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How Learnership Stipends Increase Youth Vulnerability

A stipend is income issued to unemployed candidates placed on internships, learnerships and apprenticeships. These candidates are not viewed as equal citizens but merely as NQF levels. Stipend amounts are not based on the realistic living conditions of participating youth, many of whom either live independently or must contribute support to households. Employers who pay learners…
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Learnerships, Public Holidays, Emergency Work and Pay for Annual Leave

Public holidays, emergency work and annual leave are covered in clauses 17 - 20 of Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships. Public Holidays, Emergency Work and Annual Leave Pay Learners are entitled to public holidays and annual leave. There may be times when learners are required to do emergency work and employers respond by paying learners…
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LEARNERSHIP STIPEND DEDUCTIONS

Complaints about some employers making stipend deductions and others requiring learners to repay stipends have surfaced more prominently this year than previously. Claims of Deductions and Repayment Threats The following are comments posted on Keep Climbing by learners questioning stipend deductions. Businesses named are welcome to send their statements and I will publish them. Learner…
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What Learners say about Learnership Stipends

Are Learnership Stipends Fair? Trapped Between Business and Black Tax. Learner complaints show how SETAs fail to support and monitor accredited organisations and employers, thereby allowing for a range of irregularities and questionable practices. Is Business Heroic? Companies are rewarded for providing learnerships. They receive generous BEE points and tax rebates, often raking back millions.…
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How to get a Learner stipend

A Keep Climbing reader sent 4 questions about stipends. Many learners write in complaining about non payment or the amount. 1. What do you need to study to get a stipend? That's a killer question requiring quite a few details: Apprenticeships and Learnerships These are occupational training programmes that combine work and learning. Apprenticeships Although…
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How much Internships Pay

Regulations for Interns are going to be tightened in order to reduce increasing youth exploitation. Many firms advertise internships in order to recruit talent cheaply.  Internship Stipends Interns must be wary of employers who advertise internship opportunities and don't declare what the payment is prior to an interview.  Withholding pay information is a common industry…
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SHA Learnerships R5000 p/m

Two Learnerships Stanley Hutcheson and Associates is a Training and Development company looking for candidates to join a 12 month Learnership. There are two Learnerships on offer. There are two Learnerships that we currently offer which is the Contact Centre and Business Process Outsourcing Support (NQF Level 3) and Generic Management (NQF Level 5). We…
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BANK SETA funds R4000 p/m

The following opportunity, funded by BANK SETA, is only available if you already have a degree or diploma in an IT field. The full stipend is R4000 + R1500 for meals. If you are unemployed, please apply as the experience and network that will open up to you is worth 10 times that amount. BANKSETA…
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SA Pay and Learnership Stipend Regulations

Perceptions of how much South Africans earn and how pay is negotiated can disappoint learners earning a stipend. This post tables minimum stipend levels and covers salary trends across trades and occupations such as teachers and plumbers. Stipends have increased over the years, check here for latest regulations.  Department of Labour establishes minimum Learner pay…
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Learnership Regulations and Stipends – A barrier to the poor?

Here are current learnership stipend regulations. A stipend is income issued to unemployed candidates placed on internships, learnerships and apprenticeships. Candidates are typically not viewed as equal citizens but as NQF levels. These anti poor wages are not based on the realistic living conditions of the disadvantaged youth, usually referred to as 'beneficiaries.' Companies gain…
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