TVET college applications open for second semester
TVET college students who wish to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have until 4 August 2017 to apply. The scheme, which is an entity of the Department of Higher Education and Training, says that only applicants who intend studying or are already studying... Read more
R2bn funds on the cards for youth
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) aims to raise R2bn in funds for youth, through a Youth Fund and Skills Fund. With aims to raise a minimum of R1bn per fund, the Youth Fund would be raised through government and private to pledges, and used to fund youth owned... Read more
Varsity mountain bike race venue fit for connoisseurs
Participants in the second Varsity MTB Challenge can expect a connoisseur experience when Nederburg Wines host the two-day race at their estate in Paarl later this year. ASG events operations manager Darren Herbst said Nederburg’s continued involvement added much value to what they were promoting as the ultimate alumni... Read more
Nuclear medicine on the forefront of cancer research
The field of nuclear medicine in South Africa and the rest of the world are expanding rapidly due to the development of hybrid cameras and new radiopharmaceuticals. These developments have a huge impact on the diagnosis and therapy of cancer. The most advanced of these cameras, Positron emission tomography... Read more
Careers Portal highlights latest internships for 2017
Careers Portal, www.careersportal.co.za, South Africa’s largest educational opportunities website, continues to provide an important information to young adults so that they can establish successful careers. The portal, which provides information on the latest available bursaries, learnerships and internships, is frequented by more than 350,000 users each month. A free... Read more
SA students name their ideal employers
The Most Attractive Employer rankings for 2017, as conducted by branding firm Universum have been released. The students have spoken, and the most attractive South African employers include KPMG, DHET, Webber Wentzel Attorneys, CSIR, Google and Department of Health. The rankings are based on a survey of 46,981 students... Read more
Baby Protea Stephanie Brandt ready for Netball World Youth Cup
A Matie, a Southern Sting and now a Baby Protea. Goalkeeper Stephanie Brandt (21), who has represented Maties on the netball court since her first year in 2015, will represent South Africa at the Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana from 8-16 July. The tournament is held every four years.... Read more
Witsies recognised in M&G’s 200 Young South Africans 2017
More than 25 Witsies are included in this year’s Mail & Guardian list for the most notable young SAs under the age of 35. The recognition attests to the quality of leaders Wits University produces and grooms. Now in its 12th year, the supplement showcases the young stars who are making sterling... Read more
NMMU announces new name
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth has relaunched itself as the Nelson Mandela University. The university says the new name affords them an opportunity to rethink the kind of university it can, and should become as it contributes to the resolution of the myriad of educational and... Read more
Youth: We’re happy but don’t trust politicians, religious leaders
That’s the word from the young people who participated in one of the largest world studies that included 28,600 people from 30 countries* including South Africa. In turn, the youth like other age groups, are becoming more resilient by using a range of coping mechanisms such as spending time... Read more