Thursday, 17 August 2017

Auditions: Mzansi Insider Presenter 2017

Mzansi Insider is a live breakfast show on SABC 1 from 10am to 11h00 every Saturday and Sunday that reflects and touches on the views of young people. It looks at the challenges and opportunities that exist in the world they live in, what inspires them and what they deem to be ‘fun.’

Throughout the show viewers are able to interact through various social media platforms with the hosts and pose questions to experts.

At any given point one can find stories on poetry, music, film, stand-up comedy, fitness, cooking, social challenges and entertainment news. Mzansi Insider viewers also have first hand access through the show to seek guidance from a panel of experts on issues such as relationships, health, careers and inspiration.

Mzansi Insider originally covered lifestyle events and incorporated user-generated content to draw in viewers and make them part of the Mzansi Insider experience.

Using social networking platforms, viewers were able to connect and be part of the show using live feeds from Facebook and Twitter.

SABC1's breakfast show Mzansi Insider is on a quest to find a new presenter.

Season 6 premiered on Saturday, 29 July at 10h00 for another 104 episode season and the show wants to cast a new face to join their team.

If you have what it takes, you can audition by submitting a 30-second video of yourself presenting.

You can either post your video on the show's Facebook page here or you can submit it via Twitter @MzansiInsider.

All the best.

Applications Open for Y Academy 2017

The Y Academy is the most ambitious training and development program ever put together by any media house, in South Africa or anywhere in the world. It's an intensive six-month skills development program that is accredited by the MICT-SETA in partnership with ETV, eAcademy and Sabido.

Candidates learn how to produce content, how to conduct interviews, how to write news bulletins, how to select and schedule music, how to produce promotional clips, how to market events and how to sell advertisements.

At the end of it all candidates have an opportunity to get behind the microphone to show the world what they are made of.
  • The Y Academy program runs for 6 months, and is based at the YFM studios in Hyde Park, Gauteng.
  • Applicants that wish to apply must be unemployed South African citizens over the age of 18 years and must have a valid South African identity document.
  • This is an equal opportunity initiative therefore people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • The hours of the skills development program are 08:30 - 17:30, everyday, including weekends and public holidays if need be.
  • Candidates that live outside of Gauteng must be willing to relocate at their own cost for at least 6 months.
  • A minimal stipend will be paid to cover local transport costs.
If you fit the above criteria and feel that you have the minerals to be the next radio rock star. Apply now!

Successful applicants will be expected to sign contracts binding them to YFM’s workplace rules, the YFM disciplinary code, and the Broadcasting Code of Conduct. Successful applicants will receive a small stipend to supplement their travel and accommodation. 

The Y-Academy is a skills development program and not an offer of employment. Successful completion of the Y-Academy program does not guarantee employment at YFM or any associated company.

Be part of the best entertainment establishment in Mzansi, 99.2 YFM. YFM, in partnership with, Sabido eAcademy and the MICT SETA, is running an accredited Skills Programme for radio enthusiasts, the Y Academy. The Y Academy programme will be running for 6 months, and will be based at the YFM office in Hyde Park, Gauteng.

Applicants that wish to apply must be unemployed South African citizens over the age of 18 years and must have a valid South African ID document. As this is an equal opportunity initiative, people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

It is important to note that candidates will be required to attend training from 8:30am to 5:30pm and at times after office hours.

Candidates that wish to apply outside their respective residential regions must be willing and able to find their own accommodation in Gauteng for 6 months. A minimal stipend will be paid to cover local transport costs.

Many Y Academy graduates have gone on to have successful careers in radio and the media space, so apply now and be part of the pool of entertainment game-changers.


Now Media Internship Opportunity 2017

Now Media is a trade and specialist publisher established in 1953 which delivers effective promotion to the niche markets it serves through high quality and engaging news media.

Now Media seeks a conscientious intern with a great attitude – someone who has a journalism-related qualification (publishing, communications, English, etc.).

This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in gaining valuable experience working in a fun, dynamic, high-pressure newsroom environment with a team of specialist journalists and editors.

Tasks will centre primarily around administrative and research activities, but there will be a requirement to assist with some writing. The internship will take place within our freight division.

Now Media is offering a six-month contract which will be reviewed each month.


  • Diploma or degree (original certificate required)
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken
  • Valid drivers licence 
  • Own car
Personal skills/attributes:
  • A go-getter who takes initiative
  • Resourceful
  • Organised 
  • Can work both independently or as part of a team 
  • Eager to learn
Remuneration: R5000 - R5000 per month Cost to company 
Location: Johannesburg, Illovo Boulevard
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Student
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: 6 months
Reference: #FTWIntern
Company: Now Media

Send your cover letter and CV to Carryn Malherbe:

CSIR Internship Opportunity 2017

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives. 

About the job:
The CSIR has an Internship opportunity in the Energy Centre. The incumbents will assist with increasing the profile of the Energy Centre and the CSIR by providing holistic, comprehensive communications support to the communications manager.

This position is based in Pretoria.

About the Centre:
The Energy Centre at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), although still in the ramp-up phase, is the thought leader in South Africa with regard to solutions for the "South African Energy Transition" towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy sector.

The Energy Centre currently hosts almost 40 highly experienced engineers and researchers. The vision is to become the first port of call for decision makers in policymaking, industry and science when it comes to the South African energy transition.

Current research activities across the Energy Centre are resource and technology-specific research topics in solar and wind power-generation technologies, battery and hydrogen research, energy efficiency and demand response, energy-system planning and operation, as well as energy market design.

Key responsibilities:
  • Assist with sourcing, developing and packaging content in order to effectively communicate the CSIR’s scientific achievements, research projects;
  • Protect and promote  brand CSIR at the Energy Centre by encouraging adherence to brand standards and coordination of unit brand collateral;
  • Offer comprehensive operational support in terms of administrative duties for the communications department;       
  • Assist in the planning and execution of the Energy Centre events such as stakeholder visits, conferences, staff social events, etc;
  • Serve as entry point for enquiries relating to projects;
  • Participate in meetings to keep abreast of latest developments, recording of these sessions, communicating outcomes, setting up sessions, including some degree of community liaison;
  • Assist with generating and managing content for the project website, the Broadband-4-All wiki and other project-related websites;
  • Contribute to the building of a positive image of the CSIR and its research impact area activities and that of its stakeholders.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
  • A three year diploma or bachelor’s degree in communications or related fields;
  • Good word processing and typing skills with a high accuracy rate;
  • Ability to extract information from an interview or document, write in popularised style;
  • Knowledge of digital media tools will be an advantage;
  • Proven ability to work in a team;
  • Knowledge of and the use of social media and wireless technologies will be an added advantage;
  • Willingness to travel to sites where the project team is working.


The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history. 

The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

MyBroadband Internship Opportunity 2017

MyBroadband is South Africa’s largest tech news publisher, with 2.3 million South African readers each month.

We offer a great work environment, free Woolworths meals and unlimited Nespresso coffee, fast Internet, and the latest tech to help you do your job.

MyBroadband prides itself on helping its staff grow and learn.

The position:

  • MyBroadband is offering a paid 3-month internship to a young Web Developer and Web Specialist who wants to work in online media.
  • You must have web development and design knowledge, and be comfortable in web technologies like HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, and MySQL.
  • The internship is perfect for a young graduate or postgraduate student.
- Web design and development knowledge.
- Multimedia, Computer Science, or relevant degree.


Parmalat Graduate Opportunity 2017

Parmalat invites applications for its-based 24 Month Graduate development programme which is designed to actively develop young talent for future roles in the business.

In depth knowlege and skill will be developed on the job primarilly by subject matter experts in the relevant field. Cross-functional working is encouraged by means of various projects as determined by the business.

The Parmalt Graduate Programme equips students (predominately PDIs) from a tertiary institute with practical experience in a particular discipline, subsequently ensuring that Parmalat has a sustainable pool of talented and professional resources.

Parmalat is known for its dairy innovations and quality and the company’s annual top performances at the prestigious SA Dairy Championships is testament to the company’s delivery on its promise of producing products on a par with international best standards.

Graduate opportunities are available in the following areas: HR, Environmental Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Engineering, Food Quality, IT, Sales & Marketing & Finance. The successful candidates will be placed in Cape Town, Centurion, or Stellenbosch.


The minimum required qualification and or major subjects for each role is as follows:
  • Finance Graduate – Degree in Finance (Management Accounting);
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Graduate – Degree (Logistics, Transport, Supply Chain subjects)
  • Milk Procurement Graduate – Degree (Agricultural Science, Animal Science)
  • Procurement Graduate – Degree (Purchasing, Negotiation Strategy, Supply Chain Management)
  • Quality Graduate – Degree (Food Science)
  • Sales or Customer Marketing Graduate – Degree with commercial subject
  • IT Graduate – Degree (BI and or Analytics)
  • HR Graduate – Degree (Industrial Relations);
  • SHER Graduate – Degree (Environmental Management, SAMTRAC)
  • Technical Graduate – Degree (Mechanical, Industrial, Process or Electrical Engineering)
  • Marketing Graduate – Degree in Marketing (Marketing Management, Statistics, Financial Management)


We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports achievement of our Employment Equity goals.

AVI Graduate Programme 2017

The NBL Graduate Programme is a 24 month programme that offers experiential learning; mentoring; and working with subject matter experts in their respective fields. We give our graduates a platform to present ideas and innovations and be change-makers.

Applicants interested in the programme must have strong leadership abilities, an analytical and innovative mindset; be a team player with a passion for achieving; and an enthusiastic self-starter who is open to all the unique learning opportunities we offer.

Other Requirements
  • Proficiency using MS Office (more specifically Excel).
Logistics / Supply Chain Grad / Intern
  • B.Comm in Logistics or Supply Chain Management essential with a minimum average of 60% in the final year of studies.

Mechanical Engineering Grad / Intern
  • B.Sc or B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering essential with a minimum average of 60% in the final year of studies.
Industrial Engineering Grad / Intern
  • B.Sc or B.Eng in Industrial Engineering essential with a minimum average of 60% in the final year of studies.

We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible.

Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports achievement of our Employment Equity goals

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Trainee Financial Reporters at M&G 2017

Trainee Financial Reporters with funding from the Adamela Trust and its donors, ANG Business has vacancies for two trainee reporters who wish to pursue a career in financial journalism. The positions will suit young graduates who have an interest in economics and commerce.

The successful applicants should be active consumers of media, especially business media, and be able to discuss and debate current issues.

It is not necessary to have experience, but the successful candidates are likely to have a lively CV that shows a track record in short-term employment and civic engagement.

Computer literacy is essential, as is the ability to write clear, concise English. The MGMl provide full on-the-job training. The trainees will be required to produce content for all the MSG's media platforms.

The MG is committed to promoting diversity among its staff and will make these two appointments accordingly.

The starting date is October 1 2016 and the training programme runs for 12 months. To apply, please send your CV and a 300-word motivation for why you should be considered to HR officer Agness Jura-Ganje:

The positions pay R18500 a month.

Closing date for applications: September 1 2017.

Should you not receive any response within two weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

City of Johannesburg Internship Opportunities 2017

The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality that manages the local governance of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is divided into several branches and departments in order to expedite services for the city.

The City of Johannesburg wishes to extend a practical/experiential training opportunity to graduates in the field of hospitality, communications, public relations or a related field typically suited to a career as an event planner. A concentration in event planning in your degree studies or after your degree studies (for example an events planning certificate programme), will be an added advantage. The following internships are offered for a fixed eight (8) month period at the Metro Centre in Braamfontein :

• Three (3) internships: EVENTS

During this period the intern must attend or participate in training activities for 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday, consistent with the normal operational hours of the department or such training hours as are required or scheduled for the purpose of the training of the person.

The City shall pay the intern a non-remunerative allowance/stipend for each month of training actually completed.

• You must have a verifiable bachelor's degree in the field of hospitality, communications, public relations or a related field typically suited to a career as an event planner.
• Candidates applying for the internship must be creative and be skilled in communications, organisation, collaboration, customer service and attention to detail.
• A portfolio/list of your most recent event planning work/assignments must be included in your application.


  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Deadline driven
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Proactive & eager to learn
  • Customer oriented with a flair for service excellence

If you meet the below-mentioned requirements and you have an interest in events planning and management, you can submit your CV to before/on 17 August 2017 at 12:00.  No CVs shall be accepted after the closing date.

Lentus Asset Management Internship Opportunity 2017

We are investment managers who grow our clients’ long-term savings by compounding their wealth in excess of inflation. Based in johannesburg, we service clients across the globe, with the flexibility to invest in all major markets around the world.

Lentus Asset management, a boutique investment manager based in Johannesburg is looking for student Interns to join their team in 2018. This is an exciting opportunity to gain exposure to the financial services industry alongside a dynamic and growing team.

Your working schedule will be relatively flexible in order to accommodate academic commitments.

The successful candidate will ideally be studying a finance degree (going into final year or honours in 2018) and be highly numerate with strong academic performance and an eye for detail.

Minimum Requirements
  • South African citizenship
  • Matric
  • Computer literate with above average Microsoft Office skills
  • No experience required
  • Strong analytical & numerical ability
  • Problem solving skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a commitment to follow up
  • Excellent Communication skills: Written and Oral
  • Excellent time management
  • Decision – making ability
  • Result Driven
  • Building Relationships
  • Customer Services orientation
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Negotiation skills
  • Change management ability
  • Effective Team Player
  • Flexibility to work on a wide range of projects
The role starts in early 2018, but a 2-week induction will also be held between October and December 2017. Please send your CV, a short covering letter and academic transcripts to

Applications close on 15th September 2017. No late applications will be accepted. 

Frost & Sullivan Internship Opportunity 2017

Frost & Sullivan’s, ( Cape Town office seeks suitable candidates to join our team as a research interns. We have positions across all our business units.

Research Interns are a key part of the research practice, gaining excellent professional experience, and opportunities to gain exposure and build their profiles in Research and Consulting.

Key responsibilities for the Investment Index:
  • Contact identified companies to add to the index, introduce them to the index and obtain buy-in
  • Verify all company information from size to customer base and investment needs
  • Manager the Index content quality and reliability
  • Thoroughly brief the companies about the index, explaining why they should join it and what to expect
  • Assist with creating marketing materials for the index
Key Skills:
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent telephonic manner
  • Strong administration
  • Excellent English, spoken and written.
  • Strong organisational skills and good work planning ethic
  • Hard-working.
  • Strong team player and communicator.
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a recognised university in ICT/Engineering /Environmental Sciences /Business Sciences is required.
  • No prior work experience is needed.
What the intern will gain:
  • Proven work experience in a global company
  • Improved business acumen and an understanding of SMEs in Africa
  • Deepened knowledge of the African working environment
  • Insight into industry trends
  • Access to Frost & Sullivan’s global research
Suitable applicants should apply in writing, providing a CV, and cover letter to quoting reference: Intern.

Note applicants should be based in Cape Town and available for interviews immediately

If you have not received any response in two weeks please consider your application unsuccessful. Applications without a cover letter will be declined.

Soda Social Media Internship Opportunity 2017

Soda Social is a digital marketing agency who is devoted to immersing itself with the client, understanding the brand on a holistic level, giving it a great social representation with calculated and proven return. Soda’s purpose is to further the voice and engagement of brands across all major media platforms.

We are looking for some startup interns to join our team, we have a lot of great work that's flowing into our studio at the moment and we are looking for the right people to join our team on an internship basis but with the potential to become permanently employed, should they fit in with us and our team!

We are looking to fill all roles if possible, so the Job Description is quite simply:

  • Community managers
  • Designers - illustration, graphic, and animation (if you fill all three then we are looking for you specifically)
  • Digital copywriters


  • Relevant degree or diploma
  • Ability to work under immense pressure
  • Superior ability to execute against multiple tasks and programmes under deadline pressure
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • High level of creativity, logic, and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to learn, accept instructions, correction, and supervision
  • Willingness to work around the clock - being a community manager isn't a nine to five job, it involves working some evenings and weekends, and responding to community members outside of work hours
Remuneration: Basic salary 
Location: Cape Town, GreenPoint
Education level: Degree
Job level: Junior
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: Temporary
Company: Soda Social Media

We are less interested in CVs and more inspired by portfolios. Whether the work was real or not, we want to see your skill however you choose to show it. This is a fast-paced, fun environment that has no place for shy, insipid creatures. Bring a personality and your 'A' game or this is not the studio for you and send it to