Newcastle Municipality Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022
ABOUT THE COMPANY – NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY
Newcastle Local Municipality, located within the KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa, is one of the 3 local municipalities of the Amajuba District Municipality. The Category B municipality has 7 major economic sectors, in descending order they are: trade, community services, finance, manufacturing, construction, transport and agriculture.
Named after the Duke of Newcastle, who was the British Colonial Secretary, in the 1800’s Newcastle were a prominent transport junction and well-known stopover for wagons and post-chaises. In the 1900s, coal was discovered in the area which boosted the economy of the town and lead to many building projects.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
Newcastle Municipality is inviting students who reside in the Newcastle Municipality area to apply for their bursary programme. The financial study assistance award will cover studies within ANY field, at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa, from students who have Matriculated in Newcastle.
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):
- Must be a South African citizen
- Must have completed Matric in Newcastle
- Must reside within the Newcastle Municipality area, in KwaZulu-Natal
- Must be between 14 and 35 years old (according to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Number 108 of 1996: https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/gcis_document/201409/a19-96.pdf)
- Must be studying or intend on studying towards a tertiary qualification in ANY field of study
- Must be studying or registered to study at a government recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
- Must meet the requirements of your intended field of study
- Preference will be given to students with strong academic records
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Download and completed the: Newcastle Municipality Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Alternatively, application forms can be collected from the Newcastle Municipality: 37 Murchison Street, Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, 2940 (Office F26 and Office G27).
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online bursary application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Proof of acceptance/ provisional acceptance to study at a tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
- Full tertiary academic record, if currently studying (certified copy)
- Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
- Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ bank statements or company documents if self-employed/ proof of grant or pension if applicable/ death certificate if deceased)
- Proof of residential address in Newcastle
Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
Private Bag X6621
2) Hand delivery:
Office F26 and Office G27
37 Murchison Street
(Please note: emailed and faxed applications will NOT be accepted).
19 March 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 Newcastle Municipality directly:
1) Sphamandla Hlathswayo (Community Liaison officer: Office of the Mayor) – Tel: 034 328 7776 / 082 222 4562
2) Mandla Kubheka (Youth Development Coordinator: Office of the Mayor) – Tel: 076 818 7979