Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Scholarship South Africa 2020 – 2021

By | January 27, 2019

Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Scholarship South Africa 2020 – 2021


The Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1999 by Adv. Eric Mabuza and Charmaine Mabuza, in order to help the youth from disadvantaged backgrounds and remote rural areas to achieve their academic dreams.

The Mabuza’s believe that education is the answer to breaking the cycle of poverty, and since the Foundation was established, it has played a major role in the education of many students who have since become qualified professionals in their fields.


The Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Scholarship is intended for students who wish to specialise within the IT or Commerce sector.


The following expenses will be covered by the bursary: tuition fees, study materials, accommodation and meals (or an allowance if accommodation does not include meals).

Once student have completed their studies, they may be required to:

  • Take part in activities conducted by the Scholarship Foundation alumni
  • Attend scholarship Foundation events
  • Give back to the community and continue practicing the mission and vision of the Scholarship Foundation



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
  • Not over 35 years old
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying OR intend on studying towards a qualification within the IT or Commerce sector
  • Studying OR have been accepted to study at a tertiary institute within South Africa
  • If currently studying, must be in your first year and about to enter your 2nd year of study
  • Achieved a minimum average of 65% per subject AND a minimum overall average of 70% for the previous year of study
  • From a previously disadvantaged background
  • Have an annual household income of no more than R250 000
  • Dedicated to your studies and willing to satisfy the Foundation’s academic requirements
  • Enthusiastic, diligent and have a will to succeed
  • Willing to give back to your community
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Applications must be done online at:

The following documents must please accompany your complete application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Academic transcripts, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Your proof of income, if employed
  • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve to be awarded the scholarship
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ SASSA letter/ proof of UIF/ affidavit if unemployed)
  • Parent/ guardians affidavit (must include: parent/ guardians full name and surname, parent/ guardian ID number, applicants ID number, physical address, contact details, how they are related to the applicant, their employment status)
  • Parent/ guardians affidavit (if they are employed they must include their employers details, employers contact details, salary per annum and the living conditions of themselves and the applicant) (if they are an informal trader, they must include their type of trade, how long they have been trading and their average monthly salary)
  • Parent/ guardians affidavit (the affidavit must state why the applicant does not reside with the parents/ guardians and where the applicant resides)
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The stages of the application process include:
Stage 1: Submit your application online
Stage 2: Attend an interview if shortlisted
Stage 3: Successful applicants are contacted


31 October 2019.
(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 scholarship programme, please contact The Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Scholarship Foundation directly:
Tel: 0800 484 822

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