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Backlog affecting NSFAS processes

Higher Education Minister revealed that, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) still has a backlog.

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In a written response to parliamentary questions from the DA’s Andricus van der Westhuizen, the Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor revealed that, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) still has a backlog of more than 80 000 unresolved bursary applications – with 19 000 being unsigned loan agreements – as at the middle of this month.   

In 2018 the Student financial aid scheme experienced challenges , including funding decisions, addressing the 2017 academic year backlog, the non-payment and delays in the payment of allowances, and a weakness in data integration between NSFAS and institutions.

This led to Minister Pandor appointing Dr Randall Carolissen as the administration.

In her reply, Pandor said unresolved applications from 2017 and 2018 stood at 83186 as at February 14.

“Of these, 19113 relate to unsigned loan/bursary agreements.”

She mentioned that the absence of signed contracts prevented NSFAS from making payments to the applicant or the educational institution at which they were registered.

According to Minister Pandor, the students with unsigned contracts were sent regularly to their host institutions for them to ensure the contracts were signed.

“Once signed, fees and allowances can be paid immediately,” she said.

 She mentioned that, a further 64073 are still outstanding cases where there were internal system issues that prevented final resolution of the bursary applications.

“Of these, 54807 (10333 from 2017 and 44474 from 2018) relate to changes in fees or allowances that, for a number of reasons, are rejected by the processing algorithm. The causes of these rejections have now been identified, and the algorithm is being updated to resolve the blockage.”

She said NSFAS had planned to complete this work by last Friday.

 More than 400000 bursary applications were made to NSFAS, however, only about 170000 applicants qualified for bursaries for 2019 academic year.

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TETA bursary

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Requirements:

  • Currently in Grade 12 or have completed matric
  • Intending to study transport-related qualifications in 2020
  • Currently registered students at Institutions of Higher Learning (including TVET Colleges) and require funding for 2020 academic year Applicants must be studying at or intending to study at Accredited Aviation Schools, Accredited Diving Schools and Registered TVETs and HEIs
  • Aviation students with PPL
  • Commercial Divers with matric (Senior Certificate)

How to Apply: 

Application forms, guidelines and other relevant documents are available on the TETA website www.teta.org.za, under TETA 2019/2020 Unemployed Bursary Learner Support.

1. Applicants must be South African citizens and be at the age of 35 years or below.

2. Applicants should select one qualification on the application form.

3. Only one application form will be accepted per learner.

4. Applications should be accompanied by all documents required in the checklist attached to the application form.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE TETA BURSARY

Application forms may be submitted in the following ways:
Via Post: Private Bag X 10016, Randburg, 2125. Hand delivery to TETA Head Office: 344 Pretoria Avenue, Randburg. Attention: Confidence Ngobeni or Phuti Rankapole – SD & LP Unit.

Applications can also be hand-delivered to TETA Coastal and/or regional offices listed below:

• Kwa-Zulu Natal Office: MB House, 635-641 Peter Mokaba Road, Overport, Durban. Tel: 031 301 9614 Attention: Mike Mzolo.

• Western Cape Office: Newlands on Main, Mariendahl House Ground Floor, 13 Main Road, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700. Tel: 021 819 9601/9606/9607 – Attention: Zaidah Sampson.

• Limpopo Office: Capricorn TVET College, Senwabarwana Campus, Senwabarwana Main Road, Bochum, 079 150 2729. Attention: Thandazile Mabuya.

Application Form: 

2019-2020 – GUIDELINES FOR UNEMPLOYED BURSARIES-FINAL.docx

2019_20 BURSARY APPLICATION FORM.doc

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South African Youth development programmes to familiarise yourself with

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Whether you are taking the route of entrepreneurship or looking to acquire skills to land you your dream job, there are youth initiatives designed to expose youth to new knowledge and opportunities to have you workplace ready.

SAB Foundation, THOLOANA ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME

The aim of the programme is to support entrepreneurship development and social innovation, with a emphasis on small, medium and micro-sized enterprises for women and youth, people in rural areas, as well as persons with disability.

For more about the programme: http://sabfoundation.co.za/tholoana-enterprise-programme/

The innovation summit

For all who are into the world of science and technology, The innovation summit offers Tech entrepreneurs and innovators an opportunity to participate, grow their network, and bring their innovations to life and be compatible with the advent of the industrial 4.0. This programme creates a platform where innovators and tech entrepreneurs can collaborate with the government, academia, and industry ” to build an African system for innovation on a practical level.”

Another benefit is the opportunity offered to connect with entrepreneurs from various countries, backgrounds, disciplines, and world-views to “create an innovative economic environment that will prosper the South African economy.”

For about the programme: http://innovationsummit.co.za/innovate/

The National Youth Development Agency

This initiative was put in place by the government to help combat the issues that South African youth are affected by on a daily basis. Youth in South Africa youth apply and are with this can be exposed to career guidance services, mentorship, skills development and training, entrepreneurial development and support, health awareness programmes and involvement in sport.

For more information about the programme: http://www.nyda.gov.za/

JA youth enterprise development programme

This initiative offers opportunities to the youth between the ages of 18 and 35. It looks to grow youth entrepreneurs. It looks to grow youth entrepreneurs through education and training, enough to assist them with establishing their own businesses. It grooms future entrepreneurs to understand and acquire the neccessary skills for sustainable businesses. The programme runs for a period of three to four months.

For more on the programme: http://jasa.org.za/youth-enterprise-development-programme/

Youth empowerment services

The Youth Empowerment Service is known to be one of the first social initiatives between government, business and labour. This initiative is aimed aims to involve the youth,corporates,SMME host and skills providers. With this initiative one million youth get the opportunities and the same time create that platforms which encourage economic prosperity.

For on the programme: http://www.yes4youth.co.za/

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Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) Bursary

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ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

Transport-related fields of studies:

  • Electrical Engineering (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ N4-N6)
  • Electronic Engineering (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ N4-N6)
  • Mechanical Engineering (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ N4-N6)
  • Aeronautical Engineering (B Degree)
  • Marine Engineering (B Degree)
  • Maritime Law (B Degree)
  • Maritime Studies (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Nautical Studies (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Transport Economics (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Supply Chain Management including Warehouse, Storage and Distribution (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Road Transport Management (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Logistics Management (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Transportation Management (B degree/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Commercial Divers (Class II/ III/ IV)
  • Commercial Pilot License
  • Instrument Rating
  • Instructor’s Rating
  • CPL with ATPL subjects (Frozen ATPL)
  • Masters Degree in Transport Related possible themes

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE

The bursary will provide coverage for the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed textbooks, transport, approved on/ off campus accommodation and meals.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • South African citizen
  • Between 18 and 35 years old
  • Currently unemployed
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying or intend on studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying or registered to study at an accredited tertiary institute (including TVET Colleges, HETs, Accredited Diving Schools and Accredited Aviation Schools)
  • Good academic record with a minimum overall average of 50%
  • In possession of a valid Private Pilot License (PPL) if applying for Commercial Pilot Training
  • In possession of a valid Commercial Pilot License if applying for Instructor’s or Instrument Rating
  • Students from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with disabilities are welcome to apply
  • NOT currently funded in any TETA programme or by another sponsor

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the TETA Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Also, download the TETA Bursary Guidelines (.pdf) before applying.
 

Submit the following supporting documentation:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest academic results/ record (certified copy)
  • Qualifications/ certificates (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians death certificate if deceased (certified copies)
  • Proof of household income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed)
  • Quote from tertiary institute of tuition fees, textbooks, accommodation, etc
  • Proof of registration from a tertiary institute/ Admission letter if not currently registered
  • Acceptance letter from tertiary institute/ proof of application if acceptance letter is not yet available
  • Pilots to include: Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Commercial Diving students: must be at least 18 years old, be able to swim and be fluent in English (reading, writing, and understanding)
  • If studying at a Private Institute: Valid proof of accreditation by the relevant authority/ body for study applied

Applications can be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
Private Bag X10016, Randburg, 2125

2) Hand delivered to TETA Head Office:
No 344, Pretoria Avenue, Randburg
Attn: Confidence Ngobeni / Sinelisiwe Sibeko – SD & LP Unit

3) Hand delivered to your nearest TETA Coastal office:
Western Cape Office:
Newlands on Main, Mariendahl House Ground Floor, 13 Main Road, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700
Attn: Zaida Sampson
Tel: 021 819 9601/ 021 819 9606/ 021 819 9607

Kwa-Zulu Natal Office:
MB House, 635-641 Peter Mokaba Road, Overport, Durban
Att: Mike Mzolo
Tel: 031 301 9614

Limpopo Office:
Capricorn TVET College, Senwabarwana Campus, Senwabarwana Main Road, Bochum
Attn: Thandazile Mabuya
Tel: 079 150 2729

CLOSING DATE

2 July 2019 (at 16:30)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER


Tel: 011 577 7033/ 011 577 7018/ 011 577 7093

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