Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursaries 2022: Youth with Disabilities Encouraged to Apply

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About the Kwazulu-Natal Government
The Kwazulu-Natal Government is a body of authority that strives to be the leading epicenter of governance in the province. The establishment leads their citizens through important values such as professionalism, integrity, ubuntu, and accountability. The body performs their duties by establishing crucial legislation within the province, administrating all national legislations, developing the policies implemented in the province, and other relevant functions that are in line with the core functions of the Kwazulu-Natal Government. By overseeing the plans and strategies that have taken place in the province, the Kwazulu-Natal Government is on the right path to achieving better lives for their loyal citizens.

Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursaries 2022
The Kwazulu-Natal Government is offering bursary programmes to academically-talented individuals who wish to receive financial assistance for their studies. The Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursaries is a programme that aims to uplift potential students into becoming gifted learners that could one day contribute to their government in the future. Hopefully, this awardees of the bursary will be even more motivated to achieve great results without having to think of any monetary burden.

Recipients of the Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursary is only available for full-time students. The bursary provides coverage for these following expenses: tuition expenses, daily meals, allowances, accommodation costs, and prescribed study materials.

The Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursaries is only offered to legitimate residents living in Kwazulu-Natal. Interested candidates should be planning to pursue any one of these study courses below:
1. Department of Human Settlements

  • Construction Management

2. Department Agriculture & Rural Development

  • Veterinary Science (BVSc)
  • Vet Technology (National Diploma)
  • Survey/Soil Science (BSc)
  • Animal Health (National Diploma)
  • Agriculture Engineering (BSc)

3. Department of Transport

  • Construction OH&S (BSc or Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc)
  • Aviation Studies (Aircraft Maintenance Engineering)
  • Maritime Studies
  • Construction Economics (BSc or Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Town and Regional Planning (BSc)
  • Transportation Economics/ Management (Diploma)
  • Environmental Science (BSc)
  • Civil Engineering (BSc)
  • Traffic Management (Diploma)
  • Geographic Information Science (BSc)
  • Quantity Surveying (BSc)

4. Department of Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Treasury

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

5. Department of Arts and Culture

  • Film Studies
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Archival Studies
  • Restoration and Conservation
  • Jewellery Design
  • Languages
  • Risk Management

6. Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

  • Mechanical Engineering (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Financial Management (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Urban and Regional Planning (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Chemical Engineering (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Management (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Risk Management (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Anthropology (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Civil Engineering (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Land Surveying (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Geographical Information Systems (Geography, Remote Sensing and Cartography) (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Accounting (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Construction Project Management (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Water and Waster Management (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Computer Science (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Auditing (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Geography and Environmental Science (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Electrical Engineering (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Supply Chain Management (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Quantity Surveying (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Valuation (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Information Technology (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)
  • Hydrology Engineering (Bachelors Degree or National Diploma)

7. Department of Public Works

  • Property Studies (BSc)
  • Construction Health and Safety (BTech, Diploma or National Diploma)
  • Real Estate (National Diploma)
  • Electrical Engineering (BEng, BSc, BTech, Diploma or National Diploma)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BEng, BSc, BTech, Diploma or National Diploma)
  • Civil Engineering (BTech, Diploma or National Diploma)
  • Property Development (BSc)
  • Construction Studies (BSc)
  • Civil Engineering and Building Construction (BTech, Diploma or National Diploma)
  • Quantity Surveying (BSc)
  • Geoinformatics (BSc).

Eligibility Criteria
Interested candidates of the Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursary must fulfill the eligibility criteria in order to register for the programme. Each of these items below are crucial aspects that will determine whether you are qualified enough for the financial assistance or not. To have a successful application, it is advised that you meet all these requirements below. Failure to do so might put you in a risky position under the eyes of the selection committee.

The Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursary Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Possesses a Grade 12 or Matric certificate
  • Between 18-35 years old during the time of the programme
  • A legitimate resident of KwaZulu-Natal Province
  • Preference will be given to students studying at institutions within KwaZulu-Natal province
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Owns a provisional acceptance letter issued by their chosen public institution of higher learning
  • Must be pursuing any one of the aforementioned study courses.

Important Application Documents
Candidates of the Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursary are also required to prepare these following important documents that are to be submitted later on:

  • A completed bursary application form
    • You can get the form at theses places:
      • Operation Sukuma Sakhe war rooms
      • Student Funding Offices in higher learning institutions
      • Official websites of Provincial Departments
      • The Department of Education District Offices
      • The Provincial Government Facebook account
  • Valid copies of your Identity Document, your parents’ Identity Document, or your guardians’ Identity Document
    • Candidates with deceased parents will need to provide a death certificate
  • A valid copy of your Matric qualification
    • Current students must prepare an accredited statement of results
  • Legitimate proof of income and expenditure statement issued by your parent or legal guardian
    • If your parents are unemployed, please provide a legitimate letter of unemployment issued by the Department of Labour
  • Valid letter of acceptance or registration issued by your chosen insitution of higher learning
  • Legitimate proof of residence in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Valid copies of profiling certificates (if available).

All documents must be included in your application dossier – missing documents will automatically cause your applications to be disqualified from the programme. Additionally, candidates must provide accurate information with their applications. Candidates discovered to be falsifying any aspects of their applications will be cut from registrations. Be sure to double check all documents before submitting them.

Application Instructions
Send your applications to the relevant department, via post or delivery:
1. Department of Human Settlements
– Post: The Director: Organisational Development, Department of Human Settlements, Private Bag X54367, Durban, 4000
– Physical address: The Director: Organisational Development, Department of Human Settlements, 14th floor Eagle Building, 353-363 Dr Pixley Kaseme Street, Durban, 4000

2. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
– Post: The Director: Human Resources Development, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, PO Box X9059, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
– Physical address: R103 Cedara Off-Ramp, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

3. Department of Transport
– Post: The Bursary Section, Private Bag X9043, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
– Physical address: Inkosi Mhlabunzima Maphumulo House, 172 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

4. Department of KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury
– Post: The Bursary Unit, Department of KZN Provincial Treasury, PO Box 3613, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
– Physical address: Treasury House, 145 Chief Albert Luthuli House, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

5. Department of Arts and Culture
– Post: The Bursary Unit, Department of Arts and Culture, 171 Boshoff Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

6. Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
– Post: The Bursary Unit, Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Private Bag X9078, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
– Physical address: 330 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

7. Department of Public Works
– Post: The Bursary Unit, Department of Public Works, Private Bag X9041, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
– Physical address: Oliver Tambo House, 191 Prince Alfred Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200.

Closing Date
Applications for the Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursaries must be submitted before the closing date on 20 December 2021.

The selection committee has absolute zero tolerance for late submissions. Candidates discovered to be sending in their application past the deadline will automatically be disqualified from registrations. Be sure to register as soon as possible.

Important Notes

  • Students are responsible for seeking admissions in the higher learning institute of their choice, as well as their accommodation in a University area
  • Awardees are subjected to obligatory work with the Provincial Department under a contract for the total amount of years the awardee received the bursary
  • Announcements will only be made to students who have been shortlisted for the bursary. Should you not hear back from the committee within 4 months past the application deadline, we regret to inform you that you have not been selected
  • Preference is offered to students who are planning to pursue their education within the Kwazulu-Natal Province
  • Youth with Disabilities are more than welcomed to register for the bursary.

Committee Details
Should you have any enquiries or concerns regarding the Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursaries, do not hesitate to reach out to these contact persons based on the department you wish to pursue.

1. Department of Human Settlements

  • Ms T Hlophe: +27 31 319 3700
  • Ms MP Phama: +27 31 336 5195
  • Mrs CA Govender: +27 31 336 5173
  • Ms MC Hlengwa: +27 31 336 5280
  • Ms X Bhengu: +27 31 336 5380

2. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Ms NTT Khambula: +27 33 355 9272/+27 76 937 7373
  • Mr TE Majola: +27 33 343 8022/+27 76 940 9526

3. Department of Transport

  • Nomasonto Gwamanda: +27 33 355 8828
  • Nokwabelwa Ngcobo: +27 33 355 8899

4. Department of Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Treasury

  • Mrs T Suleman: +27 33 897 4372
  • Ms C Sibisi: +27 33 897 4391

5. Department of Arts and Culture

  • Mr NM Buthelezi: +27 33 341 3677
  • Ms N Nepal: +27 33 341 3625

6. Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

  • Ms J Mchunu: +27 33 260 8267
  • Mr S Zondi: +27 33 260 8271
  • Ms V Govender: +27 33 260 8266

7. Department of Public Works

  • Ms NP Madondo/Mr NSH Khuzwayo: +27 33 260 4157/+27 33 260 4174/+27 33 260 4214/+27 33 260 4102


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