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South African Bursaries 2016 – Application
1) Access Trust (FET College Bursaries)
Value of bursary Class and registration fees only.
PSETA – Public Sector Education & Training Authority Bursary Scheme
Hurry and apply , closing date is in 2 weeks!!
NATIONAL ROADSHOW ON QUALITY ASSURANCE ADVOCACY
The PSETA ETQA department will be conducting quality assurance advocacy sessions to be held nationally, targeted to all stakeholders that are in the business of training and development within the Public Service Sector i.e Provincial departments HRD officials; Accredited training providers; Prospective training providers; TVET Colleges & HEI’s. The aim is to create awareness on quality assurance requirements and the role of the PSETA as the quality assurance body delegated by the QCTO.
Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT Seta) – Bursary Scheme
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has partnered with the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT Seta) in support of skills development initiatives for the youth of South Africa.
The partnership entails two programmes, a bursary scheme for students as well as an internship programme for unemployed graduates. In line with NFVF’s mandate to provide and encourage the provision of opportunities for persons especially from disadvantaged communities to be involved in the film industry and with MICT Seta’s skills plan to address the issue of the shortages of adequately skilled persons from the same communities in key areas,the objective of the partnership is to the address the issue of the scarcity of skills within the film and television sector.within these groups.
This inaugural partnership has seen 20 interns and 135 students benefiting from the initiatives. The beneficiaries were revealed at a function held at Sandton Sun in Johannesburg today June 19th 2013.. The interns were shortlisted from thousands of applications received and the final selection was made from the interviews that were conducted.
The 20 interns have been placed at different organizations for their work experience, six interns are at the NFVF, ten at SABC and four at Quizzical Pictures. The placements were made on the basis of their academic qualifications and areas of intended career focus. The internship programme will run for a period of eight months, affording the interns an opportunity for permanent employment should there be a vacancy relevant to their field. In terms of the bursary scheme, the selected students are enrolled for film and television related qualifications at various accredited South African institutions of higher learning.
NFVF CEO Zama Mkosi said this is a very important initiative in terms skills development and exposing graduates to the work environment which increases their chances of being employable. “One of the biggest challenge we have in this country is unemployment and a contributing factors to this challenge is the fact that graduates often lack the basic work experience that entry level jobs require, and they find themselves not sufficiently meeting the job requirements. The NFVF is very honoured to to be making a contribution in an effort to close this gab. We hope that all the interns will enjoy and learn a lot from the experience they will receive at the organizations at which they have been placed. To the bursary recipients, we wish them all the best in their academic life. May they use this opportunity to lay a good foundation for their respective careers,” says Mkosi.
MICT Seta will conduct site visits to organizations where interns are placed as well as to tertiary institutions where students are enrolled. The purpose of such visits would be to monitor the progress of the two programmes and to ensure that the set objectives are met.
“In allocating grant funding towards government agencies such as NFVF for this project, the MICT SETA is well on track in redressing South Africa’s MICT Skills gaps and ensuring that access to specialized professions such as Electronic Media and Film are created for our young people,” says Mr. Oupa Mopaki, CEO of the MICT SETA
For more information about the internship programme contact Lindi Ntontela and for bursaries contact Pretty Mthiyane.
Helena Kennedy Foundation Bursary Info
What they offer:
The HKF Award
An HKF award is about much more than money. We know that the financial support provided to HKF award winners will be vital in enabling students who face financial difficulties to progress to higher education. We also know that worries about money are only part of the story – our experience over the last decade has shown that offering students personal and practical support and opportunities throughout their time in higher education and beyond can improve a student’s chance of success and ultimately enhance employability. The HKF award is a package of financial, personal and practical support and opportunities designed to support transition into higher education, enhance the student’s experience at university and improve chances of employment after graduation.
What you can expect from us:
- Financial support, usually in the form of a £1500 bursary provided in instalments during your time in higher education. Most students who make a successful application to the Foundation will receive a bursary but we also offer some scholarships, in partnership with individual universities, which may be offered instead of a bursary award.
- A named contact at the Foundation, who can give advice, listen to problems, signpost to other organisations, celebrate your successes and be your point of contact for any questions and concerns.
- Access to free training sessions geared towards improving the skills you need throughout university and employment. These range from confidence building to exam preparation or IT and we are always happy to take suggestions for new sessions.
- Work Shadowing – we are aware of how difficult it can be to boost your CV when employers are always looking for something extra from potential employees. We can help organise work placements for students to help you gain experience and make contacts.
- Opportunities to voulteer within the Foundation. Click here
What we expect from you:
Being an HKF award winner is a responsibility. It is vital to the Foundation that we are able to keep in touch with our students, to find out how you are getting on and to gather regular feedback which helps us to monitor how the services we provide make a difference. Each award winner is asked, as a condition of their award, to meet the following requirements. If you can’t commit to fulfilling these conditions you shouldn’t apply for an award.
- To keep the Foundation up to date with any changes in your contact details, email address or phone number.
- To respond to requests for feedback from the Foundation within the time limit given.
- To inform the Foundation if, for any reason, you change courses or universities, or have to leave your course either temporarily or permanently.
- To update the Foundation, at least annually, on how you are getting on at university – this update can take whatever form you wish and doesn’t have to be long, we just need to know how you are doing.
- To inform the Foundation, after graduation, of what class of degree you received and what you intend to do next.
- To respond to requests for information from the Foundation as when you receive them.
- To help us to publicise our work – this could be formally, for example, by giving permission for your story to be featured in our leaflets or on our website, or being interviewed for a piece in a newspaper, or informally by telling other people about the work of the Foundation and how it has helped you. We recognise that not everyone wants to share their story and you would always be given the option, but it helps us if you are prepared to take part in this way.
Applications for the prestigious international Mandela Washington Fellowship for 2015 are open until November 5 this year, the United States Embassy in South Africa has announced. There are also internship opportunities available & bursaries to study abroad.
Previously the programme was known as the Washington Fellowship but was renamed this year by President Barack Obama, in honour of the iconic President Nelson Mandela. It is considered to be a flagship programme that symbolizes and personifies President Obama’s commitment to initiate continued investment in the future of the African continent as a whole.
There are 500 fellowships available, and 100 of the successful “fellows” will be able to participate in internships, making this one of the most exciting bursaries available.
Mandela Washington Fellowships
While Washington Fellowships are available to all “young African leaders” from all parts of Africa, some of the most successful “fellows” to have been awarded fellowships in the past have come from South Africa. Celebrities, Faith Mangope (eTV), Candice Potgieter (CEO of the KZN Science Centre), and iNkosi Sbonelo Mkhize (Zulu chief) were all fellows this year (2014). Other less known participants were also involved in the fellowship this year, many of whom worked in rural communities (including several villages situated in the Eastern Cape and in Mpumalanga) where they could make an appreciable difference.
The way it works is that a total of 500 “young African leaders” get to spend a total of six weeks at a top United States university studying either:
Business and entrepreneurship
bursaries to study abroad
study abroad scholarships
study abroad for free
study and work abroad
After completing their studies the fellows go to Washington, DC where President Obama hosts a summit that is also attended by government leaders, business leaders, and leaders that come from various NGO communities in the USA.
According to the US President’s office, the Fellowship has been designed to foster and encourage passion, confidence in the interests of the commitment of a new generation of leaders. It also offers participants a unique opportunity to meet some of the most dedicated American leaders who work in the community and report to President Obama, and share their ideas and approaches.
Internships are available to 100 of the fellows who stay on in the US for an extra six to eight weeks after the summit. The internships are varied, and include positions in private, public and in non-profit sectors in different parts of the country. They involve professional mentoring, and there is more than US$1-million in the form of seed money available for new initiatives and to grow brand new businesses.
While the organisers say that they do try to match fellows carefully with organisations, often the choice is based on broad interests rather than specific, as the internship opportunities are not intended to mimic experiences fellows will have at home. Instead it is intended that the experience will provide additional ideas, skills and even networks that they will be able to use later in life, to further their careers.
“The Fellowship internship is designed to offer a new perspective on the Fellow’s current position and prepare them for sector-wide leadership as they progress in their careers.”
Opportunities include all the sectors covered by South Africa’s SETAs, and it doesn’t end here. The United States Government will be offering an additional 200 professional placements and internships in major private-sector companies and in global non-government organisations. Millions of dollars worth of grants will be made available.
Who Can Apply for These Fellowships and Internships?
While the people who are accepted for this amazing initiative come from all walks of life and from very varied backgrounds, all applicants should be between 25 and 35 years of age. They must also have strong leadership skills and must be able to illustrate a good track record.
People who have been accepted previously include those who own small businesses, as well as environmental activists and those who are active in terms of education reform. Requirements are clearly stated on the Young African Leaders’ website.
President Obama said. “The Mandela Washington Fellowship will challenge preconceived ideas and open new horizons for those who embrace the experience.”
Interested applicants can apply for the Fellowship opportunity during their Grade 12 school year or during their first year of university. The Fellowship application is open to learners and students from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. The Fellowship selection team aims to correctly select talented individuals from the Southern African region so that the Fellowship is awarded to individuals that are most able to leverage this opportunity. The Fellowship selection team specifically focuses on attracting eligible applicants using effective assessment tools and rigorous and reliable processes to make sure that eligible candidates are fairly assessed and that the correct decisions are made. Fellowship applicants need to fulfill the criteria indicated below.
General Selection Criteria
Fellowship Applicants need to be able to show a track record of leadership or being entrepreneurially minded. The Foundation’s framework to measure this as follows:
Achievement Excellence: The ongoing pursuit of excellence with tangible and specific focus on setting goals. A motivation to make a difference and leave a mark.
Intellectual Imagination: Demonstrated by an established record of intellectual achievement; an ability to see the unseen, challenge the status quo and suggest that things could be done differently.
Courageous Commitment: The courage and dedication to continue, realising that applying consistent commitment has a way of overcoming.
Spirit of Significance: A weight of personality that comes from living a life personified by passion and integrity.
Personal Initiative: A person who makes things happen and celebrates the satisfaction of bringing new things into being. Independent, proactive and self-starting
Apart from being entrepreneurially minded, there are a couple of mandatory academic requirements that applicants need to fulfil:
South Africa Grade 12 (2014 Applications Open)
South Africa 1st Year University (2014 Applications Open )