SIOC-CDT Bursary South Africa 2024

By | December 25, 2023

SIOC-CDT Bursary South Africa 2024

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – SIOC-CDT

SIOC-CDT Bursary South Africa 2024 | The Sishen Iron Ore Company-Community Development Trust (SIOC-CDT) was established in 2006, with the aim of investing in the development of the communities in which SIOC (PTY) LTD operates. The SIOC operates in various municipal jurisdictions within the Northern Cape and 1 in Limpopo province. The SIOC-CDT was established by Sishen Iron Ore Company SIOC (PTY) LTD, which is owned by Kumba Iron Ore (KIO) (PTY) LTD).

SIOC-CDT has provided hundreds of bursaries to deserving underprivileged students in its beneficiary communities, to complete their studies in higher education institutions across the country.

ABOUT THE SIOC-CDT BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-CDT) is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2024 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded to students in SIOC-CDT’s beneficiary communities (in the Northern Cape and Limpopo), for studies in ALL fields, however the following fields are preferred:

  • Agriculture (specialisation: Agricultural economist / Agricultural engineer/ Food technologist / Environmental officer / Food technician / Livestock product analyst / Veterinarian)
  • Business Management and Economics (specialisation: Accounting / Actuarial Science / Auditing and Tax / Economics / Project Management / Statistics and mathematics)
  • Education (specialisation: BEd. Foundation Phase / BEd.Natural Science / BEd. FET Mathematics / BEd. FET Physical Science / Economics and Management Science / BEd. Language / BEd. Special Needs)
  • Engineering and Science (specialisation: Architecture / Civil Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Environmental health / Geology / Quantity Surveying / Town planning)
  • Health and Clinical-related Sciences (specialisation: Advanced EMS / Biochemistry / Chemical, Biological, Medical Lab sciences / Dentistry / MBChB / Nursing / Pharmacy)
  • Information Technology (specialisation: Computer Sciences and communication / Data Science or Analytics / Software Development / Web design and development)
  • Law (specialisation: LLB)
  • Tourism (specialisation: Arts and Culture Heritage / Ecotourism Management / Hospitality Management)

Note: students pursuing studies in other fields may also apply, however students pursuing studies in the fields above will receive preference.

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MORE ABOUT THE SIOC-CDT BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED & SELECTION

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration and tuition fees, accommodation, prescribed study material, laptop and a monthly stipend. Students with disabilities will also receive assistive devices to enhance their learning.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and required to attend interview. If you have not received any feedback by 6 February 2024, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SIOC-CDT 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 under the age of 35 years old, at the closing date
  • You must reside in or originate from a beneficiary area: Gamagara Local Municipality (Northern Cape), Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality (Northern Cape), Tsantsabane Local Municipality (Northern Cape), Joe Morolong Local Municipality (Northern Cape) or Thabazimbi Local Municipality (Limpopo)
  • You must be currently in Matric (in 2023) or have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification, in one of the fields listed above (other fields not listed above may also be funded)
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65%, in your most recent academic results
  • You must have been accepted to study at a recognised public institution (University/ University of Technology/ TVET/ FET College) in South Africa, in 2024
  • You must be in need of financial assistance, with a household income of less than R600 000 per year
  • Preference will be given to students with disabilities
  • Preference will be given to undergraduate students

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SIOC-CDT BURSARY

Applications can be submitted in either of these ways:

Hard copy applications must be posted or hand delivered to either of the following locations:
SIOC-CDT Office Park
Cnr Hendrick Van Eck and Ian Flemming Road
Kathu
8446

Thabazimbi Business Hub
11 Jourdaan Street
Mollies Building
Thabazimbi
0380

Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the SIOC-CDT 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)
  • Matric mid-year/ prelim results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Most recent tertiary academic results/ transcripts, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance/ or provisional acceptance to a public tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians proof of household income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed)
  • Proof of residence (rates and taxes or water and electricity account, letter from landlord or affidavit from you local counsellor)
  • Medical note explaining type of disability, if applicable
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Note: all certified documents must not be older than 3 months.

CLOSING DATE FOR THE SIOC-CDT BURSARY

10 January 2024 (at 12:00 midday) (extension).
(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 SIOC Community Development Trust directly:
Email: siocbursary@duxpd.co.za
WhatsApp: 060 656 1605
Please do NOT contact the SIOC Community Development Trust if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here

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