Vhembe District Municipality Mayoral Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

Vhembe District Municipality Mayoral Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024


Vhembe is based in the Limpopo province and is the northern-most district of South Africa, bordering on Zimbabwe; Mozambique and Botswana. The Vhembe District Municipality was established in 2000 and have their headquarters based in Thohoyandou. Made up of 4 local municipalities: Mutale, Musina, Makhado and Thulamela.

Vhembe has a population of more than 1.1 million residents, is one of Limpopo’s 5 districts and covers an area of over 21 000 km2. The majority of the population speak TshiVenda, followed by Xitsonga and then Northern Sotho.

The municipality consists of territories that were previously part of Venda Bantustan, as well as two other districts, namely Hlanganani and Malamulele. The main towns of the Vhembe Municipality include Elim; Musina; Makhado; Malamulele; Thohoyandou; Tshilamba; Sibasa and Dzanani.


Vhembe District Municipality is offering bursary awards to students who are studying (or intend on studying) within the following fields:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Regional and Town Planning
  • Environmental Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Waste Management
  • Hydrology and Water Management
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Finance and Auditing
  • Economics and Business Management
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Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you have not received any feedback within 3 months of the bursary deadline, regard your application as unsuccessful.


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):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Reside within the Vhembe District area
  • Studying or intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying or intend on studying at a recognised tertiary institute in South Africa
  • *Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds



Application forms can be obtained in one of the following ways:
Online at: http://www.vhembe.gov.za
From the Office of the Executive Mayor (2nd floor)
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/ birth certificate (certified copy of)
  • Matric students: Matric June results (certified copy of)
  • Matric students: Letter of reference from your school principal
  • Tertiary students: full academic record (certified copy of)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents/ birth certificates (certified copies of)
  • Affidavit if parents are unemployed
  • Proof of residence from SANCO/ Head Man/ Civic
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Applications must be submitted to:
The Municipal Manager
Private Bag x5006


29 November 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Vhembe District Municipality directly:
Executive Mayor’s Office
Tel: 015 960 2008/ 2012


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