Oprah Academy Scholarship 2014

How to Qualify
– You are a South African citizen or permanent resident
– Your family’s total income is less than R8,000 per month
– You are currently in Grade 7, entering Grade 8 in 2014
– You are currently in Grade 9, entering Grade 10 in 2014

How to Apply
To apply complete the application form, enclose a copy of your December 2012 school report and a copy of your birth certificate and post them to

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls P.O. Box 1485, Henley-on-klip, 1962

Attention Student Recruitment

Selected applicants will be invited to write entrance tests, which will be held at a number of different venues throughout South Africa
Further selection and more extensive testing of academic and leadership potential will follow this first round. Final selection camps lasting 2 or 3 days will be held at the Academy later in the year.se ote that applications will not be considered if a copy of the birth certificate and December 2012 school report are not attached. Applicants are also not permitted to repeat grade

Terms and conditions apply. No correspondence will be entered into. The selection committee’s decision is final.

Source: Youth Village

R2bn in FET bursaries from Department of Higher Education and Training

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has set aside almost R2-billion in bursaries for further education and training (FET) college students for this year, Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande said on Monday.

Nedbank bursary opportunities for 2014

Speaking at an event to declare 2013 the Year of the Artisan, Nzimande reiterated the need for South Africa to increase the number of qualified and competent artisans to enable the country to successfully deliver on its strategic infrastructure projects (SIPs).

“Government views the production of artisans and other mid-level skills as a priority, and that is why we are investing all these billions into the development of our FET colleges to turn them into institutions of choice, so that we will not have to import skills from other countries to deliver on our SIPs,” the Minister commented.

The R2-billion in funding is a significant increase on the R310-million in funding made available in 2009.

Nzimande further stressed the need to improve the status and profile of artisan trades.

“The idea that trades and other vocational programmes are only for those who can’t get into university, is deeply ingrained in our society and has a detrimental effect on our ability to develop the skills required by our labour market, not to mention the status of those who make a very important contribution to our economy and society,” he stated.

As part of the Year of the Artisan initiative, the DHET would work towards changing that perception and ensuring that FET colleges and the training programmes they offer, become the “options of choice” among South Africa’s youth.

Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana would lead an initiative to promote artisanry as a career option for the youth across all provinces.

source engineeringnews

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