5 end results
    • Grade 6 mid-year results
    • Annual National Assessment (ANA) results with school stamp on for Grade 6
    • Proof of latest income slip or statement for both parents / guardians
    • If the parents / guardians own a business income statements must be provided
    • If the parents / guardians own a business 3 months bank statements will also be required
    • If parents / guardians are un-employed an original affidavit needs to be provided with reasons for being unemployed
    • Signature of both parents / guardians is required on the application form

If the form is incomplete or all the required documentation is not supplied the application will be unsuccessful.

  • Candidate will be placed on a short list and notified of the interview time and date
  • Candidates on the short list will also receive an invitation to attend a two-day selection camp
  • Recommendations will then be made of candidates to the placement schools
  • Finally, the bursary will be awarded and candidates will be required to sign a memorandum of agreement with the foundation as well as the placement school.

Forms and inquiries can be e-mailed to the following sections scholarship@allangrayorbis.org this is for Grade 6 pupils orfellowship@allangrayorbis.org for Grade 12 or 1st-year students.  For more information on their Fellowship program or their Scholarship program visit these pages online.

CLOSING DATE

Closing date for applications is the beginning of September each year and candidates are asked to refrain from faxing or e-mailing application forms.  You can however obtain an application form via sms and you will also receive notifications about the progress of you application via SMS so it is also of utmost importance to include a cellphone number on your application.  To receive an application form you can simply sms ‘SCHOLAR’, as well as ‘YOUR FAX NUMBER’ to 36777 and an application will be faxed to you.

Applicant’s approval is completely up to the Allan Gray Scholarship Foundations discretion.  The foundation is also not obliged to give any details upon unsuccessful applications.

VOLKSWAGEN BURSARIES 2016 – 2017

Volkswagen bursaries are made available to candidates wishing to complete their education to gain qualifications relating to the motor vehicle industry.  This bursary program provides financial assistance as well as vacation work to talented candidates.  The company awards bursaries according to their needs yearly.  Candidates who are studying their second year or going into their second year of study can apply.  These studies have to be through a recognized institute of higher learning within South Africa.

Volkswagen South Africa offers these programs to aid development via academic knowledge and skill.  Volkswagen is constantly looking for talented candidates with initiative and innovation as reflected by their brands to assist candidates in reaching their dreams. 

VOLKSWAGEN BURSARIES AVAILABLE

Service binding contract after graduation for a period equal to the tenure of the bursary will have to be accepted.  Volkswagen South Africa also has a Graduate Trainee Program and a VW Technician Trainee Program available for interested candidates.  Volkswagen is looking for driven and dedicated candidates interested in the motor industry that wants to improve not only their knowledge but also their skills.  Both of these trainee programs are for a period of 12 months and after successful completion candidates will be given the opportunity to join their workforce.

These programs are aimed at helping candidates with a degree in a range of fields to gain a solid foundation.  With this knowledge, they will also be able to build a solid career.  The Technical Trainee Program will also cover P1 & P2 which are needed for an Engineering Diploma.  The graduate trainee program is directed at candidates in their final year of study although exceptions can be made for candidates who have recently completed their studies.

For more detail visit Volkswagen South Africa’s web page as given under the Bursary Application sector here below.

Study Fields

The fields of study available can be any of the following, depending on the current need of the company:

  • Logistics
  • Corporate Communications & PR
  • Purchasing
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Sales & Marketing

VOLKSWAGEN BURSARY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates wanting to apply will need to provide the company with the following documentation:

  • Candidates must be South African citizens
  • Candidates must provide a Certified copy of their valid ID
  • Proof of household income
  • Full academic results
  • Enrollment at an institute of higher learning
  • Candidates will be given preference if from a rural area

Please be aware of the following

After closing the applications will be reviewed and a shortlist will be made.

All candidates on the short list will be contacted for interviews.

After completion of all interviews, bursary candidates will be selected and notified.

VOLKSWAGEN BURSARIES APPLICATION FORM

You can get the bursaries online application form from their website by clicking here: Bursary inquiries.

All applications must be submitted online.  For additional information on their bursary program please go to this webpage.  For additional information on all that Volkswagen South Africa has to offer.

VOLKSWAGEN BURSARY CLOSING DATE

Depending on the company requirements each year, the bursaries available will differ, but applications are made available the beginning of June and close the middle of August.  Check on a regular on their site for any opportunities that may interest you.

BMW BURSARIES 2016 – 2017

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Do you love motor vehicles, technology and investing in a greater future?

BMW prides itself, as they are committed to investing in the future.  They are committed to advancing in their people, and this is what makes them unique as well as successful!  Employment equity is a serious thing, thus, they ensure a multiplicity of employees within all levels of business.

BMW believes in creating equal opportunities, forming a solid company with skilled labor.  They recognize the talent of each individual, giving their employees a competitive edge to succeed.  They seek candidates who would like to make an impact, who strives for the best and always gives their utmost everything in all they do.

Would you like to shape your future?  BMW has the ideal opportunity to reach your dreams in life.  Add sparks to all you are with this program.  Their bursary program is aimed at developing young talent while ensuring stable growth.  Their bursary program includes many perks for successful candidates.

The BMW bursary program includes financial support for the following:

Registration fees

Class fees

Accommodation fees at the Institute of Higher Learning

Prescribed book or learning material fees

Examination fees

Their bursaries program is designed to help candidates reach their full potential.  Except for the financial aid they make available, candidates could also have the opportunity for vacation work.  Candidates may be asked to sign an employment contract with the company, for a period as is deemed required.

Brighten not only your future but also build a stable environment around you with assistance from the BMW bursaries program.  If this is the path you want to follow, let BMW help you move.

BMW BURSARIES AVAILABLE

If you are planning to study in one of the following directions, the bursaries offered by BMW may just be what you need.  Candidates can apply for a range of study fields, including the following:

  • Production
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Production Engineering
  • Engineering
  • IT
  • Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Business Management
  • Finance

BURSARY REQUIREMENTS

If you would like to apply for a bursary from BMW, candidates must provide all required documentation, complete the application form and meet all requirements.

ANGLO PLATINUM LTD BURSARIES 2016-2017

Anglo American Platinum is the leader in the world’s platinum industry and also one of the largest mine concerns in South Africa. There is a wide range of career choices with Anglo Platinum Limited but not all of them over outstanding bursaries. Their bursary packages offer not only the financials needed to study at the different institutes but also include medical aid and a computer allowance. Anglo Platinum then also provides their students with permanent placements in their company. Not only in their operations here in Southern Africa but also in the global Anglo Group.

This bursary scheme from Anglo Platinum is there to give young, eager students the opportunity to gain needed qualifications to assist them in the mining industry and give them a successful career. It also provides them with the skills that they will need to be successful. They offer stable and enriching opportunities to make our youth elevate above all their expectations and live a happy fulfilled live.

ANGLO PLATINUM LTD BURSARIES AVAILABLE

If you are planning to go to University or the University of Technology you will have the opportunity to first live your career choice before going off to study. Anglo Platinum will give you the opportunity to receive practical training before deciding that the choice you have made is the correct career for you. You will be able to study the career of your choice under the care and supervision of highly qualified practitioners. You will also receive a comprehensive allowance during your training period. This will allow you to be certain that the career you are embarking upon is the one you want and that you enjoy what you are going to do in the future. This year is called the ‘Exposure Year’ and Anglo American Platinum believes strongly that it is a valuable experience and it is recommended quite highly.

University

  • Geology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mine Surveying
  • Finance / Accountancy
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Rock Engineering
  • Ventilation Engineering

To study Rock Engineering candidates must study either Mining Engineering or Geology before embarking on Rock Engineering studies.

University of Technology

Studies at this University consist of the same subjects as per Universities above and require the same necessities as you need for Universities and will also provide you with the same perks.

Practical Training

  • Ventilation Training
  • Mine Surveying

For these fields, you can obtain the needed qualification through practical training.

ANGLO PLATINUM LTD BURSARY REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for a bursary in all the fields mentioned above you will need at least a grade 12 academic certificate with a minimum of sixty percent in each of the following subjects.

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Physical Science

Physical science is not a requirement if you are applying for a bursary in finance or information.

ANGLO PLATINUM LTD BURSARY APPLICATION

You can also do your bursaries online application to ensure that it has been sent to the right place and in time. If you are interested in applying read this Information sheet and access the bursaries application form in the link below:

ANGLO PLATINUM APPLICATION FORM

If you have all the needed requirements then you can send them with your completed application. Send your application together with your certified academic results, testimonials and a covering letter stating which bursary you want to apply for and why you feel you are the ideal candidate for such a bursary.

Anglo Platinum Limited also has bursary programs from time to time for 1st and 2nd-year students that would like to have a career with them. To enquire about such bursaries visit Anglo American Platinum Website and see what they can offer. Here you will also find the email address and details on how to submit your application.

BURSARY CLOSING DATE

The closing date is each year in May and after closing the company will select candidates for available bursaries. This process is a very delicate and well developed one. They receive many applications each year and have to make their decisions with great care to ensure that the right candidate is chosen. Selected candidates will be contacted.

Anglo Platinum Limited strongly believes that operations can only be successful it the most qualified candidates are used and this is why they are prepared to run such and extensive bursary program. They produce thirty-eight percent of the world’s platinum and they strive to equip their staff with the best possible education and experience. If you have the right attitude and determination to be considered for one of their exciting bursaries then you should apply today. Join a diverse, vibrant and technologically advanced company offering the best there is to all of their employees.

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University professor plans to climb Mount Fuji for student aid

“I studied at university because of the bursary support I received from people I never knew personally. My bursary was a gift from the past to the …

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz is shifting his horizons – embarking on a fundraising initiative by climbing a snow-capped mountain in Japan and breaking his virginity on social media.

As part of Prof Swartz’s personal commitment to the University’s 10-year celebrations‚ he will be climbing Mount Fuji in Japan on 7 August to raise funds for financially needy students at NMMU.

He intends to carry the university’s flag up to the summit – a 3‚7km climb.

There are 10 base camps leading up to the peak‚ one for each year of NMMU’s first decade‚ since its merger with the PE Technikon‚ the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) and the Port Elizabeth campus of Vista University.

To highlight the campaign‚ he’s opened up a Twitter account.

His first‚ nervous post‚ was: “Hi‚ 1st tweet‚ gulp! Planning climb up Mt Fuji‚ Japan‚ 7 Aug raising funds for NMMU students. Thanks for generous support for good cause!”

The #climb4nmmu campaign is being supported by the university on social media platforms‚ so the Prof won’t be stranded in new terrain.

The Port Elizabeth university said in a statement the climb will give Prof Swartz the opportunity to highlight the extent of the need for financial support for students in the city and across the Eastern Cape‚ which is recognised as the poorest province.

The R9.5 billion distributed as part of the government’s National Student Financial Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) is insufficient for the demand for funding‚ it says.

“I studied at university because of the bursary support I received from people I never knew personally. My bursary was a gift from the past to the present‚” Prof Swartz said. “I strongly believe that this is our generation’s responsibility too.

“My view is that we – society at large – must find ways of augmenting the pressurized resources. All of us have the capacity to make a difference‚” Swartz added. The University is hoping to raise at least R500‚000.

All funds will go to the University’s Bursary Legacy Campaign run by the NMMU Trust.

A number of events will be hosted before Swartz’s departure from Port Elizabeth on 31 July.

These include a rowing challenge with students and a time trial with corporate sponsors for running up the university’s main building of 18 storeys. As part of his training for the two-day climb‚ Prof Swartz is running up (and down) to his office on the top floor‚ daily.

source timeslive.co.za

This web app helps SA scholars find bursaries for their tertiary studies

This web app helps SA scholars find bursaries for their tertiary studies … the app will sift through a database with more than 7 000 bursary entries …

SAScholar is a web-based app started by a group of University Students from NMMU; it matches students with bursaries for their tertiary education. Watch.

The app allows students to create a profile that includes their age and the qualification they are studying; the app will sift through a database with more than 7 000 bursary entries worth over R1 billion. It will return with results that are only applicable and unique to that scholar.

Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath speaks to Blessing Jonamu, SAScholar’s Product Manager and Chief Developer .

source news24.com

SA: NSFAS Act under review to improve varsity funding

… the NSFAS loan and bursary scheme, the reality was that there were insufficient funds to support all needy and deserving students. … has awarded approximately R50 billion in loans and bursaries to about 1.5 million students.

Cape Town – Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana says government is reviewing the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Act with the aim of improving the scheme to support students from poor backgrounds.

The Deputy Minister said this to delegates of the 2015 Financial Aid Conference at the Cape Sun Southern Sun hotel on Monday in a speech read by the department’s Pearl Whittle in his absentia.

He said while government’s aim was to provide fee-free education for the poor through the NSFAS loan and bursary scheme, the reality was that there were insufficient funds to support all needy and deserving students.

“A policy dialogue on student financial aid involving the Department of Higher and Education Training, NSFAS, Higher Education South Africa, the South African Students Union, the Council on Higher Education, National Treasury, the Department of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation and the Chairpersons of Council has therefore been constituted.

“This will inform the development of improved policy and regulations to govern the NSFAS, especially the development of a sustainable process for allocating the limited funds available for poor students to access higher education,” he said.

The Deputy Minister said this as the department announced during its Budget Vote that NSFAS had a budget of R9.5 billion that has been allocated in bursaries and student loans for the 2015/16 financial year.

Ever since its inception in 1991, NSFAS – which was previously known as the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), has awarded approximately R50 billion in loans and bursaries to about 1.5 million students.

The NSFAS budget is aimed to provide 205 000 university student loans and bursaries and 200 000 TVET college bursaries during the current financial year.

The Deputy Minister said that the National Development Plan (NDP) proposes that all students who qualify for NSFAS are provided with access to full funding through loans and bursaries to cover the costs of tuition, books, accommodation and other living expenses.

He said the White Paper for Post-School Education and Training, which Minister Blade Nzimande released last year, makes a commitment to progressively introduce free education for the poor in South Africa.

“The outcomes and recommendations from the policy dialogue will feed into a review of the NSFAS Act which is planned to be completed by March 2017,” he said.

The Deputy Minister also said that while the department, together with NSFAS, would continue to lobby for additional funding, he called on fund managers attending the conference to ensure that all monies from the department and donors are effectively administered.

“The department has found evidence of corruption in the application of NSFAS loans and bursaries within the system.

“Given the limited financial resources and the demand for financial aid from poor and needy students of the opportunity to further studies, but also threatens the stability of the entire higher education and training sector,” he said.

source http://africanbrains.net/

2015 APEX Awards judging process takes shape

These bursaries contribute towards tuition fees and enable students to obtain a tertiary qualification. The AAA School of Advertising, known as the …

The APEX Awards has for the past 20 years recognised, celebrated and showcased highly effective communications campaigns in South Africa.

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During the past weeks, a heavyweight adjudication panel made up of captains of industry from various disciplines including strategy, digital, creative, research, media and marketing as well as agency heads, have been judging entries based on extremely stringent criteria.

Judges are looking for campaigns that disrupted the clutter, had extensive reach and communicated via mediums that resonate with the desired consumer. The rigorous adjudication process spans more than one round of adjudication during which submissions are evaluated against specific criteria including rigour, degree of difficulty, clarity of evidence, compelling case, and insight.

“The APEX Awards looks for both creativity and effectiveness, measuring actual results. The objective of advertising and communications is to sell products and/or services and in so doing contribute to a company’s bottom line. In this regard, the annual APEX Awards rewards those campaigns that worked to deliver a tangible, measured return on investment and/or objectives,” says Odette van der Haar, CEO of Association of Communications and Advertising (ACA) that hosts the annual APEX Awards.

Apart from being an essential business tool that affixes value to credentials for agencies, marketers and leading brands, winning an APEX Award is a definitive demonstration that great ideas generate great results. APEX recognises the creative work that worked; the campaigns that manifested effectiveness in creativity that extends beyond pictures to creative intellect and intellectual property that is the currency of the profession.

“It is an absolute pleasure and honor to be working with this year’s jury. The collective experience and sheer brain power of the panel is extraordinary. The jury will decide on which campaigns, agencies and clients are the best of breed in the business and, in so doing, affirm the credibility and the value of creativity in business. After all, winning an APEX is the ultimate testament to the vital role that effective advertising and marketing communications play in business success. For agencies, winning an APEX affirms their effectiveness and contribution to their clients’ businesses. For clients, winning an APEX affirms their contribution to their company’s bottom line,” continues van der Haar.

The stamp of success verified by an APEX ensures that the profession and sector as a whole continuously raises the bar in terms of creativity and effectiveness. The APEX awards also ensures that the sector is sustained and grown into the future by funding skills development and talent in the form of much needed bursaries for deserving students at the AAA School of Advertising. These bursaries contribute towards tuition fees and enable students to obtain a tertiary qualification. The AAA School of Advertising, known as the Birthplace of Brilliant, is currently identifying students who meet specific requirements and who would be deserving recipients of the 2015 APEX Awards bursaries.

The gala event is taking place on Monday, 20 July at the Sandton Convention Centre. The annual event is more than a glamourous awards ceremony – it is an event that brings together the captains of industry, industry stakeholders, members of the media as well as clients who control a large portion of ad spend in South Africa.

The 2015 APEX Awards is sponsored by key partners – SABC and Sandton Convention Centre – and sponsors Millward Brown and Unilever.

source mediaupdate.co.za

Creatives: Create a Greg & Lucky ad and win a Vega bursary!

And if Greg and Lucky like what you do, you’ll win a R100,000 bursary at The Vega School of Brand Leadership. So get those creative juices flowing, …

And if Greg and Lucky like what you do, you’ll win a R100,000 bursary at The Vega School of Brand Leadership. So get those creative juices flowing, …

Greg and Lucky need you! We’re looking for Joburg’s most creative brain to create the ultimate Greg & Lucky ad. Whether it’s audio, print, animation or video, just make it really awesome! And if Greg and Lucky like what you do, you’ll win a R100,000 bursary at The Vega School of Brand Leadership. So get those creative juices flowing, entries close on 1 July 2015.

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