Apply For a Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Before 30 September 2015 | Western Cape Government


Apply For a Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Before 30 September 2015

7 September 2015

South African citizens wanting to study towards obtaining a qualification in the transport, engineering and built environment fields have until 30 September 2015 to apply for a Masakh’iSizwe bursary from the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works.

Bursary applicants must have applied to study for a degree or a higher diploma in one of the following disciplines:

  • Transport economics. 
  • Architecture. 
  • Building.
  • Construction management. 
  • Geomatics.
  • Civil engineering. 
  • Mechanical engineering. 
  • Electrical engineering. 
  • Property studies. 
  • Quantity surveying.
  • Town and regional planning.

The Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme covers support programmes, tuition fees, all prescribed books, materials and accommodation, together with meals (or transport costs). Bursaries are renewed each year for the duration of the degree, subject to acceptable academic performance and adherence to bursary terms and conditions.

The bursaries are offered on a work-back basis. In other words, beneficiaries have to work for the public service for a year for every year that they received a bursary. During the time they are studying, beneficiaries are required to:

  • Attend various workshops, learning events and meetings. 
  • Do on-site placement assignments during their holidays.
  • Participate in service learning and/ or volunteer programmes.

Masakh’iSizwe was established to address the scarce and critical skills shortage in the transport, built environment and engineering fields. By providing study opportunities and on-the-job working experience for students and graduates, the programme also empowers youth, and supports economic growth and infrastructure development.

Preference will be given to financially disadvantaged female learners from rural areas of South Africa. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2015.

Applications on the prescribed form should be sent to:

Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme
Department of Transport and Public Works
Private Bag X9185
Cape Town

Bursary application forms are available on the Western Cape Government website . 

Media Enquiries: 
Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570


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