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National development is South Africa’s priority

Co-ordinating, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) is at the top of his department’s priorities, according to Jeff Radebe, the planning, monitoring and evaluation minister in the Presidency.The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation was committed to institutionalising long-term planning, building on its five years’ experience since it was established, he said on 5 May before tabling his department’s budget vote.It was pleased with the work it had done so far.

Operation Phakisa

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Since the launch of Operation Phakisa, the first project focusing on the ocean’s economy, key initiatives had been identified to realise the immense potential of the ocean’s economy to contribute to radical economic transformation, Radebe said.”Progress made since the launch of the Ocean’s Economy Operation Phakisa includes commitment of R7-billion of public sector investment in our ports by Transnet Ports Authority, amongst other investments made.”Construction of a new berth in Saldana Bay had been started, and progress could also be seen in the extension of the Mossgas Quay and the refurbishment of the Offshore Supply Base, valued at R9.2-billion of public and private investment.The Department of Trade and Industry had also designated that working vessels must meet a 60% local content target. “The Treasury Instruction Note issued will ensure compliance with this in all tenders,” said the minister.Various aquaculture projects had been launched, he said, that were benefiting many rural communities by enabling them to make a living from the seas and inland fresh water reserves.”Furthermore, the Department of Higher Education and Training has developed skills implementation plans aligned with these initiatives… To this end, the South African International Maritime Institute has been identified as the institution that would facilitate maritime skills development, with the support [of the education department].”

Health and mining

The second Operation Phakisa initiative introduced in 2014 focused on improving the quality of services in primary health care, said Radebe. A detailed plan for improving service delivery in public sector clinics in all provinces had been developed and approved by the National Health Council.”We call this the Ideal Clinic initiative. It was undertaken in collaboration with provinces, districts, clinic managers as well as the private sector and non-profit sector,” he said.”Operation Phakisa Labs will also be conducted in the mining and education sectors.” In the former, the focus would be on increasing investment, transforming the sector and improving mineral beneficiation to drive radical economic transformation.In education, the focus would be on an information and communication technology approach to enhancing basic education.

National Youth Policy

Deputy Minister Buti Manamela would explain the youth aspects in detail in the Budget Vote Speech, Radebe said. His department has a mandate to mainstream, provide oversight and lead the government’s efforts on youth development.”We have taken a different approach to tackling youth issues and we have gotten rid of [the] government’s approach to youth issues whereby we would ask them what they think, ignore what they say and do as we want, and adopted a new approach of consultation,” Radebe said.Manamela recently held several consultative meetings with youth across the country regarding the National Youth Policy (NYP) 2020. These culminated in the NYP 2020 Consultative Conference in March, which resulted in the inclusion of one more pillar to the four that existed initially.”When we commenced with the consultative process of the NYP 2020, we initially had four pillars of the policy comprising skills and education, economic inclusion and participation, health and well-being of young people, and nation building and social cohesion.”Through the inputs received from the youth through this consultative process that took place, we have included another pillar to form part of the policy, which is building youth machinery for effective delivery and responsiveness.”Inputs from the NYP 2020 conference were being finalised and would be adopted during Youth Month, in June. He said the policy would then guide the drafting of the integrated youth development strategy, which will be the blueprint for radically spearheading youth development against the backdrop of lack of skills and high unemployment.”The [Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation] will monitor the implementation of the policy and its impact. As we finalise the youth policy… we give meaning to it by championing the development of the youth who are future leaders of this country,” Radebe said.”Thus, by prioritising youth development through education, entrepreneurship and job creation, it will be both a tribute to the Freedom Charter as well as to the future of our country.”

Source: SAnews.gov


 

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Harnessing market forces to drive innovation towards sustainability is the only way to redirect the planet away from its current cataclysmic path and the wheels are already in motion. How do we harness the market to a significantly greater de- gree to drive SA towards the green economy – is the key question this session will seek to answer.
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Youth Development: Bursaries to apply to for 2016

Industrial engineering bursaries 2016

One of the companies offering industrial engineering bursaries is Afrox. Afrox is not only offering industrial engineering bursaries, it also offer bursaries students who have excelled in your first academic year in the following study fields:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

The bursary covers university fees, books, residence fees.

Applications are online, it might take you a minimum of 20 minutes to complete your application.

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WSP Bursaries for 2016

You can start to apply for 2016 application now, You will need a minimum of 60% in mathematics and Science. WSP is offering bursaries to students intending to study any of the following study fields:

Civil Engineering,
Structural
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering

How to apply?

1. Request for WSP Bursary application form by using the subscription form below. we will sent this form directly to your email.

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Monach IT Bursaries

Monach is offering bursaries up to a value of R60,700. This amount must cover Full tuition fee for a full-time study load (48 credit points), To apply you have to be in grade 12 or equivalent

The closing date for applications is as follows:

Semester One Intake : 15 November
Semester Two Intake : 30 April

Note: No late applications or supporting documentation will be accepted.

To apply you need to:
Complete the application form;
Sign the declaration;
Attach all relevant supporting documentation as specified; and
Return to the Student Fees Officer by the closing date

By post: In person:
Student Fees Officer Student Services Centre
Student Administration Centre Monash South Africa
Private Bag X60 144 Peter Road
Roodepoort Ruimsig, Roodepoort


Aveng Bursaries

aveng is one of the companies that offer bursaries to South African students. Bursaries are offered to candidates who interned to study any of the following study fields:

Human Resources Management 1st year of study 5
Electrical Engineering 1st or 2nd year of study
Mechanical Engineering 1st or 2nd year of study
Process Control & Instrumentation Engineering 1st or 2nd year of study
Civil Engineering 1st year of study

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This week’s selection of available South African bursaries

University of the Western Cape

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) administers a number of funds which make bursary awards to full-time students. The awards range from R1 400 to full-cost awards. You should apply for this assistance when you come to campus for registration. For more information visit the UWC bursaries and loans web page.

* NOTE: Closing dates for applications is 1 March every year for new students and 31 August the previous year for senior students.  

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University of Stellenbosch

Depending on the qualification you are studying towards, Stellenbosch University offers various funding and bursary opportunities for:

* NOTE: Closing dates for the various undergraduate bursaries ranged from 31 July 2014 – 6 December 2014. Closing dates for the various postgraduate bursaries ranges from 12 September 2014 – 15 March 2015.

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Thuthuka Bursary Fund

If you are interested in studying to become a Chartered Accountant but do not have the funds then this bursary opportunity is for you. Thuthuka Bursary Fund Trust is open.

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W&RSETA Bursary Programme for 2015

W&RSETA Offers 1000 bursaries to students studying Wholesale and Retail Qualifications at Universities and Universities of Technology

The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) has identified as one of its strategic objectives the need to support learners who have registered to further their studies at Public Higher Education Institutions thus addressing Outcome 4.2.3 of the National Skills Development Strategy which is to ensure that high-level national Scarce Skills are being addressed by work-ready graduates from Higher Education Institutions.

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Bursary Programmes 2015

Nedbank

Nedbank strives to be Africa’s most admired bank. That’s why we are always looking to appoint the kind of people who can Make Things Happen. Through the Nedbank Bursary Fund, bursaries are made available to help academically able students meet the costs associated with studying at higher-education institutions.

The bursary covers the cost of fulltime tuition, registration, examination and compulsory charges, prescribed textbooks, university residence accommodation and meals.

Eligibility criteria include South African citizenship, Nedbank transformation targets, academic achievement (an average pass mark of at least 65% and meeting all registration criteria of a South African public university or university of technology), a financial-means test, and whether the proposed intended degree addresses an identified scarce skill at Nedbank.

Bursary applications to fund the next academic year will be accepted from 1 February to 30 April annually.

If you’re thinking of studying for a degree at a university but do not have the financial means, the Nedbank Bursary Fund is your opportunity towards attaining a better future. Learn more


 

Aurecon

At Aurecon, we know we are only as strong as our people. And we believe that our business’ future relies on the education and skills of tomorrow’s leaders. So we invest in various bursary programmes, to help develop and support passionate, driven and innovative individuals.

Aurecon bursaries are awarded to deserving students for studies at various tertiary institutions in fields specifically related to the company’s activities. Students from approved universities which offer programmes that lead to professional careers in engineering are considered, with bursaries available for students studying towards a Bsc or Bend in the fields of Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

We fund up to R80,000.00 (subject to change) per annum to every bursar to support them in their studies. We also provide practical training applicable to the qualification, as required by their educational institution. Learn more


 

Old Mutual

Old Mutual is the largest and most well-established financial services provider in Southern Africa. Our proud heritage and prominent position in the industry is reflected in our operational strength and performance (across all our business interests), our robust balance sheet, powerful financial flexibility (with access to international capital markets) and our diversity of business. Read more about Old Mutual .

Well-trained, qualified accountants contribute significantly to the success of Old Mutual and South Africa. That’s why we offer bursaries to the best young financial minds, to people who are passionate about pursuing a career in Chartered Accounting and making a real difference!

Old Mutual Accountancy Bursaries cover:

  • The full costs of tuition at University of Cape Town (UCT).
  • Residence fees and one annual return flight home for students who are not studying in their hometown.
  • Vacation work.
  • The better the quality of your degree the more incentives you will be offered.
  • Book and general allowance.

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PWC: Exordia Graduate / Internship Programme 2015

Closing Date: 20 February 2015

PwC Exordia is looking for graduates to join their Internship to start 01 March 2015.

Requirements

If you are academically excellent, with either an Honours Degree, Degree, B-Tech or National Diploma in Information Technology, Informatics, Engineering, we’re looking for MicroSoft AX Dymanics Consultants, Dynamics CRM Consultants.Sage Consultants, Developers and Programmers.

How To Apply

Please submit your CV, your full academic transcripts, ID and matric results to shamolia.dursen@za.pwc.

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Bursaries in Transport, Engineering and the Built Environment

What is the Masakhi’ iSizwe Centre of Excellence?

At the beginning of 2006, the Department of Transport and Public Works of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape established the Masakh’ iSizwe Centre of Excellence with the vision to make available to the province, the country and the continent of Africa cohorts of professionals in engineering and built environment fields critical to the growth of the economy. These professionals will be characterised by excellence in learning, citizenship and service.

Which Bursaries Does the Masakh’ iSizwe Centre Offer?

The Masakhi’ iSizwe Centre of Excellence offers bursaries for study towards a degree or higher diploma in the following disciplines:

  • Architecture.
  • Construction Management.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Electrical Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Quantity Surveying.
  • Town and Regional Planning.
What Does the Bursary Cover?
  • During term time the bursaries cover:
  • Tuition fees.
  • All prescribed books and materials.
  • Accommodation and meals (or transport costs).

Bursaries are renewed each year for the duration of the degree, subject to academic performance and fulfilment of the bursary conditions.

Will I Have to Pay or Work Anything Back?

The bursaries are offered on a work-back basis. In other words, you will have to work for the public service for every year of the bursary. During your studies you will also need to:

  • Attend workshops, learning events and meetings organised by the Centre.
  • Undertake academic vacation placements at sites determined by the Centre.
  • Participate in service learning and/or volunteer programmes organised by the Centre.
Where Can the Bursaries be Taken up?
  • University of Cape Town.
  • University of the Western Cape.
  • University of Stellenbosch.
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Who Can Apply for a Bursary?

To apply for one of these bursaries you must be:

  • A South African citizen.
  • Be accepted at the relevant tertiary institution.

Preference will be given to financially disadvantaged female learners from rural areas of South Africa.

INSTRUCTIONS:

How Do I Apply?

Bursaries are advertised in all leading and community newspapers during September each year. The closing date for applications is 30 September every year. Applications can be faxed or delivered to:

  • Masakh’iSizwe Centre of Excellence
  • Department of Transport and Public Works
  • Private Bag X 9185
  • Cape Town
  • 8000
  • Fax: 021 483 2615

You can also download a bursary application form.

Where Can I Find out More Information?

The Department of Transport and Public Works

Jo-Ann Beukes

  • Project Manager
  • Department of Transport and Public Works
  • Tel: 021 483 8924
  • Fax: 021 483 2615
  • E-mail: Jo-Anne.Beukes@westerncape.gov.za

Lee Maggott

  • Bursaries Programme Administrator
  • Tel: 021 483 9545
  • Fax: 021 483 2615
  • E-mail: Lee.Maggott@westerncape.gov.za
  • Masakh’ isizwe Centre of Excellence

For further information, visit westerncape.gov.za

Source: SA Study


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Advice for the Matric class of 2015

JOHANNESBURG – If it’s your final year at school, hard work should get you through, say some of last year’s top performing matrics.

Here are some tips from matrics who passed well:

“Work hard every day. I did my homework every day and listened to teachers in class. During exams I tried to sleep a lot so I could be calm and not make stupid mistakes.” — Sigourney Lishman

“I want to tell them to be calm and collected — they don’t have to panic. They should, however, work very hard and put more effort into their studies — then everything will work out for them.” — Mpho Moshasha

“You have to start the day the schools open and study, study, study. Get rid of your phone: it doesn’t matter. All that matters is the end of year result.” — Yvonne Punandi

“I think the most important thing is not to waste time. Matric is such an important year, for so many reasons. You have your Matric dance, your 18th and you also have to write Matric. It’s only a year and it goes really fast actually because you’re busy 24/7.” — Daniel Erasmus

Professor Ruksana Osman, dean of humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, says if pupils want to attend university, they need to start the hard work already in Grade 10 and 11. In terms of studying for exams, it is crucial to be consistent. The way you study is an important attitude to develop, she said.

“Students should give themselves time and work out when is the best time for them to study. Some enjoy early morning, some late at night; some like to study in groups and some like to study alone. The important issue is find what works for you and then stay consistent,” she explained.

In terms of study routines, Osman recommends the following:

  • Students should engage critically with their work. Avoid parrot-fashion learning or rote learning.
  • Time management is vital in taking charge of your own learning.
  • Aim to understand what you are learning.

Can you study more than one subject in a day?

“It’s important to break down the work to be covered into small, manageable chunks. Once this is done, it does not matter whether you studying three subjects on the same day or just one.

“The important thing is making the work manageable and then giving the work enough time.”

Source: eNCA

Image: A learner writes in an exercise book at Boitumelong Secondary School in Tembisa on 13 January 2015. Photo: eNCA/Bianca Bothma

Umgeni Water Bursary Scheme 2015

Umgeni Water is committed to support tertiary education in various fields and is offering three (3) bursaries to full time second year UNIVERSITY students pursuing degrees in the fields mentioned below which will benefit the organisation and the water sector. Position Reference No: UWB2015
Position Title: Umgeni Water Bursary Scheme 2015
Job Type Classification: Development Position
Location – Town / City: Pietermaritzburg

Reporting To (Position Title): Skills Development Facilitator

Key Responsibilities:

What does the Umgeni Water bursary cover?

Tuition and registration fees, prescribed books & stationery, meals and accommodation .Tuition and accommodation fees will be paid directly to the University.

Minimum Qualification, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Number of Bursaries per field of study
  • Civil Engineering x 1 Chemical Engineering x 1 Electrical Engineering x 1

Eligibility

Candidates meeting the following criteria may apply:

  • South African citizens who are residents of KwaZulu-Natal would be given first preference
  • Meet entry requirements for the second year of chosen field (provide proof of academic record)
  • Applicants who are already studying, must have passed all courses for which they are registered at the university for the study period to date (50 % aggregate)
  • Applications must be for full time studies only
  • Demonstrate potential for academic success
  • Short listed candidates will undergo a psychometric assessment and interview
  • Bursaries will be awarded to designated groups or applicants with a financial need
  • Applicant may not receive any other grant for the same qualification without prior written approval
  • A service contract equal to the duration of the bursary

Close Date: 2015/02/27

 

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