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SANZAF Zakah Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

SANZAF Zakah Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

ABOUT THE COMPANY – SANZAF

SANZAF Zakah Bursary South Africa | The South African National Zakáh Fund (SANZAF) is a faith-based, educational and socio-welfare organization that collects and distributes Zakáh and Sadaqát to help the Muslim community. SANZAF has been helping poor and needy families for over 43 years, assisting in the empowerment and upliftment of the community.

The Shariah has located 8 categories of Zakah recipients, including the needy; the poor; those in debt; the reverts; the wayfarer; those in bondage; the Zakah administrators, and those striving in the path of Allah.
 

ABOUT THE SANZAF ZAKAH BURSARY PROGRAMME

The South African National Zakáh Fund (SANZAF) is inviting students to apply for the SANZAF Zakah Bursary, for the 2023 academic year.

Each year, the organization provides funding to students all over South Africa, who are in financial need and are unable to pay for their tertiary studies. The bursary will cover ALL fields of study.

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

SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE SANZAF ZAKAH BURSARY

  • The Bursary Committee will assess each application received and shortlist potential candidates.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview – the date, time and venue will be advised via email.
  • Candidates who do not attend the interview or submit the required documents will be disqualified.
  • Candidates will be given feedback on their application by their regional office.
  • Selected candidates will receive a Confirmation of Pledge letter.
  • Bursary payments will be made into the institution’s account.
  • Candidates will be required to pay their own registration fees.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SANZAF ZAKAH 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 or a foreign national with a study permit
    • You must reside in the province in which you are applying
    • You must have proven financial need
    • You must be from a previously disadvantaged background
    • You must have applied for NSFAS before applying for this bursary (apply for NSFAS funding here)
    • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognized University, University of Technology, or Technikon in South Africa
    • You must meet the requirements of the SANZAF
      • You must fall into one of these 3 categories:
        • currently in Matric
        • currently studying at a tertiary institution and sponsored by a family member or yourself last year
        • currently studying at a tertiary institution and sponsored by SANZAF last year

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SANZAF ZAKAH BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online at:

 
Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the SANZAF Zakah bursary.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
Matric students must submit these documents:

      • ID document or study permit if a foreign national (certified copy)
      • Matric’s latest results (certified copy)
      • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve the bursary
      • Testimonial from your school
      • Proof of income: parents/ guardians/spouse’s latest payslips OR affidavit if unemployed OR death certificate if deceased

 
Tertiary students NOT previously sponsored by SANZAF must submit these documents:

      • ID document OR study permit if a foreign national (certified copy)
      • Matric final results/ certificate (certified copy)
      • Full tertiary academic record (on institutions letterhead)
      • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve the bursary (read our tips on how to write a motivational letter for your bursary application)
      • Testimonial from your University, Imaam or Religious leader
      • Proof of income from parents, guardians, spouse or your own (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of grant or pension if applicable, death certificate if deceased)

 
Tertiary students currently sponsored by SANZAF must submit these documents:

      • Matric final results/ certificate
      • 2023 mid-year tertiary results (on institutions letterhead)
      • Proof of income: parents/ guardians/spouse’s latest payslips OR affidavit if unemployed OR death certificate if deceased

CLOSING DATES FOR THE SANZAF ZAKAH BURSARY

Durban: 15 October 2022
Gqeberha / Port Elizabeth: 30 November 2022
Western Cape: 31 December 2022
Gauteng: 10 January 2023
East London: 15 January 2023
Ladysmith: 25 January 2023
Pietermaritzburg: 31 January 2023
Kimberley: 30 January 2023

(Applications submitted after these dates 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 program, please contact your nearest SANZAF branch directly:

      • Durban (Contact person: Razia Hamid, email: Ariff.shaikh@sanzaf.org.za, tel: 031 309 6786)
      • Western Cape (Contact person: Faeza Govind, email: faeza.govind@sanzaf.org.za, tel: 021 447 0297)
      • Gqeberha / Port Elizabeth (Contact person: Hazra Karriem, email: portelizabeth@sanzaf.org.za, tel: 083 388 4945)
      • Gauteng (Contact person: Saadiqah Letsoara, email: saadiqa.letsoara@sanzaf.org.za, tel: 011 834 6046)
      • East London (Contact person: Dr Shamiega Chaudhari, email: sisaacs@ufh.ac.za / eastlondon@sanzaf.org.za, tel: 041 457 1459)
      • Ladysmith (Contact person: Mahommed Dadabhay, email: mahommed.dadabhay@sanzaf.org.za, tel: 036 633 2792)
      • Pietermaritzburg (Contact person: Maseera Amin, email: Maseera.Amin@sanzaf.org.za, tel: 033 397 9133)
      • Kimberley (no contact info available)

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