South African Bursaries 2016 – Application
1) Access Trust (FET College Bursaries)
Value of bursary Class and registration fees only.
Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT Seta) – Bursary Scheme
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has partnered with the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT Seta) in support of skills development initiatives for the youth of South Africa.
The partnership entails two programmes, a bursary scheme for students as well as an internship programme for unemployed graduates. In line with NFVF’s mandate to provide and encourage the provision of opportunities for persons especially from disadvantaged communities to be involved in the film industry and with MICT Seta’s skills plan to address the issue of the shortages of adequately skilled persons from the same communities in key areas,the objective of the partnership is to the address the issue of the scarcity of skills within the film and television sector.within these groups.
This inaugural partnership has seen 20 interns and 135 students benefiting from the initiatives. The beneficiaries were revealed at a function held at Sandton Sun in Johannesburg today June 19th 2013.. The interns were shortlisted from thousands of applications received and the final selection was made from the interviews that were conducted.
The 20 interns have been placed at different organizations for their work experience, six interns are at the NFVF, ten at SABC and four at Quizzical Pictures. The placements were made on the basis of their academic qualifications and areas of intended career focus. The internship programme will run for a period of eight months, affording the interns an opportunity for permanent employment should there be a vacancy relevant to their field. In terms of the bursary scheme, the selected students are enrolled for film and television related qualifications at various accredited South African institutions of higher learning.
NFVF CEO Zama Mkosi said this is a very important initiative in terms skills development and exposing graduates to the work environment which increases their chances of being employable. “One of the biggest challenge we have in this country is unemployment and a contributing factors to this challenge is the fact that graduates often lack the basic work experience that entry level jobs require, and they find themselves not sufficiently meeting the job requirements. The NFVF is very honoured to to be making a contribution in an effort to close this gab. We hope that all the interns will enjoy and learn a lot from the experience they will receive at the organizations at which they have been placed. To the bursary recipients, we wish them all the best in their academic life. May they use this opportunity to lay a good foundation for their respective careers,” says Mkosi.
MICT Seta will conduct site visits to organizations where interns are placed as well as to tertiary institutions where students are enrolled. The purpose of such visits would be to monitor the progress of the two programmes and to ensure that the set objectives are met.
“In allocating grant funding towards government agencies such as NFVF for this project, the MICT SETA is well on track in redressing South Africa’s MICT Skills gaps and ensuring that access to specialized professions such as Electronic Media and Film are created for our young people,” says Mr. Oupa Mopaki, CEO of the MICT SETA
For more information about the internship programme contact Lindi Ntontela and for bursaries contact Pretty Mthiyane.
Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority – PSETA
The Public Service Sector SETA, more commonly referred to as the PSETA, is one of the few existing sector education and training authorities (SETAs) that is not going to be changed or revised in any substantial manner.
But the PSETA is a bit different to the other SETAs because it provides support to provincial governments rather than industry sectors. More specifically, it is aimed at providing support to provinces that were lumbered with huge backlogs from the previous government (or dispensation).
Role of the Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority
Essentially what the PSETA does is to assist provincial governments within an Integrated Provincial Support Programme (IPSP) with the aim of improving service delivery (with all its massive challenges) and extending good governance.
Initially, when the SETA programme was launched nationally throughout South Africa, the Eastern Cape, kwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo Province were targeted. Then in 2002, the IPSP was extended to assist Mpumalanga, the Northern Cape and Free State as well.
Part of the strategy needed to improve service delivery involves shared knowledge and learning opportunities. To this end, learning networks have been established with both inter-departmental and intra-departmental events organised to help educate those already involved in the provincial government sector. Some years ago a learning journal for public service managers was also launched.
So it is clear that college courses are important, as are discretionary grants and bursaries for learners who qualify and are eager to get workplace experience within provincial government. In fact all forms of education, training and learning are important, including whatever it takes to make this knowledge and the skills that go with it accessible to the people who need it.
The Integrated Provincial Support Programme
The Integrated Provincial Support Programme (IPSP) was initiated to release more funds for service delivery to the “poor”, largely by restructuring and improving governance via the regular interaction with citizens. With all the challenges service delivery nationally requires, transparency and accountability have been highlighted as key aspects.
The other challenge that the IPSP envelops is the need to be able to translate policy into action within the Batho Pele framework.
Batho Pele principles and service delivery
The South African Government’s Batho Pele principles are in many ways enshrined in the Constitution, but were developed specifically to improve service delivery in the public service.
There are eight basic principles:
- Consultation, which involves customers, users, groups, consumer representatives, HGOs and CBOs. More often than not a variety of methods of consultation are required.
- The setting of service standards that reinforces the need for benchmarks that will constantly measure satisfaction of the people for what is received from provincial government. Precise, measurable standards are required to be able to judge whether or not these are met.
- Increasing access to public services, since such a large number of people in South Africa simply don’t have access to these services. This principle recognises the fact that access to information and services empowers the citizens of the country.
- Ensuring courtesy, meaning that those operating within the provincial government sector should treat all the people of South Africa with consideration and respect.
- Providing information so that people know what to expect and what they can demand in terms of service delivery.
- Openness and transparency so that everybody knows how government institutions operate and what they can expect. This also implies that government employees are accountable.
- Redress when services are not provided as promised.
- Value for money which doesn’t usually require additional resources and often reduces costs.
The Government aims to promote “integrated seamless service delivery” within the Batho Pele policy. Both education and training are of course key.
Where to find the PSETA
The Public Service Sector SETA (or PSETA) is currently based in Pretoria, Gauteng.
Telephone: (012) 314 7490
Fax: 086 618 8844
Scholarships and bursaries
We are committed to providing learning opportunities for the highest achieving students, as well as those experiencing some form of disadvantage (financial hardship).
A Monash scholarship or bursary could mean:
- 50-100 percent of your annual fees are paid – up to R60,700 – for your Foundation Programme or undergraduate course
- a place in leadership, work and mentoring programmes not available to other students
- financial freedom so you can devote yourself to your study and success.
Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course if you maintain your exceptional grades. Click on the scholarship titles below to find out more.
- Monash South Africa Scholarship
- Monash South Africa Bursary
Monash South Africa Scholarship
Total value of up to R60,700
All conditions must be met
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Or check out our other Scholarships and bursaries at: www.bursaryguide.com
There are also a number of external scholarships available to Monash South Africa students.
- Botswana Government Scholarships
- Mandela Rhodes
- International River Foundation (IRF) – Ken Thiess Memorial scholarship – postgraduate research scholarship
Applications for external scholarships are managed by the external agencies. You should contact them directly.
How to apply
To be eligible for a scholarship with us you must first be accepted into your course at Monash South Africa – view the different courses on offer.
You should then:
- submit your application, along with any relevant documentation, by15 November for Semester One and 30 April for Semester Two.
Tourism and Travel SETA , CATHSSETA
To get a overview of how important tourism is for South Africa, we’ve written this article. We also try to encourage the South African youths to apply for SETA bursaries.
The tourism and travel sub-sector makes a substantial contribution to the South African economy and in 2010 it directly contributed R67billion (3%) to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) creating 599 412 direct jobs. It covers 13 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes consists of inbound and outbound tour operators, safaris and sightseeing bus tours and trip operators, inbound international flights, travel agencies, event and conference management, tourist information centre, car hire and tourism authorities as well as tourist guides including adventure, mountain and river guides.
Activities of these sectors are driven by a Chamber Committee established in terms of the CATHSSETA Constitution and is made up of key industry players such as government, labour organisations, NGO’s and employers.
The duties of the Chamber Committee are as follows:
- Provide expert advice and strategic leadership,
- Provide guidance regarding skills development,
- Assist with the identification of strategic projects,
- Assist with appropriate recognition of the sub-sector’s education and training needs
Careers in the Sector
The Tourism and Travel sector is extremely labour intensive and is a major source of employment, requiring various degrees of skill and provides women, youth and migrant employees with relatively easy access into the workforce. The industry is service oriented requiring professionals to know their product offerings to ensure service excellence.
A career in Tourism and Travel is demanding and requires people with good communication and listening skills, dedication to quality and good service, team player, good organisational skills, attention to detail and a preparedness to work under pressure. Competitiveness and productivity in the industry depend on skill levels, professionalism, commitment, passion, loyalty and soft skills of workers.
Work opportunities may be found in the airline industry, car rental, cruise ships, events management, government tourism departments, tourism information bureau and travel agencies.
These are some of the career options within the sector:
- Public Sector – Government Tourism Official, Tourism Development Coordinator, Tourism Information Officer
- Travel Agency – Retail Consultant and Travel Agents, Wholesale Travel-tour operator
- Events and Convention Management Companies – Event Coordinator and Event Manager
- Airline – Flight Attendants, Cabin Crew, Ground staff and airport personnel
- Vehicle Rental – Car Hire Consultant and Sales Representatives
CATHSSETA Skills Development initiatives
CATHSSETA provides various skills development initiatives for both unemployed and employed in the tourism and travel sector.
The below links will provide you with a detailed list of available training opportunities and application period in the following:
- Work integrated learning (Internships and experiential learning)
- Skills Programmes
SAMRO – South Africa Music Rights Organisation
The SAMRO Foundation is awarding two SAMRO/RIESA Special Undergraduate Bursaries for study in music performance for the first time.
Eighteen candidates from nine South African universities were entered for the bursaries. They included students in jazz piano, trombone, trumpet and voice, African music, marimbas, drums, voice and dance, traditional bagpipes, and Western art music piano, voice and clarinet.
The bursaries have the value of R18 000 each and are available annually to undergraduate students who specialise in music performance in the Traditional, Jazz or Western Art Music genres. Candidates for the bursaries are nominated by the Heads and relevant members of staff of music departments of South African institutions of higher education from among the ranks of their students. The candidates are required to show merit in the field of performance in one or more of these genres. The winners are chosen by the Artistic Committee of the SAMRO Foundation which takes into consideration such criteria as standard of performance, year of study and perceived financial need. In the event that there are no suitable candidates, the bursaries are carried over to the following year.
The Roodepoort International Eisteddfod of South Africa (RIESA) was a now-deregistered Section 21 not-for-profit organisation which, from 1981 to 1997, ran nine biennial international music competitions for amateur performers in Roodepoort.
In 2010, RIESA made a bequest of R700 000 to the SAMRO Endowment for the National Arts (SENA) – now the SAMRO Foundation – to establish and administer undergraduate bursaries for studies in music performance in South Africa. As with the many other bequests which the Foundation administers – including, among others, those from Ralph Trewhela, Eve Gettleson, Esme Webb, Maisie Flink, NOASA (the National Opera Association of South Africa) and Bonhams Auctioneers – the funds are invested and the interest is distributed as bursaries for music study in various fields.
For more information, contact Naseema Yusuf at the SAMRO Foundation on 011 712 8417, email@example.com
The Women’s Property Network (WPN) was established in early 2000 to create a forum for women in a predominantly male industry to join together to exchange information, develop business contacts and enhance professional success.
WPN bursaries awarded to women in property
This year has been no exception, and a total of 13 bursaries totalling in excess of R500 000 (tuition and learning material fees) have been awarded to the students studying at various institutions across the country.
All the applicants were deserving in terms of personal circumstances, had achieved in excess of 60 percent average and showed a passion for the property industry. The WPN did not have sufficient funds to award all of the bursaries, and embarked on a fund raising initiative in February to register the WPN as a charity entry into the Two Oceans Marathon, and friends of WPN ran to support the charity.
Companies within the property industry were also challenged by Amelia Beattie, one of the Educational Trust’s Trustees, to pledge support to WPN for the awarding of 2014 bursaries. The response was overwhelming and within 48 hours of the request having been made, over R200 000 had been pledged.
In addition to these pledges, Delta Property Fund also made a significant contribution of R500 000 to the Educational Trust, thereby ensuring that all thirteen bursaries could be awarded.
This is according to WPN Chair, Sanett Uys, who says they have been overwhelmed by the generous support of companies in the industry and the WPN members who have contributed in their personal capacities. “On behalf of the WPN Executive, I would like to thank contributors for their support. The WPN Educational Trust is a special initiative, and one which has been nurtured for many years so as to ensure that young female graduates take their place in the industry and are able to make a meaningful contribution.”
Of the bursaries awarded, here are responses from some of the students:
“I would like to thank all the funders for affording me the opportunity to study a Property related course and for the confidence they have in developing future female property leaders. It is an honour to be the recipient of a WPN bursary. You educate a woman, you educate the nation. Thank you Women’s Property Network for the generosity extended to the future of this country.”
“I’d like to thank each and every one who made this bursary possible. Words cannot describe what it means to me and how grateful I am to be given an opportunity to be part of the very few lucky ones who received this bursary. Not only does this mean that I can study in peace without worrying about funding but it also means that I have an incentive to work harder knowing that people went to a great deal of effort for me to be awarded this bursary.”
“This means that I am now able to pay for my tuition for my Honours year and buy textbooks that I would have otherwise not been able to afford. This also means that I have a more peaceful semester and not have to worry about outstanding fees and not being allowed to graduate at the end of the year.”
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone involved in awarding this bursary to me. University is an expensive endeavour. However, with your generosity, the financial burden upon my family and I has decreased drastically and will allow for me to pursue my dreams without too much stress. Thank you for recognising the need for bursaries around my chosen degree as they are very scarce. Thanks to Women’s Property Network and all donors’ contributions to the Educational Trust. I hope to be able to pay this kind act forward in the future.”
“Receiving a bursary from the Women’s Property Network has provided me with relief from financial strain and looming debt traps that are disguised in well packaged loan offers. The freedom that this bursary is offering me is immeasurable and its effects will be felt well after the completion of my post-graduate studies.
“In addition to this, I am grateful for the investment in me and my career, as well as the opportunity to be mentored by women who are successfully making a mark in the property industry. Education remains the most powerful tool we have to rebuild our country with and to ensure sustainable transformation. I am excited to be a part of the change and to play my part in the rebuilding process.”
In addition to the awarding of the bursaries, the WPN through its regional chapters and committees will support these students by ensuring regular contact to discuss study material and any problem areas that may have arisen and will engage with the students at the networking events so that they have access to women active in the industry.
SANZAF students make their mark.
SANZAF – Bursary Succes Stories
The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) is a faith based organization that organizes a number of outreach activities and extends its services throughout the country. Besides assisting those in need, SANZAF strives to empower, develop and nurture the youth across the Peninsula through the SANZAF Education Empowerment and Development (SEED) programme. The programme focuses on Early Childhood Development, Youth and Community Development, Islamic Studies, Vocational Training and Higher Education. Based on a stringent criteria, SANZAF supports students in need of financial assistance for further studies, allowing them to venture off into a brighter future without the strain of financial difficulty and armed to face the world of work.
Students share some insightful thoughts on their experiences…
To contribute financially or in kind to a SANZAF project or programme, contact 0861 726 923
Successful Forensic Accounting major Talha Bakharia graduated from North-West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom- He describes the trials and tribulations of life as a student and elaborates the importance of having a vision.
“It took me 5 years to obtain my Honours Degree and I’ll never forget that moment when I failed my major- the pass rate was 50% and I needed 3%. My lecturer advised that I repeat the year,”
explains Bakharia who eventually graduated with an Honours Degree from North-West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom.
He adds that he appreciates his accomplishment more because, according to him, there was no “easy way out”.
Furthermore Bakharia first came to hear of SANZAF’s Education Empowerment Development (SEED) bursary programme by a family member who recommended him to apply for a SANZAF bursary.
“I know SANZAF aims to uplift and empower the Muslim youth so I applied for a bursary,”
says Bakharia, who believes that financial difficulty should never be an issue for students who are eager and willing to learn.
“People and organizations will assist you if you are determined to learn- so show it!”
Bcom Accounting graduate Ishrath Kalib is now doing her practical training as well as her Honours degree part time at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
“I would like to thank the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) for the endless support towards my studies, both financially and morally. Without the help of SANZAF and their tireless effort, I would not have been able to obtain my degree. I believe in giving back in many ways and Inshallah, help students like myself in the future.”
Sameera Sayed has completed her Bachelor of Social Science (B.Soc.Sc. or B.Soc.Sci.) degree and intends to do her Honours full time.
“I always intended to study further and do my best so I stand a better chance of employment. SANZAF has made that possible for me and I am truly grateful to SANZAF for the financial help and guidance.”
Rokeiya Letala is a student majoring in Taxation at the University of Pretoria. Growing up without a father in Witsrandjies, a village in the North West, with 4 siblings can be fairly daunting for many.
“I needed to be sure that the organization sponsoring my studies is not Riba based. My brother then informed me about SANZAF who supports those in need as well as academically deserving students. Through the will and grace of the almighty, SANZAF gave me the opportunity to complete my degree in an honest manner within the folds of Islam.”
She added that her reason to study Bcom Honors in Taxation stems from her eagerness to benefit and educate her community about tax.
“Taxation is a very exciting field of study- in particular; it is something high in demand in our country and is also one of the biggest source of income. It is fairly fascinating and interesting to know just how, why and where the government makes money through the laws of tax.
“Success isn’t only at a certain point in life- it is a continuous journey. Let the principles of Islam guide you in your decisions- don’t ever lose yourself, stay true to yourself, stick to your values and you will come out tops!”
Dell South Africa provides bursaries to university students
Dell South Africa aims to develop literate and connected communities and to bridge the gap between the “haves” and “haves-not”. Providing quality education is one way in which it strives to bridge this gap. A percentage of every rand spent by a Dell customer goes to the Dell Development Fund (DDF). Over the past few years, the DDF has engaged in bursary programmes with the University of the Western Cape (UWC), the University of Venda, and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). This year, again, the DDF will be providing more academically deserving students the opportunity to have a bursary education at these universities.
According to Natasha Reuben, Head of Transformation, Dell South Africa Development Fund: “Graduating students are also offered a one-year bursuries with us at Dell. As a team, we pride ourselves on focusing on real transformation within the communities we call home and are proud to be involved with these organisations. We will continue to work to ensure these initiatives deliver real value and real benefits, contributing to sustainable development and economic transformation in South Africa.
“In addition to providing their tuition fees, DDF supplies the students with a Dell laptop, campus residential fees, a monthly stipend and educational materials. We strive to cater for any need they will have during the course of their tertiary education, so that they can concentrate their energies at excelling academically,” adds Reuben.
On completion of their final year, the students are rewarded with a Dell-sponsored and hosted year-end function, where they have the opportunity to meet and network with Dell employees. This opportunity is created for the students in order for them to meet the Dell staff and celebrate their achievements.
Over the past nine years, the DDF, which has established a number of training programmes and initiatives directed towards equipping young adults with both life and educational skills, has again awarded bursaries to academically deserving students.
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Dell South Africa Development Fund
The Dell South Africa Development Fund was founded based on Dell South Africa’s belief that, by improving social conditions, it can improve business conditions. The Fund uses technology to provide training and develop human resources and thereby strives to bridge the digital divide. Education, enterprise development and health, in particular HIV/Aids, are the main focus areas of the Dell Development Fund.
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The South African Weather Service Bursary.
Matriculants and graduates who meet the SA Weather Service requirements have been invited to apply for bursaries for 2015. Application Form. There are four areas of study, and all applications must be submitted by October 21st 2014. Successful applications will know within a month if their applications have been accepted.
The South African Weather Service provides information about general weather forecasts as well as shipping and aviation forecasts. They give weather warnings, make observations, and provide general climate information. The jobs the Service offers relate directly to the study areas that they are encouraging.
The areas of study are:
• Weather observations
• Weather forecasting
Weather Observations Bursaries for 2015
Bursaries that provide ten months training in weather observation at the South African Weather Service Meteorological Training Institute in Pretoria are available to students who have a Matric (Grade 12) certificate with E symbols or higher in both physical science and mathematics (not just maths literacy).
Studies will begin in February next year (2015) and training will be in all the various aspects of weather observation. These are specified in the requirements for the South African National Certificate in Weather Observation (SAQA QUAL ID no 58995).
Once training is complete there will be the possibility of employment at a Weather Service regional office. These are in Calvinia, Cape Town, De Aar, Ermelo, George, Irene, Kimberley, OR Thambo, Port Elizabeth, and Upington.
Any candidates hoping for employment should be aware that it will involve shift work and one of the employment requirements is a valid driving license. If you are planning to apply for a bursary, and don’t have a driver’s license, you will need to get one at your own cost before the end of next year.
In it’s advertisement for bursaries for 2015, the SA Weather Service points out that it is “an equal opportunity employer”, and that it will give preference to women and people from “previously disadvantaged” communities.
All applicants will be expected to provide a certified copy of their national certificate as well as a testimonial. Successful applicants will be asked to sign a bursary contract with the SA Weather Service.
Studies in meteorology involve an introduction to the subject in the form of a one-year Bachelor of Science “bridging course”, as well as the possibility of then going on to study for an honours degree in meteorology, with a post-grad certificate that qualifies them to do weather forecasting.
Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree (three years) who have majored in relevant subjects including physics, applied mathematics, mathematics, oceanography, or specific meteorological-related subjects may apply for a meteorological bursary that will cover a one-year course during which they will study basic meteorology. They must at very least have completed mathematics on level 2 and physics on level 1.
Study will be at Pretoria University and the course will begin in February next year (2015).
Some successful graduates will be offered the opportunity to continue studying the BSc honours course in meteorology that will enable them to get a post graduate certificate in weather forecasting.
Bachelor of Science Bursaries
Students who have already registered with the university to study, as well as those who have already applied to the University of Pretoria to study for a BSc degree, may apply for these bursaries. Either a letter of confirmation or proof of registration will be required by the SA Weather Service.
Subjects specified are meteorology, oceanography, agrometeorology, air quality, atmospheric science and climatology.
Anyone with a Matric (Grade 12) certificate who achieved a C symbol for physical science and mathematics is invited to apply for a bursary. Those with the old “higher grade” certificate in both physics and mathematics may also apply.
Graduates with an honours degree in atmospheric sciences or meteorology may apply for this bursary. However graduates must have achieved a pass in first year university level physical science and second-year university level mathematics. The course, which also starts in February next year (2015), involves a year’s internship to train in forecasting, and will take place at the SA Weather Service’s head offices in Pretoria.
Applicants are required to provide certified copies of their SA ID document, their Matriculation results, and academic records that will prove subject choices at university level. They will also be required to have a basic computer literacy level, and be capable of good interpersonal relations.
Candidates will be short-listed and only successful candidates will be contacted by the Weather Service.
Food giant, RCL Foods in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, has six bursary options up for grabs this month. They are in the fields of marketing, finance, engineering and agriculture, and will give you the opportunity to get a job in these fields at RCL. Applications for all of these bursaries close on October 31.
The RCL Foods Bursary Scheme has been set up to create a “feeder pipeline” into the company’s Management Trainee Programme and it is a key element of their Talent Acquisition Strategy. RCL Foods Limited is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and incorporates a number of smaller Pty (Ltd) companies – Food Corp, Rainbow Farms, TSB Sugar RSA, and Vector Logistics. Their stated mission is to build a huge African food business that will create a value chain that is sustainable and offers “compelling” food brands. They boast a “one company” philosophy and have already achieved a market capitalization of more than R14-billion. They also employ more than 19,000 people.
The RCL Foods Bursary Scheme
RCL Foods has declared a commitment to its employees and their training, recognising that people are the most vital resource for the company and its continued growth.
The bursary scheme has been set up primarily to assist the children of permanent RCL Foods’ employees who want to get a recognised post-matriculation qualification. However they will also consider “CSI students” and “external bursars”, in terms of their equity policy. This states that the company will “promote from within wherever possible” and consider internal applicants before they review external candidates.
RCL Foods’ bursaries are available in all parts of the country and not just in KZN. They apply to several different Sector Training and Education Authorities (SETAs) including:
This makes the bursaries one of the best options for Grade 12 learners who don’t currently have the basic skills to find employment in these fields.
RCL Foods Bursary Options
There are currently six bursary options available from RCL Foods. They will enable successful applicants to study:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Supply Chain
All bursaries are for full-time undergraduate study that will result in a Bachelor of Technology or other degree. The bursary only covers qualifications that are accredited by SAQA. However the company will also consider post-graduate studies, particularly in areas where “scarce skills shortage” is recognized, although this will depend on the merits of each case, as well as fund availability. Only applicants achieving aggregates of at least 60 percent will be considered.
The funding of all bursaries is for one year only, although they will be re-evaluated annually and may be extended if academic performance is up to scratch. Bursaries cover registration, tuition and examination fees, as well as books required, and will be paid to the learning institution, not the student. Accommodation, clothing and other living expenses are expressly not covered. Successful applicants will be required to sign contractual agreements for the same period of time as their studies.
RCL Foods have a comprehensive Employment Equity Policy that has been set up to provide opportunities for a range of employees across the spectrum, incorporating people of all cultures and race, any background, either gender, and of all ages. The company is determined to equalize employee opportunities and erase all forms of discrimination. It will also make certain that there is ongoing consultation and engagement with employment equity committees regarding issues that relate to diversity in the workplace.
While these policies and strategies obviously favor the families of current RCL Foods employees, the bursary options available do provide opportunities for a small number of outsiders.