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African Scholars Fund is inviting South African students to apply for their High School Bursary 2024



African Scholars Fund

The African Scholars Fund was founded during the apartheid era in response to the urgent need for high-quality education. They now help students from low-income families by paying for secondary school and TVET college tuition.

The fund seeks to assist students financially with transportation, uniforms, and school fees. The ASF not only provides financial assistance to its beneficiaries, but it also cares for, inspires, and mentors them throughout their academic careers. They are solely committed to ensuring the prosperity of their students by tracking and commenting on their academic progress and maintaining regular contact with bursars.

African Scholars Fund Bursary 2024

The ASF is offering students the opportunity to apply for the High School Bursary program for the upcoming academic year of 2023. Every year, the African Scholars Fund awards bursaries to over 2000 high school students who demonstrate academic promise, initiative, seek opportunities, and accept responsibility.

The bursary is only available at the schools listed below in the Northern Cape, Western Cape, and Eastern Cape provinces.

Easter Cape:

  1. J A Calata High School (Cradock)
  2. Johnson Nqonqoza Sec School (Somerset East)
  3. Nqweba High School (Graaff-Reinet)
  4. Richard Varha Secondary School (King Williamstown)
  5. Greenpoint Secondary School (East London)
  6. Funda Secondary School (Whittlesea)
  7. Emdeni Junior Secondary School (Alice)
  8. Toise Secondary School (King Williamstown)
  9. Thobelani High School (Seymour)
  10. Mtirara Secondary School (Lady Frere)
  11. Zimeleni Junior Secondary School (Whittlesea)
  12. St Georges High School (Mount Frere)
  13. Ekuphumleni Secondary School (Whittlesea)
  14. Phaphani High School (Uitenhage)
  15. Inkwenkwezi High School (Alice)
  16. Solomon Mahlangu High School (Uitenhage)
  17. Silimela Secondary School (Berlin)
  18. Soqhayisa Secondary School (Port Elizabeth)
  19. Kuyasa Combined School (Port Alfred)
  20. Smiling Valley Farm School (Kei Road)
  21. Willowmore Secondary School (Willowmore)
  22. Cowan High School (Port Elizabeth)
  23. Mzomhle High School (East London)
  24. St Colmcille School (Kirkwood)
  25. Ngwenyathi Sec School (East London)
  26. Spandau Secondary School (Graaff-Reinet)

Northern Cape:

  1. Tetlanyo High School (Kimberley)
  2. Carlton van Heerden High School (Upington)
  3. Vuyolwethu Secondary School (Kimberley)
  4. Umso Secondary School (Colesberg)

Western Cape:

  1. Intlanganiso High School (Khayelitsha)
  2. Sophumelela Secondary School Philippi)
  3. Percy Mdala High School (Knysna)
  4. Saxonsea Secondary School (Atlantis)
  5. Masibambane High School (Kraaifontein)
  6. Groot-Brak Rivier Sek Skool (Grootbrak River)
  7. Leiden High School (Delft)
  8. Bastiaanse Secondary School (Beaufort West)
  9. Beaufort West Secondary School (Beaufort West)
  10. Cosat WC Cape Town (Khayelitsha)
  11. Wallacedene Secondary School (Kraaifontein)
  12. Sinenjongo High School (Milnerton)
  13. Masiyile Secondary School (Khayelitsha)
  14. Intsebenziswano High School (Nyanga/Philippi)
  15. Hector Peterson Secondary School (Kraaifontein)
  16. Siphamandla Secondary School (Khayelitsha)
  17. Manyano High School (Khayelitsha)
  18. D M Tutu High School (Paarl)
  19. Sinethemba Secondary School (Philippi)
  20. Bridgton High School (Oudtshoorn)
  21. Chris Hani Secondary School (Khayelitsha)
  22. Leap Science & Maths School (Langa/Philippi)
  23. Harry Gwala High School (Khayelitsha)
  24. Phandulwazi High School (Philippi)
  25. Kuyakhanya Junior School (Nyanga/Crossroads)

The money is given to the school in two installments:

  • The first is given in February and is intended for the school fee, stationery, and uniforms.
  • The second is paid in the middle of the year if the student meets the ASF’s requirements.

It should be noted that students are evaluated twice a year (middle and December). The ASF uses evaluation to keep track of students’ progress and to mentor them for it.

Criteria for Eligibility

Before applying for the scholarship, applicants must ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements. No exceptions should be made.

  • You must be a resident of one of the following provinces: Northern, Eastern, or Western Cape
  • You must be a student at an ASF-supported institution.
  • You cannot be older than 21 years old during your matriculation year.
  • You must have received at least 60% in each subject and a 60% overall average in grade 7.
  • Grade eight students must have a cumulative average of at least 50% and a minimum of 50% in each subject.
  • Your annual education costs cannot exceed R4,500.
  • The total monthly income of your household should not exceed R7 500.

How Do I Apply?

Candidates can download and complete the African Scholars Fund Bursary Application Form (.doc) or they can take it from relevant schools.

The application must be submitted via post at the following postal address.

P O Box 294

Documents Required For Your Application

All of the aforementioned documents must be attached to the application or it will be rejected.

  1. Report card of June 2022.
  2. Proof of household income
    • latest payslips, if employed
    • affidavit, if unemployed.
    • pension receipts or grants, if applicable.
  3. A letter, written by the student describing themselves and their family. The letter must be handwritten and not printed.
  4. An empty envelope (unsealed) with a stamp and it must be addressed to the student.

Closing Date

The applications will be closed on 15 September 2023. Interested candidates must apply before the deadline to avoid disqualification.

Contact Details

Candidates can contact the bursary provider directly for any queries:

Telephone No.: 021 689 9094

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One Last Chance To Apply To Study At Unisa In 2024




Apply To Study At Unisa

The clock is ticking as the University of South Africa (Unisa) reminds applicants that it’s their last chance to submit applications for the 2024 academic year. Applicants are urged to seize the opportunity to join South Africa’s largest university.

The University of South Africa (Unisa) recently announced the extension for 2024 admission applications has been extended to 17 November 2023.

This extension provides prospective undergraduate students with additional time to prepare and submit their applications. This also provides individuals who missed the opportunity to apply during the official application period.

Individuals still have the opportunity to submit applications for a wide array of academic programmes, including Higher Certificates, Advanced Certificate, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, and Degree programs.

Unisa Undergraduate Qualification Applications

The window for applications for admission to undergraduate qualifications for the 2024 academic year opened on 1 September 2023 and closed applications on 13 October 2023. However, the university extended applications which are set to allow more students to join the country’s largest university in 2024.

Prospective students are urged to submit their applications before 17 November 2023 as it remains unclear whether applications will open again for the 2024 academic year. 

Who Must Apply?

Unisa emphasises that all individuals embarking on a new qualification must complete an admission application. This requirement extends to first-time applicants and existing students seeking a change in their qualifications or area of specialisation. 

Individuals who previously applied for admission but were not offered placement or opted not to register after receiving a placement offer must also reapply for admission.

New applicants are permitted to apply for a maximum of two qualifications. Upon a successful application, candidates have the choice to accept or decline Unisa’s offer, with the condition of accepting only one offer.

Students completing a higher certificate or any other programmes and aiming to pursue further undergraduate studies must also apply during this application period. 

Unisa 2024 Applications Guide

Documents Needed For Unisa 2024 Applications 

  • A certified copy of school results
  • A certified copy of any tertiary education academic records
  • A certified copy of an ID document
  • Sworn translations of any documents not in English or Afrikaans

How To Apply To Unisa

  1. Visit the Unisa website.
  2. Select “admissions” in the menu bar at the top of the screen, and “apply for admission” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Choose “undergraduate admissions.”
  4. Click on “Start the process.”
  5. Follow the prompts on the screen.
  6. Fill in all relevant personal details and ensure the upload of all required documents.

As the deadline approaches, prospective students are encouraged to submit their applications before the deadline expires. This is the final opportunity to secure your place at Unisa for the 2024 academic year.

Track your Unisa application for real-time updates and ensure you meet all requirements for a successful admission process.

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Illovo Sugar: Manager-in Training Programme 2024




Illovo Sugar: Manager-in Training Programme

Illovo Sugar Africa invites South African unemployed graduates to apply for Manager-in Training Internship Programme 2023 / 2024

Internship Application Closing Date: 19 November 2023

Internship Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

About Illovo: Illovo Sugar Africa is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods plc (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients, and retail group operating in 52 countries. As Africa’s biggest sugar producer, Illovo has extensive agribusiness operations in six African countries, manufacturing sugar and downstream products from cane supplied by its own agricultural operations and independent local growers.

About the Programme:

Illovo Sugar South Africa (Pty) Ltd invites applications for the Manager-in-Training (MIT) vacancies in various engineering disciplines. The program is well-structured and offers graduates the opportunity to gain experience through the practical application of their studies. This program is offered over a maximum period of three years. On successful completion of the program and subject to satisfactory performance, Trainees may be appointed to a First Line Manager or Middle Manager position if available.

Recruitment and selection will be conducted in line with the employment equity targets of Illovo SA.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Matric senior certificate with Mathematics, Physical Science, and English.
  • Relevant engineering BSc or BTech degree.
  • South African citizenship.

Fields of Study:

  • Electrical Engineering x 1
  • Mechanical Engineering x 2
  • Chemical Engineering x 2

How to Apply: If you are interested in applying, forward an application letter, detailed CV, certified copies of qualifications and identity document. External applicants should also submit proof of residence with their applications.

Send your detailed CV to The subject line of the email should be “MIT 2024 Application.”

Appointments will be made in line with the Employment Equity plan. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful. Applicants may be required to undertake pre-employment screening tests and security assessments during the recruitment process.

Closing Date: 19 November 2023

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EWSETA is offering Internships 2024




EWSETA is offering Internships

Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) invites South African unemployed graduates to apply for Internship Programme 2023 / 2024

Internship Application Closing Date: 17 November 2023

Internship Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) Internship Programme 2024


The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) is one of the 21 SETAs established in terms of section 9 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998. Reporting to the Honourable Minister of the Department of Higher Education and Training, EWSETA is committed to advancing the energy and water sectors in South Africa.

Internship Requirements:

If you’re a young, qualified individual, EWSETA invites you to join their 12-month internship program for the 2023/24 and 2024/25 Fiscal Years. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and contribute to the growth of critical sectors. EWSETA is looking for interns in the following areas:

  • Human Resources
  • ICT and Facilities
  • Marketing
  • Inter-departmental roles
  • Skills Planning
  • Energy Sector
  • Water Sector
  • Financial Management
  • Supply Chain Management

EWSETA welcomes applications from University Graduates, University of Technology, and T-VET Colleges students. Priority will be given to University of Technology and T-VET college students requiring in-service training to complete their qualifications.

How to Apply:

To apply, send your CV and certified qualifications to by the close of business on Friday, 17 November 2023. For inquiries, contact the HR Manager at 010 109 3250 or Mthenjwa Radebe at

Late applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will receive correspondence. EWSETA reserves the right to not make an appointment for the advertised post, aligning with their BBBEE Skills Development targets.

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