5 Important Changes NSFAS is Making for 2017

5 Important Changes NSFAS is Making for 2017

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will pilot a new funding model in 2017.

NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana explained in detail how the comprehensive model will work.

There are a number of issues which the current model of NSFAS does not address.
— Sizwe Nxasana, NSFAS chairperson
5 Things NSFAS Will Consider Changing in 2017

1. The new funding model will have a relative means test to determine a family’s disposable income to include the so-called ‘missing middle’.

2.To address the high dropout rate of poor students from tertiary institutions, the model will provide extra academic and psychosocial support in addition to funding.

3. The new model will seek funding from government and alternative sources such as the private sector, financial institutions and NGOs.

4. The model will work with universities and employers to provide incentives for programmes that lead to graduate employment.

5. NSFAS says those who are beneficiaries and refuse to repay their loans will face normal debt repayment processes.

Source: 702.co.za

OTHER GREAT OPPORTUNITIES

Applications for NSFAS 2017 now open, closes 30 November

All students who will register at public universities/ TVET colleges for their first time in 2017 and in need of financial support, can now apply directly to NSFAS for financial assistance. Applications will remain open between 01 August 2016 and 30 November 2016.
To all 2017 first year students

All students who will register at public universities/ TVET colleges for their first time in 2017 and in need of financial support can now apply directly to NSFAS for financial assistance. Applications will remain open between 01 August 2016 and 30 November 2016.

To all current university/ TVET college students already funded by NSFAS

All students who are already studying in a university/TVET college with NSFAS financial assistance – and those who studied through NSFAS previously and dropped out, and now plan to resume their studies in 2017 – do not need to apply for NSFAS funding for the 2017 academic year.

NSFAS is in a process to receive all your information and details from the university/college where you are currently enrolled. You will be automatically migrated to the student-centred model, and will be notified by SMS/post once NSFAS has received and registered your details.

To all current university/TVET college students, who are not funded by NSFAS, but intend to apply for NSFAS assistance for the 2017 academic year

All the above mentioned students – including those who were previously on a government funded bursary programme not offered by NSFAS – can apply for NSFAS financial assistance for the 2017 academic year from 01 September 2016 to 30 November 2016.

To apply on the NSFAS website, you will be required to register first to create your personal online account, and then proceed to fill and submit the application form online. You may need about 30 minutes to complete this online process, and must also have scanned copies of the following required attachments:

Matric Certificate
Identity Document/Birth Certificate
Last Academic Results
Proof of parents income (If parent/s employed)
Death Certificate/s (If parent/s deceased)
Doctor’s Certificate (If permanently disabled)
How to Apply

Click Here to Send Your Application Online.

Investec Invites You to Apply for 2017 Scholarships

Investec is an international specialist banking and asset management group. It provides a range of financial products and services to a client base in three principal markets: the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia

Why apply?

Investec has a vested interest in developing future talent, academically in fields that represent relevance to the financial services and the CA Programme. While our scholarship provides financial assistance our support is holistic; successful candidates have access to mentors, exam technique specialists and an opportunity to attend Pathfinder, Investec CA events and Investec vacation work to gain additional exposure.

Requirements

• Students who are studying or are registered to study towards a CA degree at a SAICA accredited university
• Students who have achieved a minimum of 70% for pure Maths at matric
• Full time students
• Minimum average of 70% for each academic year
• Minimum average of 65% for your final year of undergraduate year
• Minimum average of 65% in your final year
• Students who have not received another bursary or financial assistance
• South African citizens
• Investec wishes to encourage and promote South Africans to further their studies and qualifications in the hope that they will contribute significantly to the economic development of the country and to fully participate in the broader South African society.

• If you are not a South African citizen, a copy of a valid work permit is required in order to process your application. Accordingly, only South African citizens are invited to apply for selection for the Investec CA Scholarship.

How to apply

Applications close on 15 January 2017. Click here to apply online

Council for Geoscience Bursaries for 2017 Appy Now

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) invites university students and Grade 12 learners to apply for the CGS full-time bursary for the 2017 academic year. The objective of the CGS bursary is to create, enhance and support expertise in the Geosciences and related technical fields.Eligibility

Applicants should

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Be registered fulltime at a South African university
  • Have an excellent academic record.
  • Currently be in Grade 12 doing Mathematics and Physical Science
  • Completed Grade 12 with Level 6 and above in both Mathematics and Physical Science
The CGS bursary programme will co-fund students studying towards PhDThe CGS will sponsor studies in the following fields

  • Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geohydrology
  • Geochemistry
  • Economic Geology
  • GIS and Geology
  • Remote sensing and Geology

Preference will be given to women and learners with disabilities.

What the bursary covers

  1. Registration and tuition fees
  2. Accommodation
  3. Meals
  4. Books
  5. Excursion/ Research
  6. Laptop allowance for first time bursar

How to apply

The closing date for all applications is 18 November 2016. Complete the application form which is available on the CGS website (download here).

Please forward your application and documents to bursaries@geoscience.org.za with the reference ‘Fulltime Bursaries’. Kindly note that we will only enter into correspondence with successful applicants.

Traineeship Programme at Ford

Location: Johanneburg

The Graduate Trainee Program is run over a period of 12 to 24 months and covers extensive training and development opportunities. Although there are no guarantees of permanent employment at FMCSA after expiry of the contract, the graduates may apply for any vacancies as and when they occur .

REQUIREMENTS/ELIGILIBTY TO APPLY:

Applicants are required to have completed their under-graduate qualification with a pass rate of 65% or above.

We are currently looking for graduates in the below fields:

  • Engineering (Mechanical / Mechatronics)
  • Engineering (Electrical / Light Current)
  • Information Technology / Computer Science / Systems Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • LLB / Legal

How to Apply

Apply Online for the  Ford: Graduate / Internship Programme 2017

Learnership Opportunities Johannesburg

Closing Date: 11 November 2016

Sibanye is offering study opportunities at the following University in 2017: University of Johannesburg

A limited number of positions are being offered to local community and labour sending areas for a full time study and learnership opportunity in line with Sibanye’s business needs in the following discipline:

  • Mining Engineering

The appointee should:

  • Have a Grade 12 Matric Certificate with University Acceptance (Mid-year results will be provisionally considered if currently studying).
  • Have the minimum University Acceptance APS of 23
  • Achieved a minimum of at least: English 5(60 %+), Mathematics 5(60 %+) and Physical Science 5(60 %+).
  • Be declared medically fit for the position and environment, as determined by a risk-based medical examination at the relevant Sibanye Gold Occupational Health Centre.

Advantageous requirements:

  • Distinctions in Mathematics and Physical Science.

Applications:

  • Application will need to undergo an interview process and psychometric assessment.
  • Prospective candidates will be required to complete a work place orientation and underground exposure visits as part of the selection process.
  • Applicants must submit a fully completed Application Form, Proof of residence, CV and certified copies of ID and Qualifications to Sibanye Academy.
  • Application Forms may be obtained from the Sibanye Academy as well as from the Intranet.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for selection.
  • Final allocation is dependent on application obtaining an acceptance letter from the University of Johannesburg.
  • All applicants will be subject to clearance screening by the South African Police Services as required by the National Explosives Act.

Preference will be given to:

Applicants from the local communities and labour sending areas who meet the institution’s registration requirements.

How to Apply

Download Application Form and email your name, surname and contact details and CV to applyforjob@sibanyegold.co.za

For more information and Submission of applications contact:

Sibanye Academy: Fulufhelo Mashovha
Phone: 011 752 1145

Applicants who receive no response to their applications within 14 days may consider their application for the position to be unsuccessful.

ABSA Bank is Looking for Bank Tellers

Closing Date: 06 November 2016

Customer Service

  • Provide advice to customers on the cash and other transactions processes to ensure the smooth flow of transactions.
  • Execute Cash & Related Transactions
    • Throughout each day, balance, control and manage the cash float by checking the amount of cash at the teller station and requesting the restocking or repatriation of cash when prescribed cash limits are reached.
  • Identifying Sales Leads
    • Identify and action sales leads (teller prompts) and cross selling opportunities.
  • Compliance To Legislative Requirements And Internal Processes
    • Open & close the branch safe according to the Bank’s procedures, including physically securing the safe according to required procedures.

Your Job Purpose:

Provide Customer service through timeous and accurate processing of client financial transactions to walk-in customers in Absa Bank Branches. Contribute to bottom line growth through identification of sales opportunities.

Requirements:

  • NQF level no. 4: Grade 12 with Accounting and Mathematics as subjects.
  • Minimum 1-2 years Cashier experience in a retail environment.
  • Computer Literacy skills.
  • No criminal record.

How to Apply

How He Managed to Be a Millionaire at The Age of 24: He also Bought a Ferrari at 25

At the age of 23, Sandile Shezi is one of the youngest millionaires in South Africa.

From his early beginnings selling muffins in high school (something he was laughed at for), to trading in all the money that was supposed to be for his education, Shezi has made a big move that has turned him into a businessman and millionaire.
Shezi took a risky move and became the youngest millionaire in South Africa, namely: Forex trading, an over-the-counter market in which the currencies of the world are traded. He was raised by both parents (teachers) and is from an ‘average Joe’ family.

sandile-on-ferrari

Forex Trading, Making Money On The Internet

“Inside every rich man is a poor kid that followed his dreams,” he says on his Facebook account
He grew up in the same Durban township as his role model Sandile Zungu. Zungu, who is the executive chairman of Zungu Investments Company Limited, did a program in global leadership at the prestigious Harvard university. “If he can do it, why can’t I?” Shezi said during an interview with CCTV Africa.

“It is not a lot of young people who can make it out of this township and do well for themselves.”

According to a News24 interview, Shezi mentioned that after selling muffins he started selling clothes, which he says taught him a lot about business and handling rejection, as it was a door-to-door sales. He decided to drop out of university during his third year to trade full time, without his parents knowing. He mentions that his parents at the time were disappointed with him for dropping out, but he did it to pursue his dreams, and now they remain fully supportive of him.

“People always say Sandile you are such an inspiration, who inspires you? [My answer] Poverty…”

Look at his cars:

He is now the co-owner and founder of the Global Forex Institute which aims at providing affordable, effective Forex training that works, to the masses. Global Forex Institute empowers the mass on doing the same thing that he did and educating them about Forex.

Source: News24