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Minister Grant to award Masakh’iSizwe bursaries to university students

20 April 2017

Donald Grant, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works will award Masakh’iSizwe bursaries to 72 university students in the transport, engineering or built environment fields on Saturday, 22 April 2017.

The Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme is a component of the Department of Transport and Public Works. It awards study bursaries to qualifying students with a focus on scarce and critical skills.

In addition, a total of ten companies are participating as partners with the Department in these activities through the Bursary Collaboration Venture, and another 49 companies are silent partners. This joint venture aims to empower youth by making available funding for tertiary education, and to create learning and employment placements for interns and graduates.

Recently, the Department has included provisions in certain contracts with external service providers that require companies to provide beneficiaries of various capacity building programmes with exposure to, and skills transfer opportunities on, infrastructure project sites.

The Department’s bursaries, support services, placement, employment and skills transfer activities together provide a coherent package of support and partnership that puts bursars in an excellent position to perform well academically, to get experience and employment, to gain professional registration, and to meet the shortage of critical skills in the transport, engineering and built environment disciplines.

Minister Grant and the Head of the Department, Ms Jacqueline Gooch, will present these awards to the recipients at a ceremony in Cape Town.

Media are invited and welcome to attend. There will be opportunity for interviews and photographs.

Venue:          Cape Town High School, Company's Garden, Cape Town
Date:             Saturday, 22 April 2017
Time:             9am to 1pm

Read more on the Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Awards Ceremony

Media Enquiries: 
Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570
Email: byron.lahoe@westerncape.gov.za
 

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