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Bursaries available for Polokwane students with an impoverished historical past

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Students residing in and around the Polokwane, Limpopo, originating from an impoverished historical past, are urgently encouraged to get in touch with their local municipality for information and apply for bursaries available in the region. Application close in three weeks on the 31 January.

Spokesperson at the Polokwane municipality, Noko Lebea, explained that these bursaries will offer successful applicants the chance to study for a diploma or degree at a recognised university, technikon or technical college.

There are several terms and conditions associated with these bursaries. Preference will be provided to applicants who have a desire to continue their education in the following areas of study: financial management, water and sanitation, electrical engineering and civil engineering, or any field of study that is recognized as vital or scarce skills within commerce, business and government sectors around Polokwane region.

All applicants must furnish the following information to be eligible for the bursaries:

  • copies of their Grade 12 results,
  • proof of admission from a recognised tertiary institution,
  • proof of their parents’ or guardians’ income and proof of residence

The proof of income needs to include a certified copy of a payslip and/or a sworn statement/affidavit stating the occupation of the parent/guardian. The proof of residence should include a recent rates/services account and a confirmation letter from a ward councilor.

Interested parties can obtain bursary application forms from the municipal offices on the 9th floor of the Civic Centre in Polokwane.

The closing date is January 31.

For more information, applicants are encouraged to call Shokie Ramela or Sipho Mphakathi on 015 290 2344 or 015 290 2211.

Source: SAnews.gov.za


Bursaries provided to smart youngsters with unemployed parents

Vhembe District Municipality

Limpopo’s Vhembe District Municipality has recently earmarked R3.5 million for high school leavers whose parents or guardians happen to be unemployed and are not able to find the funds to send them to tertiary institutions this coming year.

The deadline day for application submissions is 12 January.

“All of us would like to make an investment in the future and potential of promising students whose families happen to be too poor to pay for the costs of their education,” explained district mayor Falaza Mdaka.

He explained that the particular bursaries would definitely take care of tuition, text books and accommodation.

“Bursaries are readily available for high school students who would like to continue thier education in civil engineering, electrical, mining or chemical engineering, auditing, financial accounting, economics or business management within the sectors of tourism and agriculture,” Mdaka explained.

In exchange for benefiting from the bursaries, successful candidates are going to be required to work for the district municipality for no less than two years.

One additional prerequisite is the fact that applicants must reside in the region and in addition their parents or guardians have to be unemployed.

Application forms can be obtained at the municipality’s head office in Thohoyandou.

Contact Details:

Email: enqueries@vhembe.gov.za
Website: http://www.vhembe.gov.za/
Telephone: +27 15 960 2000
Address: Old Parliament, Government Complex,Tusk Venda Street,Thohoyandou.

Source: BuaNews, vhembe.gov.za