Masakh’iSizwe (WC Dept of Transport and Public Works) Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020
ABOUT THE COMPANY – WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works are the South African governmental department which is responsible for the maintenance and construction of the countries roads, as well 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 which are socio-economic and safe, and to empowered communities.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme was founded in 2006 by the Department of Transport and Public Works, in partnership with higher education institutions, (HEI), relevant professional bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Masakh’iSizwe will be awarding bursaries within the Engineering and Built Environment sector, particularly for studies within the following fields (Degree/ Higher Diploma studies):
- Construction Management
- Property Studies
- Quantity Surveying
- Town/ City and Regional Planning
- Transport Economics
- Transportation Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE, SERVICE CONTRACT & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
The bursary programme will cover the following expenses: tuition, prescribed textbooks, study materials, food and accommodation (or transportation if not staying in residence). Students will also have access to support services programmes and other learning opportunities.
Upon graduation, students are required to work for the Department of Transport and Public Works and be required to take part in the Professional Development Training Programme in order to achieve professional registration.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback by the end of February 2019, your application has not been successful.
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
- Intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study
- Accepted to study at one of the following universities: University of Cape Town/ Cape Peninsula University of Technology/ University of Stellenbosch
- *Preference will be given to financially disadvantaged students, especially female students; those from rural communities and those with disabilities
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Download and complete the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Application Form (.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 of)
- Latest Matric results, if currently in Matric (certified copy of)
- Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy of)
- Latest academic results, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy of)
- Parents/ guardians/ spouse ID document (certified copy of)
- Parents/ guardians/ spouse proof of income (latest payslip if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ death certificate if deceased)
- Proof of residential address (recent account or utility bill)
- Proof of registration or application at one of the aforementioned tertiary institutions,
- Full course outline for upcoming year
- Study cost estimate for upcoming year
Applications must be submitted by post to:
Private Bag x9185
30 September 2019.
(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 Western Cape Government Department of Transport and Public Works directly:
Contact Person: Lee Maggott (Project Administrator)
Tel: 021 483 9545 / 021 483 5878