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Transnet Engineering Apprenticeships Durban Kzn 20X Positions

Closing Date: 23 February 2018
Location: Durban
Ref: HR / KZN / TPT / Apprenticeship / 2018 / 02 / 15

As part of our human capital development strategy, we are offiering comprehensive bursaries to students to be trained as Artisans and Skilled Workers in the following fields:

  • Electrician [x5]
  • Millwright [x10]
  • Diesel Mechanic [x5]


  • Grade 12 with pass in Maths and Physical Science
  • Grade 12 Technical Matric with a pass in Maths and relevant trade subject
  • N2 with relevant trade subjects will be an added advantage
  • Code 8 driver’s licence will be an added advantage

Please take note of the following:

  • SA citizens studying   towards these trades or related fields without other bursary obligation and with outstanding achievements are encouraged to apply
  • Appointments will be made in terms of the company’s EE policy and recruitement selection policy
  • All training will be done in Durban. Please note that NO accommodation / transport assistance will be provided
  • Only posted applications will be accepted

If you have not been contacted within one month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccesfull.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter indicating your choice of trade, your CV, certified copoes of relevant qualifications and certified copy of ID to Transnet Engineering via the following postal address:

Recruitment Manager
Transnet Engineering
PO Box 951

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BMW: Operator Opportunities January 2018

Closing Date:  02 February 2018
Location: Pretoria

Start Date: 01 March 2018

Would you like to work on the BMW production line and be part of the Passion for Perfection production Team?


BMW Temp Operator, will be responsible for working on the production line and assist in the process of building vehicles..

Qualifications and experience

  • Grade 12.
  • Maths and Science will be an added advantage.
  • Must be able to read and write English.

Documentations Required: Do not forget to attach them.

  • Latest updated CV.
  • Certified copies of all qualifications.
  • ID document attached.

How To Apply

Apply Online for the BMW: Operator Opportunities January 2018

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With years of hard work and the exhilaration of graduation behind them, the real effort now starts for new graduates, to get their foot in the door of the world of work. With SA’s high unemployment rate and many candidates competing for limited opportunities, the job search can be a daunting task.

NYDA Welcomes Free Higher Education Announcement


The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of free higher education for poor, working class students. “The NYDA welcomes President Zuma’s response to the Heher Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training. This ground-breaking decision comes at a time wherein almost a million candidates sat for the matric final examinations, with no clear way forward about their future,” said the agency on Saturday. President Zuma on Saturday announced the decision to extend fully subsidised free higher education to youth from well over 90% of South African households and to prioritise infrastructural development at universities and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges. “Free quality education is the single most important enabler to achieve our agenda of creating employment creators as opposed to more job seekers by use of education, skills development and entrepreneurship,” said NYDA chairperson Sifiso Mtsweni. President Zuma said government will introduce fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South African undergraduate students, starting in 2018 with students in their first year of study at public universities. This will be done in a phased-in approach over a period of five years. The President also announced that there will be no tuition fee increment for students from households earning up to R600 000 a year during the 2018 academic year. The NYDA said it will introduce a new programmes in 2018 to ensure that it responds to skills shortages and unemployment amongst youth. “In light of the fourth industrial revolution, education and skills development are critical to grow our economy. This is the most progressive decision since the advent of democracy ensuring that young people remain key role players in the future of the South Africa,” said Mtsweni. The subsidised full cost of study will include tuition fees, prescribed study material, meals, accommodation and/or transport. President Zuma made this announcement after he released the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free in South Africa in November. –

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Wait Almost Over For Matrics

The wait for results is almost over for the Class of 2017 as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is set to announce the outcomes of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination this evening. Below the article, you will find the codes to get your results via SMS and USSD.

The Minister will release the national pass rate as well as figures for the provinces in a live broadcast at 6pm from the SABC studios in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

The Minister and her team briefed President Jacob Zuma on the performance of the 2017 matrics at his home in KwaZulu-Natal.

In a tweet, the department said: “The President has now been officially briefed. Minister Motshekga has given President Zuma full details regarding matric results for 2017. We can now say it’s all systems go.”

Following the announcement this evening, candidates’ individual results will be made available on 5 January 2018 at the school or centre where they wrote their exams. Their partial results will be made available on the department’s website.

A total of 634 527 full-time and 168 109 part-time candidates were registered to write the exams.

KwaZulu-Natal presented the highest number of full-time candidates with 153 624 learners. Gauteng, with 41 952 candidates, contributed the most part-time candidates in the 2017 NSC examination.

The department had made provision for 3 805 full-time and 544 part-time special needs candidates with barriers to learning such as dyslexia, blindness and deafness.

The Class of 2017 was the fourth Grade 12 cohort to write final examinations under the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS).

While the class of 2017 is the 10th group of learners to sit for the NSC, it is only the fourth to write the CAPS aligned NSC examination.

Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, announced that the 2017 National Senior Certificate examinations were credible.

According to Umalusi, there were 104 001 (16%) progressed learners in the Class of 2017. This is slightly down from the 108 742 of 2016. –

you must register by sending your ID Number, followed by your Exam Number to 35658.

If your registration is successful, you will get an SMS to confirm. SMSes cost R1, and free SMSes do not apply.

You can get your results by using your Cell Phone Quick codes.

What you do, is dial *120*35658# on the day that the results are released.

You will have to answer different questions, and enter your ID number.

You will then get your results per subject.

You need to opt-on to get your results, so remember to select that option.

USSD rates will apply.

Microsoft South Africa Graduate Programme 2018

Are you insatiably curious? Do you collaborate well with others, knowing that better solutions come from working together? Are you motivated every day to empower others to achieve more through technology and innovation?

Job Type:Full Time

Country:South Africa

If yes – Our Graduate Program Microsoft Academy For College Hires (MACH) is designed for you. What’s in it for me?

Microsoft is a workplace unlike any other. MACH helps new hires hit the ground running, navigate a complex global organization and position themselves for success. Purpose. Our interactive program is designed to complement a MACH’s day- to-day role. It exposes them to senior leaders and high-level business strategy to ensure they are plugged into the bigger vision. Network. MACH provides the opportunity to connect and learn from more hundreds of peers and alumni in more than 80 countries – to create professional relationships and cross-cultural experiences that are invaluable to career success.

And much more including global networking & mentoring opportunities and full competitive Microsoft benefits package!

This is where ideas get transformed into technology.

By focusing on the technical side of things, you’ll get a first-hand look at our revolutionary business solutions, and a say in how we make good products even better. If all goes well, we may even develop one of your ideas – an idea that could change the course of technology. Taking on a customer facing technical role, you’ll get to grips with the world’s most advanced technologies, see new products come to market and introduce cutting-edge technology solutions to our customers. We have some of the world’s biggest companies as clients. If you like the idea of developing technical solutions to help them overcome their business problems, this is the role for you.

What are our baseline requirements:

Mercedes-Benz SA Bursary


Get a head-start into the world of work by participating in the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Bursary Programme, and transport your career with one of the world’s most successful automotive companies.

The Programme aims to harness outstanding achievers at Grade 12 and Tertiary levels into our fold of growing Talent, by offering the participant financial aid for studies as well as experiential learning.

Why a Mercedes-Benz South Africa Bursary?

  • Study at a University of choice*
  • Tuition fees, meals and textbooks are paid for*
  • Work at Mercedes-Benz, East London during your vacations*
  • Join the MBSA Graduate Development programme after studying*

* Conditions apply

Who can apply?

  • South African Citizens, or permanent residents of South Africa
  • Grade 12 learners
  • Students enrolled for, or currently pursuing, full-time studies (1st, 2nd and 3rd yr students may apply)

Anyone studying (or intending to study in):

  • Engineering
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Industrial
  • Mechatronics
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • HR
  • IT

Who may not apply?

Employees of Mercedes-Benz South Africa Group of Companies


What are the criteria?

  • Grade 11 excellent November results OR Grade 12 excellent final examination results
  • Grade 12, with distinction in HG Mathematics and/or HG Physical Science an advantage (Engineering streams)
  • Maintenance of excellent Tertiary Results, average of 65% an advantage

How to apply?

In your application, please include

  • A CV as an attachment (ensure that the file size is small enough to upload, e.g. PDF)
  • A certified copy of latest Grade 11 results (November examination results) OR
  • A certified copy of your Grade 12, and/or latest Tertiary results
  • A certified copy of your ID

Closing date for entries is 26 January 2018

Click Here to Log onto the Mercedes-Benz Careers website

Matric Results Improve To Almost 99%

The candidates wrote the exams at 212 examination centres across southern Africa in October and November 2017. There was an increase in numbers writing from 2016, when there were 11 022 full-time candidates and 703 part time candidates.

The IEB said the education standards authority, Umalusi, had monitored all aspects of the 2017 examination process and declared the results to be fair and valid.

Anne Oberholzer, CEO of the IEB, said: “The 2017 NSC candidates have done very well and have once again shown that with a commitment to hard work over their 12 years of schooling, and supported by a dedicated cohort of teachers and parents, they have passed with flying colours. They are ready for the next step in their journey of life-long learning.”

Looking at the results from a broader perspective, she added: “As the world changes, it is inevitable that traditional educational pathways will be challenged and demands placed on the mass education system to respond appropriately. Globalisation and the integration of societies across traditional boundaries demand that citizens develop appropriate social and emotional skills to manage a variety of non-traditional relationships effectively.

“The age of the IT professional has turned the traditional notion of success upside down. Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs all dropped out of university, but have contributed enormously to the world.

“SA’s Mark Shuttleworth founded his digital certificate company, Thawte, while still a student. The key to their success was a keen interest in a field that demanded a change in attitude from the traditional ways of acquiring knowledge to an exploratory, entrepreneurial spirit of discovery.

“The world of performing arts and entertainment has many examples of people who found the traditional academic educational pathway was not for them, including Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, and Charlize Theron.”

Oberholzer added: “It is not useful for everyone to be focused solely on a university education, possibly neglecting their real strengths in the false belief that a degree is the only vehicle to a secure and successful life.”

Student organisation Cosas has hit out at newspapers that print the names of learners who have passed matric. They claim that the invasion of privacy by publicising the names of those who pass, and don’t pass, could lead to suicides. Results for the national senior certificate exams will be released on Friday morning.

Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) 2018


The Department of Higher Education and Training has introduced the Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) service for matriculants who struggle to secure a place at the varsity or college of their choice.

The Clearing House service aims to match applicants’ exam results and study preferences with places that need to be filled, but we cannot guarantee that you will be offered a place.

We shall take your Grade 12 results directly from the Department of Basic Education.

If you want to study at a specific institution only, you should not apply through CACH but contact that institution directly.

If you have already applied to a University and have not heard from them, please contact them to find out whether they can offer you a place.

It is probable that most of the places available at Universities through CACH will require good performance in subjects such as Maths, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences.

To increase the range of opportunities, the service has been extended to include registered private colleges as well as Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges, and you are also advised to investigate other options.

An offer of a place does not automatically guarantee funding and you should start looking for funding as early as possible.

Study loan information is available from:


Contact the toll free call centre on 0800 356 635, or send an SMS with your name, ID and contact number to 49200 and they will be called back.

You can also access the system via the website at You can also send an email to
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CACH and the institutions will use the contact details you provide – please ensure that you check for emails and text messages frequently.

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