The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021

ABOUT THE COMPANY – SACTWU

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), founded in 1989, is the countries largest union within the textile, clothing and leather industry. It is also one of the biggest affiliates of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). SACTWU is responsible for the negotiation of wages, as well as terms of conditions of employment for a large portion of workers within this industry.

SACTWU currently has over 105 000 members and 18 offices throughout South Africa, including in Cape Town; Johannesburg; Pretoria; Durban; Port Elizabeth; East London and Pietermaritzburg.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE

SACTWU manage the largest bursary fund in the trade union throughout the country. The bursary fund was initiated in 1975 and is awarded to members, their spouses and their dependents.

 

The bursary award will pay 75% of the tuition fees only – books, residence, meals and transport are NOT covered. Children studying at Public Universities will receive a maximum coverage of R35 000, while children at registered Private Institutions will receive a maximum coverage of R7 000 and spouses will receive half of the above mentioned amounts.

Please note that students who are child dependants will be required to conduct 50 hours of community service.
 

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):

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the SACTWU Bursary Application Form  (.pdf)

Applicants should also download and read the SACTWU Bursary Rules (.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):

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Applications must be submitted to SACTWU Bursary Department, via one of the following methods:
1) Hand delivered:
3rd Floor James Bolton Hall
127 Magwaza Maphalala Street
Durban
4001

2) Post:
SACTWU Bursary Department
P.O. Box 18359
Dalbridge
4014
 

CLOSING DATE

28 February 2020 (for full year study and first semester)
7 August 2020 (for second semester)
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 SACTWU directly:
SACTWU Bursary Department
Tel: 031 301 1351
Fax: 031 305 1039
Email: bursaries@sactwu.org.za

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