Overberg District Municipality Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

By | April 2, 2021

Overberg District Municipality Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE COMPANY – OVERBERG DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

The Overberg District Municipality, located in the Western Cape province of South Africa, governs 4 local municipalities, namely: Overstrand; Cape Agulhas; Theewaterskloof and Swellendam. The Municipality shares borders with the City of Cape Town, the Garden Route District Municipality and the Cape Winelands District Municipality.

The category C Municipality is headquartered in the town of Bredasdorp. The Overberg is known as the “breadbasket of the Cape” due to its major involvement in grain farming, mainly wheat.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Overberg District Municipality is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme. Students who have completed Matric, are residing in the Overberg District Municipality area (in the Western Cape province) and are pursuing their 1st Degree or National Diploma in these fields may apply:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure (including Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Town Planning)
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Management

 

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SELECTION

The bursary programme will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, exam fees, prescribed textbooks, study materials and accommodation. The bursary will NOT cover outstanding or existing loans or debts.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback, please consider your application 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):

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must reside within the Overberg District Municipality area, in the Western Cape province
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old
  • Must have completed Matric
  • Must be studying OR registered/ accepted to study within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Must be studying OR registered/ accepted to study at a recognised tertiary institute within South Africa
  • Must be pursuing your first Degree or National Diploma qualification
  • Must have a household income of NO MORE than the GAP threshold
  • Students from disadvantaged backgrounds and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply
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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the Overberg District Municipality 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)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, if currently studying (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Proof of registration or acceptance at a tertiary institution (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Breakdown of study fees from tertiary institution: statement/ invoice/ account details (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • ID documents of family members who are dependent on family income (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardians proof of household income (latest payslip if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ death certificate if deceased)
  • Proof of residence (municipal account)
  • Document of assurance stating that you are not in receipt of a full bursary/ financial assistance from another institution
  • Motivational letter explaining why you should be awarded the bursary (maximum 400 words)
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Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Hand delivery:
Overberg District Municipality
26 Long Street
Bredasdorp
7280
(Attention: Mrs Z Feni-Bandla)

2) Post:
Human Recourses
Overberg District Municipality
Private bag X 22
Bredasdorp
7280
(Attention: Mrs Z Feni-Bandla)

Please note: emailed or faxed applications will NOT be accepted.

CLOSING DATE

8 April 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 Overberg District Municipality directly:
Contact Person: Mrs Zoe Feni
Tel: 028 425 1157
Email: sinazo@odm.org.za

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