How long does it take to get funding from nyda?

The grants programme has also reduced the lead time for any businesses to receive a response (whether favourable or not) to 21 days.

The qualifying criteria includes:

• Are youth 18-35 years
• Youth with skills, experience or; with the potential skill, appropriate for the enterprise that they conduct or intend to conduct.

• Are South African citizens

• Are resident in South Africa;
READ MORE• Members of entities should comprise 100% south African youth citizen

• Operate business within the borders of South Africa.• Are adequately involved in the day-to-day operation and management of the business with at least one or more of the members being a fulltime employee of the business, especially the main applicant.
• Have completed life skills training and business management training programmes or related programmes as per recommendation from client(s) assessment.• Have a business mentor and/or a coach approved by NYDA or must be allocated a business mentor by NYDA post application approval.• Have relevant qualifications or business and/or technical experience including proven entrepreneurship business experience where applicable.

• Require the grant for a viable business idea.• Previous NYDA Micro Loan Clients who accessed loans up to a maximum of R50,000 with paid up accounts will be eligible to access grant funding.• Operate either informally or formally; generally recognized as micro enterprises (e.g. street traders, vendors, emerging enterprises);• Have a profit motive and are commercially viable and sustainable;

• Individual entity must have a bank account.• For cooperatives, they must have or be willing to form a group of minimum 5 persons.• Upon approval of grant, if applicant is employed full time, he/she may be required to resign from employment and provide grant officer with proof of resignation;•  Where the entity constitutes more than one member, this will apply to the member with highest shareholding and is operationally involved in the business.• Require grant from NYDA of not less than R1,000.00 and not more than R200,000.00 (for cooperatives the maximum threshold is R250,000) for individuals and companies and the following thresholds apply:

Thresholds    Type of businesses    Grant amount ranges

Threshold 1    Idea generation and survivalist (start-ups)    R1,000 – R10,000

Threshold 2    Start-ups PTY and cooperatives    R10,001 – R50,000

Threshold 3    Growth stage PTY and cooperatives    R50,001 – R100,000

Threshold 4    Expansion stage PTY and cooperatives    R100,001 – R200,000*

*for agriculture and technology related projects the maximum threshold is R250,000.00

N.B: Threshold submissions requirements applies


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.