Register for a Diploma in Social Media Marketing for Free: Limited Space for South Africans Only

With the introduction of web 2.0, a lot and interesting social mediums have emerged and a an arena for marketing has been created. With social media, one can do a lot. Social media can help you market your products for free, you can help companies market their products for a fee, you can also create a platform to generate revenue with these platforms. But to do this you need knowledge in the field. But don’t worry because there is a free course just for that. Read further below and enroll free on this programme.

With this free course you can acquire the following at the completion of the programme, plus you will be awarded a certificate of completion.


1.Getting to Know Social Media

What is Social Media? What are the fundamentals? How does this all impact your business? You will learn exactly why your business should be using Social Media Marketing as a tool to reach more customers. We introduce social content and the benefits of using it to reach more followers. We will look at the basics of identifying your audience and targeting them correctly so you can leverage that knowledge into building a community of followers online, that can be turned into buying customers.


2.Knowing Your Audience


Social Media is all about having a conversation online. Social Media Marketing is all about turning that conversation into drawing potential customers towards your business. If you don’t know who you’re talking to though, how can you know what they want to talk about? In this lesson, we look at identifying your potential audience, how to talk to them correctly and how to convert your broader audience into leads, and your leads into buyers.

3.The Platforms – Social Content


In lesson 3, we look at immersing ourselves in the world of Social Media, taking advantage of tools like hashtags and trends to keep up to date with everything around us. We talk about the fast-paced nature of the platforms, using these to our advantage, and look at some tools to keep our content relevant and engaging. Through creating great content, we ensure that we are only engaging with the strongest leads in a meaningful way, which we can then turn into our most loyal buyers.

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4.User Generated Content – YouTube, Instagram & Beyond


In a world where video and pictures make the strongest Social Media content, how do we utilise these mediums to engage our leads correctly? In a massively competitive landscape, where quality and value are the difference between a conversion and a share, we look at the most popular platforms that utilise these mediums and how we can leverage them to create content that converts views to leads, and leads to buyers.

5.Facebook Advertising


Do you want to understand how to get and keep the right customers? In this lesson, we are going to show you how to target your audience for lead generation. You will learn how to create content and get that content in front of the right audience to drive conversions. Most importantly, we will show you how to track your successes.


6.The Sales Funnel – Turning Your Leads Into Buyers


Once you have established a strong social media presence, identified your audience and created a constant reliable lead flow, what then? Do you know the expected numbers in terms of conversion or drop off? Do you know the value of repeat business? Understanding the Sales Funnel of our customer journey is essential. We want to turn leads into buyers, but also to maximise the efficiency of those efforts and have our buyers come back again as loyal repeat customers.

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7.Data Driven Marketing & Sales


During lesson 7, we discuss the importance of analysing our data to understand the impact of our Social Media efforts. We introduce many processes and tools which will help guide our decision making so we can alter our campaigns for maximum impact. Remember, data drives decisions for professional marketers and allows you to take control of your own destiny in the social space and how to get the absolute maximum return on investment possible while optimising your efficiency.


8.Strategy – Monetising the Process


In our final lesson of this introductory course, we look at Social Media from a purely “Return on Investment” perspective. How can we use our quality content to generate measurable commercial gain? We explore the world of E-commerce, look at some different models and approaches, and learn how to optimise our content and channels to guarantee a high return on investment for our business. We will take everything we have learned so far and look at how to bring it all together into a strategy that not only works, but works in an efficient, profitable manner.


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Enroll for a Certificate in Health and Fitness Programme Free

These are the topics to be covered on this free health and fitness training programme. Only for people residing in South Africa. Enroll now, it is a free course.


1.Fitness- how do you measure up?

With so much constant and conflicting health and fitness information coming from social media, TV and radio people seem to be more confused than ever about how to stay fit, healthy and full of energy. Unlike any other health and fitness course, these 8 lessons are based on over 20 years of real world personal training techniques and the latest and most up to date information which has helped thousands of people lose weight, tone up, recover from injury and finally learn how to control their body.

In lesson 1 we break down exactly what practical fitness is, why it is so important and where all modern fitness came from. We will look at what an ideal balanced healthy lifestyle comprises of so you can have an honest and truthful look at where you may be going right and wrong in your own health. The aim of lesson 1 is to help you to finally understand where to start for you to realistically improve your health and fitness and still live a normal life.



2.Food, Fat Loss and The Bitter Truth


The one single factor that causes people to gain weight or struggle to lose weight is their diet. As the old saying goes “You can’t out train a bad diet.” People’s common misunderstanding of what food is healthy and what food is unhealthy, in no way helped by the media, is what is causing our current worldwide obesity epidemic. For the first time in human history you now have to make a daily conscious and deliberate choice in what you eat to be healthy. This almost makes it impossible not to gain weight. In this lesson we will look at common food myths, Natural food vs Processed food, the causes for over consumption of calories and simplifying how you can easily choose to be healthy every day without having to overanalyse your food.

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3.Cardio Training (Steady State and HIIT)


So you finally understand what fitness means in a practical sense but how do you develop a plan to start? In lesson 3 we will break down one of the most misunderstood types of exercise, Cardio (Cardiovascular exercise) and the role it plays in your fitness, body shape and overall energy levels. By the end of this lesson we will finally take the confusion out of cardio by looking at the common Myths about cardio, types of exercises you can use, the benefits you get from regular cardio and how to properly apply it to your very own health and fitness. Cardio not only plays a vital role in your fitness, energy levels, heart health, and body shape but at lower levels is essentially your engine and is how your body powers itself throughout the day. After this lesson you will have a new found respect of how amazing your body is and what it is really capable of.



4.Strength/Weight Training


“But won’t weight training make me look too bulky? I don’t want to get too big.” Easily the two most common statements I hear on a daily basis from new gym goers about weight training. The truth is weight training will do the opposite, as opposed to making you look bulky, regular weight training shapes and tones the body’s muscles, is the biggest trigger for fat loss and is easily the most important form of exercise for your bone, muscle and back health. By the end of this lesson you will understand the role weight training plays in shaping the body, burning fat and how hard it actually is to build large amounts of muscle. With this new understanding of arguably the most important type of exercise for the human body you will be super excited to see what your body can do and understand how to apply it in everyday life.

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5.Injury Prevention and Recovery


Injury prevention is one of the most overlooked and ignored parts of a healthy lifestyle. Most back problems these days are from postural imbalances caused from desk jobs and sedentary lifestyles. In this lesson we look at the importance of flexibility and mobility not just for your training but also in your daily life.


6.Real World Fat loss and Functional Strength


Losing fat is a very simple process however it requires a very specific and detailed set of steps depending on what your starting body fat is and what percentage you are trying to reach. In today’s lesson we will look in depth at the different approaches you need to follow when reducing your body fat from obese and overweight levels right down to very lean athletic levels. We will also look at the role strength training plays in fat loss and your bodies functional strength, how to properly apply it and the theory of programming a linear strength program.



7.Controlling Your Body Shape


The best thing I can teach you for your own health and fitness is without a doubt helping you to understand and be able to control how your own body works. There are no two people the same and no two bodies which work the exact same. You are completely unique. We all have different genetics, metabolisms, recovery time, calorie needs, response to exercise and we all have hugely different lifestyles. In lesson 5 we start to piece together what we have learned so far and how this new knowledge will help you control your weight, body shape, energy levels and help you plan for the many obstacles that can be barriers to a healthier and fitter you. The confidence of being able to control your body and how you feel, no matter what life throws at you is easily the most rewarding and satisfying lesson in health and fitness.


8.Barriers to getting your results


Even with the perfect knowledge I’ve seen friends, clients and even trainers struggle with their own health and fitness. This is because fitness knowledge and the application of fitness knowledge are quite simply not the only factors that determine success in you achieving your desired results. Family commitments, work, life stress, and lack of enjoyment can easily de-motivate anyone from achieving their results or can even reverse previous results you worked hard to get. In this final lesson of the basic course we look at the barriers and obstacles that can stop you from achieving your desired results, how you can overcome them and some simple tips and tricks to help you stay motivated and excited about your training on a day to day basis.


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Nike Intern Programme 2017 Johannesburg

Location: Johannesburg

The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Sales Grad / Intern

  • Sales related qualification
  • Computer Literate (in Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

Apply Online for the Nike Sales Graduate / Internship Programme

Marketing Grad / Intern

  • Marketing related qualification or have some experience / exposure in a Marketing

Apply Online for the Nike Marketing Graduate / Internship Programme

Logistics Grad / Intern

  • National Diploma / Degree with good academic results in the fields of Operations Management/ Supply Chain Management/ Customer Service Management / Logistics Management and or IT, and or any Relevant Logistics and Operations Qualification

Apply Online for the Nike Logistics Graduate / Internship Programme

Merchandising Grad / Intern

  • Merchandising / Fashion Design / Fashion Merchandising

Apply Online for the Nike Merchandising Graduate / Internship Programme

Finance Grad / Intern

  • Candidates need to be academically strong and must have a drive and excellent people skills.
  • Candidates need to demonstrate a real passion for financial services specifically Financial Planning; Financial Accounting; Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable including Claims Processing and handling functions

Apply Online for the Nike Finance Graduate / Internship Programme

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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Free Diploma In Financial Trading & Investment Programme

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to get a free 1 month training in financial trading. Take advantage of this training and become one of the good traders. A lot of people these days are venturing into the forex business, so this is your time to do so. After completion of the course, you will get a certificate certifying that you have completed the course. You will also have the necessary skills to let you decide whether to start trading or not. We all need this course for our financial freedom.


Here are some of the topics to be covered on this course:

1.The Opening Bell
When studying any subject matter, it is first necessary to ask the questions of “who”, “what”, “when”, “where” and “why”. In our introductory lesson, we will plan our educational journey while learning the basics of what we need to know to become profitable traders.

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2.Leverage, Margin & all the Jargon
In lesson 2, we will learn to talk like trading professionals. Whether its running with bulls or winners, we need to know the terms used in the trading world, to both trade effectively and get to the point. You will learn all the key terms and concepts that you need to begin in the world of trading.


3.Let the Trading Begin
Text books will only get you so far and you will reach a point where there is no better way to learn than “to do”. In this lesson, we will show you how to navigate your very own demo trading platform and to start practicing with no risk immediately. This is where your live dynamic really kicks in and makes for a fun and educational experience.

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4.Candlesticks – Shedding Light on Opportunities
In order find opportunities we need an efficient way of measuring price – right? Well, charts allow us to do just that. As technical traders, we use Japanese Candlesticks, a very simple and effective style of charting. This lesson will introduce you to price action, reading candlestick charts, doji, engulfing pattern formations, counter retail trading and many other tools you will need to learn to trade successfully.


5.Technical Charting 101
Expanding upon lesson 3, you will learn to develop your technical skills like, finding and utilizing channels and trend trading techniques; highlighting breakouts, support and resistance, with counter retail strategic entry and exit techniques for each trade made. This is very much where the ‘how to’ begins.

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6.Becoming a Counter Retail Trader
This lesson brings together all the previous Technical Analysis lessons, focusing on methods of finding Counter Retail Trading opportunities – our speciality. This includes an examination of moving averages, simple & exponential; all focused on attempting to find that confirmation we need to trade profitably. This lesson is not to be missed.


7.Psychology of Real World Trading
Often overlooked in other trading courses, we do not ignore the importance of a good mental state that is required to trade successfully. Real life explanations and examples of the difficulties which real traders face each day are discussed. Practical steps are illustrated to reduce the psychological difficulties faced by real traders and how you will mitigate those using our own in-house developed software. This is when everything really comes together.



8.Return on Investment & Protecting Your Capital
Trading, like all other forms of investing, carries risk. It is through that very risk that profits may flow. An understanding of the interconnected and inseparable nature of risk and return is fundamental to profitable trading. Making money is one thing, keeping it is another.


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Umzimvubu Local Municipality Internship Programme 2017

Closing Date: 20 March 2017


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12, National Diploma / Degree in Accounting or equivalent.

Advanced Computer Literacy • Basic Knowledge of Local Government and other spheres of government. Understanding of the Internship programme and its purpose • Good academic record.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Revenue Management. Expenditure Management. Supply Chain Management. Budget and Reporting Management.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • Grade 12 Certificate • National Diploma in Public Management / Office Administration / Translation and Linguistics • Computer literacy • Good communication skills and fluent in English • Knowledge of Local Government and other spheres of Government.


KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Assist in the Divisional Units; Records /Registry, Committee Services Auxiliary Services and Customer Care • Provide administration support and render secretariat duties.

Record and update files in accordance with established referencing sequences • Co-ordinate meeting related logistics.

Women and people with disability are encouraged to apply.


How To Apply

All applications with Curriculum Vitae, certified Copies of educational certificates together with a clear Covering letter indicating the Position you are applying for should be forwarded to: The Corporate Services Department Umzimvubu Local Municipality, Private Bag x9020, MOUNT FRERE 5090 or hand delivered at Erf 813 Main Street, MOUNT FRERE, 5090 or 67 Church Street, MOUNT A YLIFF, 4735. Appointments will be subjected to Compulsory, pre-employment Screening in the form qualifications reference, criminal Checks and competency assessment (where applicable).

Applications for interns must be accompanied by the confirmation letter from the Ward Councillor

NB: No faxed CV’s or e-mail applications will be accepted.

Enquiries: Vuyokazi Cita (039) 255 8500 / 8562

Canvassing support from Municipal Officials and Councillors is prohibited and any person found guilty thereof will be disqualified with immediate effect. The Umzimvubu Local Municipality is Committed to achievement and maintenance of employment equity and diversity especially in respect of race, gender and disability. The Municipality reserves the right to approve or decline the appointment.

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Short Course and Skills Programme: What is The Relationship

A skills programme is occupationally based and when completed will constitute credits towards a qualification registered in terms of the National Qualifications Framework. Provisioning is undertaken by a training provider accredited by an Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998). A skills programme is a type of short learning programme.

In the new approach to education and training, short course provisioning has a particular place in the system and is important in the development, up-skilling and multi-skilling of human resources. Because short course provisioning occurs in all education and training sectors and bands, it needs to be subject to the same accreditation and quality assurance processes. Quality assured short course providers and programmes will support and enhance the achievement of the NQF objectives. Among the many benefits to be gained from a coherent approach to the quality assurance of short course providers are:

  • Quality assurance will enhance the articulation possibilities and mobility of learners within education and training by ensuring that short learning programmes are credit bearing and that the learning is portable.
  • Quality assured short learning programmes will provide learners with flexible pathways to achieving education and training qualifications
  • Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies (ETQAs) will quality assure short learning programmes and so protect learners who acquire education and training by these means
  • Short learning programmes will be developed and delivered to enable a ‘seamless’ system of access and articulation with other education and training programmes
  • The dynamic nature of short learning programmes will increasingly support the setting of standards and the development and review of qualifications

Short course provisioning is seen as a necessary and flexible tool to support the Human Resource Development (HRDS) and National Skills Development Strategies (NSDS). These have as their objectives the development of people to meet the imperatives of an increasingly globalised society and the demands of the twenty-first century workplace.

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How to Get a University Degree Studying from Home in Record Time

How to Get a University Degree Studying from Home in Record Time

Unisa is a great way to obtain any form of qualification to improve your job opportunity and worth to a company. It doesn’t hinder your lifestyle too much and is easy on the pocket compared to other universities and institutions. Expanding your education is never a bad idea. Do some research and find a course that suits you. You’re never too old and it’s never too late to study.

I’m sure most of you have heard about the University of South Africa, more commonly known as Unisa. Unisa has grown in popularity over the past couple of years and has become the top choice for the working class. They offer internationally recognised degrees, diplomas and certificates. All of which are offered as distance learning courses.
Who is Unisa?

Unisa is a distance learning institution. They have campuses and examination centres situated across South Africa, Africa and some examination centres in major cities across the globe. They offer a variety of courses. These courses are generally more theoretical and don’t have a practical aspect to it. Which means that some science and human life science courses would not be offered. A very popular practical course that they do offer is education. Click here to view their faculties and courses that they offer.
Why pick Unisa?

Unisa is perfect for any person who wants to work while studying and for those who can’t afford the high cost of studying full time at a university of private institution. You can work from the comfort of your home and in your own time. You can choose to study full time or part time. If you choose part time, you will be given a certain number of years to complete your degree. The amount of time you get depends on the length of the course that you choose. Go to University of South Africa Website.


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4 Ways South African Students Can Apply for Student Loans

4 Ways South African Students Can Apply for Student Loan


There are certain credit providers in South Africa who cater for the needs of students. Your bank may provide you with a loan, and in addition there are other organisations that specialize in lending money to students. It is possible to borrow money for your studies without any deposit, and pay it back in fixed installments month by month. The money you borrow might be paid directly to the university or other institution so that you don’t need to have the extra book work each month.
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In order to get this student loan approved, you could ask your family, employer or even a good friend to sponsor you and apply for you. Of course they themselves need to be able to meet the standard affordability criteria when applying for the loan.

Fundi formerly Eduloan

Fundi is South Africa’s leading education finance and education fund management solution specialist. We are the only credit provider that focuses on providing funds for education.

Some of our achievements since 1996:

– Assisted over 850 000 students with education funding to the collective value of R4.5 billion.

– Pioneered South Africa’s first fund administration smart card solution, now called our FUNDI card. Since then we have administered over R3-billion in bursary funds.

Go to Fundi Website


National Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

NSFAS identifies eligible students, provides loans and bursaries and collects student loan repayments to replenish the funds available for future generations of students.
NSFAS exists to provide financial aid to qualifying students at public TVET colleges and universities.
NSFAS supports access to, and success in, higher education and training for students from poor and working class families who would otherwise not be able to afford to study.

Go to NSFAS Website


Study Loan SA

If you are dreaming of furthering your studies and pursuing the career or promotion you’ve always wanted, we have a financial solution that could make this a reality for you.

Most people are worried about how they would pay for their studies and they get anxious thinking that they need all the money upfront. Well, no need to stress any longer. Study Loan SA has partnered up with a group of Distance Learning Colleges that offer study loans with affordable monthly payment schedules.

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Personal Loan

There are a magnitude of loan providers in South Africa including major banks. These institutions may provide personal loans including student loans for people who meets their criteria and who have means to make repayments for the money loaned.

If you, or you have someone willing to take a loan for your studies,you can Find Loans with Loanfinder as long as you qualify and can afford to repay the loan.

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5 Courses That You Can Get for Free and Add some Weight on Your CV

Here are 5 Courses That You Can Get for Free and Add some Weight on Your CV

1.Internet Marketing for Smart People

Copyblogger presents a systematic and simple approach to implementing effective online marketing with this email course. By registering, you’ll also score instant access to 14 ebooks on content marketing, copywriting, keyword research, and many more topics.

2.Social Media Marketing

Want to hear about how email marketing, blogging, and Facebook can create a business page that gets noticed by customers? If so, then this course is for you. Upon completion, you’ll understand the ins and outs of affiliate marketing and know the different methods that help increase traffic.


3.Introduction to Programming in Java

This course aims to help students develop high-quality, working software that solves real problems. Materials are designed for students with some programming experience, but if you have none and are motivated you will do fine.


4.Email Marketing Crash Course

If you’re struggling to meet your email marketing goals, look no further than HubSpot’s video series. The videos demonstrate everything from growing more effective organic email lists to achieving a higher open rate to strengthening your lead nurturing.


5.Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essential Tools

Master image manipulation and photographic re-touching with this course. You’ll be guided through the Photoshop user interface and acquire the basic techniques for editing and enhancing your photographs.

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5 Ways To Boost Self-Confidence For An Interview

The interview is one component of the job seeking process that most people love to hate.

While it serves as a sign from the employer that you are being strongly considered for a position, it also can be a source of angst for candidates who fear they’ll make mistakes that will cut them out of the running.

A great way to overcome the anxiety interviews produce is to begin feeling good about the process.

Need help getting there? Here are five ways to build confidence for an interview.

1. Conduct Research

One great way to build your interviewing confidence is by conducting plenty of research on the company you’re applying with and the position it’s offering. A common question interviewers ask is, “Do you know anything about our company?” Most times, candidates are forced to answer “No.”

If you’re able to share the company’s background information and showcase knowledge of its future goals for the position in question, you’ll undoubtedly catch the interviewer off-guard, in a great way!

2. Locate Sample Interview Questions

There are many sample interview questions floating around the Internet that can help you gauge the types of questions you could be asked. Take time to review those questions—and come up with great answers—to ensure the actual interview flows fluidly.

3. Practice Often

A great way to build your confidence for the interview is to practice before the big day. You can do this by answering questions in front of the mirror to read your own facial expressions and body language, or have a friend act as the interviewer to help you simulate the actual environment.

4. Make Sure You Have No “Skeletons”

An important step in preparing for your interview is being able to recall your own career history and discuss prospective goals with the company and in your professional life as a whole.

But as you look back over your career, be sure to research yourself online to ensure there are no skeletons on the Internet that could be brought up in your interview.

Remember, companies conduct background checks often via search engines, so it’s up to you to ensure your social networking profiles are professional, or private.

5. Decide What The Job Is Worth

You may assume that this tip refers to the amount you expect to be paid for the position. In fact, you may be asked about salary expectations, so it’s good to prepare an answer.

But aside from salary, it’s important to decide whether the job is worth handing over your password to a social networking site or other personal site, something that has become a trend for some employers.

Do you feel that sharing private information is worth it? Give this some thought before arriving at the interview.

In addition to taking the above steps, it’s great to find a professional outfit you feel comfortable wearing. Feeling good in your clothes and knowing you’ve fully prepared can work wonders in boosting your confidence before the big day.

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