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
China, Hungary opens its scholarship doors to students
Students who wish to study in China and Hungary need to gear up for the application opening dates. The two countries offer scholarships to students in three levels of study – bachelors, masters and doctorates. Although opening dates for applications has not been confirmed, the Department of Higher Education... Read more
Careers Portal highlights latest internships for 2017
Careers Portal,, 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
Volkswagen put bursars on the road to success
Volkswagen Group South Africa under the banner of the Volkswagen for Good initiative have been funding and supporting children of VWSA employees at school (since 2010) and university (since 2014).  The financial, emotional and educational support given by the Volkswagen for Good initiative has allowed these learners to soar.... Read more
R1,5 million Harry Oppenheimer fellowship award now open
The Harry Oppenheimer fellowship award, valued at R1,5 million, is now open for applications and nominations from outstanding a researcher in demonstrate excellence and exceptional scholarship in the field of education and related fields. Credentials It is granted to a candidate – at researcher level – of the highest... Read more
Rhodes launches ambitious student support fund – Isivivane
When Phelokazi Ndaba*, a 19-year-old Rhodes University law student, became one of the first group of 150 students to benefit from the newly launched Isivivane Fund, she was finally able to let go of her grave fears of becoming another statistic of financial exclusion. Born in a township in... Read more
Rhodes University raising R1bn for ‘missing middle’
Rhodes University yesterday launched its biggest fundraising initiative ever aimed at raising R1 billion to assist academically deserving students in financial need. The Isivivane fund was started with a founding amount of R5million from Absa Bank, which will assist 150 academically deserving students from the so called “missing middle”.... Read more