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SAAGA Bursaries for 2020

The South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA) makes bursaries available to individuals from historically disadvantaged groups for studies to towards a BSc (Agric) or equivalent degrees majoring in Horticultural Science or Agricultural Economics / Agribusiness.

Aim of bursary is to ensure that appropriately trained graduates of colour enter the South African avocado industry to enable continued growth of the sector.

Duration of bursary

For any one student, the bursary will be available for an initial period of one year, after which progress will determine the extension of the bursary. If a student is awarded the bursary for the first time, he/she will not automatically qualify for the bursary for the next year.

Obligations of recipient to the avocado industry

Students awarded a bursary by SAAGA will be required to work for the SA Subtropical Growers’ Association (Subtrop) for a period of one year for each year that the bursary is awarded, provided that a position is available. If no position is available at the time that the recipient completes his/her degree, there will be no obligation to Subtrop.

If no position is available in Subtrop, the recipient will assisted in finding a placement with members of SAAGA. Subtrop is the umbrella organisation that manages the affairs of the SA Avocado, Litchi and Mango Growers’ Associations.

Recipients of the bursary will be required to focus their seminars and projects on avocados where possible.

Recipients wishing to continue with postgraduate studies Recipients wishing to continue with a postgraduate degree will be allowed to do so provided that the research to be carried out will further equip the student to effectively serve the avocado industry as an employee of Subtrop. The bursary scheme will not make provision for postgraduate students, as SAAGA funds research carried out by postgraduate students, which in effect, amounts to a bursary.


Applications should be forwarded to the offices of Subtrop, not later than 31 October of the year preceding the academic year for which the bursary is applied. The attached application form should be completed and supporting documentation must be attached.

Kindly attach copies the following to your application:

  • A motivation letter as to why you should be considered for the bursary
  • Identity documentMatric certificate
  • University academic record
  • A brief Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Details of any other bursary or scholarship which you may hold

Download SAAGA Bursary Application Form

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Sasol Bursary Scholarship Programme

Sasol Bursary Scholarship Programme

Closing Date: 30 April 2019

The Sasol Bursary Programme offers bursaries on the basis of a service-binding (work back obligation after graduation) contract. Applications may be submitted for one of the following fields of study:

Undergraduate studies:

B Eng or BSc Engineering
Chemical EngineeringMechanical EngineeringElectrical EngineeringCivil EngineeringIndustrial EngineeringElectronic EngineeringMining Engineering
B Sc
Chemistry (Masters compulsory)Geology (Hons compulsory)Metallurgy (Hons compulsory)
Postgraduate studies:Masters and PhD bursaries in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
University of Technology:Electrical EngineeringProcess InstrumentationMechanical EngineeringMine Surveying

Note: No bursaries are awarded in fields of study not listed above. Bursaries are not necessarily awarded in each field of study every year. Applicants should submit an application based on a real interest in the field and must be a South African citizen.

Who can apply?

Grade 12 learners must have achieved the following marks in:

BEng and BSc

Required subjects%Level
Maths 706
Science 706
English 605

If you are already studying towards the degree course for which you are applying for a bursary, you must have passed all courses for which you have registered at the university for the study period already completed.

  • Applications must be for full-time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited South African university.
  • Applicants must be South African citizens with a valid ID number.
  • All applicants invited to attend an interview must be willing to undergo psychometric testing.


Any bursary awarded is subject to the condition that the candidate’s end of year results in Grade 12 (if currently in matric) or end of year results at university (if currently studying at university) do not differ substantially from the results presented during the application process.

Sasol reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a Sasol bursary if the candidate performs substantially weaker academically than the academic performance presented during the application process.Candidates applying for the 2020 Undergraduate, University of technology and Postgraduate bursaries must apply by 30 April 2019.

How To Apply

Apply Online for the SASOL Bursary / Scholarship Programme

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Anglo American Bursaries for 2020

Anglo American is offering bursary opportunities to top-performing students who are currently in Grade 12, 1st Year, 2nd Year and 3rd year for Mining Related Disciplines.


We provide bursaries to individuals in need of financial assistance and to those who require practical experience, so that they can meet the requirements of their mining-related subjects.

Individuals with a passion for their area of study and who have a clear view of what their future career path looks like, are viewed favourably by Anglo American, as these are qualities that are aligned with our core values.


Must be registered or plans to register for the following disciplines in 2020:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Mining Engineering Specializing in Rock Engineering
  • Mineral Surveying
  • Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Geology or Environmental Sciences
  • Metallurgical Engineering

Closing date

Opportunity Closing Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

• Applicant must be a South African citizen.

Candidates coming from the Mpumalanga region will be treated as priority candidates

Click here to Download The Application Form

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IFA Bursaries for 2020

Since 2008 Clientèle has committed itself to doing its part through the IFA Bursary Scheme by giving academically deserving learners the opportunity to lead a successful career in their chosen profession.

Rich with the potential to make a difference to South Africa, many bright young minds are constrained because of a lack of funding and circumstance.

We are proud to have invested over R11 million since 2009 in the IFA Bursary Scheme and given over 115 learners the opportunity to study at the top tertiary institutions across the country


  • The biological child or under the legal guardianship of an active IFA who has paid the monthly business fee for 12 or more months prior to 30 April 2019.
  • A South African citizen. 3
  • Under the age of 21 at 30 April 2019.
  • Have a minimum aggregate of 60%, with all subjects being a minimum of 50% in Grade 11 and 12 and if already at university, all subjects must have been passed with a minimum of 50%.

Application Requirements:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • ID photo attached to the form
  • Grade 11 final results (certified copy)
  • Matric results or progress report, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest tertiary progress report, if currently in your first year of tertiary studies (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (if employed: latest payslips/ letter from employer/ tax return statement, if unemployed: sworn statement, if self-employed: latest financial statement)
  • Death certificates if one or both parents are deceased
  • Proof of legal guardian (where applicable)
  • Sworn statement from one parent if your parents are separated/ divorced
  • Motivational letter written by your parent/ guardian

Closing Date

Opportunity Closing Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

When completing this application, please take note of the following:

  • Read the instructions carefully and ensure that the information you provide is accurate.
  • Applications that are not 100% complete and signed by the applicant will not be considered.
  • No late applications will be considered.
  • Ensure that certified copies of all the requested documents are attached at the back of the form


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Old Mutual Bursary Scholarships

Old Mutual is the largest and most well-established financial services provider in Southern Africa. They offer bursaries for accounting students. The better your marks the greater the incentive that you may be offered.

We understand that well-trained, qualified accountants contribute significantly to the success of Old Mutual and South Africa.

That’s why we offer bursaries to the best young financial minds, to people who are passionate about pursuing a career in Chartered Accounting and making a real difference!

The Old Mutual Accountancy Bursaries will cover:

  • The full costs of tuition at the University of Cape Town (UCT), University of Stellenbosch (US), University of Pretoria (UP) or WITS to the list of Universities Residence fees and one annual return flight home, for students who are not studying in their hometown. Vacation work.
  • The better the quality of your degree the more incentives you will be offered.
  • Book and general allowance.

You need a matric with at least 70% or Level 6 for all subjects including Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and English.

Opportunity is open to Black South African learners i.e. African, Coloured, Indian and Chinese learners that are South African citizens.

Also have to commit to our CA Training Programme.

Part of the growth and development of this country is developing and guiding the next generation of Accountant. 

Click here to apply

Opportunity Closing Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

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