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How to Submit Late Applications to Universities and TVET Colleges in 2018.

The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) online application service for matriculants, who struggled to secure a place at the educational institution of their choice, will open from 5 January – 28 February 2018.

CACH services are particularly useful for applicants who applied for admission to a university or college in time, but have not been offered a place or their programme of choice.

It can also be useful for prospective students who achieved better than expected results, and now wish to access a different course or university or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college.

Students who missed the application window period for one reason or the other can also use CACH services.

CACH was established in 2013 in response to the large number of applicants seeking entry to the Post School Education and Training (PSET) sector in January, when most universities have closed their application process.

It is provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training as a service that is free to both applicants and institutions.

Now in its fifth year, CACH has attracted 18 329 applicants.

A survey taken on 10 087 applicants in March 2016 revealed that 33% (3 328) of students had found a place in PSET or employment since contacting CACH.

A survey taken of 11 770 applicants in March 2017 revealed that 37.3% (4 390) of students had found a place in PSET, or employment since contacting CACH.

This reflects an increase of 1 062 learners finding a place in the PSET sector. The increase is an indication of the positive impact of CACH.

Alternatively, prospective students can call the toll-free call centre number on 0860 35 66 35 from 8am to 8pm.

Central Application Service

Meanwhile, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has recently approved a policy for the establishment of a Central Application Service (CAS) for PSET.

The policy is an initial step in the legislative process to establish a one-stop online application system for students to access multiple institutions without the need to queue at those institutions.

CAS is aimed at streamlining and simplifying the application and admissions process.

The new system will allow applicants to use the system for a range of tasks such as investigating opportunities, preparing, submitting and changing applications, and considering and accepting offers.

The CAS system will prepare application cycles, capture off-line applications, check and submit applications, communicate with applicants, resolve queries and refer rejected applicants to other opportunities.

PSET institutions will prepare programme data, receive applications, select and make offers, and register and admit students.

The main users of the system will be all entering undergraduates, who can apply for academic programmes, as specified by individual institutions.

NSFAS Bursary 2017 – 2018

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides loans and gives various NSFAS bursaries to students at all 25 of our public universities, as well as the 50 public FET (Further Education Training) colleges. Instead of having to repay the monetary value as with loans, bursars who apply for a NSFAS bursary will enter into a contract to work in a specific sector in South Africa for a specified amount of time after their graduation.

NSFAS has been highly successful in helping to educate the youth; available funding has grown from R441 million in 1999 to a whopping R8.5 billion in 2013.

NSFAS Bursary Requirements for Application

The following basic requirements must be met in order to apply for any of the NSFAS bursaries; applicants must:

  • Be South African citizens
  • Comply with the entry requirements set by the universities of their choice / have proof of registration or acceptance to said university

Once successfully awarded the bursary, students must pass all courses and complete the qualification within the minimum time frame prescribed by the particular university to avoid the risk of having to repay the bursary amount.

In some cases, bursars may be required to report their particular NSFAS bursary exam results in order to continue to receive funding.

All applications will require certified copies of the following:

  • ID document
  • Grade 12 results
  • Parent/guardian’s ID and employment documents (salary slips/pensions slips if applicable/affidavit if unemployed)
  • Proof of university acceptance/registration

NSFAS Bursary Package

Unless otherwise stated, the bursary fund will allow for a portion of, if not all of, the following study-related costs:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Travel
  • Prescribed books/study material

The amounts prescribed for the above-mentioned costs will be dependent on the outcome of the NSFAS Means Test. This test assesses to what extent the student’s family can contribute – mainly through determining the gross annual family income. Students can qualify for varying amounts up to the maximum of R60 000 per year.

Contact Details
Tel: 0800 87 22 22

5. Bursary for Students with Disabilities

This bursary program, conducted through the Department of Higher Education and Training, is applicable to disabled students who wish to study in all fields, as long as they are accredited higher and further education and training programs. Candidates must also be academically able and financially needy (as determined by the NSFAS Means Test or at the discretion of the Disability Support Unit).

In terms of defining a disability, it is regarded as a long-term impairment (has lasted or is likely to persist for at least 12 months) that is recurring and substantially limiting. For this program, chronic diseases are also included as a disability; these include HIV/AIDS, diabetes, asthma, cancer and tuberculosis (TB).

The NSFAS bursary also covers the costs of an assistive device or human support that the student needs in order to improve their quality of life.



The workshops are also meant to instil a hunger for knowledge and education in young enthusiastic learners who have chosen acting as a career path.

The workshops are meant to be a bridging course for those who have trained at tertiary and are now about to enter the industry. The course involves work that is equivalent or sometimes post grad.
The course is free of charge
The course runs for the whole year. Meeting every Thursday at the Joburg Theater from 9am to 4pm.

Those who have studied theatre/drama/performing arts are encouraged to choose a monologue for the audition. The monologue should be a from a published, reputable playwright.

Definitely no one under 20years and no High School students (they should be in school)

Duma Ndlovu, having been in this industry for more than 35 years, has garnered enough information and knowledge to be able to equip those who are coming into the industry and prepare them for their individual journey(s). The workshops grow and blossom self-confident thespians who have skills to allow them to succeed in their chosen career path.

for more information (011) 877-6867


Universities In South Africa With Application Information


Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Phone T: 041 504 1111
Web Address:
Application Information

Rhodes University
Phone T: 046 603 8148
Web Address:
Application Information

University of Fort Hare
Phone T: 040 653 2312
Web Address:
Application Information

Walter Sisulu University of Technology
Phone T: 047 502 2200
Web Address:
Application Information


Central University of Technology
Phone T: 051 507 3911
Web Address:
Application Information

University of the Free State
Phone T: 051 401 2114
Web Address:
Application Information


University of Pretoria
Phone T: 012 420 4111
Web Address:
Application Information

University of South Africa
Phone T: 012 429 3111
Web Address:
Application Information

Tshwane University of Technology
Phone T: 012 382 5911
Web Address:
Application Information

University of the Witwatersrand
Phone T: 011 717 1102
Web Address:
Application Information

Vaal University of Technology
Phone T: 016 950 9214/5
Web Address:
Application Information

University of Johannesburg
Phone T: 011 489 3000
Web Address:
Application Information 


Durban Institute of Technology
Phone T: 031 373 2411
Web Address:
Application Information

University of KwaZulu Natal
Phone T: 031 2602227
Web Address:
Application Information

Mangosuthu University of Technology
Phone T: 031 260 2212
Web Address:
Application Information

University of Zululand
Phone T: 035 902 6624
Web Address:
Application Information


University of Limpopo
Phone T: 015 268 2140
Web Address:
Application Information

University of Venda
Phone T: 015 962 8000
Web Address:
Application Information


North West University
Phone T: +27 18 299-4897
Fax +27 18 299-4910
Web Address:
Application Information


University of Stellenbosch
Phone T: 021 808 4654/2721
Web Address:
Application Information

University of Cape Town
Phone T: 021 650 2105/6
Web Address:
Application Information

University of the Western Cape
Phone T: 021 959 2911
Web Address:
Application Information

UNICAF Scholarship

Unicaf UniversityThe UNICAF Scholarship Programme was founded to offer gifted students the opportunity of advancing their education by studying towards a UNICAF University Degree.

The UNICAF Scholarship Programme is one of the most generous scholarship programmes available for students and provides opportunities for studies towards undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from UNICAF University at a much lower cost. Thousands of students have already benefited from over $70 million scholarships awarded towards their educational journey.

The scholarship is available for online or campus studies. For the PhD programmes, Scholarship is available only for Online studies.

Government increases aid to NSFAS

The Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr. Blade Nzimande recently presented some of government’s plans to provide financial support to students in 2017.

Students funded by the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) received special attention during the address as government reaffirmed its intentions to use NSFAS as its primary channel of financial distribution.

“NSFAS has been allocated over R718 million for full bursaries for scarce and critical skills for the current year from the NSF.” ,said Nzimande.

NSFAS Students will also be eager to note that the Department of Higher Education Training (DHET) has made arrangements to pay the registration fees for all NSFAS funded students in January each year.

“NSFAS qualifying students will not pay any registration or upfront fees in 2017 ” ,he said.

Every year frustrations over registration fees spark a new round of students protests but the DHET’s plan to settle this initial cost is expected to prevent the recurring problem.

“In addition, NSFAS has earmarked R76.6 million in the 2017 academic year to provide financial aid to disabled students in universities.”

Nzimande noted that government had also addressed the issue of historical debt of NSFAS qualifying students.

“All NSFAS qualifying students who were registered in 2016, and were successful in their studies, but who have accumulated historical student debt with institutions of higher education, will be allowed to register in 2017.”

Arcelormittal: Apprenticeship Programme 2017

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Closing Date: 31 January 2017
Location: Vanderbijlpark

Complete Grade 12 qualification with English, Physical or Engineering Science, applicable trade theory subject such as Platers & Metals/Welding & Metals/Mechano Technology and an additional trade related technical subject such as Technical Drawings/Engineering Drawings & Graphics etc, all passed with a minimum of 50%, and Mathematics (not Mathematics Literacy) passed with a minimum of 45%.
Complete Technical Grade 12 qualification with English, Physical or Engineering Science, applicable N3-N6 trade theory subject such as Platers & Metals/Welding & Metals/Mechano Technology and an additional trade related technical subject such as Technical Drawings/Engineering Drawings & Graphics etc, all passed with a minimum of 50%, and Mathematics (not Mathematics Literacy) passed with a minimum of 45%.
Complete NCV Level 4 qualification with English, Physical or Engineering Science, applicable trade theory subject such as Platers & Metals/Welding & Metals/Mechano Technology and an additional trade related technical subject such as Technical Drawings/Engineering Drawings & Graphics etc, all passed with a minimum of 50%, and Mathematics (not Mathematics Literacy) passed with a minimum of 45%.

Electrician Apprenticeship Programme

Instrumentation Apprenticeship Programme

Refactory Mason Apprenticeship Programme

Welder Apprenticeship Programme

Boilermaker Apprenticeship Programme

Appl for Graduate Programme at ICASA

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is a public entity responsible for the regulation of the electronic communications, broadcasting and postal industries in South Africa, as mandated by the ICASA Act, No 13 of 2000, and Electronic Communications Act, No 36 of 2005.

At ICASA we consider our employees to be our greatest asset and vital to the organisation’s future. Furthermore we are serious about developing and investing in our future.

The ICASA Graduate Development Programme is a twenty four (24) months intensive development programme commencing in April. This programme provides an opportunity for newly qualified graduates as well as unemployed graduates to gain valuable practical working experience and theoretical training while earning a salary, enabling them to build the foundation for a successful career in the Information and Communications Technology Industry. A supporting structure of coaches will guide our Graduates through their training by providing help for challenges at work. The Graduates’ performance will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and assistance will be provided throughout the programme as well as career guidance for future endeavors.

The Graduate intake at ICASA is impacted by a number of variables which include both the South African skills market and the organisation’s skills needs.

Graduate opportunities are available in these areas

Policy Research and Analysis
Monitoring and Evaluation
Information Knowledge Management
Internal Audit
Compliance and Consumer Affairs
Information Technology
Human Resource
Legal, CCC and Risk
Engineering and Technology


Applicants must be a South African citizen; and completed any of the following qualifications from a recognised South African institution:

BCom Economics/ Statistics/ Accounting/ Finance/Auditing/ Business Management/ Business Administration
Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation/ Public Policy and Administration
LLB / BCom Risk Management
BSc / BTech Electrical / Electronic Engineering
BA / BCom Human Resources / Industrial Psychology / Organisational Development
BA Communications (Broadcasting/ Telecommunications)/ Media Studies/Social Sciences,
BA Information Science/Information Management/ Records Management/ Library Science/ Archival Studies/ Knowledge Management
BSc Computer Science / Information Systems / Information Technology/ Auditing
BSc with Information Technology and Engineering/ BCom with Information Technology/ BCom Economics/ BCom Internal Audit

How to apply

Applications close on 03 January 2017. apply online

Required documents: Curriculum Vitae (CV); Motivational Letter; Academic Records; and Evidence of significant extra-curricular activities that demonstrate drive and interpersonal skills;

ICASA is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.

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