We are excited to bring to you once, again amazing opportunities flying across Africa. Wow, it’s been a minute. We have been working to bring you well targetted and useful opportunities and contents.
This week’s opportunities are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. We wish you good luck as you apply for yours.
2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
About the Prize
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction
administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation.
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is run by Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiative of
the Commonwealth Foundation.
The prize covers the Commonwealth regions of Africa and other regions
The international judging panel comprises one judge from each of the five regions. Please note
that while the entries will be judged regionally, all judges will read and deliberate on entries
from all regions.
There will be five winners, one from each region. One regional winner will be selected as the
overall winner. The overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize will receive £5,000
and the remaining four regional winners £2,500. If the winning short story is a translation into
English, the translator will receive additional prize money.
The final selection will be judged by an international judging panel; experienced readers will
assist the named judges in selecting the longlist.
Entries must be submitted via the online entry form by 1 November 2018
(11.59pm in any time zone)
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Standard Bank Summer School Programme
Are you a second year or third-year university student and you’re serious about your career, but are unsure which company may be the best fit for you?
Then the Standard Bank Summer School programme is the perfect opportunity for your career path. This is a fantastic way to get a feel of what working in Standard Bank could be like for you, and also a chance to be involved in projects, and be exposed to some of the dynamic teams within our group.
Who can apply?
Apply for Summer School if you are in your 2nd or 3rd year of study.
BCom / Bsc Accounting
BCom Law / LLB
BCom / BA / Bsc General
BSc Engineering (Industrial / Chemical / Financial / Mechanical / Software)
Information Systems / Informatics
Data Science / Big Data
Graphic Design (Coding / UX)
Financial Maths / Applied and Computational Maths / Advanced mathematics / Finance / Stats / Quantitative Stats
Average: 60% and above
Citizenship: South African
Duration: 2 – 6 December 2018
Application open from 31 August to 14 September 2018.
Latest academic transcript (Stamped by the faculty)
Certified ID copy
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Fashion Focus Africa 2018
Fashion Focus is a program that’s dedicated to the growth and promotion of young and emerging fashion talent in Africa.
In partnership with FETS Wallet and Avivere, Fashion Focus presents unique opportunities for emerging talents to harness their skills through business development workshops, creative workshops, and mentorships.
This year-long opportunity affords young designers with the tools they need to facilitate innovation, growth and commercial success.
Applications and Screening
July – September 2018
10 shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their work to a selection panel at Lagos Fashion Week.
Fashion Focus Five Announcement and Commencement
December – January 2019
The Fashion Focus Africa Five for 2018/2019 will be announced.
Designers must have a minimum of 2 years working experience
Designers will be required to send mood boards and sketches of their work in addition to physical samples
Designers must have existing points of sale
Designers must be capable of developing and presenting a full collection
Eligibility to apply for the #LFWNG Fashion Focus Fund
Business and Creative Skills Workshop
Business and Creative Mentoring
Opportunity to showcase at LFW in 2019
Endless access to market opportunities
Applications close on September 14, 2018