Gert Sibande District Municipality Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

Gert Sibande District Municipality (GSDM), is named after Gert Sibande, the ANC activist. Up until 2004, GSDM was known as the Eastvaal District Municipality. GSDM is one of Mpumalanga’s 3 districts, with a majority IsiZulu speaking people.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY

Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:

  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Environment Management
  • Finance
  • Geology
  • Public Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by representatives of GSDM before final selection. Once students have completed their studies, they will be required to work for a Local Municipality in GSDM, for approximately 3 years.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Reside within the Gert Sibande District (in Mpumalanga)
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying OR plan on studying full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying OR plan on studying at a recognized South African Higher Education Institution
  • From a previously disadvantaged group (particularly females and those with disabilities)
  • Must NOT have signed any employment contracts (must be unemployed)
  • Must NOT be a current beneficiary of another bursary scheme
  • Must NOT have accepted a training contract with any another institution or company

 

HOW TO APPLY

Download and complete the GSDM Bursary Application Form (pdf).

Please include the following items in your application pack:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest Matric results (if currently in Matric) (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (if completed Matric) (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (current tertiary students) (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance to study at a recognized South African institution of higher education (certified copy)
  • Proof of residence (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve to be awarded the bursary

 

Complete application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
The Municipal Manager
Gert Sibande District Municipality
P.O. Box 1748
Ermelo
2350
(Att: Ms Mandy Pillay)

2) Hand delivered:
Gert Sibande District Municipality
Cnr Joubert and Oosthuise Streets
Ermelo
2350
(Att: Ms Mandy Pillay)
 

CLOSING DATE

29 September 2017.
 

CONTACT

For any bursary queries, please contact:
Gert Sibande District Municipality
Ms Mandy Pillay (Municipal Manager)
Tel: 017 801 7036

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