The Gauteng government has made strides in accommodating pupils with special educational needs by building eight special schools in the townships.
Premier David Makhura said the eight schools were currently functional, adding the government would open a further eight such schools later this year. Makhura said the government was also establishing schools of specialisation to strengthen its skills base, especially in critical areas such as commerce, maths, science and technology.
“In the coming months, we will launch a school of specialisation in Emndeni in Soweto,” said Makhura. The government is spending more than R560 million on bursaries, learnerships and internships to equip the youth with the necessary skills and work experience.
“This will increase to R1 billion over the next two years,” he said. Gauteng municipalities were presently spending close to R30 million contributing to the education of children from poor households, said Makhura. He stressed education remains the backbone of radical social-economic transformation and that a nation that neglects education, neglects its future.
The Gauteng government is progressing with the further rollout of smart schools in the province. In 2014 they introduced the Classroom of the Future and last year the province had seven schools connected to the e-learning platform.
“We now have 1 861 grade 12 classrooms, 3 098 grade 11 classrooms and 42 schools connected to the e-learning system.” The premier said at the Protea Glen Secondary School and the Chief Albert Luthuli Primary School he witnessed firsthand how ICT has transformed both the learning experience of children and the teaching experience for teachers.
Teachers at the school said kids now arrive very early and stay much longer after school due to the increased level of interest generated by self-learning through the tablets government provided.
The MTN Foundation not only has bursaries to offer talented candidates, but moreover also Learnerships and Graduate Development programs. MTN SA is proud to be building and developing South Africa’s economy, skilled work force and also contribute to creating jobs. They are always looking for deserving candidates that can make a difference.
Their Graduate Development Program has much to offer. With this program they also strive to fill the openings within the company, with specialized skilled workers. The key focus of this program is to aid graduates in developing skills that are scarce and highly specialized. Graduates who have completed their degree in a specialist field, which is specifically in alignment with MTN’s requirements, is invited to apply for this program.
MTN offers external bursaries to form part of their youth strategy development plan. These bursaries are to develop skills within the communities, building economic stability and aiding in job creation. These bursaries support talented candidates with a comprehensive study program. Included in these bursaries are tuition fees, registration fees, books required, monthly allowance plus accommodation.
The fields of study for these bursaries may vary yearly, it will depend on the need of MTN’s skills base. Bursaries will be given to qualifying South African citizens. These candidates must also qualify for admission to a Higher Institute of Learning within South Africa. Where they will study toward a bachelor degree. Candidates who are currently receiving aid from an employer or another bursary, may not apply.
MTN Bursaries Available
Depending on the market need, as well as openings within MTN, numerous bursaries are made available within different fields of study.
- Human Resources
- Business Risk Management
- B Com Accounting
- BTech Internal Accounting
- BCS Computer Science
- BSC Computer Applications
- BCom Accounting Science
- Information Systems
- Light Current Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- BSC Software Development
MTN Bursaries Requirements
If you would like to apply for a bursary from MTN, candidates must supply the following information along with their completed application. This is only the basic requirements, there may be additional documentation depending on field of study.
- Grade 12 certificate
- Live in South Africa
- Possess a South African ID
- Candidates from previously disadvantaged background will receive preference
MTN Bursaries Opportunities
MTN is also proud sponsors of sport, arts and culture in South Africa. They believe the people have amazing talent, and therefore also aids in developing such talent so that the world can see what can be achieved. For more information feel free to check out their opportunities here.
Candidates who do consider applying for these sponsorships is urged, to carefully consider the following questions:
Is there a clear strategic link/fit, between the targeted outcome/market and that of MTN?
Will there be a favorable return on the investment made via the sponsorship?
Does the sponsorship clearly communicate MTN’s business and communication objectives?
Will the media element be strong enough to reach a broad market and targeted communities?
What advantages will MTN have from the sponsorship?
Keep in mind that these sponsorships will not be made in form of donations.
Also remember that TMN does not sponsor individuals with these specific sponsors.
MTN Bursaries Application
Online bursaries application is not available at the moment. Please include your latest school results, matric certificate and certified copy of your ID, along with a well prepared CV (curriculum vitae) and any transcripts you have. For more information visit the MTN page and also the Community page.
Applications for Bursaries can be send to the following mail address:
Applications for Learnerships can be send to the following mail address:
Applications for Graduates can be send to the following mail address:
Applications for Vacancies can be send to the following mail address:
MTNVacansies@mtn.co.za this can also be used to send your application for Graduates
Fax submissions can be send to: 011 912 5127
Submissions or queries can also be mailed to:
MTN Bursary Connection
P.O. Box 32597
MTN Bursaries Closing Date
Closing date for most submissions are the end of May each year.
Candidates are urged to complete and submit their applications prior to this date.
Please also ensure all required fields are completed and extra documentation attached.
Good luck and thank you for visiting our page, we do hope that the information is useful.