Masakh’iSizwe (WC Dept of Transport and Public Works) Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE COMPANY – WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS
Masakh’iSizwe WC Dept of Transport and Public Works Bursary South Africa | The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works is a South African governmental department that is responsible for the maintenance and construction of the country’s roads, as well as health facilities, educational facilities and general buildings.
The Department also increases accessibility to efficient and safe transport, as well as increasing job opportunities by way of various programmes. The main goal of the department is to deliver services and infrastructure which will promote outcomes that are socio-economic and safe and empower communities.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The Department of Transport and Public Works is inviting students to apply for the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme, for the 2023 academic year..
Bursaries will be awarded for studies at Higher Education Institutions within the Western Cape, within the Transport, Engineering and Built Environment sector, specifically within these fields:
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Management
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Property Studies
- Quantity Surveying
- Town/ City and Regional Planning
- Transport Economics
- Transportation Engineering
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MORE ABOUT THE MASAKH’ISIZWE BURSARY PROGRAMME – WHAT IS COVERED, OBLIGATIONS, SERVICE CONTRACT | SELECTION
The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed textbooks, prescribed study materials, food/ transport and accommodation in residence. The bursary also provides students with the following benefits: support services programmes secure learning opportunities for bursary recipients (interns) and secure employment opportunities for graduates.
During the course of studies, bursary recipients may be required to perform the following during certain weekends: attend workshops; events and meetings, partake in academic experiential training and partake in outreach programmes.
Upon graduation, students are required to “work back” the bursary – the requirement is 1 year of work within the public sector, for every year of bursary funding received.
After graduation, bursary recipients who are employed by the Department of Transport and Public Works will be required to undergo a Professional Development Training Programme to acquire professional registration.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback by the end of February 2022, please consider your application unsuccessful.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASAKH’ISIZWE BURSARY
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must be currently in Matric or you must have completed Matric
- You must be studying or you must intend on studying full-time, towards a Degree or Diploma in one of the fields listed above, in 2022
- You must be studying or have applied to study at one of the following universities: the University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch or Cape Peninsula University of Technology
- *Preference will be given to; financially disadvantaged students, female students, students with disabilities and students from rural communities
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE MASAKH’ISIZWE BURSARY
Download and complete the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Application Form 2022 (.pdf)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric’s most recent results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
- Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
- Most recent academic results, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy)
- Full academic record (certified copy)
- Proof of registration or application at one of the aforementioned tertiary institutions
- Full course outline for the 2023 academic year.
- Study cost estimate for the 2023 academic year.
- Proof of residential address (recent account or utility bill – not older than 3 months)
- Parents, guardians or spouse ID document (certified copy)
- Parents, guardians or spouse proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, death certificate if deceased)
- Proof of any existing debt (if applicable)
- Proof of any other financial aid received (if applicable)
- Medical proof of disability (if disabled)
- Motivational letter to support your application
- Police clearance certificate (if you have a criminal record)
Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme
Private Bag X9185
– Hand delivery:
Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme
23rd Floor, The Box
9 Lower Burg Street
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MASAKH’ISIZWE BURSARY
Applicants are encouraged to read the following before applying:
- Vision and objectives
- Appointment of graduates policy
- Bursary Policy
- Placement policy
- Student support programmes
- Professional development programme
- In-service training
- Frequently Asked Questions
CLOSING DATE FOR THE MASAKH’ISIZWE BURSARY
31 August 2022.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Department of Transport and Public Works Masakh’iSizwe Office directly:
Contact Person 1: Lazola Mtongana
Tel: 021 483 0964
Contact Person 2: Natasha Jood
Tel: 021 483 9545
(Dial ext. 0964 / 9545 / 6553)
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