Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursary 2021: 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 Bursary 2021
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 Bursary 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 Bursary 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

  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
  • Construction Management

2. Department Agriculture & Rural Development

  • BVSc
  • Vet Technology
  • BSc Survey/Soil Science
  • ND Animal Health
  • BSc Agriculture Engineering

3. Department of Transport

  • National Diploma: Transportation Economics
  • Diploma: Transportation Management
  • Diploma: Logistics Management
  • BSc: Civil Engineering

4. Department of Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Treasury

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

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
  • 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:

1. Department of Human Settlements
Post: The Director: Organisational Development, Department of Human Settlements, Private Bag X54367, Durban, 4000

Hand Delivery: The Director Organisational Development, 14th Floor Eagle Building, 353-363 Dr Pixley Kaseme Street, Durban

2. Department Agriculture & Rural Development
Physical Address: R103 Cedara off-Ramp, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Pietermaritzburg

Post: The Director: Human Resource Development, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, P/B X9059, PIETERMARITBURG, 3200

3. Department of Transport
Post: The Bursary Unit, Department of KZN Provincial Treasury, P.O. Box 3613, PIETERMARITBURG, 3200

Physical Address: Treasury House, 145 Chief Albert Luthuli Road, PMB

4. Department of Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Treasury
Post: The Bursary Section Postal Address: Private Bag X9043, PIETERMARITZBURG, 3200

Physical address: Inkosi Mhlabunzima Maphumulo House, 172 Burger Street, PIETERMARITZBURG

Closing Date
Applications for the Kwazulu-Natal Government Bursary must be submitted before the closing date on 30 November 2020.

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 Bursary, do not hesitate to reach out to these contact persons based on the department you wish to pursue.

1. Department of Human Settlements

  • Mrs C.A. Govender: +27 31 336 5173
  • Ms M.P. Phama: +27 31 336 5195
  • Ms X. Bhengu: +27 31 336 5380
  • Ms T. Hlophe: +27 31 319 3700
  • Ms M.C. Hlengwa: +27 31 336 5280

2. Department Agriculture & Rural Development

  • Mr Thulane Majola: +27 33 355 9637
  • Ms NTT Kambula: +27 33 355 9272

3. Department of Transport

  • Mrs. T. Suleman: +27 33 897 4372
  • Ms C. Sibisi: +27 33 8974391

4. Department of Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Treasury

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


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