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Be the best that you can be and ACE your school career

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Research Survey

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10 Tips as you prepare for the exams

10 Future Stars – Top 5 Entries 12 What has it meant to you being 2013 Future Star? – Reitumetse Molaoa

14 How to choose a campus 15 ACE your application 16 Study advice – Nyda 18 What is an University, University of Technology?

21 What is a private institution?

28 NMMU 30 IkamvaYouth: 2003-2013 32 Dare to dream big 33 Young Business Leaders 34 Applying for financial aid – Nyda

36 10 Tips on how to make your moola work for you

37 The bonus of an unpaid Internship

38 10 Top Tips for preventing & relieving stress

39 SAASTA 40 Public Schools in South Africa

41 Help is just a click away

22 What is a FET college? 24 What is a SETA? ANOTHER PROUD INITIATIVE BROUGHT TO YOU BY ARGO

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Published by Argo | Web: www.argo.org.za | Tel: 021 865 2813 | Email:info@argo.org.za Published in Stellenbosch, South Africa, September 2013 Managing Director: Sue Fontannaz Production and Editorial team: Minkiza Magubane, Sue Fontannaz, Culla Bester Production Manager: Culla Bester ACE Matric Guide 2013 1


ACE YOUR SCHOOL CAREER

Be the best that you can be and

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your school career! Ever wondered why some people manage their day so effectively and get through all of their homework and studies? What is their secret to success and how do you achieve your potential? How do you become all that you were meant to be? This is an important and ‘lifechanging’ question when dealing with becoming your best and doing your best in your final exams! So, in order to figure out how you can manage your exams and stop struggling with your school work, take a break to determine who you really are and how that can help you ACE your performance and YOUR future! It is important that you create an inner ‘compass’ that can direct you in becoming the best that you can be!

This is your chance to open the doors to your future by using your ‘ESP’! So, what is ESP and how do you develop your inner compass? ESP is about knowing what you need to do, when you need to do it and who you need, to help you, so that you always get the best out of life! E focuses on the ENERGY you have in life to get things done and how you utilize your energy! So, you can spend your days complaining about the errors in your school system or curriculum, or you can use your energy to make things happen, for you! But it’s difficult to make it happen, when you are wondering what “it” is? S is about unlocking your STRENGTHS! What tasks are you great at and what do you love doing? What subjects do you excel in? What makes you feel like you’re 2

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number one and gives you a confidence boost? What important tasks do you need to do to get your work done? Focus on these areas and the areas that you do well in. This is where the secret of your strengths and energy lies, this is where your future is, your career! P is all about PEOPLE, your classmates and friends! P is about PARTNERSHIPS! It is always important to remember that if they don’t support you, they aren’t your true ‘partner’! These are the people that support you and like you for who you are! Choose them wisely as they are your friends and support for life! Spend your time with people that make you happy, make you laugh and understand you. Build strong partnerships with people who challenge you, help you grow and give you positive energy! They will be sharing in your stress and exam worries; they will help you be the success you want to be! So, stop stressing and wasting time, discover the secret to who you really are and develop your ESP! ACE your Matric year and be the best you can be!


MANAGEMENT

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Accountant (CGMA) designation, powered by CIMA and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). By helping people and businesses to succeed, CIMA is the first choice for employers, with members and students in 173 countries worldwide. There may be elements of the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and the CIMA Professional Qualification that you’ve covered during another degree or tertiary course. CIMA recognises course elements from degree and diploma courses offered by South African universities and universities of technology, this may entitle you to certain exemptions.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Illovo, Johannesburg T. 0861 CIMASA (0861 246272) or +27 (0) 11 788 8723 F. +27 (0) 11 788 8724 | E. johannesburg@cimaglobal.com www.cimaglobal.com/businessbrains

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T4 – Test of Professional Competence in Management Accounting

Initial Professional Development – work based practical experience

Strategic level

Enterprise pillar

Management level

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PAPER E3 – ENTERPRISE STRATEGY Analyse corporate environment (internal / external) Evaluate strategic options Manage change Design and run performance management systems

Part B

Case Study Examination based on pre-seen and unseen material

Performance pillar

Financial pillar

PAPER P3 – PERFORMANCE STRATEGY

PAPER F3 – FINANCIAL STRATEGY

· Evaluate and manage business risk · Manage financial risk · Review, audit and evaluate risk control systems · Apply risk management to IT/IS environment

· Formulate and evaluate financial strategy · Conduct business or corporate valuation · Model and forecast cash flows and other finances · Advise on mergers, acquisitions and divestments

AWARD – CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting PAPER E2 – ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT Analyse competitive environment Plan, set up, manage and execute projects Lead the team Negotiate and communicate effectively

PAPER P2 – PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

PAPER F2 – FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

· Advise on product manufacture and pricing · Plan and manage cost for competitive advantage · Design and manage budgeting system · Evaluate performance of organisational units

· Prepare group accounts · Evaluate and apply IFRS · Analyse and interpret financial statements · Prepare CSR reports

Operational level

AWARD – CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting PAPER E1 – ENTERPRISE OPERATIONS

Awareness of IT/IS issues and environment · Awareness of key marketing issues · Awareness of efficiency and quality issues · · Awareness of people management

PAPER P1 – PERFORMANCE OPERATIONS

PAPER F1 – FINANCIAL OPERATIONS

· Calculate and analyse cost of products · Forecast and budget for organisational activities · Evaluate capital expenditure

· Prepare basic tax computations · Prepare financial statements for single company · Use IFRS and GAAP

· Manage short-term finance (e.g. cash)

· Manage general and other ledger systems

CIMA CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ACCOUNTING Paper C01 – Fundamentals of Management Accounting | Paper C02 – Fundamentals of Financial Accounting | Paper C03 – Fundamentals of Business Mathematics Paper C04 – Fundamentals of Business Economics | Paper C05 – Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

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words of encouragement

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TIPS as you prepare

for the exams I am sure every adult in your life has already told you how important this exam is, and that the results will determine not only whether you pass or fail, but whether you qualify for university studies. So I will not add to the pressure, for that is the last thing you need right now. I will, however, offer you 10 tips as you prepare for the exams.

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By Prof Jonathan Jansen Do not panic. The key is to remain calm and rely on what you already know and your preparation in the various school subjects since Grade 10 and even earlier. Listen to music or have a good laugh at Trevor Noah.

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Do not cram. Plan your time appropriately. Do not leave everything to the last minute and get a good night’s sleep be­­fore your exam.

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Keep perspective. If you do poorly in the exams, it is not the end of the world. You can retake the examination or do a bridging course to university. Whatever you do, do not harm yourself. One examination can never be a judgment on your worth as a human being and a potential scholar of the future.

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Be realistic. If you are unrealistic you could set yourself up for disappointment.

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Hang out with positive people. There is nothing more debilitating than to have friends at this stage who are negative and who tell you to expect the worst. Hang out with calm, positive people in the days and weeks leading to the examinations.

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Be super-organised. In the week before an exam, plan how you will spend each hour. Plan when you will sleep, when you will study what subject and when you will relax with music or whatever works for you.

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Block out distractions. It is important to stay away from things that upset or disturb you in these final days before you write, stay calm at all times. Find a peaceful, quiet place to study.

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Study with someone who is smarter than you. You can motivate and confer with each other and boost one another when you get tired.

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Ask for help. This is not the time to be embarrassed if you do not know something. Raise your hand and seek help when it is needed.

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Expect to win. Be positive. Hold your head high. Believe in yourself. And remember the words of the fish in Finding Nemo: “We did not come this far to be breakfast.”


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FUTURE STARS TOP 5 ENTRIES

Reitumetse Molaoa (Future Stars Winner)

from Bloemfontein is working towards becoming an Environmental Biotechnologist. As a mentor to young students, she aims to be a role model to help young people discover their potential. “I hope someone will invest in me, so that I can pay it forward one day”.

Zikhona Ngumbela

Penny Mchunu

from Pretoria believes that she can change our country by choosing to become an economist and she has a burning desire to bring fairness in spend across our country. “I can’t overlook unfairness. I need to fix it. And I’m doing it for my mom and the children out there”.

from Cape Town dreams of working with businesses, getting them to change our communities by using their CSI effectively. “I am a changemaker that believes in change – and I don’t need a job title to do it. I want to leave a legacy and be youth leader”.

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from Tsomo is studying Entrepreneurship and Leadership and wants to open an NGO for youth development in his community. “I believe that youth leadership skills are the key to the future. I want to take the youth to their full potential and to get them back to school”.

from Cape Town is showing the world that women can succeed at any­ thing, by pursuing her career in Marine Engineering. “I want to be the Chief Engineer of a ship in 10 years and to prove woman can do that! Most of my efforts are targeted at inspiring women in the way I live my life”.

BRIGHT KHUMALO What does being a Future Star mean to you? How has having a corporate, like Argo, that believes in you, helped you along your journey? Being a Future Star has helped me realize that sticking to what you believe in pays off. Argo has not only played a huge role in my academics financially, but it has also been my mentor, keeping me motivated to chase my dreams faster than I used to. How has the Future Stars Award assisted you in pursuing and continuing with your dream? With the award I managed to pay off outstanding fees at my previous institution and purchase a new laptop, with which I tackle my assignments and knock them down. What advice would you give to the youth? What attitude do they need to have? All I can tell the youth is that to succeed they need to ap-

ply what I call “The Asthma Concept”. When Asthma attacks its patients, all they want to do is breath. So what the youth needs to do is to imagine life is an Asthma Attack and success is the Oxygen they need to survive. What are your goals and dreams? I have quite a number of goals, but I will mention my biggest goal. My major goal is starting a language school that specializes in English proficiency to help the youth from underprivileged areas to master this medium of communication for future purposes.

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reitumetse molaoa

What has it meant to you being the 2013 FUTURE

STAR? By Reitumetse Molaoa

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am a final year student In BSc Biochemistry at University of the Free State, aiming to pursue BSCHons in Environmental Microbiology in 2014. I am often involved in initiatives that bring out the best in me. I am a writer and listed among 30 SOMAFCO Young Writers 2012 giving me the opportunity to meet with like-minded young people across the country at an educational tour to Tanzania, Mozambique and Swaziland. I am a news reporter for IRAWA POST, official newspaper of University of the Free State. Participating in student media has given me platform to become a critical thinker, to express myself and to think individually. Student media has also allowed me to become a well-rounded writer, keeping up with the latest news. Writing is top of the list amongst my passions; some of my involvements include mentoring and teaching science related subjects at Boyden Observatory and working as a student assistant for a first year module UFS101. The Future Stars campaign, aims to support achievers, to motivate them to believe in themselves and in the power of education to help them achieve their dreams. I believe that this sentiment resonates well with me. Holding the Future Stars title has given me high influential 12

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capacity and allowed me to expand my involvement in mentorship. I believe that given enough guided direction and a good sense of identity; it will help build a nation that is motivated, enough to produce inspiring achievers and future leaders. South Africa has some great motivational speakers. I believe this tool should be used to influence young people to make the most of their future through education to become the reflection of an imagined South Africa. I am enthusiastic in everything I focus my energy on, I’m goal and achievement oriented, persistent and hardworking. I believe that with everything I am involved in, every day I am being propelled to achieve my goals. I believe that education is my forte and I will excel in it. I am an active dreamer and I believe that ambition knows no boundaries and so do I. Future Stars has also taught me to make the most of every opportunity that comes my way, thus I used this campaign to my advantage and involved myself in the networking opportunities. Future Stars has exposed me to successful entrepreneurs and professionals, these include the likes of Kelly Ritchie of Sales Partners and TSB’s Vusi Khoza. Argo is doing a good job in helping young people realize their full potential.


how to choose a campus Along with the BIG decision of what you want to study, you also need to decide where you are going to study. Universities, FET’s and Universities of Technologies differ in many ways. Here are some elements to consider when deciding about your future campus.

Location

Campuses can be inner city, suburban, in rural centres, or just plain rural. Each city or town has its own unique personality and activities on offer. Think about the differences in lifestyle, cost of living, transport and people that appeals to you most. You may prefer sunshine and coastal regions like Cape Town and Durban, or the hustle and bustle of the big city life like Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Size

The size of each campus has a big effect on the atmosphere, social life and facilities of each institution. Big institutions such as the University of Johannesburg and Stellenbosch University have tens of thousands of students, while some smaller institutions only have a few dozen. Some campuses are spread out over hundreds of m² while others are confined to a single central campus.

How hard they are to get into

Generally, universities, especially the top institutions in South Africa, are harder to get into than other universities, Universities of Technologies and FET’s. Are you worried about meeting the admission requirements of a particular course? Then it is probably best applying to a few places, including a campus that is not as competitive.

Facilities and services

What range of academic resources, student support services and leisure facilities are available? Big campuses have the comforts of small towns — you can get everything from a haircut to a four-course meal. At some small campuses you can’t always get good coffee, but you can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere.

Who’s there?

Have a look at the institution’s website for more information on their alumni. SA universities have some great exchange programmes which will expose you to not only local students, but also to students from overseas. Sometimes you will be pleasantly surprised by the number of well-known people that attended your tertiary institution.

Style and ethos

It’s hard to pin down, but no two campuses feel the same. Some seem serious and scholarly, while at others the atmosphere is bohemian, political, sports-mad, religious, or all about having a good time. So, choose wisely as you will be spending a few years there to complete your selected programme.

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information for ace application

ACE your application

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re you looking forward to the excitement of varsity life, but still have to cross the barrier of applying to study? Stress no further! Here’s all the information you’ll need to ACE your application. Before you start to fill out that application form, make sure you’ve given some thought as to what course you want to pursue, have all the supporting documents, that the institution is accredited and that you know when is the application deadline. Many institutions have changed from paper applications via the post, fax or personal delivery to online application submissions. This is effective, easy and can save you a lot of time and effort. Some institution’s online submission dates may differ from traditional application forms. If you decide to make use the e-application system you must have a valid email address. This is the email address which the institution will use to send you a verification email and your unique student number. Don’t have a valid email address – Open a free Yahoo, Gmail or Live account today!

Have the varsity prospectus nearby as you may need to fill in the codes for the modules you will be choosing next year. Application forms normally provide space to include personal information such as your interests, academic achievements, leadership roles or extracurricular activities. A letter from your principal or sports coach will add great credibility to your application. So don’t be shy to market yourself! Before submitting your application form, make sure all sections are completed, that you understand each question and you have not made any spelling and grammar mistakes. You need to talk to your teacher or career advisors at school to know which tertiary institution you will be able to attend with your marks. So, study hard! If you are somewhat confused or need further assistance, contact the institution and speak to the relevant people.

Now go ahead and kick start your future with a varsity application! ACE Matric Guide 2013

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study advice

If you are in Grade 11 or in Grade 12, you are well on your way towards matric and looking at obtaining a National Senior Certificate (NSC). Decisions about ca­­ reers are very important as they will have a big influence on your life. To make a well informed career choice, you need to know: • Yourself: personality, interests, abilities and values • The world of work: career opportunities, education needed, daily tasks • Training and learning opportunities: what type of training and learning will enable you to enter your career of choice Training and learning opportunities In your career research, you will have found that for many careers you need

further training. For further training you often need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with some compulsory subjects. There are many opportunities for training and learning that lead to skills for different careers, you need to make sure the entry requirements (subject mix, pass marks, total score), levels (certificate, diploma, degree) and the duration. To qualify for the NSC, the minimum requirements are as follows: •

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Get 40% in 3 NSC subjects. One of the subjects must be an official language at Home Language level; Get 30% in 3 other NSC subjects If the 7th subject is failed, there must be proof of the school-based assessment.

A seven-point rating scale is used to rate assessment in the NSC Achievement Level

Achievement Description

Marks %

7

Outstanding achievement

80 – 100

6

Meritorious achievement

70 – 79

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Substantial achievement

60 – 69

4

Adequate achievement

50 – 59

3

Moderate achievement

40 - 49

2

Elementary achievement

30 – 39

1

Not achieved

0 – 29

The marks that you receive on your NSC certificate will decide what kind of further learning opportunities you will have after Grade 12. Tertiary institutions have different criteria set for entry into degree, diploma and higher certificate study. 16

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Your achievement levels also make up the Admission Point Score (APS) which is used to determine whether you qualify for a specific university. SOURCE: National Youth Development Agency


study advice

Below, you will find the general entry qualifications for the different further learning opportunities, know that Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) may (and mostly do) ask for additional requirements that have been set by the institution. For qualification entry to:

Minimum Entry Requirements

Meet the minimum pass requirements of the NSC plus a pass in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution at a Higher Certificate minimum of 2 (30%- 39%). Candidates may also need to have passed specific subjects in order to gain access into certain fields of study.

Diploma

Meet the minimum pass requirements of the NSC plus a pass in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution at a 2 (30% - 39%) and a pass in 4 other subjects at a minimum of a 3 (40% – 49%). Candidates may also need to have passed specific subjects in order to gain access into certain fields of study.

Bachelor Degree

Meet the minimum pass requirements of the NSC plus a pass in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution at a minimum of a 2 (30% - 39%) and a pass in 4 other subjects from a designated list of subjects at a minimum of a 4 (50% – 59%). Candidates may also need to have passed specific subjects in order to gain access into certain fields of study.

Opportunities for training and learning come in the following forms: • Universities, Universities of Technology (and Private Higher Institutions) • FET Colleges • Learning opportunities through the SETA’s (learnerships and apprenticeships) SOURCE: National Youth Development Agency

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Universities, University of Technology and Private Higher Institutions

What is an University, University of Technology

Universities are institutions of higher learning and offer qualifications such as certificates, diplomas and degrees. The education is mainly theoretical and fo­­ cused on research. The universities of Technology are oriented towards professional qualifications, leading students quite directly into a career. Undergraduate studies can lead to a higher certificate, diploma or a degree. If you want to specialise further, you can study for post graduate or advanced diplomas, Honours, Masters or Doctoral degrees. Universities equip graduates for anything from science, engineering and medicine to law, business, teaching and acting. Courses can last for periods ranging from twelve months to six years. Each university and each course has a different set of entry requirements. These requirements can refer to compulsory subjects, score in a specific subject, total score (APS). Most tertiary institutions 18

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close new applications in August annually for study in the following year, while other close as early as May. You can apply with your Grade 11 final results, so make sure these are good enough and apply in time! Spaces for study at Universities and Universities of Technology are limited and competition is tough. Please note: for some universities and some courses, you will be required to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). Information on dates, venues, test registration and costs is available from the NBT website www.nbt.ac.za Not sure what to study? Log on to www. SAstudy.co.za and search for courses by faculty, region & institution – most comprehensive search tool around. SOURCE: National Youth Development Agency


Universities, University of Technology and Private Higher Institutions to “Visit www.SAstudy.co.za to stay up ” news n tutio insti t lates the date with

UNIVERSITY

WEBSITE

TELEPHONE

University of Johannesburg

www.uj.ac.za

Tel: 011 559 4555

University of KwaZulu-Natal

www.ukzn.ac.za

Tel: 035 902 6346     

University of Witwatersrand

www.wits.ac.za

Tel: 011 717 1030/1/2    

University of Fort Hare

www.ufh.ac.za

Tel: 040 602 2011/043 704 7000

Rhodes University

www.ru.ac.za

Tel: 046 603 8111

University of the Western Cape

www.uwc.ac.za

Tel: 021 959 2911/ 959 3900

University of Cape Town

www.uct.ac.za

Tel: 021 650 2128

University of the Free State

www.uovs.ac.za

Tel: 051 401 9000

University of Pretoria

www.up.ac.za

Tel: 012 420 3111

University of Stellenbosch

www.sun.ac.za

Tel: 021 808 4709

North-West University

www.nwu.ac.za

Tel: 018 389 2111

University of Venda

www.univen.ac.za Tel: 015 962 8000

University of South Africa

www.unisa.ac.za

Tel: 012 441 5888

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University www.nmmu.ac.za

Tel: 041 504 2111/504

University of Limpopo

www.ul.ac.za

Tel: 015 268 3276

Walter Sisulu University

www.wsu.ac.za

Tel: 047 502 2011

University of Zululand

www.uzulu.ac.za

Tel: 035 9026016

Cape Peninsula University of Technology www.cput.ac.za

Tel: 021 959 6653

Central University of Technology

www.cut.ac.za

Tel: 012 382 6377

Durban University of Technology

www.dut.ac.za

Tel: 031 268 4444

Mangosuthu University of Technology

www.mantec.ac.za Tel: 031 907 7111

Tshwane University of Technology

www.tut.ac.za

Tel: 012 382 6377

Vaal University of Technology

www.vut.ac.za

Tel: 016 950 9000

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Have you looked into study options at private institutions? These courses can sometimes be little bit more expensive than a University and FET College. These institutions also offer de­­ grees, diplomas, certificates, short and distance learning courses – which means that you can study from home. Visit the websites of the private institution for more information on application dates, requirements and check if the college is registered! One such institution is the Boston City Campus and Business College; they have campuses all over South Africa.

The four ‘P’s” of successful Prelims By Boston City Campus & Business College

Many Grade 12’s are feeling burnt out right now and they need motivation to get into the swing of things for prelims and finals. Structure your life around preparation, past pa­­ pers, practice and perseverance. Exam preparation is all about time management and you need to commit to the plan that

what is a private institution?

you set out for yourself. When working out a study plan, divide the time available appropriately. Maths and science require more time as you need to practice. A good guideline is 50 minutes a session with a 10 min break in between. Your method of study will also contribute to exam success. Study methods include using mind maps, word association, grouping information into clusters, saying your work aloud, drawing pictures or writing notes. Repeating and practicing examples is will help you when you actually need to answer an exam question. Make sure you understand what the examiner is asking and in how many points, before you answer. Studying is a process! If followed properly, it will lead to a sense of personal achievement, success and open doors to a great career.


fet college

What is a FET COLLEGE? Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges offer National Certificates (Vocational) or NC(V) and NATED (N) qualifications. The programmes are aimed at developing vocational skills that are much needed in the economy of South Africa. At the moment, there are about 50 public FET Colleges across South Africa, with a total of 265 campuses. The NC(V) is offered in a variety of vocational fields at NQF levels 2, 3 and 4. A full NC(V) course will take you three FET COLLEGE

years to complete. It provides both theory and practical experience in the chosen field. NC(V) level 4 is on the same level as the NSC but it is more closely linked to the workplace. There are many private colleges that offer qualifications similar to those offered at FET Colleges. Visit the websites of the FET Colleges for more information on application dates, requirements and check if the college is registered with the Department of Higher Education (DHET). WEBSITE

Province: Mpumalanga Ehlanzeni College

www.ehlanzenicollege.co.za

Nkangala College

www.nkangalafet.edu.za

Gert Sibande College

www.gscollege.co.za

Province: Gauteng Central JHB College

www.cjc.co.za

Ekhurhuleni East College

www.eec.edu.za

Ekhurhuleni West College

www.ewc.edu.za

Sedibeng College

www.sedcol.co.za

South West Gauteng College

www.swgc.co.za

Tshwane North College

www.tnc4fet.co.za

Tshwane South College

www.tsc.edu.za

Western College (WESTCOL)

www.westcol.co.za

Province: Eastern Cape Buffalo City College

www.bccollege.co.za

East Cape Midlands College

www.emcol.co.za

Ikhala College

www.ikhalacollege.co.za

Ingwe College

www.ingwecollege.org.za

King Hintsa College

www.kinghintsacollege.edu.za

Port Elizabeth FET College

www.pecollege.edu.za

Lovedal Public FET College

www.lovedalecollege.co.za

Province: Northern Cape Northern Cape Rural College Northern Cape Urban College

www.ncrfet.co.za www.ncufetcollege.edu.za Content supplied by NYDA, table info supplied by DHET.

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FET COLLEGE

WEBSITE

Province: Free State Flavius Mareka College

www.flaviusmareka.net

Goldfields College

www.goldfieldsfet.edu.za

Maluti College

www.malutifet.edu.za

Motheo College

www.motheofet.co.za

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Coastal FET College

www.coastelkzn.co.za

Esayidi College

www.esayidifet.co.za

Mnambithi College

Email: chettyd.mnacao@feta.gov.za

Mthashana College

Email: mthashanarector@telkomsa.net

Majuba FET College

www.majuba.edu.za

Thekwini College

www.thekwinicollege.co.za

Umgungundlovu College

www.ufetcollege.co.za

Umofolozi College

www.umfolozicollege.co.za

Province: Western Cape Boland College

www.bolandcollege.com

College of Cape Town

www.cct.edu.za

False Bay College

www.falsebaycollege.co.za

Northlink College

www.northlink.co.za

South Cape College

www.sccollege.co.za

West Coast FET College

www.westcoastcollege.co.za

Province: North West Orbit College

www.orbitcollege.co.za

Taletso College

www.taletsofetcollege.co.za

Vuselela College

www.vuselelacollege.co.za

Province: Limpopo Capricorn FET College

www.capricorncollege.co.za

Lephalale College

www.lephalalefetcollege.co.za

Lethaba College

www.letabafet.co.za

Sekhukhune College

www.sekfetcol.org

Mopani South East College

www.mopanicollege.edu.za

Vhembe College

www.vhembefet.co.za

Waterberg College

www.waterbergcollege.co.za SOURCE: Department of Higher Education and Training

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learning opportunities through seta

What is a

SETA? “SETA” stands for Sector Education and Training Authority and is an initiative of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS). SETA’s facilitate training for out-of-school youth as well as anyone who needs additional skills and further training. The SETAs cover both the public and private sectors. See the table below for more information on each. There are over 24 SETA’s in South Africa and they offer the following options after school:

Learnerships: learnerships are a structured learning programme, a combination of classes at an educational institution and on-the-job training in a workplace. You will learn the trade by doing the work under the guidance of an experienced and qualified person. The assessments that take place lead to a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). You can only participate in a learnership if there is an employer that is prepared to provide the required work experience. The duration of learnerships vary, so keep an eye on advertisements of learnerships.

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Apprenticeships: a modern apprenticeship is a formal training approach, combining classroom instruction and on-the-job training by an experienced artisan through which a learner can become a recognised artisan in a technical field (trade) such as a welder, plumber, fitter, mechanic or electrician. Apprenticeship learners are required to pass modular and phase tests and a final trade test to be recognised as a qualified artisan. Apprenticeships have different application dates, selection criteria and durations, depending on the trade. Skills programmes: Skills programmes are occupationally based programmes presented by an accredited provider. The aim is to provide the learner with practical experience, increase their employability, possibly equip them to be self employed and promote their mobility in the workplace. Every sector has its own criteria for skills programmes – make sure that obtain this information from the accredited providers.

SOURCE: National Youth Development Agency


learning opportunities through seta’s AGRISETA

ISETT

Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority www.agriseta.co.za | Tel:  (012) 325-1655

Information Systems, Electronics and Telecommunication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority www.isett.org.za | Tel:  (011) 207 2600

BANKSETA

LGSETA

Banking Sector Education and Training Authority www.bankseta.org.za | Tel:  (011) 805-9661

Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority www.lgseta.co.za | Tel:  (011) 456-8579

CETA

MAPPP SETA

Construction Education and Training Authority www.ceta.org.za | Tel:  (011) 265-5900/5904/5912

Media, Advertising, Publishing, Printing and Packaging Sector Education and Training Authority www.mappp-seta.co.za | Tel:  (021) 910 3001

CHIETA

MERSETA

Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority www.chieta.org.za | Tel: (011) 726-4026/204

Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority www.merseta.org.za | Tel:  (011) 484-9310

CTFL

MQA

Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather Sector Education and Training Authority www.ctflseta.org.za | Tel:  (031) 702-4482

Mining Qualifications Authority www.mqa.org.za | Tel:  (011) 832 1022

ESETA

PAB

Energy Sector Education and Training Authority www.eseta.org.za | Tel:  (011) 689 5300

Professional Accreditation Body www.pab.org.za | Tel: (012) 665 5227

ETDP

PSETA

Education, Training and Development Practices www.etdpseta.org.za | Tel:  (011) 628 5000

Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority www.dpsa.gov.za | Tel:  (012) 314 7104/7490

FASSET

SASSETA

Financial and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority www.fasset.org.za | Tel:  (011) 476-8570

Safety and Security Sector Education & Training Authority www.sasseta.org.za | Tel:   (011) 347 0200

FIETA

SERVICES SETA

Forest Industries Education and Training Authority www.fieta.org.za | Tel:  (011) 712-0600/1

Services Sector Education and Training Authority www.serviceseta.org.za | Tel:  (011) 715 1800

FOODBEV

TETA

Food and Beverages Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Training Authority www.foodbev.co.za | Tel:  (011) 253 7300

Transport Education and Training Authority www.teta.org.za | Tel:  (011) 781 1280

HWSETA

THETA

Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority www.hwseta.org.za | Tel:  (011) 607-6900

Tourism Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority www.theta.org.za | Tel:  (011) 783 7235

INSETA

W&RSETA

Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority www.inseta.org.za | Tel:  (011) 544-2000 Ext. 2032

Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority www.wrseta.org.za | Tel:  (012) 676 9000

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NMMU

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

N

MMU is a new generation university, distinguished by the wide range of study options and access routes open to students. NMMU nurtures innovation, fosters creativity, embraces technology and develops people to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Quality higher education is offered to more than 27 000 students across six campuses, making NMMU the largest university in the Eastern and Southe rn Cape. NMMU is one of six comprehensive universities in South Africa, offering both general and professionally orientated university programmes as well as technologicall y and career oriente d programm es, from the entrance level (certificate) through to research level (PhD). Our range of undergraduate programmes equips students for careers in more than 130 broad fields. Programmes are internationally recognised and accredited by the relevant professional bodies.

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NMMU offers extended curriculum programmes to provide access for underprepared students, as well as a range of academic support programmes and student services. Comprehensive financial aid packages are available to assist financially needy and academically deserving students. Top achievers are rewarded through a merit award system or the Vice-Chancellor ’s Scholarship awards, the highest bursaries awarded by a public university in South Africa. In addition to being the birthplace and home of Nelson Mandela, this province is famous for its thrivin g automo tive industr y, architec tural and histori cal sites, beautiful beaches, international standard sporting facilities and a vibrant social and cultural life. Five NMMU campuses are in Nelson Mandela Bay, located in the Eastern Cape Province and anothe r campu s located in George, at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. For more info on Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, visit www.nmmu.ac.za


MAKE IT We have the vision to see beyond today, to lead you to a brighter tomorrow. NMMU equips you with the necessary skills, knowledge and opportunities to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Take charge of your destiny and apply for one of our internationally-recognised diploma or degree qualifications. Contact us today • PO Box 77 000 • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University • Port Elizabeth 6031 • E-mail: info@nmmu.ac.za • Port Elizabeth campuses: 041 504 1111 • George Campus: 044 801 5111


IkamvaYouth

Celebrating Ten Years:

IkamvaYouth 2003 – 2013

This year IkamvaYouth reaches two significant milestones; celebrating 10 years of supporting secondary school learners from disadvantaged communities to access post matric tertiary education or training, and for the first time working with 1000 lear­n­ers in one year. With branches in the Western Cape, Gau­­teng, KwaZulu-Natal, North West and the Eastern Cape, IkamvaYouth relies on a large pool of volunteer students from nearby universities and lo­­ cal professionals to support learners with skills, networks and resources. Sustainability is driven by ex-learners who return to tutor at IkamvaYouth, thus enabling ex-IkamvaYouth learners to be agents of change themselves. While learners enrol at IkamvaYouth when they are in Grades 8, 9, 10 and 11, the programme’s success is ultimately determined by the number of Grade 12 learners who access tertiary opportunities. To measure its impact, consider the following. To date Ikamva-Youth has mentored over 3000 learners. In 2012 Ikamvanites, as they’re called, achieved a 94% matric pass; 90% having qualified to enter Bachelor degree or Diploma courses,

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and 96% accessing post-school placements. In October 2013, IkamvaYouth will mark these milestones with a celebration at which Trevor Manuel, Minister for the National Planning Commission, is the guest speaker; a fitting choice as the event also launches IkamvaYouth’s Vision 2030. This vision locates the organisation firmly within the developmental path of the Na­­ tional Planning Vision for 2030. IkamvaYouth’s vision includes the following aspirations. • ALL learners who begin Grade 1 in 2018, will pass matric or the equi­ valent. • ALL learners who matriculate in 2030, will access post-school oppor­­tunities • ALL young people who engage in these post-school opportunities will within four years of matricula­ ting have a dignified living. 
 To achieve Vision 2030 IkamvaYouth wishes to partner with organisations, institutions, companies and individuals to roll out the IkamvaYouth model. Visit: www.ikamvayouth.org


Don’t let geography get in the way With skills programmes country wide, Fasset really can make it possible. Call us on 086 101 0001 or visit our website to find out more

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dream big

dare to dream

big

So, what’s it like to cross an ocean? The Sapinda Rainbow project and Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) have chosen ten young South Africans to take part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: at 40,000 miles it’s the longest ocean challenge on the planet! The team left on the 26 July to undertake an intense period of training before the race started in London on 1 September 2013. The South African host port for the Clipper Race is Cape Town; the fleet of twelve, 70 foot ocean racing yachts will arrive in late October this year.

They are a great example of our young people. Talk about getting out of your comfort zone – first time travelling overseas for gruelling training on board a boat that is crashing through waves, leaving you trying to sleep at 45 degree angles in sopping wet clothes? That’s when you get some sleep – being off-watch is considered a privilege, not a right by the 26 year old skipper in charge. The challenge introduces you to yourself – you discover your personal strength of character, you learn to respect others who are there when danger looms and you earn a new respect for the power of nature, when you are tossed around on an ocean 32

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and you realise the power of teamwork, commitment and giving your all. This unique leadership initiative aims to develop young community leaders of the future who will raise international awareness and funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital - only one of the ways that we are honouring Madiba. Zindzi Mandela recognises these brave sailors and said: “They are a great example of our young people. It is a very brave thing they are embarking on, an act of courage and the fact that they are bringing that experience back into their communities; it’s a Madiba combination of courage, determination, humility and service. All of that is visible in these young people.” The Sapinda Rainbow project worked with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) who promoted the opportunity throughout its network amd encouraged nominations of young people aged 18-23. The final selected crew formed a ‘tag’ team, each completing one of the eight legs of the Clipper Race. The successful candidates acted as ambassadors for the Sapinda Rainbow project to raise awareness around the world of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, regarded as his last great legacy for South Africa’s children. You can follow the story of these brave South Africans on www.clipperroundtheworld.com


young business leaders

YBL Magazine has been identified as one of the most exciting new magazines in SA. It covers news that affects SA’s youth, encouraging them to read stories about business, education and leadership. In the age of instant news, when Twitter sets the tone for even the oldest newspapers and news organizations, YBL Magazine has quickly established itself as one of the most credible new magazines attracting a high audience. Young business professionals also look to the magazine to cover stories from a fresh and inspiring perspective. Even though the magazine is SA based its perspective is international and it covers stories that appeal to an audience that goes well beyond SA. The magazine has already received attention and requests for coverage from entrepreneurs in the US, the UK, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe and many other countries.  The magazine is online, easily reachable by everyone no matter where they are. Some stories have received overwhelming attention from our readers, in the first two days more than 27 000 readers read the

story on Carol Bouwer. Other stories on young go-getters like Sizwe Nzima and Natasha Sideris have led to a huge spike in interest in the magazine. The magazine is edited by Mmabatho Selemela who calls on a team of writers to bring out stories and information on small business and entrepreneurship. Other topics include mining, finance, tourism, the arts, manufacturing, the media, and agriculture.  YBL will continue to feature interviews and profiles of prominent business professionals, emerging entrepreneurs, experts on entrepreneurship, business conferences as well as frank opinion pieces.  YBL’s audience is very mixed, from students, young entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to leading directors, CEOs, decision makers, institutional and private investors, and the wider community of readers in SA and elsewhere.  www.ybl.co.za Twitter @YBLMagazine Facebook: Young Business Leaders

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applying for financial aid

How am I going to pay!

T

he majority of young South Africans cannot afford the costs of tertiary education. There are a number of sources of funding for study. Before you can apply for any funding, you need to be a registered student at a public institution of higher learning. The earlier you submit your application the better your chances for financial funding. NOTE: You may not get 100% funding, in which case the finance committee recommends an amount that your family may have to contribute.

Financing your study

The most important funding sources are: • National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS): offers an opportunity to access a loan, part of which can be converted into bursary depending on your end-of-year results. A loan is money to borrow to cover the costs you pay for your studies at public universities or FET Colleges. The scheme is accessible for South African citizens whose household income is less than R122 000 per year. • Bursaries: are awarded based on 34

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financial need and good academic performance. Most bursaries are nonrepayable. When you apply to a bursary make sure what the conditions are e.g. that you have to work for the company that awarded you the bursary for a certain time after graduation. Bursaries differ in what they cover: some only pay tuition fees other also pay your accommodation, books and travel expenses. Each university or FET College has a Financial Aid Office or Student Centre that will be able to assist you with more information on bursaries. • Scholarships: are awarded based on merit. The can come from a variety of sources and are awarded based on certain criteria, such as academic and sporting achievements. Like a bursary, you may be required to work a certain period of time at the company that gave you the scholarship. You must be prepared to actively seek a scholarship as the competition is fierce, even if you results are exceptional! Nearly every public higher education institution has a Financial Aid Office that deals with students’ questions and issues regarding loans, bursaries and scholarships.


applying for financial aid When applying for any financial aid programme, make sure that: • • • •

You apply early Meet all deadlines Complete forms accurately Sign and date the application. If you are under 21, a legal guardian also has to sign • Respond quickly to requests for additional information

Finally

Make sure that from early on, you get into good studying habits. So you will get the best results possible in Grade 11 (which you will need to apply for studies) and Grade 12 for your NSC certificate. If you have any questions call the office directly and speak to one of the consultants at the tertiary institution.

SOURCE: National Youth Development Agency

Good luck!

Where can I look for more information on financial aid? www.SAstudy.co.za www.nyda.gov.za www.gradzone.co.za

www.eduloan.co.za www.studentbrands.co.za www.studytrust.org.za

www.careerhelp.org,za www.sa.gostudy.info www.careersportal.co.za


10 TIPS ON HOW TO

10 tips

01

MAKE YOUR MOOLA WORK FOR YOU

Find the student discounts spots on your campus

Set yourself a budget to monitor your spending habits: for one

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Rather buy your textbooks from used bookstores – you will be

02

amazed at how heavily prices are discounted and the good condition of the books. Or you can sell your textbooks to make some extra pocket money.

Find a part-time job –

07

Use cheap transportation – instead

03

of spending your money on petrol and parking tickets, see if there is public transportation at your campus

04 05

Switch your bank account to the bank that offers you the best option – one that will ask the smallest banking fees.

that accommodates your study schedule

Look for a scholarship:

08

Pack yourself a lunch packed rather than buying your food on campus everyday – this will turn out expensive!

month, keep all the receipts of the products that you purchased. You will be amazed on what you spend your money!

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Visit the counsellor at your varsity’s Financial Aid office to get more information about a possible scholarship to cover your cost for the rest of your studies.

Make the most of Mom and Dad – ask your parents to still pay your cell phone bills

Be creative with you free time: Start thinking

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of ways that you can relax without spending a lot of money on the movies, shopping centres & clubs. Like riding a bike or chilling on a blanket in the park? Source: www.money.howstuffworks.com

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unpaid internship

The bonus of an unpaid Internship Have you started to look into the requirements of your dream career? If not, then it’s time to start doing your research on what skills you need to have to ensure that you will get ahead! Start looking into doing an unpaid internship during the varsity holidays. Make no mistake, it is hard to be enthusiastic about a job that has no money as a reward, but think about your future. Have a look at your dream company’s website for possible internship opportunities and apply! This is the best way to gain experience of the world that you wish to enter after completing your studies. See below a list of reasons why we recommend an unpaid internship: - You are doing something that is relevant to your field of interest.

to your CV, which will be a competitive advantage for you, as a recent graduate. -

You build a network with other interns, managers, advisers and clients that will keep you in mind for other job opportunities.

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You learn how to work in a team and work with different people.

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You learn how to work in a professional environment without the pressure of accountability. You may make mistakes.

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You learn to communicate in a professional manner, be it in person, over the phone or email.

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It sets you apart from your fellow graduates.

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You have the time – as you would have probably been resting on the couch in front of the TV!

Some internship have flexible working hours, which will leave you with some spare time to still enjoy your holiday while gaining work experience. By doing an unpaid internship in your varsity holidays, says a lot about your desire to learn and employers will notice that. If you find a paid internship, hey that’s a bonus!

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You are adding the right experience

Original article source: savvystudent.com

For info on career options, check out websites like: www.indeed.co.za www.careerjet.co.za www.careerplanet.co.za www.joblife.co.za

www.careersportal.co.za www.careerssa.net www.jobvine.co.za www.careers24.com

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top tips Stress can be positive and negative. Positive stress can be highly effective as a motivator. However, when stress affects your ability to perform, then you need to try to control that bad stress. Here are some of the tips recommended by a range of medical and psychological health experts. By: Sue Segar

1 2 3

get ABOUT eight hours of sleep: while

you sleep you restore and repair your body and mind.

BREATHE deeply: You will be amazed at how they can calm your nervous system. learn to relax: Introduce

some meditation and visualization techniques into your daily routine. This is a great technique for keeping calm and focused throughout the day, particularly before an important exam.

4

exercise: Try and do a brisk

30 – 40 minute walk or jog outside at least two to three times a week. Exercise is great for stress relief and helps get rid of excessive anxiety and negative energy.

5

Communicate: Offloading to someone who can listen to you is extremely beneficial. This may be your partner, a friend or a counsellor.

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TOP TIPS for preventing & relieving stress

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keep a JOURNAL:

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examine yourself:

The benefits of putting pen to paper to express what you are feeling have been well documented. Try and get into a regular routine of journaling.

take a magnesium supplement: Magnesium

relaxes both the mind and the muscles. If you are especially nervous, try to eat seeds, nuts, vegetables and fruit every day as they are rich in magnesium.

By talking to yourself inside your head. Are you psyching yourself out by telling yourself that you’re no good or stupid? Instead, try to make yourself talk more realistic or upbeat.

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listen to music: Put on some soothing music, close your eyes, and shut off from the world to unwind and distress. engage with nature: A walk in a forest

or along the beach is free and can be a great tool towards unwinding.


saasta

Who is the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement?

The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement aims to ad­­vance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa. SAASTA is a business unit of the National Research Foundation (NRF) and supports NRF’s vision to grow the pool of quality learners today, who will become the scientists and innovators of tomorrow.

Why communicate science? – Scientific knowledge is of use for everyone. For example, advances in medical science can help us make better choices for our own health. – Science and technology advancements drive economic competitiveness and strength. – Science is part of our culture and everyone has the right to share know­ ledge as it has an impact our attitudes, beliefs and social dynamics. – Society needs to be informed of the impact of science, that we can be part

of making decisions on issues of science that affect us all. – Science as a field is always changing, transforming and developing. We need to know what is happening in science as misinformation can hinder the process.

How to communicate science? In order to understand science, people must feel a connection to science that is relevant to them and the world outside of science. This connection can be captured in a photograph, or perhaps its purpose and relevance captured through words. SAASTA supports three main science com­­munication competitions which recognise different methods of science communication, namely: – Southern African Science Lens competition – Young Science Communicator’s Competition – FameLab

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click list

HELP IS JUST A CLICK AWAY AAA School of Advertising www.aaaschool.co.za Boston City Campus & Business College www.boston.co.za CTI Education Group www.cti.co.za Damelin www.damelin.co.za Department of Higher Education and Training www.dhet.gov.za Design School of South Africa www.designschoolsa.co.za Eduloan www.eduloan.co.za Enke: Make Youth Mark (NGO) www.enke.co.za FEDISA www.fedisa.co.za ICESA City Campus www.icesa.co.za IkamvaYouth www.ikamvayouth.org IMM Graduate School of Marketing www.imm.co.za International Hotel School www.hotelschool.co.za Living it NGO www.livingit.org.za Midrand Graduate Institute www.mgi.ac.za Milpark Business School www.milpark.ac.za MobieG www.mobieg.co.za Monash University www.monash.ac.za

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National Qualifications Framework www.nqf.org.za National Student Financial Aid Scheme www.nsfas.org.za North West School of Design www.northwestschoolofdesign.co.za Open Learning Group www.olg.co.za PC Training and Business College www.pctbc.co.za Red & Yellow School of Logic and Magic www.redandyellow.co.za Rosebank College www.rosebankcollege.co.za Ruth Prowse School of Art www.ruthprowse.co.za South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) www.saqa.org.za South African Technology Network www.satn.co.za Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography www.stellenboschacademy.co.za Student Brands www.studentbrands.co.za TSiBA Education www.tsiba.org.za The Independent Institute of Education (IIE) www.iie.ac.za Umalusi – The Council for the Quality Assurance of General and Further Education Training www.umalusi.org.za Varsity College www.varsitycollege.co.za VEGA School www.vegaschool.com ACE Matric Guide 2013

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Of eight national annual teacher’s competitions, Of competitions, thiseight is thenational only oneannual whichteacher’s awards teachers for extraOf eight national annual teacher’s competitions, this is one for this is the the only only one which which awards awards teachers for extraextracurricular achievements. Stars inteachers Education celebrates curricular achievements. Stars in Education celebrates curricular achievements. Stars in Education celebrates its sixth year in 2013 and is supported by sponsors its sixth sixth year year in in 2013 2013 and and is is supported supported by by sponsors sponsors its TSB Sugar, Mindset TV, Metro FM and Argo. TSB Sugar, Sugar, Mindset Mindset TV, TV, Metro Metro FM FM and and Argo. Argo. TSB ENTRIES OPEN NOVEMBER EACH YEAR

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We every teacher a their own right, for decision to on as We believe believe that every teacher is‘Star’ a ‘Star’ ‘Star’ in theirown ownright, right, for for simply simply making the decision to take take on teaching teaching as as We believe that that every teacher is ais inin their simplymaking makingthe the decision to take on teaching a and for to be a player shaping and the future generation of Africa. a profession profession for choosing choosing a key key playerinin inshaping shaping and and developing developing future generation of South South Africa. a profession and and for choosing to to bebe a key player developingthe the future generation of South Africa. The Stars in Education Awards is our way of celebrating and rewarding the teachers who have gone the extra The Stars in Education Awards is our way of celebrating and rewarding the teachers who have gone the extra The Stars in Education Awards is our way of celebrating and rewarding the teachers who have gone the extra mile mile in in making making a a positive positive difference difference in in the the lives lives of of their their learners learners and and even even their their surrounding surrounding communities. communities. mile in making a positive difference in the lives of their learners and even their surrounding communities. TO TO ENTER: ENTER:

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Post Post your your story story to to The The Stars Stars in in Education Education Awards, Awards, Freepost Freepost CB8152, CB8152, PO PO Box Box 7177, 7177, Stellenbosch Stellenbosch 7599 7599 (no (no stamp stamp required). required). Fax 021 021 865 Email info@argo.org.za •• Or online at Post your story The•• Stars Education Awards, Freepost PO Box 7177, Stellenbosch 7599 (no stamp required). Fax 865to2166 2166 Email in info@argo.org.za Or enter enter onlineCB8152, at www.ed.org.za www.ed.org.za

Fax 021 865 2166 • Email info@argo.org.za • Or enter online at www.ed.org.za Your entry must include the following information: Your entry must include the following information:

NAME AND SURNAME Your entry must the following information: NAME AND include SURNAME

WHAT WHAT CHALLENGES CHALLENGES YOU’VE YOU’VE BEEN BEEN FACING? FACING?

OF NAME OF SCHOOL, SCHOOL, ADDRESS ADDRESS AND AND CONTACT CONTACT NUMBER NUMBER NAME NAME AND SURNAME

HOW DID YOU THOSE CHALLENGES? WHAT CHALLENGES YOU’VE BEEN FACING? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME OVERCOME THOSE CHALLENGES?

PROJECT NAME

WHAT HAVE YOU ACHIEVED YOUR WHAT HAVE YOU ACHIEVED THROUGH THROUGH YOUR PROJECT? PROJECT? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THOSE CHALLENGES?

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

HAVE YOU RAISED RAISED MONEY THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS FOR HAVE THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS FOR WHATYOU HAVE YOU MONEY ACHIEVED THROUGH YOUR PROJECT? YOUR PROJECTS? YOUR PROJECTS?

NAMEADDRESS AND CONTACT NUMBER NAME PROJECT OF SCHOOL, PROJECT DESCRIPTION PROJECT NAME WHAT WHAT MADE MADE YOU YOU START START THIS THIS PROJECT? PROJECT?

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

WHAT WHAT PORTION PORTION OF OF THE THE COMMUNITY COMMUNITY YOU’VE YOU’VE IMPACTED IMPACTED

WHAT THROUGH MADE YOU START THIS PROJECT? YOUR PROJECT THROUGH YOUR PROJECT

HAVE YOU RAISED MONEY THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS FOR

HAVE HAVE YOU YOU RECEIVED RECEIVED RECOGNITION RECOGNITION THROUGH THROUGH OTHER OTHER YOUR PROJECTS? AWARDS FOR AWARDS FOR YOUR YOUR PROJECT? PROJECT?

WHAT PORTION OF THE COMMUNITY YOU’VE IMPACTED

HAVE YOU RECEIVED RECOGNITION THROUGH OTHER

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AWARDS FOR YOUR PROJECT?

to to your your entry! entry!

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ACE Matric Guide 2013 edition  

This print publication gets distributed for free to the Top 2000, performing under resourced schools in South Africa. More specifically to G...

ACE Matric Guide 2013 edition  

This print publication gets distributed for free to the Top 2000, performing under resourced schools in South Africa. More specifically to G...

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