HIRING: Curriculum Developer (isiXhosa)

Cognition & Co is looking for a Curriculum Developer to join our team.

As part of our mission to help Psychology Students develop and grow within the field, as well as to create employment opportunities, Cognition & Co is looking to hire a Curriculum Developer to assist in the creation of learning materials. We are looking to create a basic conversational course in Xhosa for young university students; equivalent to approximately an NQF level 5 or 6.


This position is a part-time role that can be done remotely from anywhere in South Africa. The duration of the contract is dependent on the time required to create the appropriate materials. Future opportunities to teach the curriculum will also be available should the teacher be interested.


  • 2+ years Curriculum Development experience.
  • isiXhosa Home Language or equivalent.
  • BA in Psychology & PGCE or,
    B.Ed with Psychology as a 1st year subject.
  • SACE Registered Teacher (Preferably).
  • Access to reliable internet and email.

Applications are now closed for this role.

We will do our best to email everyone back but should you not hear from Cognition & Co by the 1st of February 2021, please consider your application unsuccessful.

2021 Psychology Masters Application Whatsapp Group

Are you applying for a Masters Degree in Psychology in next year?

If you’re a potential Masters student that will be applying for professional Masters programmes around South Africa in 2021 (for the class of 2022), then you need to join the Cognition & Co Masters Application Whatsapp Group so you don’t miss a thing.

Join our incredible Psychology Student Community on Whatsapp and connect with other students while getting the most up-to-date information on the different programmes and universities around South Africa. You’ll also get important information about the Cognition & Co events, workshops, and conferences.

The Cognition & Co Whatsapp group will be open on Saturday the 2nd of January 2021 and hopeful masters students will be able to find the link on this page. Spaces are limited due to Whatsapp’s group policies, so make sure you don’t miss your spot.

Whatsapp Group 1 is now FULL.

Whatsapp Group 2 is now FULL.


We have decided to migrate the two Whatsapp groups to one group on Telegram. Telegram has a larger maximum group size and can therefore accommodate all our potential Masters students in one place. Click here to find out how to join the group.

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Volunteers Wanted: Masters Mentorship Network 2021

Cognition & Co is looking for passionate Psychology students and graduates to assist with the duties associated with organizing and maintaining the Masters Mentorship Network in 2021, along with some other research and administrative tasks.

We need individuals to fill the roles of Mentorship Facilitators and work together as a team to ensure the success of the Masters Mentorship Network in 2021.

Continue reading “Volunteers Wanted: Masters Mentorship Network 2021”

Prestige Award – Educational Platform of the Year 2020

It is with great pleasure that Cognition & Co accepts the Prestige Award for Educational Platform of the Year 2020.

We put a great deal of time and effort into creating the various conferences and workshops we hosted this year for the Psychology Students of South Africa.

A massive thank you to all the students and professionals that made the following events possible this year;


Thank you to all the Psychology professionals;

๐Ÿ”นDr Nikki Themistocleous
๐Ÿ”นVanessa Mokobedi
๐Ÿ”นMelissa Cawood
๐Ÿ”นLauren Davis
๐Ÿ”นChristopher Kemp
๐Ÿ”นStephen Hall
๐Ÿ”นBarry Viljoen
๐Ÿ”นCayley Jorgensen
๐Ÿ”นDr Jaclyn Lotter
๐Ÿ”นDr Mirriam Kganya
๐Ÿ”นAdrian Campos

We cannot wait for what 2021 holds for us! It’s been an honour serving the Psychology Students of South Africaย ๐Ÿ˜

Mental Health Fitness Club – STRAVA

Cognition & Co would like to invite any interested Psychology students and graduates to join our Mental Health Fitness Club on STRAVA. The club is currently a placeholder for future events that we plan on initiating, but in the meantime it serves as a base for connecting with other like-minded psychology students and graduates who like to hit the road from time to time.

This is certainly not a competitive club and individuals are by no means forced to take part in any sporting activities they are not interested in. We merely want to bring individuals together to get some exercise and let the running endorphins do their thing! No matter which discipline is your passion, we hope that you’ll get involved.

Click HERE to join the club and start sharing your activities.

Please be safe out there!
See you on the road!

#GreenForMentalHealth – World Mental Health Day

Cognition & Co is extremely passionate about promoting mental health and destigmatizing mental illness around the world. To show our support, we’ve adapted our colour scheme for the month of October – Mental Health Awareness Month – which is represented by a green ribbon.

We need to create and normalize a world where talking about mental health is commonplace; together we can move towards breaking this stigma that plagues our wellbeing. This year we need your help to spread the word and raise awareness;

On World Mental Health Day (10th of October), we want to paint the social media platforms GREEN. No matter what platform you use (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter), upload the green square below and lets show the world that mental health matters. Make sure to use the following hashtags;

#GreenForMentalHealth #CognitionandCo #MentalHealthAwareness

Let’s make a statement,
Let’s create a conversation,
Let’s talk about mental health,
Let’s do it together.

When we replace ‘I’ with ‘WE’, illness becomes wellness.

10th of October

Charis Psychological Services – Counselling Psychology Internship 2021

Charis Psychological Services have a Counselling Psychology internship position available for 2021.

Janse van Rensburg & Breedt Psychology Inc. is a psychology group practice specialising
mainly in the physical rehabilitation psychology context. Rehabilitation psychology contributes psychological knowledge and skills to individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions in order to maximize health and welfare, independence and choice, functional abilities and social role participation across their life span. Patients are seen while they are inpatients, as well as on an outpatient basis at various sub-acute and physical rehabilitation hospitals across Gauteng. Although providing psychological services to patients in a medical setting is the main focus on the practice, the outpatient aspect of the practice also serves as a generic private practice where children, adults, older adults, couples and families are seen for a variety of emotional difficulties irrespective of whether they suffer from any health challenges.

The Counselling Psychology Internship at Janse van Rensburg & Breedt Psychology Inc. was developed to fulfil all the necessary requirements as set up by the HPCSA.

For more information on the Counseling Psychology Internship, requirements, competencies, location, salary, and application process; please download the document by clicking the download button below;

CLOSING DATE: Monday 31st of August 2021. For enquiries about the position please contact: Dr Estie Janse van Rensburg – 082 805 1023