EDUCATION: Numsa bursary scheme coming soon!

In 2004, the Chief Executive Officer of the Numsa Investment Company [NIC], Tony Kgobe, told delegates at Numsa’s 7th National Congress that R5 million would be made available to establish a bursary scheme.

What is a bursary?A bursary is financial assistance given to a student for further study or training. Some bursaries require you to work for the company that gave you the bursary after you finish studying. Although this may put you off, there are thousands of unemployed graduates without any job experience, so having a place to work after you have finished studying, could be to your advantage.

If you want to register at a university and you don’t have sufficient funds, make sure you visit the Student Financial Aid Office of the University at which you are registering. They provide loans or bursaries from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme [NSFAS].

The NSFAS is a government initiative supported by the private sector.

The scheme would be for Numsa members’ and staff and their children and dependants. Since then the amount has grown to R8 million.

The NIC has recently employed the services of a Bursary Scheme Administrator [BSA]. She is in the process of finalising the application form and the criteria for selection. These forms will be sent to Numsa regions around May/June 2006. Prospective candidates will then be invited to send in their applications.

The scheme will be open to learners from Grade 10 upwards including students wanting to study at tertiary institutions. It will allocate bursaries according to the percentage of the membership in Numsa’s regions. This will give an equal chance for all Numsa members and their dependants to have access to the fund.

Other issues the trustees will consider are:

providing bursaries in areas where there are skill deficiencies
giving preference to applicants with maths and science
allocating bursaries so that the scheme is sustained.

“Ultimately the board of trustees will decide on the total numbers as well as the criteria for selection,” says Kgobe. The Numsa Investment Company was established in 1997 with a loan of R300 000 from Numsa, after the National Executive Committee in 1996 resolved to establish an investment company so as to improve benefits to members.

Dear Numsa NewsIt is good to see other Unions doing something very imperative for their members and dependants. However kindly please find out how far Cde Tony Kgobe is in terms of getting bursaries for Numsa members and dependants and communicate that to us please because other opposition unions are using bursaries that their unions have as a strategy to recruit our members.

Thabo MahlanguWitbank Numsa and Cosatu local [Secretary]Long Live Numsa Long Live

Where to find out about other bursaries

buy a book called the Bursary Register. This is published every year. The 2007 book will be published in May. It includes details of bursaries offered by different companies for different fields of study eg accounting, engineering, nursing, occupational therapy etc. Contact the Bursary Register on 011-672 6559 to order your book for 2007.
Look on the Umsobomvu Youth Fund’s web site – www.uyf.org.za or phone 08600 96884
Contact the Manufacturing Engineering and Related Services Sectoral Training Authority [Merseta]. This is the Seta to which most Numsa companies belong. It provides bursaries to 100 students per year. Applicants must be working in companies that are paying levies to the Merseta or be the children or spouses of people working in those companies. It gives bursaries to students who want to study engineering related studies or sales and marketing. Find their details on www.merseta.org.za or phone them on 011-4849310 or fax 011-484 9319.

Izindaba ezinhle Umfundaze webhazali yeNumsa uyeza maduze nje!Kufanele isikimu sebhazali yeNumsa sibe sesikhona futhi sisebenza ekuhambeni kwalo nyaka. Ababheki besikhwama okwamanje baqedela amafomu nezindlela zokukhetha. Bheka iNumsa News ukuze uthole imininingwane.

Okwamanje ungazama ukukhetha lapha:

Ihhovisi Losizo Lwezimali Ezitshudenini leNyuvesi obhalise kuyo.
Ngezifundo eziphathelene nobunjiniyela noma amabhazali okuthengisa kanye nezimakethe, thinta uMarseta ku- 011-484 9310 noma ufekse ku- 011-484 9319 www.merseta.org.za
Shayela ucingo ku-Bursary Register ku-[011] 672 6559 ukuze u-ode incwadi yakho kubandakanya nokuposa. Inikeza imininingwane yokuthi yiziphi izinkampani ezinikeza amabhazali nokuthi sifakwa kanjani isicelo. Izophuma ngoMeyi.
noma bheka kuwebhsayithi yoMsobomvu Youth Fund www.uyf.org.za noma ushayele u-08600 96884 ukuze uthole imininingwane yamabhazali ahlukene.

Goeie nuus Numsa se beursskema kom binnekort!Numsa se beursskema behoort later vanjaar op die been te wees. Die trustees is tans besig om die vorms en kriteria vir aansoeke af te handel. Kyk uit vir besonderhede in Numsa News.

Jy kan in die tussentyd die volgende opsies probeer:

Finansií«le Bystandkantore by die Universiteit waar jy registreer.
Vir studies wat met ingenieurswese verband hou of beurse vir studies in verkope en bemarking, kan jy die Merseta by 011-484 9310 skakel, of by 011-484 9319 faks www.merseta.org.za
Skakel die Beursregister by 011-672 6559 om jou boek teen R170 [posgeld ingesluit] te bestel. Dit gee detail oor watter maatskappye beurse aanbied, en hoe om aansoek te doen. Dit sal in Meimaand beskikbaar wees. Of kyk op die webbladsy van due Umsobomvu Jeugfonds – www.uyf.org.za of skakel 08600 96884 vir detail van verskillende beurse.

Ditaba tse monate – Sekimi sa basari sa Numsa se ya tla haufinyane!Sekimi sa basari sa Numsa se lokela ho qala ho sebetsa ha moraonyana selemong sena. Di-trustee ha jwale di ntse di qetella mosebetsi wa diforomo le ditsela tsa ho kgetha bakopi. Sheba Numsa News bakeng sa dintlha.

Ho sa le jwalo, o ka nna wa leka ho hong hwa hona ho latelang:

Wa ya Ofising ya Thuso tsa Ditjhelete tsa Baithuti Yunivesithing eo o tla ingodisa ho yona.
Bakeng sa dibasari tsa dithuto tse amanang le bo-enjinere kapa thekiso le papatso, iteanye le ba Merseta nomorong ena 011-484 9310 kapa fekse 011-484 9319 www.merseta.org.za
Letsetsa Rejista ya Dibasari nomorong ena 011-672 6559 bakeng sa ho otara buka ya hao ya R170 e kenyelletsang le poso. Yona e fana ka dintlha tsa dikhampani tse fanang ka dibasari le ka moo o ka etsang kopo ka teng. Yona e tla tswa ka Motsheanong.
kapa sheba weposaeteng ya Letlole la Batjha la Umsobomvu www.uyf.org.za kapa o letsetse nomorong ena 08600 96884 bakeng sa dintlha tsa dibasari tse fapaneng.

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