2015 Liberty Bursary Programme

Bursaries are granted for full-time study of Actuarial Science at various tertiary institutions.  Applicants must show the ability to innovate and share our passion for people; thus maintaining our competitive advantage.
Successful applicants are expected to do a minimum amount of vacation work during the June and December holidays at Liberty Life’s Head Office in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Bursaries are reviewed after each examination based on the student’s academic performance and are renewed annually.  All bursaries are granted on merit, but preference is given to black (African, Coloured and Indian) applicants.

• Excellent overall results including a distinction for higher grade mathematics.
• A minimum of two distinctions (including mathematics) if higher grade physical science is one of the incumbent’s subjects.
• A minimum of four distinctions (including mathematics) if physical science is not one of the incumbent’s subjects.
• At tertiary level, students must maintain continuous excellence in academic performance in all subjects.
• Good leadership qualities and participation in extramural activities such as sports, debating societies, chess clubs and various Olympiads, etc are an added advantage.

Costs Covered:
• Tuition fees are paid for each academic year of study and reviewed annually based on academic performance.
• Residence fees/subsistence allowance is paid for shared accommodation at a university residence.
• A monthly subsistence allowance is paid if the student chooses not to live at the university residence.
• A book allowance is paid annually for the purchase of textbooks.
• First year students qualify for a calculator allowance. Applications are open to all students regardless of the year of study. Once approved, the bursar will enter into an agreement with Liberty Life that will be renewed annually.
All bursars are obliged to complete a period of employment for every year of sponsorship. The standard employment contract will be entered into once studies are completed.


CLOSING DATE: 31 August 2014

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2014 Stefanutti Stocks Bursaries

Kempton Park-based engineering company, Stefanutti Stocks, is offering bursaries and future employment for energetic and motivated engineering students within Stefanutti Stocks Roads, Pipelines and Mining. Students must have passed their first year of studies. Applicants must also be willing to work for Stefanutti Stocks during school vacations.

Students already studying towards the following any qualifications at South African universities will be considered:

  • Bsc Civil Engineering
  • B. Eng
  • B.Ing
  • NDip Civil Engineering

(Academic results to accompany all applications)

How to apply?

TO APPLY CLICK HERE NOW. The closing date is not specified, therefore avoid disappointment and apply now.

Studietrust Bursaries

Studietrust Bursary Scheme for 2014 is currently open for applications for various fields of study in from academically-gifted South African prospective students from financially-disadvantaged backgrounds.

South Africa’s oldest bursary NGO’s, Studietrust, has just announced that its bursary application process for undergraduate bursaries for has commenced and it will be closing on 30 September 2013.

Studietrust offers access bursaries and sponsored bursaries. Access bursaries are usually partial bursaries covering only a limited amount of the university costs. Sponsored bursaries may cover all fees, including books, tuition, travel and other fees, where applicable.

All students or prospective students applying for any bursary at Studietrust will be considered for all bursaries on offer- if they qualify. Therefore, this means one needs only one application form to apply for all bursaries they qualify for at Studietrust.

These are the kinds of ACCESS (PARTIAL) bursaries available:

◊ School bursaries (Grades 9-12)

◊ Agricultural College bursaries

◊ FET College bursaries

◊ University of Technology bursaries

◊ University bursaries


Studietrust bursaries cover a range of study fields including the following:

• Agriculture, Horticulture, Nature Conservation

• Building and Construction

• Chemistry (Science)

• Commerce (Accounting, Banking, Cost & Management Accounting, Financial Management, Internal Auditing, etc)

• Education

• Engineering – all programmes

• Environmental Health

• Information Technology

• Logistics

• Marketing

• Office Management and Technology

• Public Management / Relations

• Town & Regional Planning

• Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, Food Services

Studietrust’s sponsored bursaries are funded by a number of organisations which set their own requirements. This kind of bursaries are awarded based on, according to Studietrust, “academic merit, financial need and according to the sponsors requirements”.

The following companies currently sponsor bursaries at Studietrust:

1. AVI

2. First National Bank (FNB)

3. Coronation Fund Managers

4. Pick ‘n Pay

5. Sasol Inzalo Foundation

6. Sun International SCD Trust

7. Investec Specialist Bank

8. Peregrine


The application forms for bursaries in 2014 can be downloaded (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2014 STUDIETRUST BURSARY APPLICATION FORM) and forwarded to Studietrust before 30 September 2013 for study in 2014 OR you can apply ONLINE by clicking on the link above {NOTE: You will be considered for ALL the bursaries at Studietrust, you just need one application form}.

All completed forms should be returned to Studietrust NO LATER than 30 September on the following postal address:

The National Director


P.O. Box 29192



For any further information can be accessed from Studietrust on the following details:

Website: www.studytrust.org.za

Email: apply@studytrust.org.za

Tel: 011 403 1632/3

Goodluck. The Bursary Bin.

Actuarial Science Bursary 2014 | Old Mutual

If you love numbers and think you have what it takes to be an actuary then we have an offer for you! Old Mutual offers Actuarial Science bursaries to study at the University of Cape Town or Stellenbosch University.

Take a minute and ask yourself a few questions:

  • Are you dedicated and self-driven?
  • Are you a maths whiz?
  • Do you have good communication skills?
  • Do you like a challenge?
  • Do you have that x-factor that sets you apart from all others?

If you answered “Yes” to the questions then you’re half way to becoming a recognised top-earning professional! The other half requires hard work and dedication.

The Actuarial Bursary Programme offers you and other young South Africans the opportunity to develop an actuarial career.

What you get

Just take a look at what the University of Cape Town and Stellebosch University bursary covers:

  • All tuition.
  • Accommodation with meals.
  • General and book allowance.
  • Travel allowance (where applicable).
  • Incentives for good performance.
  • Academic and emotional support.
  • Good networking opportunities.
  • Vacation work from second year.

Post Graduation

After your studies you can enjoy:

  • Guaranteed employment after university.
  • One-on-one mentoring by an experienced qualified actuary.
  • In-house rotation programme exposing you to professional development across all areas.
  • Working with acknowledged industry-leading experts in different fields, shaping South Africa’s financial future!

What you need to qualify

You need Mathematics with a strong A-plus result and A’s and B’s for the rest of your matric subjects.


Actuarial Bursary Application Form (85kb pdf).

Preference will be given to South African black learners i.e. Africans, Coloureds and Indians (in terms of the Employment Equity Act). Please ensure that the application is completed in your own writing.

Additional Documentation

Send certified copies of:

  • Your identity document.
  • Your results.

Useful information:

  • Read through the requirements carefully.
  • The Application deadline is 30 July.
  • If your results are not available please send your application form in indicating that your results will follow as soon as they are available.
  • Provide valid contact details.
  • Sections 8 and 9 need to be completed by your school principal (not applicable to university students).
  • Don’t forget to attach your biography and essay to your application form.


The Coordinator Actuarial Bursary Applications

Actuarial Resource Development (2M)
Old Mutual
Po Box 66
Cape Town

Only applications submitted directly to this office will be considered (i.e. please do not deliver your applications to branches or submit via a financial adviser).

Submissions will be shortlisted and those candidates will be interviewed.

Selection Process

If you do not hear from us it is your responsibility to contact the Bursary Office.


Tel: +27 (0)21 509 2656 / +27 (0)11 217 1707.

Get more information on what actuarial science is by visiting this old mutual video: CLICK HERE

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PwC Accounting Bursary (CA(SA)) for 2014

The PwC operation in Welkom is offering a bursary to an aspirant chartered accountant (CA(SA)), the bursary is available to both students in matric or those currently in university studying towards a SAICA recognised CA(SA) qualification.

Bursary holders are required to serve a three year (minimum) training contract with the firm on completion of their post-graduate studies. This period may be extended depending on the value of the bursary awarded or the number of years for which the bursary is awarded. A training contract is a learnership contract for 3 years where you will be applying the theory learnt at university to the practical environment.

The above includes:

  • Performing audit procedures at clients to express an opinion on their financial records.
  • Working closely with audit teams to ensure client deadlines are met.
  • Working in a challenging business environment.
  • Interacting with people on various levels of experience.
  • Gaining a wealth of experience on best business practices.
  • Progressing steadily throughout the three years to qualify as a Chartered Accountant, this includes writing the qualifying exams and achieving the necessary core hours as prescribed by SAICA. Core experience obtained during your learnership includes auditing, accounting, financial management, secretarial systems, taxation and estates, business information systems.

Competencies / Skills:

You may apply for a bursary if you intend to study or are studying towards the Chartered Accounting (South Africa) CA (SA) qualification.
Qualifications include a B Com in accounting or equivalent at any SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) accredited university.

Requirements for Grade 12:
Must be writing for a matric exemption and university acceptance, with Pure mathematics and English.
Must obtain over 60% for all subjects.

Requirements for university students:
Must obtain consistent passes in all your subjects.

Other requirements include:

  • Proficient in English
  • Strong communication skills
  • Involvement in sport at school and/or university
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Drive and determination
  • Leadership potential
  • Team player
  • Deadline driven
  • Attention to detail


CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2013
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Transnet Bursary 2014

Transnet is calling all prospective students or current students studying or planning to study an engineering related degree or diploma (see list below) or environmental management in the academic year 2014 to apply for the Transnet Bursary 2014.

Full-time bursaries are awarded annually according to the employment needs of the company. All our full-time students are viewed as potential employees – depending on vacancies being available after successfully completing their qualifications.

Bursary Value

The comprehensive bursary, covers the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Book Allowance
  • Experiential training

Students are allowed to study at a South African University of their own choice who offers the relevant fields of study.

 Fields of study covered by the Transnet Bursary in 2014
This list may vary depending on the needs of the company:
B. Engineering OR  B.Sc
Industrial (Ref No.: 60000173)
Electrical – Heavy Current (Ref No.: 60000167)
Electronic (Ref No.: 60000171)
Mechanical (Ref No.: 60000169)
Civil (Ref No.: 60000175)
Mechatronics (Ref No.: 60000174)
Metallurgy – Physical (Ref No.: 60000170)


After the screening of applications by the Transnet Bursary Department, candidates – based on academic performance on secondary or tertiary level – will be invited to be interviewed. The interviews will take place at Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban.

The final selection and award is subjective to the following:

  • Interview
  • Satisfactory academic results
  • Medical fitness


How to apply for the Transnet Bursary for 2014

Before you can apply start by downloading the 2014 Transnet Bursary Application Form by clicking here

E-mail your completed application form, CV and proof of academic result to bursaries@transnet.net or fax it to (011 774 9235.)
Closing date: 31 August 2013 (extended)

Current students studying towards the above qualifications with excellent academic records (only SA citizens without any other bursary obligations) are also invited to apply. Relevant reference code to be indicated on the application form.

You can also download the Transnet Bursary Advert in PDF by clicking here

Good Luck! The Bursary Bin

SAB Bursaries 2014 (Food Science, Biochemistry, Biological Science, Microbiology or Chemical Engineering)

Are you are a trendsetter with a passion for excellence and quality?
Do your other ingredients include a BSc degree in Food Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Chemical Engineering combined with an unquenchable desire to learn, grow and exceed your own life expectations?

Join our powerful world of opportunity and purpose.
Get drafted!

Competence Requirements
Bursaries are available to South African citizens who have:

• Achieved an average of 70%+, are matriculating at the end of 2013

• Already studying with a 65 %+ average and who show good leadership potential

• Studying towards a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Biochemistry and Microbiology

Output and Accountabilities
In addition to financial support, our bursars are also afforded the opportunity to learn more about the working world by participating in the resolution of real business challenges, through structured summer school or vacation work.
SAB expects its bursars to maintain high academic standards and exemplary behavioural conduct during their years of study. After the successful completion of their degrees, our bursars join the company full time as graduate trainees.
Additional Information
The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional / relevant information as criteria for short-listing.  The South African Breweries is an equal opportunity employer and all employment decisions will be in line with the company’s equity strategy.

Aurecon 2014 Bursaries

Aurecon provides engineering, management and specialist technical services for government and private sector clients globally. The group, with an office network extending across 23 countries, has been involved in projects in more than 70 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Aurecon employs over 7 000 professionals who offer in-depth local market knowledge combined with international expertise across eleven key market sectors: Construction, Data & Telecommunications, Defence, Energy, Government, International Development Assistance, Manufacturing, Property, Resources, Transport and Water.

Aurecon is a learning organisation and our Bursary Scheme offers top performing scholars and students financial support covering Engineering related degrees at accredited universities.  This applies to undergraduate level degrees in the following fields:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Requirements to be considered for Aurecon’s Bursary Programme are as follows:


Grade 12 Students / Matriculants Current University Students
Valid South African ID Valid South African ID
Grade 11/12 requirements: Mathematics (HG) and Physical Science (HG) National Senior Certificate or Equivalent
Able to provide proof of “official “current academic results.  You will require a 5 symbol or above for Mathematics and Physical Science Students must obtain and maintain a minimum of 70% aggregate to be considered
Be accepted by the chosen university for the specific course as mentioned above

Aurecon aims to nurture young talent, providing budding engineers with the academic and practical support required to lead all individuals towards professional careers within the engineering field.  To be part of this outstanding programme that will see your personal, academic and professional development flourish, apply today.


CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2013

2014 Xstrata University Bursaries

We’re different. We’re Xstrata. Xstrata Coal South Africa is a world leading coal producer. We have operations in the Witbank Coalfield and are coal exporters in South Africa.

We are safety obsessed and community aware. We are committed to the achievement of diversity and employment equity. So, with more top project in the pipeline, your career and future development prospects look bright.

2014 Bursaries is available for the Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, B Com (Financial Management) and Geology Discipline.

Please note the minimum requirements:

  • Engineering disciplines, candidate must obtain a minimum rating of 6 (70%-79%) in mathematics and science, 5 (60%-69) English and as per requirement of institutions.
  • The candidate must obtain a minimum rating 5 (60%-69%) in Mathematics, Accounting and English to be considered in Finance.
  • Successful candidates will be required to sign a service obligation with Xstrata Coal SA

The successful candidate must be in possession of a valid certificate of fitness or be fit enough to obtain one prior to the commencement of Bursary Award, as this is a requirement of the Mine’s Health and safety Act.

The Bursary include:

  • Registration and Tuition fees
  • Residence and Meals fees
  • Prescribe textbook
  • Personal allowance
  • Payment of any compulsory excursions or seminar which may be required
  • Laptop and Printer
  • Paid vacation work

Please mention in your cover letter:

  • What do you do at present [e.g. Grade 12, 1st or 2nd year]
  • What is your preferred field or your current field of study?

Please include the following compulsory documentation in your application:
Certified copy of ID, latest results if currently in grade 12 include Grade 11 results.

Please complete the attached bursary application form as well, and submit with your other documentation.

You can either apply online or send your CV, cover letter and bursary application form to dditshego@xstratacoal.co.za .


DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Law (LLB) Bursary Scheme 2014

Do you need a law bursary for 2014? Are you a good academic performer who is currently registered for an LLB course as a full-time student? Answered yes? Well, then it is good news to you that DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is offering a bursary to LLB students like your self.

We award a number of bursaries to law students on an annual basis.

  • Applications for 2014 bursaries close on 1 September 2013.

Minimum requirements/criteria for the DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Law (LLB) Bursary

To be considered for a bursary an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen or a permanent resident of South Africa;
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at a South African university for the LLB degree and
  • Complete the prescribed application form and submit all supporting documentation before the deadline.

Each application for a bursary is considered on its own merit taking into account the financial merit of the application as well as the following factors:

  • academic performance and
  • proven excellence in any other field.


Closing date: 1 September 2013

Wilmed Park Hospital Nursing Bursaries (Enrolled Nurse)

Wilmed Park Hospital in Klerksdorp makes nursing bursaries available to members of the community every year. Bursaries are for people wishing to study to become enrolled nurses.

Since January 2003, Wilmed Park Private Hospital has offered bursaries to members of the community who are interested in training as Enrolled Nurses. The following process is followed in selecting candidates:

  • During the months June & July of every year, bursary application documents and paper select score grids are made available.
  • Candidates have to rate their own matric results (or latest exam written if in matric) according to the score grid.
  • Candidates with an M-score of 15 (old curriculum) or 22 (new curriculum) may then submit the application document and supportive documents.
  • Only original/certified copies of required documents will be accepted. School leaving certificates must be authenticated by SAQA.

Closing date is strictly 31 July of every year.

Submit  applications to:

The Human Resource Development Manager
Wilmed Park Private Hospital
PO Box 7105

For more information on this bursary before you apply click here.

2014 Murray and Roberts Bursaries

Murray & Roberts offers bursaries for top South African achievers who desire to be part of a world class organization with a global presence.

Bursaries are available for students studying towards a BSc, B Eng or B Tech qualifications in the fields of Engineering (civil; mechanical; industrial; electrical and mining), Quantity Surveying and Building/Construction Management.

Regrettably NO first year bursaries are available for 2014.

Murray & Roberts is committed to the principles of Employment Equity.


To qualify for a Bursary the student must:

Murray & Roberts bursary selection process:

Phase 1 – Apply from 11 February until 10 June 2013. CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE
Phase 2 – Should you be successful in the first phase, you will be invited by email to complete an online assessment (end of June)
Phase 3 – Should you be shortlisted after Phase 2, you will be invited by email to attend an assessment and practical round in Johannesburg or Cape Town (middle of July)
Phase 4 – Should you be shortlisted after Phase 3, you will be invited by email to attend panel interviews in Johannesburg (beginning of August)
Phase 5 – Should you be shortlisted after Phase 4, you will be invited by email to attend 2nd round interviews at the offices of the Murray & Roberts company that has shown interest in placing you (middle of August)
Phase 6 –
Offers will be made to successful candidates (Beginning of September)
* All communication will be sent via email, and some emails may be sent during the June/July holiday so please make sure that you check your emails regularly.

2014 Harmony Bursaries

Harmony is one of South Africa’s leading gold producer and it is counted among world leaders in gold mining. The mining company is inviting students and prospective students already studying or intending to study at a South African university to apply for the bursary for 2014 tuition.

The objective of the Harmony Bursary Scheme is to recruit and select bursars for full time study at accredited Tertiary Institutions. By educating, training and developing individuals who demonstrate the appropriate skills, knowledge and competence, value creation is sustained for the company and all it’s stakeholders.

The scheme contributes to the development of historically disadvantaged South Africans and covers tuition and residence fees, as well as prescribed textbooks and a personal allowance.

What are the requirements of the 2014 Harmony Bursary?

  • When you are ready to apply online, get electronic copies of your results, CV and Id
  • All applications should be received by or on 31 May 2013.
  • Information provided should be supportive of your application.
  • Students applying for bursaries; with less than a B Symbol in Mathematics and Physical Science will not be considered. Students applying for bursaries in Finances with less than a C Symbol in Mathematics and a B Symbol in Accounting will not be considered.

Preference is given to the following fields, which are functional to the mining industry:

Mining Engineering

Mining is an underground or open cast process whereby minerals are extracted by means of explosives.


Metallurgy is the study of the economical recovery of precious metals and minerals. (Exploring by use of all the disciplines and techniques.)

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

A competent Electrical or Mechanical Engineer is a member of the management team at each operation. They are responsible for the safe installation and the proper operation, running and maintenance of all machinery, both electrical and mechanical. They are also responsible for the safe erection and proper maintenance of all buildings and structures on these operations.


At Harmony the Geologist is an integral member of the Management Team, and is accountable for extracting ore body in an optimal manner. At an early stage the geologist will apply his/her knowledge to the practical solution of problems in the underground environment, liasing closely with the production teams. Daily duties include underground mapping, borehole logging, data collection and synthesis (structural, sedimentological and grade) and communication of their findings to the rock breaking teams.


The finance department is responsible for all financial transactions. The correct allocation, classification and value of these transactions should be done on a daily basis.

The function is also responsible to ensure that the company complies with certain statutory requirements as lined out by the Companies and Tax Acts.

Applying for a bursary

To apply for a bursary for 2014, please complete our online application form before 31 May 2013. All bursaries awarded will lead to a contractual obligation between Harmony and the bursar.

Steinmüller Africa opportunities 2013/ 2014

Graduates and In-service-training students who want to pursue a career while contributing to some of the most dynamic industries in the country join Steinmüller Africa!

If you are self-driven, motivated to succeed, have good technical & analytical abilities and sound interpersonal skills, you are a prime candidate for the following programmes:

  • Mechanical Engineering Graduates (B.Eng. & B.Sc)
  • Mechanical Engineering P1 & P2 In-service-training for National Diploma students
  • Quantity Surveying Trainees (B.Tech. and B.Sc.)

 What we offer:

Competitive remuneration and benefits, good promotional opportunities, exposure and career options. Our structured development programme will expose you to construction and manufacturing projects where you will gain valuable work experience and competence.


  • Mechanical Engineering students (B.Eng. & B.Sc)
  • Quantity Surveying students (B.Tech. and B.Sc.)

 What we offer:

Financial assistance for tuition fees, books and a monthly allowance for accommodation and subsistence. After your full-time studies you will be automatically eligible for our graduate programme.

Vacation work

What we offer:

Vacation work opportunities for various fields of study as and when required for various fields of study:

  • Business Management & Administration;
  • Marketing;
  • Corporate Communication;
  • IT;
  • HR;
  • Procurement;
  • Logistics;
  • Contracts Law;
  • Project Management; and
  • Industrial Engineering (specifically planning).

How to apply?

Send the following on to the below mentioned e-mail address:

  • CV;
  • Most recent academic record;
  • Matric results; and
  • ID.

E-mail: graduate@steinmuller.bilfinger.com

Bell Dewar LLB Bursary

Bell Dewar is offering a full scholarship to a penultimate year LLB students. The recipient will be required to participate in vacation work programmes offered to him/her by Bell Dewar.


  • Students must be registered for the penultimate year of their LLB
  • An average of 65% and over for the years of study already completed is required
  • Financial need is not a criteria, but may be a consideration
  • The successful candidate will be a person who, in the opinion of the firm, has the potential to become an effective attorney at Bell Dewar
  • The candidate should be a balanced individual demonstrating leadership qualities, an interest in community issues/projects and strong self motivation

Once the recipient has graduated successfully, he/she will be required to accept articles of clerkship with the firm, if offered.

TO APPLY CLICK HERE then click on “Bursaries”


BDO Chartered Accountancy Bursary 2014

BDO Chartered Accountancy Bursaries are awarded on a financial needs basis and are linked to satisfactory academic achievements. We are looking for well-rounded individuals who perform equally well in all areas of their lives. Other qualities that would strengthen an application include high energy levels, good communication skills and self-confidence. To apply for a bursary with us please review the criteria you need to meet to be considered.

How do I qualify for a bursary?
1. All students who are already studying, or who are planning to study towards, a Chartered Accountant (SA) qualification
2. Students must therefore qualify for admission or be registered for a B.Com (Accounting) or equivalent degree at a university recognised by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
3. Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
4. Those persons who have any other financial support or bursary whereby they are required to complete a period of work within the bursary-awarding company, will not be eligible for a BDO bursary.


Bursaries awarded will be limited to academic fees (or part thereof) and a book allowance. The amounts awarded will differ per BDO firm. Bursaries are renewable providing the student achieves a pass rate at the end of each academic year.


Bursaries will be awarded to the persons whom the firm believes have the commitment to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (SA), have an academic record which indicates the ability to do so and with due regard to financial need. In return for the bursary, the student undertakes to work for the firm for a period equal to the number of academic years for which BDO provides support, subject to a maximum of the period of the training contract required in terms of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). The student also undertakes to be available for vacation work at the firm’s premises.

CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2013