Bursary programme for 2018
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is committed to address the skills shortage in the South African economy. In this regard, it is offering bursaries to students who wish to study towards an engineering qualification at a tertiary institution. The Municipality’s Bursary Programme aims to provide access to high quality... Read more
Application season is here!
Have you chosen where you want to study next year? Below we have listed all universities accepting undergraduates for 2018. Click on the links for application forms and more information about how to apply for the course that you are interested in. Make sure to take note of the... Read more
Two million students funded by government since 2013
More than two million students studying at South Africa’s public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges have been funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) since 2013, the minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, has announced. The total number of... Read more
Clinical training of foreign-trained students at SA medical schools under pressure
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) says that there is no moratorium on foreign-trained medical students undergoing their clinical training at local universities. However, South Africa’s eight medical schools are experiencing capacity constraints and this could lead to some students, who studied abroad, not being able to... Read more
SETAs offer 100,000 study opportunities each year
Each year, the country’s sector education and training authorities (SETAs), offered thousands of study opportunities to young South Africans. In 2017, the list was made up of 34,469 learnerships, 17,824 bursaries, 5,819 internships, 26,193 skills programmes, 9,486 work-integrated learning and 7,030 apprenticeships. Learnerships, which made up the lion’s share... Read more
Apply Now Campaign moves to Mpumalanga
Learners in Piet Retief in Mpumalanga  get career guidance on what to study and how to apply for admission to post-school institutions. Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana will roll out the 2017 Apply Now/Khetha Career Guidance Campaign by visiting three schools in the Mkhondo Local Municipality,... Read more
NSF’s R175m boost for skills in transport industry
The NSF’s R175 million financing is providing a significant boost to the number of people gaining skills in transport-related industries. The Transnet School of Engineering, which trains and develops artisans through 18 campuses and trade test centres in 14 transport and rail specific trades, has been training apprentices for... Read more
Applications for 2018 financial aid open
Applications for financial aid for all learners, who wish to enter the post-school system and students, who do not have financial assistance to continue their studies in 2018 academic year, has officially opened. National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Acting Executive Officer Lerato Nage made the announcement during a... Read more
Eskom needs artisans
One of the biggest risks facing power utilities like Eskom is the loss of skills and knowledge required to sustain the business. With ageing and increasingly mobile workforces and inadequate knowledge and skills transfer to young people being a challenge globally, the Eskom Academy of Learning was created to... Read more
NSF international scholarships change lives
The National Skills Fund (NSF) has made scholarships to study in China available to a number of youth South Africans. All have expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to realise their dreams and to experience a different culture and global perspective. Busiswa Buso is from the small rural town... Read more