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Varsity Cup: Update of team scores

Varsity Cup updates



The week was filled with victories, defeats and anticipated glory for the teams.

FNB shimlas Young Guns gain victory over FNB Wits Young Guns, finishing the match with 46-12 on Monday.

FNB UKZN outplayed FNB Rhodes 50-10 in Durban in the opening match of the FNB varsity shield tournament.

The UP-Tuks was not even close to a win as FNB Maties Young Guns securing comfortable 47-16 win in Pretoria, on Monday afternoon.

In Bloemfontein, FNB UJ  YG earned their glory with final score of 45 to 17 of FNB CUT YG. Although being penalised regularly for ill-discipline, UJ proved that the scoring of tries would be sufficient to earn them a victory. 

FNB WSU won against FNB UFH securing a score of 37-22 in front of their home crowd in Alice on Monday to win the Eastern Cape derby.

FNB Madibaz showed their dominance in Port Elizabeth with a satisfactory 38-21 win against the FNB CPUT to open their Varsity Shield account.

The crowd at the Wits Rugby stadium were treated to an amazing game that left visitors the FNB Shimlas secure a late 33-26 victory over FNB Wits team.

FNB NWU’s  first home game of the season proved to be great one as they were able to seal the score with a 37-21 victory against FNB UWC on Monday.

The FNB CUT Ixias scored their first ever win over FNB UJ in Bloemfontein sealing their final score at 27-26.

FNB Maties stands strong beating the FNB UP- Tuks to a score of 26-24, In their Round three FNB Varsity Cup clash at the Tuks Rugby stadium on Monday evening.

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Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary 2020




The bursary is awarded available to students who are enrolled in the University, Further Education and Training institution (FET) and the University of Technology. The awarded bursary is based on the student’s academic performance

The MQA bursary accepts the following mining fields of study:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Mine Survey
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive only)
  • Geology
  • Environmental Health and Management

The following disciplines will also be considered through a limited number of bursaries:

  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering( Mineral Processing)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Jewellery Design and Manufacturing

Female applicants, as well as applicants with disabilities, will be given special consideration.

MQA Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • Students of a University, Further Education and Training institution (FET) and University of Technology
  • Strong academic record
  • Proven financial need
  • Students studying in mining-related degrees
  • Consideration will be given to female or disabled applicants

How to Apply and Application Details

Download and complete the MQA bursary application forms below: MQA Bursary Application Form


Submit copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application form (these documents are compulsory – if any of these items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • Certified copy of Senior Certificate (Grade 12)
  • Full academic record on the official letterhead of institution or logo (if you are already studying at a university, university of technology.
  • Acceptance letter from a university, university of technology for first time students.
  • Certified copy of a valid South African identity document not older than three (3) months.
  • Letter of consent to engage MQA bursary scheme from immediate supervisor.

Application form and supporting documents can be submitted at the following MQA offices:

Gauteng: 7 Anerley Road, Block C, Parktown, 2193 / Tel: 011 547 2600 / Post: Private Bag X118, Marshalltown, 2107

Eastern Cape: King Sabatha Dalindyebo TVET College, R61 Queenstown Road Cicira Village, Mthatha / Tel: 087 095 0497

Free State: Goldfields TVET College, 14107 Ndaki Road, Tosa Campus Thabong / Tel: 087 095 0266 /

Limpopo: Sekhukhune TVET College, CN Phathudi Campus Stand No. 2659, Praktiseer / Tel: 087 095 0267 /

Mpumalanga: Nkangala TVET College, Mpondozamkomo Campus, 1 Moses Kotane Drive, Ferrobank / Tel: 013 696 8120 / 2121

North West: Orbit TVET College, Mankwe Campus, Stand 230, Unit 2 Mogwase / Tel: 014 555 8860 /

Northern Cape: Northern Cape Rural TVET College, Kathu Campus, Hans Coetzee Drive, Kathu / Tel: 053 723 0100 /

Closing Date

31 January 2020.

Contact Details

Address: 7 Anerley Road, Parktown
Post: Private Bag X118, Marshalltown, 2107
Tel: 011 547 2600

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Encouraging better ways of understanding science within communities



(From right to left) Kevin Brandt (EWN), Robert Inglis ( Science Spaza),Pfungwa Nyamukachi( The conversation), and Sibusiso Biyela ( Journalist)

The Innovation Bridge technology and showcasing event and Science Forum South Africa created a platform for local innovations to express the possibilities of science growing Africa’s economy and changing communities.

The fifth summit, was for the first time in collaboration with the Innovation Bridge – a technology matchmaking and showcasing event.

According to the head of the National Intellectual Property Management Kerry Faul, this event gives innovators the opportunities to come face-to-face with investors, their market, funding partners, and manufacturers.

Taking that science is not popular among communities, one of the issues that was raised at the Science Journalism Workshop was the inability of communities to understand innovations and new technologies enough for them to use the technologies on their own.

A Panel discussion held by Kevin Brandt (EWN), Pfungwa Nyamukachi( The conversation), Robert Inglis ( Science Spaza) and Sibusiso Biyela ( Journalist) looked into the complexities of science.

Talking about science communication, Robert Inglis emphasised framing science in good stories to encourage science stories with impact and Moving away from simple narratives when dealing with the complexity of science.

With the technological revolution, new technologies a set to come in, technologies aimed at improving quality of life within communities.

According to the panel, the introduction of new technologies should be accompanied by stories which allow communities to understand new technologies and science in ways which create impact.

The growth of science has encouraged partnerships from all around the world, specialists to come together, opened new grounds for entrepreneurs and most importantly has become inclusive.

#IBSFSA2019 an initiative by the Department of Science and Innovation

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IB and SFSA collaborate to ignite science,technology and innovation



60 exhibitors, 97 innovations, industry leaders, domain specialists, entrepreneurs and investors will come together to “ignite conversations about science for innovation with impact”.

For the first time, the 5th Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) will be hosted together with the 3rd Innovation Bridge (IB) Technology Matchmaking and Showcasing Event.

Under the theme “Igniting conversations about science for innovation with impact”, the Science Forum South Africa and Innovation Bridge will take on discussions about science, technology and innovation in society.

A three day event which is set to take you through how science,technology and new innovations will be compatible in the 4IR era.

The event will take place at the CSIR International Convention Centre from the 4th to 6th December 2019. Both events are initiatives of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).

For more information click on the following link: DSI

Igniting Conversations About Science For Innovation With Impact

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