Shoprite Bursaries South Africa 2020 – 2021

By | January 23, 2019

Shoprite Bursaries South Africa 2020 – 2021


In 1979, the Shoprite Group was founded in a small town in South Africa by the acquisition of 8 Cape Town-based supermarkets. Today, Shoprite operates more than 270 stores across 16 countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

The company also owns almost 2000 corporate stores such as Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Checkers Liquor, Checkers MediRite, OK Furniture, OK Express, House & Home, Hungry Lion, Shoprite Liquor, Shoprite MediRite and Usave.

Apart from the corporate stores, The Shoprite Group also own 367 franchise brands stores across South Africa and Namibia, including Friendly Stores, Friendly Liquor, Megasave, OK Foods, OK Minimark, OK Grocer, OK Value, Sentra and Enjoy.



The Shoprite Group are looking for students who want to work for one of the biggest retail companies in South Africa. If you’re looking for a lifetime opportunity and a company in which you can grow and learn about a diverse range of inspirational brands, this bursary may just be for you. Shoprite offers brilliant opportunities for its employees and has a passion for its staff and customers!

This Bursary Scheme is aimed at attracting and funding future Innovative Programmers who have a passion and a vision for ensuring dynamic outputs in an area known for ongoing change.

Bursaries are available within the following fields of study:

  • Accounting (CA Stream)
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics
  • Retail Management/ Hospitality Management
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The bursary ranges from R30 000 to R60 000, depending on the course of study and institution. They aim to cover tuition fees, prescribed books and an allowance for accommodation.

Please note that there is a mandatory work-back requirement – for every year that you are covered by the bursary programme, you will work at Shoprite for the equal amount of time.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – should you not receive feedback within 30 days, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


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
  • Currently in Matric AND have obtained a minimum average of 70% for the first semester
  • OR
  • Currently studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study AND have obtained a minimum average of 60% for the first semester
  • Accounting students: studying towards a BCompt/ Bachelors of Accounting, leading to CTA and qualifying for a registered articles program (1st year/ 2nd year/ 3rd year/ Honours)
  • Information Technology students: studying towards a BSc in Computer Science/ Statistics/ Mathematical Science/ Data Science (1st year/ 2nd year/ 3rd year)
  • Logistics students: studying towards a BComm in Logistics (Quantitative Management)/ BSc in Operational Research or related qualifications (1st year/ 2nd year/ 3rd year)
  • Retail/ Hospitality Management students: National Diploma:Retail Business or equivalent (1st year/ 2nd year/ 3rd year/ B-Tech)
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Applications must be done online at

You will first be required to register an account on the Shoprite Careers portal here:
Once you have created an account, you may log in here:

You may be required to submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation when applying online (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric(certified copy)
  • Latest tertiary academic record, if at tertiary level(certified copy)



30 June 2020.
(Applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Shoprite Holdings directly:
Head Office
Tel: 021 980 4000
*Read the FAQ’s before contacting Shoprite:

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