The Western Cape Provincial Treasury offers bursary opportunities to Grade 12 learners and post- and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in:
- Fiscal and Public Policy
- Asset Management (Supply Chain Management, Physical Asset Management)
- Public Finance (Expenditure and Revenue Analysis and Management)
- Corporate Governance (Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Business and Public Administration)
External Bursaries (Click for 2013 full-time bursary advertisement and application form)
The External Bursary programme was initiated in 2001. The Provincial Treasury aims to develop specifically identified external learners in scarce occupational classes to obtain qualifications or additional qualifications. It gives historically disadvantaged students the opportunity to better their qualifications, to develop a pool of talent from which the department can recruit and attract potential employees in the scarce skills category and to develop skills in disadvantaged communities with particular emphasis on building economic empowerment capacity and to enable members of disadvantaged communities to compete in the labour market. The advertisements for external bursaries are placed in external print media and the website in July or August yearly.
The external bursary is offered to all South Africans between 17-35 years of age who reside in the Western Cape. Applicants must have obtained an average of 60% or higher for the previous year of study at high school, university or technikon and they should not be in possession of another bursary. The Financial poverty index with regard to annual household income, in gradients of R50 000 and below, between R50 000-R75 000, R75 000-R100 000 and R100 000 plus is also considered with preference given to disadvantaged candidates. Postgraduate applicants should have already obtained a B. Degree within one or more of the fields indicated above.
Bursary Essay Writing Competition (Click for competition details)
The Western Cape Economics Grade 11 Bursary Competition was launched in 2009. Provincial Treasury, Nedbank and the Western Cape Education Department recognises that in order to win the fight against skills shortages, drastic measures and interventions have to be taken. Thus the Essay Writing competition was developed. It aims to provide learners interested in studying economics, mathematics and/ or science the opportunity to access bursaries in the field of commerce and science by participating in an essay writing competition. The project is sponsored and co-funded by Nedbank and the Western Cape Provincial Treasury.