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Engen continues to build future leaders in the Eastern Cape

Engen continues to build future leaders in the Eastern Cape


The 2016 class of the Engen Maths and Science Schools achieved an impressive 94% pass rate, up 5% from last year’s average of 89%, with 70% of learners attaining a Bachelor pass.
The Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) are a national initiative that seeks to address key skills shortages in the engineering and technical fields by providing supplementary support to government efforts to promote Maths and Science education.
At an awards ceremony held in East London over the weekend, Engen proudly announced the top learner in the Eastern Cape who also placed in joint third place nationally. Athini Mqolora who attended Wongalethu High School in East London achieved an impressive overall average of 88% with distinctions in Maths, Science and English. Athini is studying Medicine this year at UCT.
First in the Port Elizabeth region is Bitterhout Olwethu who achieved an overall aggregate of 85% with distinctions in Maths, Science and English.
Learners from Grade 10 to 12 who show potential in maths and science, attend Saturday classes where they receive tuition from skilled teachers, as well supplementary educational material and academic support.
In 2016, 1 881 learners from Grades 10 to 12 participated in EMSS classes, of which 586 wrote the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate exams.
The majority of schools supported by EMSS are typically “no fee” schools in disadvantaged communities, which are often faced with an assortment of challenges.
Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Mntu Nduvane says the company is delighted to have given many bright young learners the chance to pursue their dreams of working in maths and science related fields.
“Many learners in the programme had to overcome great socio-economic hardships to achieve their high results. We are proud of the Class of 2016 and wish them all the best in their tertiary studies and future careers,” says Nduvane.
The overall top learner in the EMSS Class of 2016 Unathi Bhodlingwe. Unathi, a learner at Umlazi High School in KwaZulu-Natal, scored 93% for mathematics, 92% for science and 87% for English. She obtained an overall percentage of 91% and will be studying accounting at the University of Cape Town this year.
Tasneem Sulaiman-Bray, Engen’s General Manager: Corporate Affairs says that EMSS continues to produce quality learners, many of whom pursue studies in the technical and financial fields before going on to enjoy successful careers in engineering, accounting and information technology, amongst others.
“Engen’s drive to help learners pursue stimulating careers not only benefits these young people’s lives, but the economy as a whole. We strongly believe that it is our responsibility and privilege to help young people with potential to overcome obstacles and thereby break cycles of poverty in the country,” says Sulaiman-Bray.
There are currently nine EMSS schools across South Africa with classrooms at Zakariya Park Secondary in Gauteng and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in the Western Cape. A further four schools are based in KwaZulu-Natal, with classrooms at the Mangosuthu University of Technology in Umlazi (Mantech), the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard Campus), Fairvale Secondary School and Ganges Secondary School in Merebank. In the Eastern Cape schools are based at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, the University of Fort Hare in East London and Cala High School, which is located in the heart of the rural Eastern Cape.

ESKOM Learner Artisan Electrical X6(Generation Division)

ESKOM Learner Artisan Electrical X6(Generation Division)

Position : Learner Artisan Electrical X6(Generation Division)Vacancy type: External/Internal
Task Grade : L5

Area of Speacialization : EMS
Department : Training
Business Unit : Koeberg Operating Unit
Location : South Africa (Western Cape)
Reference Number : 5000422297PZ
Closing Date : 3/10/
Minimum Requirements
Qualification(s):
o Grade 12 (Technical / Academic) with Mathematics and Science
o Grade 10 (Technical / Academic) with N3 Heavy Current including Mathematics, Engineering Science, Trade Theory and Industrial Electronics/Logics
Desired Qualifications:
o Grade 10 or higher( Technical /Academic) with N3 including Mathematics, Science, Electrotechnics and Industrial Electronics/Logics
o Relevant NCV 4 qualification with Grade 10 or higher including Mathematics and Science
Skills and Competencies
N/A
Key Responsibilities
• Be a team player
• Be safety conscious
• Have emotional resilience
• Be responsible and committed
• Have a high level of drive and motivation
• Have the ability to perform physical work
• Have a high level of technical learning ability
• Have the ability to understand technical concepts
• Have a conscientious and self-disciplined approach
• The successful applicants would be expected to complete a 4 year apprentice programme

“If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.”
“Eskom is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. In accordance with the employment equity plan of Eskom and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups.  Eskom reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.  Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.”
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R17m skills programme to empower youth (aged between15-34)

R17m skills programme to empower youth (aged between15-34)

A newly launched R17 million skills programme is expected to enhance the employability of people, especially the youth, from poor backgrounds and those that are referred to as the missing middle.
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant launched the skills programme for the Compensation Fund (CF) in partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
The skills programme is aimed at injecting financial, accounting and actuarial skills into the Compensation Fund which is undergoing a major overhaul and realignment to meet its social security obligation in the South African labour market.

The duration of the programme will range from three to six years.
Speaking at the launch held in Pretoria, Minister Oliphant said as government they are optimistic that the programme will contribute to addressing what is often referred to as scarce skills and enhance the employability of people especially the youth from poor backgrounds.
“The initiative that we are launching is yet another of many efforts that this government is pursuing to address unemployment, and by extension playing a catalytic role towards an all-inclusive economic participation of our people in general, and our youth in particular.
“We are deeply concerned that unemployment still remains very high among our young people. Stats-SA also points out that youth (aged between15-34) remain vulnerable in the labour market with unemployment rate of 37.1% which is 10.6 percentage points above the national average,” the Minister said.
Minister Oliphant explained that the criterion for admission on the programme has been crafted in a manner that is not going to keep out deserving candidates.
The partnership with SAICA seeks to achieve three things namely to:
Develop specialised skills for the needs of the Compensation Fund in order to enhance the capabilities to deliver on its mandate;

Train more than what is needed and through the Public Employment Services; facilitate the placement of the learners in job opportunities within government and other institutions; and
Enhance the employability of participants on the programme and as such contribute meaningfully in addressing the unemployment challenge.
The recent statistics show that the share of employed persons with tertiary qualifications, was highest among the white and Indian and/or Asian population groups at 30.3%, while the share of employed persons with a tertiary qualification among the black African and the Coloured population groups, was a miserable 17% and 13%, respectively.

Stats-SA also points out that youth (aged between15-34) remain vulnerable in the labour market with an unemployment rate of 37.1% which is 10.6 percentage points above the national average.
The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the fourth quarter of 2016 released by Statistics South Africa last week, also indicate that employment grew by 235 000 resulting in slight decline in the unemployment rate to 26.5%.
It also states that the growth in employment was mainly driven by the services industry which grew by 73 000, followed by transport and manufacturing which grew by 46 000 and 44 000, respectively.
The programme will enrol 100 learners for 18 as follows:

      Medical Doctors: (20)
      Medical Orthotics and Prosthesis: (20)
      Nurses: (20)
      Occupational Therapists: (35)

Actuaries: (5)
The SAICA is the foremost accountancy body in South Africa and one of the leading Institutes in the world. It plays an influential role in a highly dynamic business sector.

The mission of SAICA is to serve the interests of the chartered accountancy profession and society, by upholding professional standards. – SAnews.gov.za

Learners Fire Fighters at Nkangala Municipality

Learners Fire Fighters at Nkangala Municipality

Nkangala
• Post Level: 13/9
SALARY:
R104 568/ R107 464/ R110 520/ R113 734/ R117 107 p.a (Plus: Contribution to Medical Aid, Pension Fund, Group Life, and Housing Allowance)
TERM OF OFFICE:
Permanent
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Grade 12, Valid Driver’s License C1 (Code 10), Basic Ambulance Assistance (BAA).
• Registered with HPCSA.
• Fire fighter 1 will be an advantage.
• Previous experience is not prerequisite.
DUTIES:
• Response to all emergency calls;
• Maintaining of vehicles and station equipment;
• Conduct daily inspections of vehicles and equipment;
• Attend to all scheduled training e.g. Fire Fighter 1 and 2 and Drill, cleaning of fire vehicles and machine bay.
Applicants should use the application form obtainable from the NDM website: www.nkangaladm.gov.za.
Closing date: 06 March at 12h00.
Candidates must be South African citizens or permanent residents.
The successful candidate will undergo security and qualification vetting and enter into an employment contract / performance agreement.
Disclosure of financial interests, as requested, must be submitted.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates.
Applicants should submit an application letter, detailed CV together with certified copies of qualifications and identity document, as well as the completed, prescribed application form, and send it to: The Municipal Manager, Mrs M M Skosana, PO Box 437, Middelburg, 1050, Mpumalanga.
Hand delivered applications may be submitted to the Municipal offices at 2A Walter Sisulu Street, Middelburg, Mpumalanga, office B21.
Nkangala District Municipality reserves the right not to fill any of the positions.
No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.
Enquiries: Ms Hlengiwe Nkosi: 013 249 2082

HOW TO APPLY

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Ray Nkonyeni Municipality is providing job experience to unemployed people: Stipend: R2500 per month

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality is providing job experience to unemployed people: Stipend: R2500 per month

The Ray Nkonyeni Municipality, an equal opportunity employer, will be rolling-out an internship programme to promote capacity building within the municipality and providing job experience to unemployed graduates.
Graduates who come from within the Ray Nkonyeni Municipal area will get preference.
(2 YEAR CONTRACTS)
Stipend: R2500 per month
Graduates with the following Degrees/Diploma should apply:

  • Environmental Science / Management
  • Geography & Environmental Management
  • Light Duty Motor Mechanic
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Building and Construction Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations
  • Communication Science
  • Public Management
  • Community development
  • Sports Management
  • Social Science
  • Library studies
  • Tourism and art
  • General cleaning services (Grade 9)

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality is committed to the provisions of the Employment Equity Act No.: 55 of 1998.

Any appointment that promotes representivity in all categories and levels within the workforce of the Council will gain preference.
Closing date: 03 March

HOW TO APPLY

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NYDA and Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) Young Patriots Programme

NYDA and Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) Young Patriots Programme

The NYDA and Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) invite young people who would like to take part in the The Young Patriots Programme for the period of 12 months to submit their CVs.
The Young Patriots Programme (TYPP) is aimed at educating the youth about history and heritage through practical experience.
TYPP participants will be required to be community activists.
The program targets out-of-school youth and they will be placed at DAC entities and community libraries.
The programme is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture and the National Youth Development Agency, with the objectives of:

  • Promoting social cohesion and nation building as young people become more conscious and take pride of their nationality,
  • Creating a cohort of Youth Leaders who are aware of their country’s past, are innovators and with this are self-confident, fearless and are ready to serve their country and are part of a movement of proud and caring Young South African citizens,
  • Educating the youth about their history, heritage and the role played by young people in the struggle for national liberation and thereby appreciate the South African democracy today, and
  • To create job opportunities for youth in the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector.

Prospective candidates should submit the following documents:

  • A summarised copy of Curriculum Vitae (CV) and motivation letter
  • Grade 12/Matric certificate
  • Tertiary qualifications, driver’s license and experience in the field of arts, culture and heritage will be an added advantage


Required skills:

  • Project management skills
  • Ability to interact with young people
  • Report writing skills
  • Strong Community & Youth Development background and knowledge of the NYSP.
  • Self-initiator, pro-activeness, with attention to detail.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates must be between the ages of 18-35, and should forward their CVs to: typp@nyda.gov.za
PLEASE NOTE: Young people across all provinces are encouraged to apply.
For further enquiries, please call Ms. Kenalemang Mohale on 011 651 7000
Closing Date: Friday, 24 February at 13:00

Click Here to NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE – The Young Patriots Programme

I/MAGES OF TOMORROW – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

I/MAGES OF TOMORROW – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Envisioning black futures, POC futures, queer & trans futures, feminist futures. The last twelve months have seen the fruition of a new wave of extreme right-wing political and ideological power in the West. In such a moment of dejection and exhaustion, we need images of tomorrow.

I/Mages of Tomorrow   - call for submissions
This conference calls for artworks, papers, performances, films, rituals, panels, discussions and sharings that de-centre fascist oppression and hold ground for visions that move forwards. We welcome submissions from activists, artists, academics, community organisers, scientists and tech-creators. I/Mages of Tomorrow encourages proposals whose biology actions change rather than presenting it.
I/Mages of tomorrow invites activists, artists, academics, film-makers, community organisers, scientists and tech-creators to consider what can be achieved when we come together as people of colour, as black and brown bodies, as queer, trans and non-binary voices and do not only talk about whiteness, patriarchy, islamaphobia, racism, or homophobia. Blackness will be explored not only in the diasporic context in which it operates almost always in the position of minority, but from the perspective of majority narratives from geopolitical and geographical locations in which whiteness is not the normalised, de-politicised default.
We welcome submissions addressing critical whiteness by white and white-migrant bodies speaking out on privilege, solidarity, silence, giving space and calling out. This anti-conference conference will be an immersion in the impossible materialised, a beautiful and empowering attempt at community, healing, creation, a challenging and unsettling exploration of our capacity to invoke dreams and to enact them into reality.

I/Mages of tomorrow prioritises black and brown, queer and trans, people of colour voices and we especially encourage those submissions.
For full submission guidelines download this PDF.
Deadline for submissions is 5 March . Email imagesoftomorrow@protonmail.com with any queries.
I/Mages of tomorrow is hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research, Goldsmiths and will take place from 2-4 June .
Images of Tomorrow website

Gain Work Experience Project With Us at Petra Diamonds

Gain Work Experience Project With Us at Petra Diamonds

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Petra Diamonds invites candidates who are interested in gaining workplace experience in the mining sector in the discipline of engineering to apply for the Young Graduate Work Experience Project. These opportunities will be based in Cullinan and Kimberley.
Petra Diamonds Limited is one of the world’s leading suppliers of rough diamonds and one of the largest independent diamond groups by resource. It’s polished diamonds we’re after for these roles – individuals that clearly outshines their peers.
Requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • A four-year degree in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering & Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow a programme to gain workplace experience in the fields of industrial, electronic and mechanical engineering
  • Execute project-based work related to process optimisation/ mechanical engineering/ process and production
  • Work in designated areas according to the Mine’s Standard Operating Procedures
  • Work according to the applicable Policies and Procedures
  • Submit progress reports to supervisors for assessment

Other Skills/Competencies applicable to all three (3) positions:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English, as well as sound interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Show initiative and be self-motivated
  • Report writing skills

Preference will be given to children of employees and candidates with the required qualifications who are residing in the local communities and who are citizens of South Africa.
How to apply

Closing date is 17 February .
Please complete an application form (download here) and send together with your resume, qualifications and ID to the following:

Please note that incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered. If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Via – Petra Diamonds

Learner Plant Operator Operating at Eskom

Learner Plant Operator Operating at Eskom

ESKOM
Eskom is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. In accordance with the employment equity plan of Eskom and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups.
Learner Plant Operator Operating x13 (Generation Division)
Vacancy type: External/Internal
Task Grade : TR5
Area of Speacialization : Operating
Department : Operating
Business Unit : Hendrina Power Station
Location : South Africa (Mpumalanga)
Reference Number : 5000416814PN
Minimum Requirements
Qualification(s):

  • Grade12 /N3 with Physical Science and Mathematics
  • Languages include English as a second language

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to apply Maths and Science knowledge
  • Good understanding of thermodynamics

Key Responsibilities
n/a
​“If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.”
“Eskom reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.
Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.”
Closing Date: 22 February

HOW TO APPLY

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W Cape announces 2021 school enrolment deadline

W Cape announces 2021 school enrolment deadline


The Western Cape Education Department has announced the 24th of March as a deadline for applications for enrolment in the provincial schools for 2021.
MEC for Education Debbie Schafer said that the department has to set an early deadline for applications because of increasing demand for places in schools in the province.
“The deadline applies in particular to children who are entering Grade 1 or Grade 8 in 2021 and children who are changing schools. Parents have to apply before the end of the first term of for 2021 to enable schools to process applications during the second term.
“The department has to implement measures during the third term to accommodate all children needing places in 2021. Schools started capturing enrolments for 2021 on 30 January , on the system,” Schafer explained.
He added that school admissions will open on 6 February for all public schools and will close on 24 March .
“Schools must inform parents of the outcome in writing of their applications by 3 June . Parents have to confirm acceptance by the end of the second term, 30 June . We urge parents to confirm acceptance by this deadline to avoid “double parking”, where learners are enrolled at more than one school or appear on several waiting lists.
“This will make it easier for schools and the department to place learners who relocate unexpectedly at the end of the year, and late arrivals. We cannot guarantee immediate placement for those who apply late, nor places at schools of choice for anybody. It is thus vital that parents apply at several schools and not just one, as there is no guarantee that their child will be accepted at the one they choose,” Schafer said.
He said the schools were informed of the planned deadlines for 2021 in a circular in September last year.
The department on Sunday launched the campaign to remind parents to enrol their children in school for the 2021 school year by 24 March this year.
Schafer said the campaign highlights skills needed for certain careers and reminds parents that the future of their children depends on their education.
“Skills development is a particular focus of the Western Cape Government at the moment, with the introduction of the province’s Apprenticeship Game Changer programme.
“The campaign began today with a series of radio advertisements featuring children pretending to hold different jobs. Newspaper advertisements will follow the same theme. The department will also advertise online and via various social media.” – SAnews.gov.za