The Graduate Asset Programme (GAP) is an internship programme aimed at growing the SME sector in South Africa. By helping place thousands of capable and willing unemployed graduates into internships, GAP assists the host businesses to gain much-needed skills and the graduates to gain valuable, practical learning experience. GoGap has helped thousands of businesses and interns to connect with each other.
Here are a few testimonials from past GAP clients :
“Thank you for the shortlisting. I mentored my intern, and I am proud that after her 2 month internship she was employed by a fashion house. I would like to be a mentor again.”
Thank you for the awesome assistance! GAP has helped us find some great graduates for our internship programme.
“I have learned so much in my internship. I am one of the first interns at this company, the staff are so experienced so I am learning so much from them.”
“My internship has been incredible,I have learned so much from time management to the reality of how a start up business operates. Gap’s resources have been very useful.Thank you GAP.”
“I have to say Fetola has done it again – what an easy to use tool to find an intern.The system works flawlessly, it is easy to navigate, and extremely easy to manage.”
“Thank you for the certificate, it really means a lot! Your organization does have a significant impact on graduates and aspiring interns. I have recommended GAP to a number of graduates.”
GoGap does more than just help volunteers and interns find positions in South Africa, our service extends across the borders and into neighbouring countries and even countries further north like Tanzania and Rwanda. There is no shortage of positions for students and graduates who are willing to volunteer themselves and assist in the ongoing aid work being done in African countries. Whether you provide assistance in building new schools, helping out at medical clinics in Africa, teaching or just helping out wherever you can, you are bound to reap the rewards of giving freely of yourself to help the less fortunate and poverty stricken.
Zanzibar is not only an island of extraordinary beaches but it also has a lot of lovely places to see. These cities are some of the oldest towns in Zanzibar, filled with a lot of historic significance and reputation. Mji Mkongwe which stands for “old town” in the Swahili language is one of the oldest parts of Zanzibar City. Mji Mkongwe is also known as Stone Town for those who may be familiar with the latter name of the place. The island of Zanzibar is home to some of the most beautiful Zanzibar hotels, many of them world class and frequented by famous personalities and movie stars.
Due to its cultural embrace with a mix of Arab, Persian, Indian and European origins, it comes as no surprise why Stone Town was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2000. The culture and heritage are some of the things the town has to offer which is why it is a tourism attraction for many who visit Zanzibar.
It is not ideal to drive in some of the streets of Stone Town as some streets are quite constricted for cars to pass. The streets are filled with bicycles and motorcycles which give you an indication that bicycles and motorcycles are either the preferred or easiest mode of transport.
A bicycle is one of the best modes of transport. It is cheap to maintain and you don’t have to worry about filling it up with petrol all the time. All you need to check is if your wheels are in good riding condition and you all set. However, Stone Town does have buses and taxis for longer trips to further destinations.
The Stone Town climate is the same climate for the whole duration of the year with December being the most blazing months and July being the unkindest of months in terms of winter. The climate is similar to most cities and countries with one particular month being either the hottest or coldest throughout all year around. It is ideal to visit Stone Town around the summer or spring time to have a pleasant time and behaving weather. Stone Town hotels offer some of the finest Zanzibar accommodation available on the island.
It goes without saying that Stone Town is not only adored by residents and tourists because of its culture but it is cherished by many because it is the only succeeding operational town in Stone Town. Stone Town is still functioning and blossoming with newer parts of the town being built. After all these years, Stone Town is still loved, acknowledged and relevant. Not many historic cities that were constructed many years ago are still in operation but it seems Stone Town has broken all boundaries.
A tour around the town will give you a better idea of the city of Stone Town. If you prepare to tour around the area, you might also need a map as a guide to help you get to the places you want to go and most importantly not get lost. Another option is getting a tour guide that will teach you the insights of the culture, architecture and history of Stone Town.
Whatever option you choose will be at your benefit at the end of the trip because you would have witnessed and experienced a day in the life of a Stone Town resident. The most important aspect of a trip or vacation is to learn the ways and lives of that particular resident and Stone Town has a lot to offer in terms of markets, unique construction, museums and churches.
Ultimately, it all boils down to having fun when visiting a place you not familiar with and Stone Town is a town that makes sure all your vacation duties and luxuries are catered for. That said, should we book a plane ticket for you?
Although GoGap South Africa is focused on placing South African graduates in intern positions in companies and businesses in South Africa, we receive several email inquiries each month from international students and graduates looking for intern positions and inquiring about the possibility of becoming a volunteer in South Africa. We recommend that South Africans interested in finding intern placements in the country head over to Fetola which is dedicated to South African graduates only, but for those international applicants looking for intern positions or volunteer work, we suggest you try African Sunrise Volunteers. This Cape Town based initiative has been running for several years now and has assisted hundreds of international students and graduates wishing to complete a gap year as an intern or volunteer in South Africa.
African Sunrise have an impeccable record of placing interns from all over the world including the United Kingdom, USA, Sweden, Australia, Germany, Holland and several other European countries. Because the agency specializes in dealing with students and graduates from abroad, they are familiar with all the concerns that these international students and graduates may have. African Sunrise assist their clients with every concern they may have and arrange everything that they require in advance before arriving in South Africa, including safe and comfortable accommodation and a placement within a project or business that will best utilize their specific skill-set or field of study. If you are from outside of South Africa and are looking for the best possible options of internships in South Africa, then African Sunrise is the agency for you. The agency has partnered with dozens of local community upliftment initiatives as well as hundreds of local businesses in the interests of providing their internship applicants with the a unique and fulfilling experience whilst in South Africa.
For any further information regarding African Sunrise Volunteers please view their website, or contact us directly.