SANParks Bursary South Africa 2024

By | September 18, 2023

SANParks Bursary South Africa 2024

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – SANPARKS

SANParks Bursary South Africa | South African National Parks (SANParks) was established in accordance with the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act No 57 of 2003). The main goal of SANParks is to regulate the country’s landscapes, biodiversity, and associated heritage assets via a system of national parks.

SANParks national parks can be found at the following locations:

  • Addo Elephant National Park (Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape)
  • Agulhas National Park (Agulhas, Western Cape)
  • Augrabies Falls National Park (Upington, Northern Cape)
  • Bontebok National Park (Swellendam, Western Cape)
  • Camdeboo National Park (Graaff Reinet, Eastern Cape)
  • Garden Route National Park (Wilderness/Knysna/Storms River, Western Cape)
  • Golden Gate Highlands National Park (Clarens, Free State)
  • Karoo National Park (Beaufort West, Western Cape)
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Upington, Northern Cape)
  • Kruger National Park (Skukuza/Phalaborwa/Malelane, Mpumalanga)
  • Mapungubwe National Park (All Days/Musina, Limpopo)
  • Marakele National Park (Thabazimbi, Limpopo)
  • Mokala National Park (Kimberley, Northern Cape)
  • Mountain Zebra National Park (Cradock, Eastern Cape)
  • Namaqua National Park (Springbok, Northern Cape)
  • Table Mountain National Park (Cape Town, Western Cape)
  • Tankwa Karoo National Park (Ceres, Western Cape)
  • West Coast National Park (Langebaan, Western Cape)
  • |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park (Sendelingsdrif, Northern Cape)

SANParks also aims to encourage South Africans to partake in biodiversity initiatives, whilst ensuring that all its operations exist cohesively with neighboring communities. Through this, SANParks hopes to ensure major economical and socioeconomic benefits.

SANParks also has a strategic objective to increase community support, provide access, benefit-sharing, and benefiting surrounding communities- this is further supported by its decision to implement the SANParks Bursary.

ABOUT THE SANPARKS BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

SANParks is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2024 academic year.

The bursary will cover funding for studies towards an undergraduate National Diploma or Degree, in the following fields:

  • Community Development and Development Studies
  • Environmental Sciences (including Environmental Management, Nature Conservation and Game ranch management)
  • Social Sciences
  • Tourism studies/ Hospitality management
  • Youth development

This external bursary programme hopes to benefit young individuals living in communities near/ surrounding the National Parks.

Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the SANParks Bursary.

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MORE ABOUT THE SANPARKS BURSARY PROGRAMME – SELECTION

SANParks is offering a comprehensive bursary award, with selection based on the following factors: academic performance, gender (SANParks hopes to increase the participation of women), ability (preference will be given to those living with disabilities) and designated groups.

Shortlisted/ successful candidates will be contacted by 30 January 2024 – if you do not receive any feedback by this date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SANPARKS BURSARY

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):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old
  • You must reside in communities near National Parks (see the list of parks above)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a full-time undergraduate Diploma or Degree, in one of the fields listed above
  • You must be studying or intend on studying a recognised and accredited public tertiary institution in South Africa (University/ University of Technology/ TVET college)
  • You must have passed all your registered courses, if currently studying

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SANPARKS BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online at: SANParks Bursary Application 2024

Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the SANParks Bursary.
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 may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (certified copy)
  • Acceptance letter from your tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of address
  • Motivational letter stating why you need the bursary award and your field of study (read our tips on how to write a motivational letter for your bursary application)
  • Comprehensive updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Affidavit showing that your income is less than the threshold (if receiving a social grant)

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE SANPARKS BURSARY

17 September 2023.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

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CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact SANParks directly:
Tel: 012 426 5166
Email: happy.nhlangwini@sanparks.org

Please do NOT contact Canon Collins if this scholarship has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here

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