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Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries Apply 2024




The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) was established in the late 1940s and is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees and a Scientific Advisory Panel. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing virology through research and development. PRF has distributed over R 144,000,000 in research funds for activities such as major impact projects, research, travel, bursary program, post-doc fellowship, James Gear International Fellowship, and other research projects such as PRF training center and conference.

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries 2024

The PRF provides bursaries to students pursuing BS, Masters, and PhD degrees.

Bursaries are typically awarded only to South African citizens, with a few exceptions for non-South African candidates.

The PRF bursary does not provide assistance to applicants who are full-time employees or receive a salary.

Once the bursary has been awarded, the research project cannot be changed without a PRF permit. Applicants from historically underserved communities will be given priority.

Applications are evaluated based on the following research project criteria:

  • The project should prioritize laboratory or epidemiological virus research over clinical virus disease research.
  • The project should be relevant to human viral diseases in South Africa and could have an impact on South African health.
  • Project innovation and research hypothesis clarity
  • The applicant’s track record and contribution to the project
  • Project resources are available.
  • The feasibility of the project
  • Budget requirements as well as other available funding resources
  • Realistic disease interventions that could affect illness reduction

Grants are available for three years and must be renewed through an application to the PRF, along with details of project results and papers published and presented at conferences for the second and third academic years.

Eligibility and Requirements for PRF Bursaries

  1. A minimum of 60% on average
  2. Disadvantaged candidates are preferred.
  3. Individuals who are South African citizens or have permanent resident status are preferred.

How To Apply And Application Details

Bursary application must need to submit online. Follow the steps below to start the online application process:

Step 1: complete an online application:

Download and Complete the relevant PRF Bursary applicable from:

For New Application:

For Renew Application:

Step 2: Attach the following documents to your completed application form:

For the new applicant:

  • A certified copy of your ID document
  • A certified copy of your proof of permanent residency if not a South African citizen
  • Full tertiary academic record, including most recent results on the institute’s letterhead
  • Curriculum Vitae, including publications (maximum 2 pages)
  • The full scope of your proposed research project
  • Literature review
  • Supervisor’s written support
  • Completed Grants Application Signatory Form (.pdf)

For renewal applicant (current bursary recipients):

Step 3: download and complete the PRF Final Bursary Form and submit it via email to:

(Insert the words “PRF Bursary Application”, followed by “BSc (Hons)” or “MSc” or “PhD” in the email subject line).

Closing Date Of The PRF Bursary

15 September and 28 February Each Year.

Contact Details

The Chairperson
Scientific Advisory Panel of the PRF
Address: 1 Modderfontein Road Sandringham Johannesburg
Post: C/O the National Institute for Communicable Diseases Private Bag X4 Sandringham 2131
Telephone: +27 11 555-0395
Fax: +27 86 758 3326

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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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