The Government Employees Medical (GEMS Medical Aid) Scheme is a South African government initiative that focuses on the health of public servants.  The goal is to provide affordable and accessible healthcare to those in public service irrespective of their rank.  The Department of Public Service and Administration oversees GEMS. They ensure that employees have comprehensive [...]

What is Takealot? Takealot is an e-commerce company that offers premium service, sells quality goods at affordable prices, and does timely door-to-door delivery. It is South Africa’s biggest and best e-commerce (online) retail store. According to Shopping Feeder Insights, Takealot has over 2000 sellers who offer goods from hundreds of credible brands around the world. [...]

Student loans are loans that are designed to help students pay for tertiary education expenses. Higher education in South Africa is quite expensive, and student loans are a viable option for students from low-income households and cannot afford to pay for their university or college tuition. How do student loans work? A student and a [...]

“A day unemployed is like a bagel- even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good…” ― CrimethInc., Evasion.  Unemployment is the scourge that has marred the ubiquitous nature of merriment across the globe, raging like an unrestrained, rampant chimaera. It has been a source of bereavement for multitudes and makes landfall owing to a galore of [...]

It’s not difficult to apply for a SASSA grant since more than 19 million South Africans receive a monthly grant from SASSA, the South African Social Security Agency. Almost a third of the population is currently in need of assistance and receives money from the government in order to survive. These grants are designed to [...]

How to apply for jobs at Pick n Pay Stores Pick n Pay Group is one of the largest retailers of food, general merchandise, and clothing in Africa. Pick n Pay has 1795 stores, including Hypermarkets, Supermarkets, and franchise Family Stores, where they employ over 85 000 people (Pick n Pay, 2021).  Applying for a [...]

How to Earn FNB eBucks Points and How to Increase eBucks Level? Spending with the consciousness of “saving and earning at the same time” has never been better with the eBucks reward from FNB which is based on a point system. Let’s rewind a little for a basic understanding of eBucks reward from FNB; it’s [...]

South Africa is one of Africa’s most developed countries and is the most technologically advanced country in Africa. In contrast, other African countries are battling corruption and terrorism. South Africa’s economy is soaring to greater heights regarding the economy, wealth, and innovative technology. Notably, among the South African sectors that have implemented technological advancements in [...]

“Execution is something, but timing is everything.” ― Todd Stocker.  The aforementioned adage incarnates the proverbial timeliness and adroitness that is imperative for an applicant to complement their scholastic accomplishments when filling out an application form. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is no exception to this notion. The application processing requirements need to [...]

With the school year getting off to a slow start due to the current pandemic, it may seem early to some parents to start considering registering their children in school for 2022 but it is best to keep on top of these things. Learners going into Grade R, Grade 1, or Grade 8 need to [...]

There is a vast array of universities in South Africa that are accredited and ranked in high positions globally. The government invest a lot in universities and thus, produce alumni that are succeeding in many fields. Universities Application Dates for 2021 Students who want to apply for mid-year intake for 2021 or intake for 2022 [...]

Studies can be expensive, but that does not mean that you should put your dreams on hold. NSFAS (The National Student Financial Aid Scheme) is a bursary scheme that helps South African students who are disadvantaged and working-class financially to pursue their studies towards a successful future. NSFAS fully subsidises higher education and training in [...]

The Compensation Fund (C.F.) in South Africa provides compensation to employees who either get injured, contract diseases, or die from injuries and illnesses contracted during the course of their employment. Companies are mandated to contribute towards this fund by law, as the fund is governed by the Compensation for Occupation Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) [...]

The NHBRC (National Home Builders Registration Council), by law, requires anyone in the home building business to be registered to it. NHBRC registration ensures they have access to funding from financial institutions, NHBRC home building materials, training programs and intervention by the NHBRC to maintain a positive working relationship between the client and builder Below [...]

“Trade isn’t about goods. Trade is about information. Goods sit in the warehouse until information moves them.” ― C.J. Cherryh, Chanur’s Legacy  Commerce and trade have always been at the cynosure of an empire’s expansion and stabilisation endeavours throughout history. Trade not only enlivens the livelihoods of the people but also factors into the economic growth [...]

What do they do, and how do I get access to their services? Are you an entrepreneur looking to start-up a medium-sized manufacturing business? Do you already manufacture and wish you had the capital to expand? Are you from a previously disadvantaged group of people in South Africa and in need of funds to create [...]

DSV, a Danish transport and logistics company, has announced a learnership programme for young South Africans interested in finding job opportunities in the transport and logistics industry. This programme is an excellent opportunity for young job-seekers to learn new skills and position themselves for what could be a very profitable career. They only need to [...]

Governments worldwide have ways that they do business with private suppliers, with minimum set standards that must be adhered to. In the same manner, the South African Government has its own demands, one of which is that all businesses that do business with it be registered and entered into the Central Supplier Database (CSD) of [...]

As a student, you need useful platforms that are easily accessible to find information and solve problems quickly. At UNISA, students learn remotely and do not meet face-to-face with lecturers or other students, unless for exam preparation or practicals. Since teachers and students do not learn in a classroom, they require online platforms that make [...]

Are you ready to book the renewal for your Drivers License (NATIS) online, but you are not sure how? Here is a step-by-step guide that will help you do it quickly and offer you all the information you may need.  What do I need to know before I start? Do this at least four weeks [...]

The SITA ICT learnership program offers a year-long paid internship to qualifying South Africans who are willing to advance their careers in the field of Information Technology (I.T.). SITA is a government I.T. agency central to the successful implementation of the National Development Plan vision 2030. Also, this agency exists for the sole purpose of [...]

There’s no denying it; times are tough. Even before the global pandemic hit, career prospects in South Africa are at an all-time low. The education system is in shambles, meaning many people graduate high school without any marketable skills. The prospects may seem bleak, but fortunately, there are ethical corporations trying to make a difference. [...]

For Vacancies: For any vacancy advertised, the Department follows a standard procedure that is designed for the application process. Each vacancy has its own reference number attached to it to quote when applying. For example, applicants are required to adhere to the rules listed below, and emails that do not comply with the specifications listed [...]

As a result of the covid-19 global pandemic, the president introduced a social relief of distress grant of R350. The grant was made to help unemployed South Africans who have faced undue hardships due to the pandemic get through the nationwide lockdown that was enforced at the time. The social relief of distress grant was [...]