Dear Unisa Student

In December 2017, President Zuma announced increased funding through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for first-time entering TVET college or university students from South African households with a combined annual income of up to R350 000.

What does this mean?


  • If you are a first-time entering student, and your application for the 2018 NSFAS funding is approved, NSFAS will pay your 2018 student fees to Unisa.
  • If you are an existing NSFAS grantee, your NSFAS loan will be converted to a grant (bursary) that does not need to be re-paid to NSFAS.
  • If you are an existing student but are not a NSFAS grantee, you will need to pay your own student fees.

Although the threshold to qualify for NSFAS assistance has been increased from R122 000 to R350 000, this only applies to new students (not returning students) in 2018. The extended funding (for a returning student with a combined annual household income of less than R350 000) will be phased in over the next five years.

What is a combined annual household income?

This is the total income earned by the student and his or her direct family (spouse, mother, father or legal guardian) in the form of wages, salaries, grants, pensions or other sources of income, including rental or business income.

The gross combined annual household income (income before deductions) may not exceed R350 000 per annum.

Who should apply?

You may apply for the extended 2018 NSFAS grant if

  • you are registering at Unisa for the first time for an undergraduate qualification.
  • you have never before registered for any formal qualification at any other higher education institution.
  • you are a South African citizen (with a South African ID).
  • your combined annual household income does not exceed R350 000 per annum.

Who should not apply?

  • Students with a combined annual household income of more than R350 000 per annum.
  • Students who have already applied for and qualify for NSFAS funding for the 2018 academic year.*Students who have previously received NSFAS funding or who qualify for NSFAS funding for the 2018 academic year will have their loans converted to grants.
  • Students who have previously registered for any formal qualification at any higher education institution. This includes all re-registering Unisa students.
  • Foreign students (any student without a South African ID).

When can I apply?

Unisa students may apply for the extended 2018 NSFAS funding from 3 to 26 January 2018 as part of the registration process.

Please note: NSFAS applications are closed for 2018. As part of the Unisa registration process, however, you will be provided with an option to apply for the 2018 extended NSFAS grant for Unisa students. Unisa will submit the details of those students who have been provisionally verified to NSFAS.

How do I apply?

As part of the registration process, you will be provided with an option to apply for the 2018 extended NSFAS grant for Unisa students. Please note that incomplete and / or late applications will NOT be considered.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

Unisa will provide you with the initial outcome of your application for the 2018 extended NSFAS grant for Unisa students by mid-February for students registered for semester 1 modules and by mid-April for students registered for year modules.

  • If your application is successful, your registration will be finalised. Your Unisa student fee account will be adjusted once the NSFAS grant has been processed.
  • If your application is unsuccessful, you will need to settle your student fees yourself. The minimum amount must be paid as indicated on your account before your registration will be finalised.

Kind regards

President Zuma Announced Free Education For Poor and Middle Class Students Starting from 2018

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President Zuma has responded to the Fees Must Fall campaign with a major announcement on student fees for varsity and college students.

President Zuma has made a surprise announcement that poor and middle class students will be fully funded for university and college education.

In a statement on Saturday the President has announced changes to the funding of post-school education but gave no details on how the policy would be funded. The changes are expected to cost R12,4 Billion in 2018.

The statement from the President was released just ahead of the ANC’s elective conference where the party’s next leader will be chosen.

Some of the major elements of the announcement include:


The matter in relation to the management of NSFAS debt due to its complexity will be dealt with by the Minister of Higher Education and Training after due diligence has been undertaken by the Department of Higher Education and Training; Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and the National Treasury to determine the quantum of funding required.


• Grants for poor and working class South African students at universities and TVET colleges will continue to be managed and administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme through their recently completed student centred-model.


The building of new student accommodation and refurbishment of old student housing at both universities and TVET colleges will be given urgent attention, with priority given to Historically Disadvantaged Institutions.


• Government will further investigate the viability of “online and blended learning” as an additional mechanism to deal with capacity challenges across the PSET sector.

List of Wanted South African Coins Paying up to R20 000

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UNION Coins – 1923-1960

These coins vary in silver content. Coins minted 1923-1950 will have a higher value than coins minted 1951-1960.
3d (tickey) only the 1931 3d has high value. 6d – 1 shilling – 2 shilling – 2 ½ shilling – 5 shilling

NB: (All the above coins minted from 1965 onward have no silver value, they are made from nickel.)

R1 coins dated 1965-1976.

From 1970-1976 – R1- coins only issued in collectors sets and are worth bullion value.
An easy way to check if your R1 coins are silver is by using a magnet, a fridge magnet will do. If the R1 coins stick to the magnet it is not silver and only worth face value.
I will also buy the silver commemorative series.

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Places to sell these coins

Kenwigs Coins & Medals

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Thrupps Illovo Centre
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Sandton 2198

Telephone: 011-327-6388
Cell: 079-399-8987 (WhatsApp)

Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm

We asked who’s head is on South Africa’s 1966 50C coin.

And the answer is Jan Van Riebeeck,



SALARY LEVEL : A basic salary of R107 886 to R127 086 per annum (Level 3). In addition, a range of
competitive benefits are offered.
CENTRE : Gauteng: Medium Office: Mabopane (1 Post)
REF NO : HRMC 79/17/22a
CENTRE : Gauteng: Large Office: Randfontein (1 Post)
REF NO : HRMC 79/17/22b
CENTRE : Limpopo: Large Office: Thohoyandou (1 Post)
REF NO : HRMC 79/17/22c
CENTRE : Northern Cape: Medium Office: Postmasburg (1 Post)
REF NO : HRMC 79/17/22d
CENTRE : Northern Cape: Large Office: Upington (1 Post)
REF NO : HRMC 79/17/22e
CENTRE : North West: Medium Office: Brits (1 Post)
REF NO : HRMC 79/17/22f

REQUIREMENTS : • ABET qualification with 6 months – 1 year experience in a cleaning environment • A
Grade 12 Certificate will be an added advantage • Basic knowledge of general hygiene
practices • Knowledge of facility layout • Knowledge of cleaning products and applications
• Ability to use a variety of cleaning equipment and products • Basic literacy and
communication skills • Understanding of departmental policies and procedures •
Willingness to extended hours including overtime, weekends and public holidays.

DUTIES : The successful candidates will be responsible for, amongst others, the following
specific tasks:• Proper cleaning of toilets, equipment, offices, state property and assets • Ensure
effective use of cleaning materials and equipment • Clean the Reception area and offices
on a daily basis • Empty office dustbins daily and dispose of all refuse appropriately in the
refuse bins for collection • Collect paper waste in the specially marked bins for collection
by the Recycling Company • Check bathrooms twice a day and clean accordingly • Dust
office furniture timeously • Vacuum all carpets at least twice per week • Clean windows on
the inside at least quarterly on a rotational basis • Store all cleaning equipment and
products neatly in the designated cupboards on each floor • Provide assistance in the
preparation of meetings in the boardroom.

ENQUIRIES : Gauteng: Ms T Monyeki/ Ms M Kau, Tel No: (011) 242 9000
Limpopo: Mr LJ Kgole, Tel No: (015) 278 2802
North West: Ms ML Molete, Tel No: (018) 381 8981
Northern Cape: Ms S Botha, Tel No: (053) 807 6700

APPLICATIONS : Applications to be directed to the Provincial Manager’s office, details as indicated
at the end of the Circular

Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your comprehensive CV, certified
copies of qualifications, ID and drivers’ license where applicable, together with a

completed Z83 application form, which can be downloaded from our website, by the
closing date to the relevant address of the Department of Home Affairs Office,
where the post is located, as follows:

Eastern Cape Province:
Postal Address: Private Bag 7413, King Williams Town, 5600
Physical address: 11 Hargreaves Avenue, King William’s Town, 5600
Free State Province:
Postal Address: Postal address: P.O Box 12262 Brandhof 9324
Physical Address: 40 Victoria Road Willows Bloemfontein 9301
Gauteng Province:
Postal Address: Private Bag X108, Braamfontein, 2017
Physical Address: 3rd Floor, Mineralia Building, Cnr De Beer and De Korte Street,
Braamfontein, 2017
KwaZulu-Natal Province:
Postal Address: PO BOX 09, Scottsville 3209
Physical address: 181 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg 3200
Limpopo Province:
Postal Address: Private Bag X9517, Polokwane, 0700
Physical Address: 89 Biccard Street, Polokwane
Mpumalanga Province:
Postal Address: Private Bag X11264, Nelspruit, 1200,
Physical Address: 29 Bester Street, Nelspruit, 1200
Northern Cape Province:
Postal Address Private Bag x 6073, Kimberley 8300
Physical Address: 2
nd Floor Absa CBD Building, 69 Du toit, Span Road, Kimberley, 8300
North West Province:
Postal Address: Private Bag X 119, Mmabatho, 2735,
Physical Address: Cnr Sheppard and Carrington Street, Mafikeng, 2745
Western Cape Province:
Postal Address: Private Bag X 9103, Cape Town, 8000
Physical Address: 4th Floor, Faircape Building, 56 Barrack Street,
Cape Town, 8001



Transnet freight rail
Transnet engineering
Transnet national ports authority
Transnet port terminals
Transnet pipelines

Specialist units

Transnet Group Capital
Transnet Property
pdf applicant form
bursary advert
This list may vary depending on the needs of the company
Fields of study: B. Engineering
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  • Industrial (Ref no: 60000173)
  • Metallurgy (physical) (Ref no: 60000170)
  • Electrical (heavy current) (Ref no: 60000167)
  • Electronic (Ref no: 60000171)
  • Mechanical (Ref no: 60000169)
  • Civil (Ref no: 60000175)
These operating divisions, supported by Company-wide specialist functions, give meaning to our philosophy of “One Company, One Vision”.
It is with pride that we announce that our business philosophy of “delivering freight reliably” not only applies to our business practices but also to you as one of our prospective future bursary holders. This aligns to address Transnet’s skills needs in support of the Transnet Market Demand Strategy.
We welcome the interest you have shown in Transnet as a prospective future employer and trust that we can, through our bursary scheme, assist you to make your dreams come true.

Full-time undergraduate

Full-time bursaries are awarded annually according to the employment needs of the company. All our full-time students are viewed as potential employees – depending on vacancies being available after successfully completing their qualifications.

Bursary Value

The comprehensive bursary covers the following:
Tuition fees
Accommodation and meals
Book Allowance
Experiential training
Students are allowed to study at a South African University of their own choice who offers the relevant fields of study.


After the screening of applications by the Transnet Bursary Department, candidates – based on academic performance on secondary or tertiary level – will be invited to be interviewed. The interviews will take place in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban.
The final selection and award is subjective to the following:
Satisfactory academic results
Medical fitness

What will Transnet expect from me? (Contractual Obligations)

Students are required to render one year’s service for every year of financial aid received from Transnet after acquiring the qualification.
Subjects failed must be repeated at student’s own cost. Termination of the bursary will be in consultation with the student and the training institution.
If the student fails to comply with the requirements of the bursary agreement, the bursary becomes payable in terms of the agreement.
The bursary will be renewed annually if the student’s academic performance is satisfactory.

Vacation work

Vacation work is available during June/July or December/January holidays.
The following information must be supplied:
Required period
Preferred location
Accommodation arrangements are the student’s responsibility and must be paid for by the student with the allowance received.

Work Integrated Learning

University of Technology Students:
Transnet provides work integrated to students who have a completed S4 in-order to obtain the qualification in line with the requirements set by the training institution.
Bursary Office
Physical Address
Floor 21
Carlton Centre
150 Commissioner Street


A small business based in Alberton has asked to find them an admin assistant to join them in early January.
You will be working from 7am to 1pm (Mon to Friday)
Salary: R5000 per month.
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• Matric certificate
• Computer literate
• Punctual and good time management skills
To apply, please send a copy of your CV and any relevant Certificates to us at 1fourall recruitment.
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All calls will be answered between 11am and 1pm (Mon to Friday)
No telephonic applications will be considered.
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Boiler Maker_Fitter_Mechanic and Electrician Learnerships Opportunity

Optimum Coal Mine requires the services of hardworking. conscientious individuals to accelerate and develop their careers to become qualified artisans in the following areas:

  • Electrician (2017V_GERLOJ_0022)
  •  Auto Electrical (2017V_GERLOJ_0023)
  • Boilermaker / Plater / Welder (2017V_GERLOJ_0024)
  • Diesel Mechanic (2017V_GERLOJ_0025)
  • Fitter (2017V_GERLOJ_0026)


Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  •  Applicants must be in possession of a full N3 qualification with math and science and relevant trade theory subjects
  •  Provincial license will be an added advantage


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  • Applicants will be required to undergo pre-qualifying assessment testing as part of the recruitment process.
  • The successful candidate must be able to obtain a certificate of medical fitness.
  • The appointment will be made in line with Optimum Coals transformation commitments.

NB: All applications must b. accompanied by certified copies of relevant qualifications and ID to be considered. All applications must quote the relevant reference number as indicated above to be considered (one reference number pet CV).


Please forward your CV with certificates and with the relevant reference number to:

All applicants are thanked for their Interest. Applications which have not been responded to within 14 days of the closing date should be regarded as unsuccessful.


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Why do trade forex???

So many points on why you might want or need to engage in the forex trading. Though, two key points make up the majority of forex trades.

1. Purchasing goods /services overseas

This is the way of forex trading that most citizens are used to. Whenever a person or a company wants to buy something in a different currency, a forex trade must be done. So for this, forex is required.

While forex trading for practical requirements occurs every second day, they make up a relatively small percent of all currency trading.

2. The case of Speculation

Instead, most forex trade is done with the target of making money. Traders speculating on forex prices will not plan to take delivery of the currency itself, however aiming to take advantage of changes in the forex_market.

Big investors can make a lot of huge forex trades in any day, mostly reacting to & anticipating movements in a currency’s price/s. The relative ease with which currency can be traded makes it a very liquid asset, which is partly why forex can be more volatile than other markets.

So who trades forex???

Major forex traders on the market are big international banks around the world, aiming to make a profit by taking advantages of price changes in the market. Between them, the biggest four banks trading forex make up around 50% of all forex trading. However, a huge number of people also do forex.

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Parmalat: Graduate / Internship Progrgamme 2018

Location: Western Cape

If you recently graduated or are in the process of graduating in 2017 this Programme is for you. The ideal Parmalat Graduate is a self-starter who can deal with complexity and has high levels of energy with a Suitable Degree (or equal) in a relevant field of study.

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Most of the phases of the programme will be assessed, but we expect more from you than just meeting minimum requirements. We expect you to make the most of the exposure you’ll enjoy in terms of learning and experience.

We continuously look for top talented individuals to upload their CV’s to our Graduate Pool where we recruit from. If you want to be contacted for potential future vacancies on the Graduate Programme, please clearly indicate your preference and register your CV.

 Finance Grad / Intern

  • Finance Graduate – Degree in Finance (Management Accounting)

Apply Online for the Parmalat Finance Grad / Internship Progrgamme

 Procurement Grad / Intern

  • Procurement Graduate – Degree (Purchasing, Negotiation Strategy, Supply Chain Management)

Apply Online for the Parmalat Procurement Grad / Internship Progrgamme

 Marketing Grad / Intern

  • Marketing Graduate – Degree in Marketing (Marketing Management, Statistics, Financial Management)

Apply Online for the Parmalat Marketing Grad / Internship Progrgamme

 Sales/Customer Marketing Grad / Intern

  • Sales or Customer Marketing Graduate – Degree with commercial subjects;

Apply Online for the Parmalat Sales Grad / Internship Progrgamme

 Information Technology Grad / Intern

  • IT Graduate – Degree (BI and or Analytics)

Apply Online for the Parmalat IT Grad / Internship Progrgamme

 Engineering Grad / Intern

  • Technical Graduate – Degree (Mechanical, Industrial, Process or Electrical Engineering)

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 Human Resources Grad / Intern

  • HR Graduate – Degree (Industrial Relations);

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 Agricultural Science Procurement Grad / Intern

  • Milk Procurement Graduate – Degree (Agricultural Science, Animal Science)

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 Logistics Grad / Intern

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Graduate – Degree (Logistics, Transport, Supply Chain subjects)

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 SHER Grad / Intern

  • SHER Graduate – Degree (Environmental Management, SAMTRAC)

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Imperial: Finance Graduate / Internship Programme 2018

Closing Date: 12 January 2018

Interns are recruited annually from various tertiary institutions for participation in a structured Internship Programme. The rationale behind the programme is to increase skills within the company as well as the industry. This programme also addresses succession planning and transformation objectives. This is a generic structured programme that assist companies to expose and develop the interns. The internship programme is a 12 month programme and permanent employment upon the completion of the programme can not be guaranteed.

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Qualifications and Experience

  • Completed tertiary qualification (Degree / Diploma) by a recognized tertiary institution
  • Academic Average 60%
  • Good computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal Skills
  • Initiative and creative problem solving skills

How To Apply