Opportunities This Week: Fashion Focus Africa 2018, Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and More

Opportunities this week for African students

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

Opportunties for African students - September 2018

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The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction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.

Closing date

Entries must be submitted via the online entry form by 1 November 2018

(11.59pm in any time zone)

For more information visit

The official website of the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize writing contest

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.

Key Qualifications:

BCom / Bsc Accounting

BCom Economics

Bcom Agriculture

BCom Law / LLB

BCom / BA / Bsc General

BCom Finance

BSc Engineering (Industrial / Chemical / Financial / Mechanical / Software)

Financial Management

Digital Forensics

Quantitative Management

Cyber Security

Actuarial Sciences

Business Management

Investment Management

Information Systems / Informatics


Risk Management

Artificial Intelligence

Data Science / Big Data


Graphic Design (Coding / UX)

Financial Maths / Applied and Computational Maths / Advanced mathematics / Finance / Stats / Quantitative Stats

Computer Science


Average: 60% and above

Citizenship: South African

Duration: 2 – 6 December 2018

Application open from 31 August to 14 September 2018.

Relevant Documentation:

Latest academic transcript (Stamped by the faculty)

Certified ID copy

For more information,

Visit the official website of the Standard Bank Summer Programme

Fashion Focus Africa 2018

Opportunties this week - Fashion-Focus-Africa-Programme- 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.

Phase 1:

Applications and Screening

July – September 2018

Phase 2:

Semi-Finalists Presentations

October 2018

10 shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their work to a selection panel at Lagos Fashion Week.

Phase 3:

Fashion Focus Five Announcement and Commencement

December – January 2019

The Fashion Focus Africa Five for 2018/2019 will be announced.

Application Criteria

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

Why Apply?

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

Click here to apply


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