Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Programme

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The name Masakh’iSizwe comes from the Nguni languages and means “Let’s Build the Nation”. It aims to develop the nation through education and training.

About Masakh'iSizwe

The Department of Transport and Public Works established the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme in 2006. It partnered with higher education institutions (HEI), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the relevant professional bodies to develop professionals in engineering and the built environment fields by offering bursaries to study towards a degree or higher diploma in the following disciplines:

The Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme:

  • Prioritises financially disadvantaged learners when awarding bursaries, especially women, students with disabilities and learners from rural communities.
  • Provides support services programmes.
  • Secures learning opportunities for Masakh’iSizwe bursars (i.e. interns).
  • Secures employment opportunities for graduates.

Guiding principles


Bursary application

Student support

Important links

Contact details

Tel: 021 483 9545/0964
Twitter: @WCGovTPW
Physical address: 9 Lower Burg Str, The Box,  23rd Floor, Cape Town 8000