January 24, 2017
Jet Club and Educor give away R150 000 worth of bursaries
Jet Club in partnership with Educor launched a campaign to award 15 bursaries to the value of R10 000 each. The campaign ran between September and December 2016. The first set of winners were announced in November and we are very proud of the five bursary winners as they begin their year with hope and excitement.
The Bursary competition was an exclusive opportunity for Jet Club members to potentially be afforded an opportunity to earn qualification either through Damelin or Damelin Correspondence Colleg, which are two of Educor’s private education brands.
‘We at Jet Club are delighted to team up with Educor to bring this prize to our members,’ says, the Jet Club team. ‘We are constantly looking for ways to support and improve the lives of our members. With the respective strengths of both brands and our commitment to improving lives, Jet Club is proud to be associated with creating opportunities for individuals, and wishes all the winners much success with their studies.’
The bursary competition was one of Jet Club and Educor’s drives to cater to the country’s need for quality education in order to assist prospective students who wish to further their education but are unable to afford it.
Ajanth Choudhree, General Manager of Damelin Correspondence College said, “We are excited to partner with Jet Club for this campaign and it gives us great pleasure to be able help students better their future for the New Year ahead.”
The Educor team interviewed two of the winners who are both from disadvantaged backgrounds but are now hopeful for the future.
Francinah Tlou from Dennilton, Limpopo entered the competition for her son, Sydney who has signed up for a Higher Certificate in Marketing with Damelin Correspondence College. According to Francinah, he was the first in their family to complete his matric and he is an ambitious man who wants the best for his future. However, Francinah is unemployed and a tertiary education is just something she could not afford at this stage. She said, “When I won, my heart was filled with gratitude, knowing that my son was going to fulfil his dream of studying with a well-recognised private institution, and his nightmares of staying at home because we did not have the money were going to end.” Sydney ecstatic to begin his New Year as a student said, “This bursary will open closed doors for me, as I have been struggling for about a year to find a job. Now with a Damelin qualification, I am fortunate that my future employers will value my knowledge and skills.”
Loraine Gugulethu Mzizi from Berea, Johannesburg, entered to hopefully change her situation as she was eager to get a fresh start. Loraine became jobless this year, after a car accident that left her with a broken thigh and after nine months of trying to recover she hasn’t been able to find work. Loraine, who previously worked as an Accounting Data Capturer is passionate about numbers and balancing finances, so she looks forward to her New Year where she will study towards a Damelin qualification in ICB Bookkeeping & Trial Balance.
Damelin and Damelin Correspondence College are popular private education brands that have collectively been in existence for over 130 years in South Africa. Its qualifications are employer-recognised and all Damelin degrees are university equivalent with thousands of alumni reaching career success in the job market.
For disadvantaged individuals who need to still earn a living while they learn, Damelin Correspondence College is the ideal solution. It offers a wide range of quality qualifications, all of which can be completed from the comfort of your home.
Damelin College, a face-to-face college is an award-winning brand that is renowned for continually providing innovation in education and it prides itself as a college that promotes work and play balance by offering a fun student lifestyle. Its part-time classes also provide a convenient opportunity for busy students who need to meet work and family commitments.
Damelin and Damelin Correspondence College offer a selection of programmes, across various disciplines, from Information Technology and Financial Accounting to Tourism, Logistics and Photography.
To find out more about Damelin and Damelin Correspondence College and its offering call: 0860 532 887 or visit:
Damelin Correspondence College: www.dcc.edu.za
Follow Damelin and Damelin’s Facebook page for the announcement of the next ten winners:
Setlalleng Maria Welcome from Meadowlands, Soweto is currently an Intern at the Helen Joseph Hospital. Her dream is to secure a good career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Mosia Thabang from Bethlehem is relieved to have the chance to study a tertiary education, which he can’t afford. He believes that with this education, it will be easier to find a job, especially in a country like South Africa where jobs are scarce.
Thabiso Merchant Molobela from Ga-Rankuwa in Pretoria is currently a Ster-Kenikor Cashier. Thabiso says she always wanted to go back to school but could never afford it. For her this is as step closer to a better future. Thabiso will study a course in Business Administration and Management with Damelin.
Loraine Gugulethu Mzizi from Berea, Johannesburg has been jobless since a terrible car accident that left her with a broken thigh. She is excited to begin her New Year studying towards her dreams of one-day owing her own company.
Sydney Tlou from Dennilton, Limpopo with his mother, Francinah who entered for her son.
January 24, 2017
ICG Cape Town makes a move!
In an exciting announcement, International Colleges Group (ICG) Cape Town, the holding company of popular distance brands, such as Damelin Correspondence College (DCC), INTE College and Lyceum College has officially moved to their brand new offices, a mere 9.9kms from its old building in Foreshore to 1 Boundary Road, Century City.
ICG’s new home overlooks the picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful table mountain and is close to the popular shopping mall, Canal Walk and the newly built Cape Town International Convention Centre. It is also within easy reach of all main transport amenities, such as My City, Golden Arrow and Metro Rail – making it the ideal hub for the distance student on the move. ICG’s new home features an open-plan design with all-new furniture and a coffee shop for a relaxing stop.
This move will bring distance and correspondence education to the forefront, allowing for greater accessibility and convenience
With a collective lineage of over 250 years, ICG’s brands lead the way in distance learning in South Africa. Each of its brands holds a unique positioning in the education market to ensure that it caters to a diverse range of people. ICG’s brands offer a wide bouquet of quality and affordable courses within the disciplines of High School, Business, Technical, Computer, Creative and Vocational.
To find more about ICG’s distance learning brands and course offerings call: 041-585 0777 or visit its three brands below.
January 16, 2017
Failed matrics have a second chance
While most matriculants celebrated in grand style after passing the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, some sadly failed to get through.
A total of 800 000 learners sat down to write the exams, making it the largest group in South African history to ever write for the NSC. Out of the 800 000, only 150 000 learners obtained a bachelor’s pass that make them legible to apply to university, while a total of 18 schools in the country had a zero percent pass rate, adding to the thousands of matrics who failed the year.
Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga confirmed, “The Class of 2016 is the ninth cohort of learners to sit for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and third cohort to write CAPS-aligned NSC Examinations. The Class of 2016 has recorded the highest enrolment of Grade 12 learners in the history of the basic education system in South Africa.”
“The total number of candidates, who registered for the November 2016 NSC examinations was 828 020; comprising 674 652 full-time candidates and 153 368 part-time candidates. Of these candidates, 610 178 full-time candidates and 107 793 part-time candidates, wrote the 2016 NSC examinations,” she added.
Department of Education’s Elijah Mhlanga said the 27.5% of those who failed still have a chance through the specially designed Second Chance Matric Support Programme.
“The Second Chance Matric Support Programme aims to provide support to learners who have not been able to meet the requirements of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or the extended Senior Certificate (SC), thereby meeting the goals of the NDP and the sector thus increasing learner retention,” said Mhlanga.
“Learners who would like to take advantage of this opportunity to complete their school leaving qualification should contact their nearest Education District office before 15 March 2017 to register to write the November 2017 examinations,” he added.
Another option for students to improve their results or even rewrite matric is through private education institutions, FET and TVET colleges that offer convenient distance learning.
Damelin Correspondence College (DCC) for example, offers matrics a second chance to get it right and also gives them the freedom to earn an income instead of going back to school full time and repeating the grade.
The National Senior Certificate Rewrite is available for all 2016 matrics who have either failed or wish to improve their results in particular subjects. The Matric Rewrite can be tailor-made to suit any lifestyle with user friendly study material, access to qualified tutors who provide quick and quality feedback as well as personal attention should you need it.
DCC also offers the Senior Certificate Revised which is available for matriculants from any year who wish to complete their schooling career.
Completing matric is vital in today’s job market and will give you access to a world of opportunities. With over 40 years of experience in helping students with employment, DCC has become reputable as an education provider.
General Manager of DCC, Ajanth Choudree said, “Every year there is a large majority of matrics who look to study further to but sadly get turned away from universities on the basis of lack of space or they simply fail to meet basic entry requirements. However, we at Damelin Correspondence College welcome all those looking to advance their schooling career as well as develop and fine tune necessary skills needed to make their dream job a reality.”