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Everything You Need To Know About Being An Influencer

Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 - 12:18 Author Terrique Faro

An influencer is someone whose opinion is trusted and followed by others. If a person is an influencer, he or she has the ability to impact their followers' purchasing decisions based on their reputation.

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They do this through various online platforms, such as websites, blogs, video channels and social media networks. These online personalities use the content they create on their channels to partner with brands. Their followers trust them so much that if an influencer recommends a product, there's a good chance they'll run out and buy it.

Influencers are becoming more popular thanks to social media networks. These networks allow them to share photos and videos of themselves using products, which in turn give the companies behind these products the opportunity to reach out to them for partnerships. Influencers have been around for years but it wasn't until recently that their popularity really took off. Social media sites have allowed them to expand their reach while making it possible for brands to find them more easily and work with them on projects.

In order to be an effective influencer, you need to be an expert at building trust with your audience, and you need an authentic connection with them so that when you recommend a product or service, they know it's coming from an honest place. Trying to be someone you're not will only hurt you in the long run; your audience can smell a fake from a mile away, and they'll move on to the real thing. It's also important to have some expertise or special knowledge in your field. People are more likely to listen when they recognize that you know what you're talking about. Someone who says something outrageous that turns out to be true will get attention quickly, but it's likely to be short-lived unless they have a reputation for always being right.

Having a good follower-to-following ratio is important.

Do influencers get paid a lot of money?

Influencers get paid to post content that promotes a product or service. They have a sizable following on social media, such as Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Influencers spread their message through self-referential posts that promote products they use or services they endorse along with sponsored ads.

An influencers success lies in the amount of content they post and the consistency of their content.

Influencers can make more than just money from these partnerships. The payoff could also be increased brand recognition and credibility since the influencer is personally endorsing the product or service.

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    Union Unhappy Over Publication Of Matric Results

    Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 - 11:59 Author Hazel Kosie

    Teachers' union has reacted with contempt to the High Court's ruling to allow the publication of matric results in newspapers. Matric results are set to be announced tomorrow and released on 21 January 2022.

     

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    South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) is not at all happy with the ruling made at the Pretoria High Court in relation to matric results being publicized.

    The application on matric results publishing ban was won by Afriforum, Maroela Media, and matric pupil Anlé Spies.

    Afriforum’s argument was there’s no harm in publishing the results as only the examination numbers of students are being published. This number is only known to each individual student.

    Pretoria matriculant, Anlé Spies filed an affidavit filed stating that in publishing the matric results in the media and online, the DBE would not encroach on the Popi Act, as no personal information about the matriculants was released.

    On the other hand, SADTU expressed how in their view, this was about protecting the business interests of media houses above those of the learners and their parents.

    The union said:

    In our view, the publishing of matric results does not bring any educational benefit to those directly concerned, being our learners. The publishing of the results only brings extra monetary value to the media houses that see it as some kind of a money-making bonanza.

    For the full statement, click here.

    Maroela Media executive director, Susan Lombaard had an alternate view on the matter, “I think we have lots of matriculants that are not at home at the moment. Those who are not able to visit these schools and get the results themselves, so it's extremely important for those matrics to be able to have access to the results whether it's online or in a publication in the newspaper.”

     

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      Where To Find The Department Of Basic Education Past Papers

      Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 - 11:42 Author Lerato Botha

      Writing examinations in high school can be very stress inducing, and some students may find it helpful to practice using past papers to prepare for the exam season. Luckily for students in basic education, there are past paper resources available for public access.

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      Exam season for any student in High School can be extremely daunting, but it can be argued that grades 10-12 students may be presented with the most stress when it comes to exam performance.

      The Department of Basic Education has a number of these past papers, ranging between each subject for grades 10-12 starting from 2008. To access these past papers, click here.

      Preparing for an exam season takes quite a lot of effort. By grade 10, the student might already have an idea of what study method works best for them. These study methods could include; 

      • Learning visually through the aid of diagrams and pictures
      • Auditory learning through listening to things such as recordings
      • Learning whilst being active and associating the study concepts with different movements or actions
      • Learning through reading and writing your own sets of notes to retain information

      If a student is not yet aware of their study style, all it takes is a bit of trial and error. A student may even find that they may study using a combination of methods, which is perfectly acceptable.

      Even with study methods in place, students tend to find it useful to practice using past exams so that they can time themselves and test their capabilities using previous examinations that tend to mimic their own exams.

       

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        First Day Of Learning Begins For Coastal Schools

        Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 - 11:15 Author Hazel Kosie

        The bell has rung as learners from coastal schools return to the classroom today. Learners at Perivale Primary School were dropped off this morning at the gates of their school and it has been reported that there haven’t been any cries from any of the learners.

         

        As it is their first day of learning, Perivale Primary School learners are dropped off at the gates 

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        Children have come in numbers to start their first day of learning at a school in Lotus River.

        Shy 7-year-old Rivaldo said he is excited to make new friends and play with other children at school.

        On the other hand, his brother wants to do good this year so he can go to a good high school.

        The mother of the two boys said:

        There were many stories about this virus but it's still in the air and we must wear our masks wherever we go, the children also.

        This mother was as excited as her boys, even though the youngest of the two boys appeared to be shy and nervous.

        “We can't wait to get the learners into the class start with teaching and learning start the year on a positive note,” said Perivale Primary School Principal Zahier Jacobs.

        The school’s state-of-the-art facilities are being built whilst learners continue learning in the 60-year-old school building.

        This new facility building has a carrying capacity of 1240 learners, Jacobs excitedly said that this will be the biggest school in Lotus River.

         

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          University of Mpumalanga Late Applications Now Open

          Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 - 10:40 Author Lerato Botha

          The University of Mpumalanga (UMP), situated in Mbombela, has been an active university in South Africa for just under 10 years now. The university has recently announced that there still remains some space for registration for a few qualifications.

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          UMP is one of the newer universities in South Africa, only having been established in 2014 with a student body of just over 100 students during its first year. The number of students at the university rose to over 4 000 in 2020 and continues to grow.

          2022 applications for university students applying for all programmes were said to have closed on the 30th of November 2021, whilst Masters and Doctoral students were allowed to apply until the 15th of January 2022.   

          As of the 17th of January 2022, the university is now accepting late applications for the following qualifications:

          • Doctor of Philosophy (General)
          • Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture
          • Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies
          • Master of Commerce
          • Master of Arts
          • Bachelor of Science Honours in Entomology
          • Bachelor of Science Honours in Ecology
          • Bachelor of Science Honours in Geography
          • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology
          • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Industrial Psychology
          • Bachelor of Arts Honours in siSwati
          • Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management
          • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Communication Technology
          • Higher Certificate in Information Communication Technology in User Support

          See the official statement of release for the reopening of applications below:

           

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            Santam Career Opportunities

            Bronwyn Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 - 10:13

            Positions exists in the Corporate Services, Group Finance area within the Business Enablement team, based at Santam Bellville (Cape Town) offices, Gauteng (Pretoria) and KZN (Durban).

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            We are looking for exceptional young talent (between the ages of 22 – 30) who want to make a difference.

            Applicants must be in possession of a degree or matric in the following fields:

            • Matric or equivalent
            • Degree or Diploma

            * Applicants with post-graduate qualifications (Honours/Masters) are welcome to apply.

              HOW TO APPLY

            The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached.

            The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

            CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE

            Opportunity Closing Date Monday, 24 January, 2022 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity Sanlam
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              What 'Signing of Agreement' NSFAS Status Means

              Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 - 09:53 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

              Have you submitted your NSFAS application yet? If in the process of doing so, you receive feedback that says 'Signing of Agreement', this is what it means. 

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              If you are pursuing your tertiary studies this year, there is a high chance that you have already submitted your student funding application to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

              While submitting your application you may have found that there is a stage commonly referred to as ‘Signing of Agreement’ and probably wonder what it means.

              “Signing of Agreement’ means that you have reached a stage in your NSFAS application where you need to sign your bursary agreement so that NSFAS can disburse your allowances.

              However, it is always important to note that NSFAS does not have a set timeframe when it comes to when your NSFAS status will change and how long it takes for applications to be processed.

              It is also just as important to keep track of your NSFAS application status and you can do this by regularly monitoring it on the myNSFAS portal.

              The closing deadline for NSFAS applications is on 21 January 2022 which leaves you with only two days if you have not yet submitted your application.

              You can click on the videos below for a quick guide on how to submit your application.
               

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                What You Need To Know About Becoming A Brand Ambassador

                Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 - 09:50 Author Terrique Faro

                It's no secret that social media and online forums are flooded with discussions from people who love their favourite brands. And because of this, many companies have now turned to using these people as brand ambassadors for their products or services.

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                What's more, the best ambassadors are usually those who already know and love a brand. So if you're passionate about a brand, it can't hurt to be an ambassador for them.

                Being a brand ambassador is not difficult but it does require some commitment on your part to help the company.

                The best ambassador is someone who sincerely loves a companies product or service. The worst one is someone paid to lie about it.

                Nowadays, with the help of various marketing techniques, it's quite possible to make your favourite brand known to every customer in the world. The most important thing isn't how many people know about the brand, but how many really love it.

                If you have a blog, a Facebook page, or an Instagram account or a presence on pretty much any social media platform, you are already halfway to becoming an ambassador for your favourite brands.

                Try not to be too self-promoting; focus on the product itself and how it makes you feel, not how great you look in the picture. Be enthusiastic! That's what made people want to follow your feed in the first place. Trying new clothes is just one example - you can do this with any product that interests you: makeup, accessories, books, technology -- anything at all.

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                  IT (Information Technology) Graduate Opportunity AT IBM

                  Bronwyn Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 - 09:40

                  IBM South Africa is looking for new graduates interested in acquiring fundamental knowledge and skills

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                  You will have access to the latest education, tools and technology, and a limitless career path with the world’s technology leader.

                  Requirement:

                  Completed Technical Bachelor’s Degree / Diploma (Mathematics, Computer science, Information Technology, Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Philosophy, Life Sciences). We look for specific competencies during our application process from adaptability to communication and client focus.

                  • Experience in developing code
                  • Base knowledge of Java Enterprise Edition, Python, Eclipse and Cloud platforms
                  • Passion for leveraging technology to create enterprise wide solutions
                  • Good interpersonal skills, high flexibility, autonomy and problem solving skills
                  • Fluent English
                    HOW TO APPLY

                  CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY ONLINE

                  Opportunity Closing Date Friday, 28 January, 2022 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity IBM
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                    Parliament Education Committee Visits Inland Schools

                    Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 - 09:33 Author Hazel Kosie

                    This years’ schools have inherited problems of previous years. The parliamentary committee will continue with its oversight visit to schools to assess the state of readiness of the basic education department as schools reopen for the 2022 academic year.

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                    The portfolio committee on basic education paid a visit to schools in the Free State as part of assessing the readiness of schools, as learning has started in inland provinces. 

                    These visits started Monday morning in the North West Province.

                    Committee Chair, Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba said:

                    We are quite happy, there are just some the issues of concerns such as your learner transport, that is a challenge and it's not being really dealt with in a manner that is satisfactory.

                    Mbinqo-Gigaba confirmed that some schools had an issue of learning materials not reaching schools as yet.

                    The parliamentary committee confirmed that infrastructure is a prevalent issue in these schools and it all starts with the lack of maintenance of these school structures.

                    She further added that these matters must be dealt with by the Department of Education and Transport on an urgent basis.

                    The committee closely monitored social distancing in the schools.

                    As there are still learners who haven’t been placed in schools as yet, Mbinqo-Gigaba said the department needs to make sure that they are placed quickly.

                    However, it was highlighted that increasing the budget for infrastructure is one thing that the North West Province got right.

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                      Internship Opportunities At The Johannesburg Roads Agency

                      Bronwyn Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 - 09:27

                      The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the Internship programme.

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                      In line with the Company’s learning and development as well as talent acquisition and management initiatives,
                      the JRA offers comprehensive learning opportunities to unemployed graduates to acquire skills and experience in various learning areas.

                      The JRA therefore invites applications for a twelve (12) months Internship programme.

                      This programme is aimed at enhancing the employability of the unemployed graduates who have graduated in various study fields.

                      Applicants must have completed a Bachelors’ Degree/National Diploma relevant qualification in one of the following study fields: 

                      • Marketing Management/Communications
                      • Supply Chain Management & Logistics
                      • Income and Assets
                      • Expenditure & Liabilities
                      • Contracts Management
                      • Corporate Finance
                      • Internal Audit
                      • Risk Management
                      • Human Capital Management
                      • Human Capital Development
                      • Employee Relations
                      • Wellness
                      • Environmental Management
                      • Facilities Management
                      • Legal Services
                      • Total Quality Management
                      • Business Performance Management
                      • Intelligent Transport Systems
                      • Road Assets Management Systems
                      • Roads and Stormwater Planning
                      • Development Control (Private/Public)
                      • Traffic Engineering
                      • Planning - Roads & Storm water
                      • Materials Laboratory Services
                      • Asphalt Plant
                      • Regional Operations
                      • Information Technology
                        HOW TO APPLY

                      Interested applicants should forward a brief Curriculum Vitae with a cover letter; Certified copies of identity document, senior certificate and qualification including an academic transcript. 

                      APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT THE REFERENCE NUMBER IS STATED IN THE E-MAIL SUBJECT LINE when applying and send it to the email address indicated on each Internship advert. 

                      Successful candidates will be required to enter into a formal Internship Contract with the JRA.

                      Successful candidates shall be paid a monthly stipend for the duration of the programme.

                      CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND APPLY VIA EMAILS LISTED

                      Opportunity Closing Date Friday, 28 January, 2022 - 12:00 Company Offering the Opportunity JRA
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                        Is Becoming A Motivational Speaker A Career Option?

                        Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 - 09:21 Author Terrique Faro

                        If starting a motivational speaking career is something that you're seriously considering, there are some facts you should know. Trying to break into the motivational speaking field can be extremely difficult.

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                        Motivational speaking careers aren't as glamorous as they may appear. You'll have to do a lot of legwork of your own to find clients, and not just any clients, but ones that will pay you for your time and effort. 

                        Considering the low demand for motivational speakers, your odds are pretty small. It's not something that everyone can do either. The fact is, many people who decide to become a motivational speaker aren't successful at it because they don't understand what motivates other humans to act or react in certain ways. Most motivational speakers are self-employed freelancers who seek out their own clients and set their own rates.

                        You may want to consider becoming one because it's easier to get started then working for an agency or company run by others where you still have a boss looking over your shoulder telling you how much work you should do and when you should do it. Many people don't know where to start when they're trying to become a motivational speaker. It's hard work contacting potential clients on your own without the help of an established agency or company.

                        But before you give up, realize that motivational speaking is a field that provides plenty of opportunities for success. For example, if you have a degree in business, psychology, or communications, it's possible to build on your existing knowledge to launch a new career in motivational speaking.

                        Trying to start a motivational speaking business also offers many rewards. For one thing, when you do motivational speaking as a profession, you set your own schedule and choose your own clients. This means that even if you're not ready to devote yourself entirely to motivational speaking and give up your full-time job yet, this may be the perfect solution for you: on the side, you can do motivational speeches for local high schools and businesses as well as churches and community groups. And later on, if your business takes off and requires more of your time and energy, you can devote yourself fully to it.

                        If you're doing it for the money, however, I want to remind you that it'll be a long road ahead before you start seeing results. But if that's what motivates you, then by all means go for it!

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                          The University of Johannesburg Opens 2022 Registrations

                          Tuesday, 18 January, 2022 - 15:23 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

                          Registrations for the 2022 academic year at the University of Johannesburg are now open from 17 January 2022 until 11 February 2022. Here is how you can submit your online registration. 

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                          Registrations for first-year students will start on 21 January 2022, following the release of the 2021 matric results, and end on 11 February 2022. The university stated that only online registrations will be allowed.

                          Students have been urged to register for their chosen courses as soon as possible since spaces are not guaranteed. 

                          First-year students can only come onto campus to collect their student cards, and they can collect them from any campus during the registration period. 

                          If you are under the age of 18 on the day you register, you and your parent/guardian will have to sign the Academic Registration Rules Regulations and Indemnity and send the completed form to the Student Enrolment Centre at [email protected] before you will be able to register. You can click here to access the Academic Registration Rules Regulations and Indemnity form.

                          Applicants will be required to provide proof of registration and ID or driver’s license, in order to access campus premises. Here is the step by guide to complete your registration.

                          Step by Step Online Registration Process:

                          1.

                          • Log onto the registration portal via https://ulink.uj.ac.za/ using your Student Number and Password. 
                          • Click on 'Create Password' to continue if don't have a password. 

                          2.

                          • Click on the 'Classes' tab and then click on 'My Registration(ITS enabler)
                          • Click on 'Registration' on the left, to start the registration process.
                          • Details instructions on how to use each option can be accessed by clicking on the blue question mark at each process.

                          3.

                          • Work your way through all the processes listed on the left.
                          • Read the POPIA regulations and click on 'I Accept' to continue.
                          • Verify your personal contact details, address details and contact person. 
                          • You can generate a provisional Proforma statement (if needed).
                          • Click on 'Uploading of Documents Required' to upload the required outstanding documents to register. 

                          4. 

                          • Clicking on 'Registration Verification' to verify your registration statuses w.r.t minimum payment, outstanding documents and web access to register.
                          • Click on 'Submit Payment' to make a payment (no debit card payments accepted).  
                          • All outstanding fees from previous years need to be paid including the minimum payment fee applicable according to the registration verification. 

                          5.

                          • Read the 'Academic Registration Rules, Regulations and Indemnity and click on 'I Accept' to continue.
                          • Click on 'Submit Registration' to confirm your qualification to be registered for. 
                          • Enter your 'Employment Status' and select whether you are responsible for your account, If not provide the requested third-party information.
                          • Click on 'Save and Continue'.
                          • Select your combination of modules to be taken. Verify the modules registered for and click on 'Continue'. 
                          • Very your registration costs and click on 'Accept Registration'.
                          • Print your Proof of Registrations. 

                          For more information on where to study, Click here.

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                            Universities Set To Increase Tuition Fees For 2022

                            Tuesday, 18 January, 2022 - 14:53 Author Hazel Kosie

                            The cost of living constantly rises, as this is influenced by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Universities have also announced an increment for 2022 fees and hostels.

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                            Public universities have been given permission to increase tuition fees by 4.3% and a 6.3% increase for student accommodation, rather than the requested 5% increase in fees and 7% for hostel fees. 

                            However, the Universities of South Africa have asked for a sustainable solution.

                            There’s a huge elephant in the room that still needs to be addressed, with R15 billion in outstanding historic debt from students who owe universities.

                            Annually, this is costing these institutions of higher learning almost a billion rand to service.

                            If there’s no increment, money will have to be found somewhere else, resulting in universities rearranging their budgets and reprioritizing specific areas to ensure that the financial liquidity of the institutions remains, as universities need to keep afloat.

                            Universities South Africa Director of Operational Support, Dr. Linda Meyer said:

                            We need to find a solution for the missing middle students. We need to find solutions where universities are not servicing debt that has been accumulated from students over the years and this is why we're calling for a sustainable solution.

                            Meyer said that universities are being placed on the back foot due to getting less increments than they asked for.

                            Around 20% of students who have been noted as missing middle students with a household income ranging between R350 000 and R600 000 are the ones who will be affected most.

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                              Schools Criticised For Punishing Learners For Unpaid Donations

                              Tuesday, 18 January, 2022 - 13:04 Author Hazel Kosie

                              The government and its education department, through the constitution, affirmed section 29 that education is a right for children of this country. However, there have been instances of school stationery being withheld from learners because of a donation fee that they couldn't afford to pay. What do the department and relevant stakeholders have to say about this?

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                              The National Association of School Governing Body has condemned the actions of two schools in Mabopane for depriving children of stationery after the parents failed to pay R50 and clean the school's premises as per the letter issued to the parents.

                              The two schools that have been reported to have been part of this are Tebogo Primary School and Nong primary School in Mabopane.

                              Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said donations are allowed in schools as they help improve school infrastructure.

                              But in instances of parents not being in the financial situation to pay for those donations, Angie emphasised that children should not be victimised.

                              National Association of School Governing Body has criticised the acts of both schools.

                              National Association of School Governing Body, National secretary Matakanye Matakanye agreed and said the following:

                              It is wrong when a school is referred to as a no-fee school then you make parents pay school fees through back doors. It is incorrect. It is illegal and it is a criminal activity.

                              Matakanye further mentioned that there are alternative ways of raising funds without excluding and discriminating against anybody. 

                              The Body advised that schools should also open up to engaging parents in relation to alternate options that the school can use to raise their funds.

                              Fundraising events such as concerts are other ways that schools can generate money.

                              However, the law allows the School Governing Bodies to raise funds too.

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                                University of Fort Hare 2022 Registration Now Open

                                Tuesday, 18 January, 2022 - 12:54 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

                                Students who have been accepted for enrolment to study at the University of Fort Hare in 2022 can now register online.

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                                The University of  Fort Hare has opened its registrations for the 2022 academic year on 17 January until 05 February 2022, and in an effort to ensure the reregistration process is without any hassles for all students, the university has created a 2022 Registration Guide.

                                According to the guide, all first-year students will be allowed to register remotely (Online). However, if they need physical guidance, they are welcome to come to campuses for assistance. 

                                Students have been urged to refer to the registration venue plan to identify the date on which they are to register.

                                These are the key dates and closing deadlines for each campus: 

                                • 17 Jan – 11 Feb 2022 Registration opens only for Continuing East London self-funded students
                                • 25 Jan – 11 Feb 2022 Registration opens for the rest of Continuing East London, Bhisho and Alice students
                                • 31 Jan – 05 Feb 202 In contact registration opens for all FTENS (new students) in EAST LONDON and Alice.

                                The university has also stated that if first-year students do not register within 5 days after the set date, their space will be allocated to another applicant.

                                Students will be required to pay a Minimum Initial Payment (MIP) of R3500 before registering. This amount will be credited to the student’s account. 

                                Students who have applied for residential student accommodation at the university will have to pay an additional R1500 as payment towards residence fees.

                                Students who have been allocated an NSFAS bursary will have to provide a copy of their bursary acceptance letter before registration.

                                Returning Students with outstanding balances on their fee accounts:

                                • Will not be permitted to re-register
                                • Will not receive examination results
                                • Will not be allowed into residences
                                • Will be charged interest on outstanding accounts and will be handed over to a debt collection agency for collection.

                                 If you need more details on the university's registration process you can consult their registration guide, and for more information on where to study, Click here.

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                                  IEB Matric Results To Be Released Tomorrow

                                  Tuesday, 18 January, 2022 - 11:58 Author Hazel Kosie

                                  The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) will publish its matric candidate's results on media platforms as it has done in the past. This comes after Umalusi announced the approval of the release of the 2021 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination results.

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                                  It has been announced that the IEB results will be published on Wednesday, 19 January 2022, should you need a remark, applications will open on 31 January 2022.

                                  Only candidates who have written IEB examinations have access to retrieve their results on the IEB official website.

                                  You can access your results in two ways, either online or via SMS.

                                  Online:

                                  Here is how you can find your IEB matric results: 

                                  IEB Students can log on to the IEB website to access their results.

                                  1. Log on to the IEB website 
                                  2. Towards the release date of your results, register for the IEB SMS line.
                                  3. Pick up your results from your high school.

                                  SMS line:

                                  Provide the IEB with your phone number and on the day of the results, you’ll be sent an SMS. To register for this service, send an SMS to 35135, including your ID number and exam number.

                                  NB: Each SMS costs R3

                                  IEB spokesperson Teresa Settas said they had been publishing the NSC results in compliance with the requirements of Popia for years.

                                  Settas said:

                                  Only the results of learners who have opted in and have provided express permission for their results to be published on media platforms are released by the IEB.

                                  In the previous year, IEB schools got a matric pass rate of just over 98%, marking 'excellent performance' in a tough year, even though the impact of Covid-19 on the schooling population saw several learners withdraw from the year and postpone completion of Grade 12 until 2021.

                                   

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                                    NSFAS Applications Close In Three Days

                                    Tuesday, 18 January, 2022 - 11:53 Author Bulelani Dyomfana

                                    If you are have not applied for NSFAS student funding for the 2022 academic year then you have quite a limited amount of time to do so. The closing deadline is in three days.

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                                    Student funding applications through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme(NSFAS) are still open, but only for the next three days. 

                                    The bursary scheme has called on prospective students as well as those looking to kick start their higher education careers to submit their applications as soon as possible. Here's how you can do it.

                                    How to apply for NSFAS 

                                    • Create a myNSFAS account via this link: https://my.nsfas.org.za/ 
                                    • Click on the ‘Apply’ tab to update your personal information
                                    • Upload your application supporting documents
                                    • Submit your application

                                    When submitting your NSFAS application ensure that you have the following support documents: 

                                    • A copy of ID. A temporary ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs will be accepted
                                    • Non-Sassa applicants must provide ID copies of parent/s, legal guardian/guardian or spouse
                                    • Smart ID cards: a copy with both sides of the smart ID must be provided
                                    • Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA) should provide the latest payslip, not older than 3 months, UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse)
                                    • A person with disabilities: to complete Disability Annexure A form.

                                    Alternatively, you can also submit your NSFAS funding application at one of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) centres across the country. 

                                    The NYDA assists students who have not yet applied, especially those who are located in remote areas without internet access.
                                     

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                                      What You Should Know Before Starting A Career In Real Estate

                                      Tuesday, 18 January, 2022 - 11:32 Author Terrique Faro

                                      Real estate is a great career choice for many people. The ability to earn money by helping families with the purchase or sale of their home appeals to a wide range of interests. But first, you have to be sure that you have what it takes to succeed in real estate.

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                                      Real estate agents work in a number of different capacities. Some help home buyers find the perfect property, others help sellers list and market their homes for sale. You can also choose a career in commercial real estate by helping investors find properties to purchase or lease for businesses and corporations.

                                      Here are key questions to ask yourself before you jump at the chance to earn your real estate license.

                                      How do you feel about rejection?

                                      Real estate is all about rejection, and the more motivated you are, the more rejections you’ll face. When people are buying or selling property, they usually have an idea of what they want and how much they’re willing to spend on it. This means that if a buyer is looking for a two-bedroom condo with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, but your listing has hardwood floors and a dishwasher that isn’t stainless steel, then they’ll probably keep looking. The more motivated buyers are, the less likely they are to consider other options.

                                      Do you like being around people?

                                      If so, then real estate might be the perfect career choice for you! Even if you don’t like selling property face-to-face, your work will still involve connecting with people.

                                      If you’re excited about meeting new people, want to learn about the community, and don’t mind rejection, then real estate could be a great career fit for you!

                                      The fact is, the real estate market is always changing. And with that change comes different challenges, different opportunities and even different terminology. That’s why it’s important to keep up with what’s new in the industry and understand what you need to succeed.

                                      You may also wish to read:

                                      Is Real Estate A Good Career?

                                      Is Sales A Good Career Path?

                                      Is A Career In Sales Right For You?

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                                        Unisa Warns Of Companies Falsely Advertising Their Services

                                        Tuesday, 18 January, 2022 - 11:15 Author Hazel Kosie

                                        As the academic year starts, Unisa has encountered another scam. Initially, it was a scam that encouraged students to contact non-Unisa staff for admissions. The university has finally taken action.

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                                        The University of South Africa has taken action against companies that have been using the institution's name to scam students.

                                        A statement from the university read:

                                        It has come to our attention that some companies and social media pages have been falsely advertising Unisa online information and various services to assist students. In the process, companies either solicit money fraudulently from students or make money through online advertising with no benefit to students.

                                        Click here or the full statement.

                                        The university has emphasized that these companies are in no way associated or related to the university.

                                        Unisa has requested for students to only use official Unisa sites and platforms as any other platforms will most probably provide you with incorrect information and/or act illegally which will be harmful to your studies. 

                                        Below are the Unisa platforms for official Unisa information:

                                        www.unisa.ac.za

                                        https://my.unisa.ac.za

                                        https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfSouthAfrica

                                        https://twitter.com/unisa

                                        https://www.linkedin.com/company/unisa 

                                        Unisa is in the course of handing over the names of the companies implicated for attempting to mislead students to the university's Legal Department.

                                         

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