Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE COMPANY – DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) was formed in 2009 and is responsible for managing and supporting the agricultural sector in South Africa, and ensuring that all citizen have access to safe and nutritious food.

DAFF is under the responsibility of Senzeni Zokwana, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Some of the departments goals include efficient and effective governance; sustained and sufficient management of natural resources; contributions to the countries economic growth and development; successful risk management systems and national regulatory services; greater production of timber products, fibre and food; a united and transformed sector.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The DAFF bursary programme is aimed at Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, who are studying within a field that is considered a “critical scarce skill” within the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sector.

 

Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:
Undergraduate studies:

Postgraduate studies:

 

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & TERTIARY INSTITUTES

The following expenses will be covered by DAFF: tuition, prescribed books, accommodation, meals and a monthly allowance.

Postgraduate students will also receive a monthly allowance and be appointed a mentor.
 

Please note that certain fields of study are limited to the following tertiary institutions:

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Successful candidates will be contacted by 15 January 2021 at the latest – if you do not receive any feedback by this date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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):

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the relevant DAFF Bursary Application Form:
DAFF Undergraduate Bursary Application Form  (.pdf)
DAFF Postgraduate Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

(Please note that there are separate application forms for undergraduate and postgraduate studies)
 

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):
Undergraduate students:

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Postgraduate students:

 

Applications must be submitted via post to:
The Director
Directorate: Sector Education and Training
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Private Bag X250
Pretoria
0001
 

CLOSING DATE

30 September 2021.
(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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries directly:
Contact People:
Ms Silindelo Dlomo – Tel: 012 319 7848
Ms Boitumelo Maleka – Tel: 012 319 7024
Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu – Tel: 012 319 7923

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