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Sassa payments: Cape Town pensioner has heart attack while waiting in queue

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Sassa payments: Cape Town pensioner has heart attack while waiting in queue

While Postbank had fixed a system glitch that left at least 600 000 social grant recipients with only a portion of their money or no money at all, it was cold comfort for a Cape Town pensioner who had a heart attack due to stress.

Johanna Gryzenhout, 61, was hospitalised following a heart attack while standing in a long queue at the Kuils River Post Office last week Tuesday.

Gryzenhout was one of many desperate grant recipients who had stood at the local Shoprite store, hoping that she would find that her R2 090 grant had been deposited – after several previous attempts at checking to see if it was in her account.  

Speaking to News24 from her bed at Netcare Kuils River Hospital bed, the pensioner said she panicked when she discovered that her money had still not been paid, 

“I remember that morning so well. I went to the shop early hoping my money would be in. Again, it wasn’t,” she said.

“I felt sick to my stomach because I had relied so much on this money because I’m a chronic heart patient and needed to pay for parts of my medication that my medical aid does not cover. I haven’t been able to get my medication this month,” said Gryzenhou

She said as she left the queue, she became dizzy and experienced a rush of pain in her chest. She said the pain was so severe she thought she would pass out. 

“I was rushed to hospital where I was told I was having a heart attack. I got to the hospital just in time. A few minutes later, and I don’t think I would’ve been here,” an emotional Gryzenhout said.  

Her doctors said her condition was brought on by “lots of stress and anxiety” coupled with her not being able to take her medication. 

“All that stress and anxiety of waiting for my money to come was hurting my body. I already suffered a heart attack many years ago and didn’t think I would have another one. I’m so sad, hurt and angry that Sassa treated us elderly like this,” said Gryzenhout. 

She said as she left the queue, she became dizzy and experienced a rush of pain in her chest. She said the pain was so severe she thought she would pass out. 

“I was rushed to hospital where I was told I was having a heart attack. I got to the hospital just in time. A few minutes later, and I don’t think I would’ve been here,” an emotional Gryzenhout said.  

Her doctors said her condition was brought on by “lots of stress and anxiety” coupled with her not being able to take her medication. 

“All that stress and anxiety of waiting for my money to come was hurting my body. I already suffered a heart attack many years ago and didn’t think I would have another one. I’m so sad, hurt and angry that Sassa treated us elderly like this,” said Gryzenhout. 

She said as she left the queue, she became dizzy and experienced a rush of pain in her chest. She said the pain was so severe she thought she would pass out. 

“I was rushed to hospital where I was told I was having a heart attack. I got to the hospital just in time. A few minutes later, and I don’t think I would’ve been here,” an emotional Gryzenhout said.  

Her doctors said her condition was brought on by “lots of stress and anxiety” coupled with her not being able to take her medication. 

“All that stress and anxiety of waiting for my money to come was hurting my body. I already suffered a heart attack many years ago and didn’t think I would have another one. I’m so sad, hurt and angry that Sassa treated us elderly like this,” said Gryzenhout. 

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FNB: Graduate Internships 2024

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First National Bank (FNB) invites South African unemployed graduates Internship Programme 2023 / 2024.

Internship Application Closing Date: 22 January 2024

Internship Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Role Purpose: To participate in on the job training by attending meetings, shadowing staff members and researching information to be used in reports to gain practical experience in the business

Responsibilities

  • Deliver exceptional service that exceeds customers’ expectations through proactive, innovative and appropriate solutions
  • Provision of an efficient execution of role responsibilities through careful and timeous planning, reporting and updating of all related information in the relevant role of learning
  • Participate in the innovation process in the business and contribute toward new innovations against objectives
  • Participation in knowledge sharing and projects to maximise skills required for the role and relevant career exploration by executing all activities required to be efficient and successful
  • Manage graduate development plan by completion of training assignments
  • Manage graduate development plan to increase own competencies and skills by attendance of training
  • Manage own development to increase own competencies
  • Live the values of the business through demonstrating and displaying of the values required in the business

Required Qualifications:

Recent Graduates / Final year University degrees in:

  • Commerce (Accounting, Business Management, Finance, Economics etc),
  • Actuarial Science,
  • Maths,
  • Statistics,
  • Engineering,
  • Marketing,
  • HR,
  • Industrial Psychology,
  • Information Systems,
  • Computer Science,
  • This is not an exhaustive list of degrees

How to Apply

Apply Online for the FNB: Graduate Internship Programme 2024

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Eskom: Graduate In Training Internships 2024

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Eskom invites South African unemployed graduates to apply for Graduate-In-Training Internship Programme 2024.

Internship Location: Western Cape, South Africa

Internship Closing Date: 12 January 2024

Business Integration & Performance Management (BIPM)

Minimum Requirements
•B Degree in Industrial Engineering/Data Science/ Commerce/Information Technology/Information Management/ Engineering

Skills and Competencies
Good communication skills
• Have the ability to understand technical concept
• Be safety conscious
• Have conscientious and self-discipline approach
• Be responsible and committed
• Have emotional resilience
• Have the ability to perform physical work
• Positive attitude
• Be able to work as part of a team

Property Management

Minimum Requirements
•B Degree in Property Management/Real Estate/Electrical/Mechanical

Skills and Competencies
Good communication skills
• Have the ability to understand technical concept
• Be safety conscious
• Have conscientious and self-discipline approach
• Be responsible and committed
• Have emotional resilience
• Have the ability to perform physical work
• Positive attitude
• Be able to work as part of a team

How to apply

Clcik here to apply for Business Integration & Performance Management (BIPM) Internships

Click here to apply for Property Management Internships

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iStore: Business Graduates Internships 2024

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iStore invites unemployed graduates to apply for Business Graduates Internship Programme 2024.

Internship Location: SandtonGauteng, South Africa

Internship Closing Date: Not specified

Join the iStore Graduate Entrepreneurial Program 

Are you a talented, ambitious, and innovative individual with a passion for technology and entrepreneurship? iStore is on the lookout for dynamic individuals like you to become part of our fast-growing company! Whether you have prior work experience or not, we welcome you to embark on an exciting journey with us.

About iStore:

At iStore, we are constantly seeking “What’s Next” – the next big idea, the next challenge, and the next opportunity to disrupt the norm. We are committed to making not only iStore but also the world a better place through innovation. As part of our Graduate Programme, you will have the chance to work on cutting-edge projects and contribute to shaping the future.

Why Choose iStore:

  • Leadership and Mentorship: Join our diverse teams and benefit from the guidance of experienced leaders who will help you navigate the multifaceted challenges and opportunities unique to iStore and other tech brands.
  • Hands-On Learning: No prior experience in our respective sectors is required. We believe in learning by doing, and you will receive on-the-job training to equip you with the skills needed to excel.

About Us:

Working at iStore’s head office (Core Group) is more than just a job; it’s a chance to build a career where your aspirations matter. Your voice will be heard, your ideas celebrated, and your potential nurtured. By joining us, you become an integral part of our progressive organization, shaping the future of some of the world’s most iconic brands.

Why Join Us:

  • Endless Possibilities: Experience the vast possibilities that only one of the best consumer electronics leaders can offer. Every project, brand, and initiative you work on will have a positive impact.

About You:

  • Educational Qualifications: A tertiary or postgraduate qualification would be advantageous.
  • South African Citizen: We welcome applications from South African citizens.
  • 1-2 Years of Experience: While experience is beneficial, it is not a requirement. We value your potential and your willingness to learn and grow with us.

If you’re ready to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit, drive innovation, and shape the future of technology, we encourage you to apply for the iStore Graduate Entrepreneurial Program today!

How to apply

Click here to apply online

iStore invites unemployed graduates to apply for Business Graduates Internship Programme 2024.

Internship Location: SandtonGauteng, South Africa

Internship Closing Date: Not specified

Join the iStore Graduate Entrepreneurial Program 

Are you a talented, ambitious, and innovative individual with a passion for technology and entrepreneurship? iStore is on the lookout for dynamic individuals like you to become part of our fast-growing company! Whether you have prior work experience or not, we welcome you to embark on an exciting journey with us.

About iStore:

At iStore, we are constantly seeking “What’s Next” – the next big idea, the next challenge, and the next opportunity to disrupt the norm. We are committed to making not only iStore but also the world a better place through innovation. As part of our Graduate Programme, you will have the chance to work on cutting-edge projects and contribute to shaping the future.

Why Choose iStore:

  • Leadership and Mentorship: Join our diverse teams and benefit from the guidance of experienced leaders who will help you navigate the multifaceted challenges and opportunities unique to iStore and other tech brands.
  • Hands-On Learning: No prior experience in our respective sectors is required. We believe in learning by doing, and you will receive on-the-job training to equip you with the skills needed to excel.

About Us:

Working at iStore’s head office (Core Group) is more than just a job; it’s a chance to build a career where your aspirations matter. Your voice will be heard, your ideas celebrated, and your potential nurtured. By joining us, you become an integral part of our progressive organization, shaping the future of some of the world’s most iconic brands.

Why Join Us:

  • Endless Possibilities: Experience the vast possibilities that only one of the best consumer electronics leaders can offer. Every project, brand, and initiative you work on will have a positive impact.

About You:

  • Educational Qualifications: A tertiary or postgraduate qualification would be advantageous.
  • South African Citizen: We welcome applications from South African citizens.
  • 1-2 Years of Experience: While experience is beneficial, it is not a requirement. We value your potential and your willingness to learn and grow with us.

If you’re ready to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit, drive innovation, and shape the future of technology, we encourage you to apply for the iStore Graduate Entrepreneurial Program today!

How to apply

Click here to apply online

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