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Do you love buildings, road works and all things in the construction industry?

South Africa has a great need of skilled trades’ workers. WBHO is one of five corporations that have undertaken to aid in the development of such scarce skills. Candidates who are interested in furthering their career within the construction industry, are invited to apply. WBHO is taking an open-minded approach, they seek talented candidates with a desire to become successful in life.

Candidates will have the opportunity to study, as well as gain practical skills. WBHO is aiming to aid in developing sustainable skills sets. Their bursaries will provide successful candidates with a qualification, and to some even a permanent position within the company. This company has a long legacy, as it can be followed back to the 1970’s. They are known to be one of the largest construction companies within the whole of Southern Africa. They work in areas such as Civil Engineering, Earthworks, Building Construction, and Roads.

They aim to become a worldwide operations giant in the construction sector. They hold a great reputation for delivering excellence, the highest quality plus reliability, where ever they go. The company not only offers bursaries but furthermore also provides in-service or learner-ship training.

WBHO also has operations within Australia, they boast with a growth that is of prominence. They contribute their success to inline values, attitude as well as culture.

WBHO has so much to offer the right candidates, they welcome applications from all individuals.


The company has the following fields of study available for successful candidates:

  • Building Science
  • Quality Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management

These can all be taken in the following degrees:

  • BEng
  • BSc
  • ND
  • BTech


Candidates who wish to apply for any of the above-mentioned bursary fields, must comply with the following requirements, and also provide all documentation, certified.

Candidates must:

  • Be a South African Citizen
  • Must have a valid ID document
  • Must have an average of 60% academically
  • Must be a full-time student

Candidates that make the short-list will be contacted for an interview, or if the company requires any additional information. Successful candidates must be willing to join the company for vacation work, in between semesters. The company also has a one-week compulsory training for candidates in their bursary program. This week will be during June or July, but candidates will be informed prior to the date. If any of their subjects is failed, candidates must undertake to re-write them at own cost.

Candidates must enquire about Institutes available through this bursary before applying to such an Institute, as the company only works with a selection.

Candidates are urged to also supply their entire academic records, Curriculum Vitae, a covering letter including their prospects for their future, their hobbies, and interests, along with their thoughts on why they feel they are ideal for such a bursary.


Online application process for bursaries can be found on their WEBPAGE. Candidates can click on the tab – Bursary, In-service, and Vacation Work Process and Application. The download the form, complete it fully, sign it and submit to: bursaryapplications@wbho.co.za.

Candidates will be asked to commit to a working period with the company, this will be for an equal duration as that of their bursary period. This period will begin upon completion of their studies.


Closing date for these bursaries vary yearly, depending on the need as it arises within the company. Bursaries are usually made available from the middle of the year and closing dates may be during August, September, and November.

Candidates can apply for a bursary, vacation work and more, any year of study. Work will be provided to candidates who have excelled during their study, as long as the company has an opening for their desired skill set.

Other students who have received bursaries from WBHO are all very pleased with their bursaries, studying and proud to have had this amazing opportunity provided by WBHO.

Candidates are reminded to please ensure that all fields on the application form is completed, do not forget to sign and attach certified documentation.

TISO Foundation Bursaries: Bursaries for the Disadvantages Youth

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Tiso Foundation
Tiso Foundation is a registered PBO (Public Benefit Organisation) which was established in 2001 by Founders of the Tiso Group. The vision was to establish a self-sustainable Foundation which would provide underprivileged South African youth a platform to further their education and develop their talents, in order to become the leaders of tomorrow.

The Tiso Foundation strongly believes in promoting education and skills development. It is through education that one is able to change your circumstances, contribute to your community and the larger South African economy. Over the years the Tiso Foundation has invested millions in education and skills development through its various programmes. Currently the Foundation runs various tertiary bursary programmes from undergraduate to Phd level.

The Tiso Foundation provides financial assistance to deserving youth to further their education across a range of fields, whilst at the same time provide one-on-one support, mentorship and leadership skills to its beneficiaries.


The Tertiary Bursary Programme
The Foundation works in partnership with many of the South African Universities to offer talented and disadvantaged youth the opportunity to further their studies. Their Tertiary bursary program is open to most fields of study, such as Science, Medicine, Commerce, and Engineering fields.


Candidates wanting to apply for Tiso Foundation bursaries must meet all requirements as set out by the organisation. Listed below are the requirements candidates must meet to be eligible.
Tiso Foundation bursaries requirements:

  • Applicants must possess a valid South African ID
  • Candidates between the ages of 18 and 34 can apply
  • Applicants must hold a valid matric certificate with good to excellent results
  • Candidates from a previously disadvantaged background will have preference
  • Applicants in need of financial aid
  • Candidates registered with an institute of higher learning must hold exceptional results
  • Applicants must provide good references
  • Candidates must show a dedication to their studies
  • Applicants must have a positive attitude and eager to study further
  • Candidates who are selected must be keen on giving something back to the community


The Tiso Foundation Tertiary Bursary online application can be found on theTiso Foundation website along with details to the Organisation and all their other programs. Candidates interested in applying must ensure they complete the application form in full and that all relevant documentation is certified before attaching to their application.


This program was brought to life in 2009 when the Tiso Foundation noticed the ever increasing need for qualified artisans in South Africa. The Artisan Development programme offers youth from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to gain valuable skills and employment across various trades including boilermakers, electricians, welders, fitters & turners, millwrights and diesel mechanics.

The Tiso Foundation runs this programme in partnership with ATI (Artisan Training Institute) to deliver a program which offers an accredited six-month technical & theoretical training, followed by an 18-month learnership and then a final testing to qualify as a certified artisan.
To Apply to the Artisan programme – please log on tohttp://www.artisantraining.co.za/


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In 1934, Mintek was recognized as a minerals explorations laboratory by the South African Government. The Government still today funds it partially with the following directive “To Promote Mineral Technology and to Foster the Establishment and Expansion of Industries in the Field of Minerals and Products Derived from them”. Mintek is an independent organization that specializes in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy in gold, platinum, base metals, ferroalloys and industrial minerals.

In alliance with metal producers and also mineral producers internationally and locally Mintek develops exceptional technology and allocates it to industries for purifying, treating, developing and extracting of the mineral products with use of laboratories and pilot plant facilities.

Mintek provides two different bursary programs for students. They have an Undergraduate bursary program and also a Postgraduate bursary program. They intend to fill their operations, development and research sectors with highly skilled South Africans. Their Undergraduate program equips students with a degree, BTech diploma or Honor’s degree. Their Postgraduate program further develops undergraduates to a Doctorate level. Once they have finished their studies students work for Mintek on a year to year basis and also partake in a rigorous training course to strengthen what they have learned and give them a perfect career. They will help you to become an exceptional scientist and you will be privileged enough to work side by side with some of the world’s top researchers.


Mintek Bursaries are very comprehensive and include the following:

  • The University Tuition Fee
  • Full Registration Fee
  • The Exam Fee
  • University Housing Fee
  • University Meal Fee
  • University Book fee
  • Spending Money

Study Fields

Mintek will not give bursaries to National Diploma students. Mintek specializing in minerals has a vast field of study and can ensure the fields are all very exciting. The study fields provided by Mintek bursary programs are as follow:

  • Fuel Cells Study
  • Nano Technology & Science
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Physics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Mining Environmental Compliance
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Catalysis
  • Processing Minerals
  • Precious Metals / based drug discovery
  • Analytical / Geochemistry (Chemistry)
  • Engineering Chemical (Process control & Mineral Processing)
  • Engineering Electrical (Electronics & Process Control)
  • Geology in the following fields Economic, Applied, Petrology & Mineralogy

Some of these courses are only for Postgraduate students so please enquire at Mintek.


Learners need to be interested to study for a BTech diploma / Degree in the subjects above.

To apply for a bursary at Mintek a student will need to have the following:

  • South African ID
  • Be a South African citizen
  • If you are currently studying at a University you can apply
  • If you are a Grade 12 student you can apply

Grade 12 learners need the following:

  • English Level 5
  • Mathematics Level 5
  • Physical Science Level 5

Undergraduate Bursaries need the following:

  • South African citizens that are studying full time
  • Learners that are enrolled at a University but have no financial assistance that is connected to a service contract after completion of studies.

These bursaries are also available for Matriculates that have University approval upon Matriculation exemption.
Learners who have had Physical Science & Mathematics during Grade 10 – 12 with a minimum of Level 5 results in both subjects.

Postgraduate Bursaries need to know the following:

These are offered pending Mintek’s research and development program.
Candidates that are accepted also need to be approved by the Mintek research manager in the field and the potential Mintek supervisor that will be handling the project.
Negotiations will take place between the student’s University Supervisor, the student and the Mintek Project Supervisor.
This bursary program also allows for Foreign Nationals that are staying in South Africa to apply in special conditions.


Bursary applications can’t be done online, but you can download a form here:


The undergraduate forms can be found here:


The postgraduate forms can be found here:


Once you have completed the form and added all the relevant documents to your form you can send it to the following address: Mintek Bursary Office, Private Bag X3015, Randburg, 2125
Please remember to attach certified copies of all documents and not the originals.


The closing date for applications yearly differs for the different bursary programs. For the Undergraduate program, the closing is the end of July. The Postgraduate program does not have a closing date.

Ensure that you send in your application and all documentation that is required on time to ensure a possibility of becoming a candidate. Take note that only those candidates that make the short list will be contacted. No late entries will be accepted. If you have not heard from Mintek within 3 months of the closing date then you can assume you were not selected.

Everything to do with mineral processing and metallurgy is one of Mintek’s specialties. Their divisions are designed to handle scientific and engineering progress and specific technology. If you have the need to study and to know how everything works then a place at Mintek is just what you need. Apply today and walk the golden path to knowledge.


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Shoprite Group of Companies offers about 1200 bursaries per year to deserving candidates.  They look for individuals who is focused on getting ahead in life, people who enjoy a challenge and finds the retail/consumer industry exciting.  For more than 15 years, Shoprite has aided talented young individuals to reach their dreams.  They have given bursaries in Pharmacy, Business Management, CA Accounting, Accounting, Retail and much more.

The last few years Shoprite has created an astounding 8500 new jobs, aiding the communities while growing to be the largest employer within the FMCG Industry (Fast Moving Consumer Goods).  Shoprite is not only one of the largest food retailers within Africa but furthermore a company build on responsible values, socially uplifting communities and rewarding its personnel.  Providing affordable, low priced shopping and stabilizing the economy.

Not only candidates from South Africa can apply, but also Nigeria, Angola, Namibia, and Zambia.  They have grown considerably, from a mere 41 bursaries per year to more than 250 bursaries per year.  Their bursaries are full study bursaries, covering costs between R35 000 up to R60 000 per year.  These amounts differ depending on the area of study, as well as vacation work.

Shoprite is known to be one of the most stable organizations within Africa.  Therefore successful candidates can rest assured of a permanent employment, after completion of their studies.  This is also one of the requirements of their bursaries.

The study areas that do require internships are no problem, as Shoprite includes career-specific training to their bursary candidates.  For pharmacy students, they offer a place within one of their 128 pharmacies.  This allows candidates to complete their internships.  For students studying management, they have a trainee management program, which aids in preparing them for store managers.  All CA field candidates can be placed within Shoprite’s SAICA approved CA training program for their internship, as article clerks.

Shoprite has a place for everyone, they invite candidates to apply and build a future with them.


If you are planning to study into one of the following directions these bursaries is just what you need.  Currently, the bursaries available are as follow, please note these may change during the year or even every year as is required within the company to fulfill the openings.  Also, note that some of these bursaries are restricted to specific areas within the country.

  • Retail Bursaries
  • Pharmacy Bursaries
  • Accounting Bursaries
  • Logistic Bursaries
  • Information Technology Bursaries


If you are currently still in grade 12 and would like to apply, please do so.  First-year and second-year students in these fields of study can also apply.

  • Grade 12 level of education
  • Level 5 for English
  • Possess a Valid ID
  • Live in Africa

These bursary opportunities, may not be suitable to all, however if you feel you are the ideal candidate, please complete your application, include all relevant documentation along with a letter of conduct.  With this, you can state why you feel you deserve the opportunity and why you will be the right candidate for this bursary.


Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID.  For more information on available online bursaries applications, have a look at their webpage.  It will take you about 15- 20 minutes to complete the forms and you are done.


The closing date is usually the end of September yearly, so, be sure to have your application in on time.  If you enjoy any of the fields mentioned above, this bursary could open doors for you.

Thuthuka Bursary Fund 2016-2017


The Thuthuka Bursary Fund is a programme that is available solely to African and Coloured students who dream of becoming Chartered Accountants but do not have the funds in order to fulfil that dream. Every year, between 250 and 300 Thuthuka bursaries are awarded for undergraduate BCom Accounting degrees, to students who come from disadvantaged communities.

The word “thuthuka” is a Zulu verb which, in English, translates to “to develop”. This indicates the goal of the fund: for dedicated students to develop not only their education and careers but also their perspectives and life achievements.

The universities that partake in the bursary scheme are accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). SAICA is not only the leading accountancy body in our country, but it is also influential on an international level.


Any candidates who wish to be considered for this bursary must be South African citizens with valid IDs, be of African or Coloured race, and must be financially needy. The financial need is based on a NSFAS Means Test. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a government-funded organisation which was created precisely to provide financial aid to students who wish to study at a tertiary education institution. The test will calculate the student’s ability to contribute to their own education based on factors such as family income and other funding sources.

In terms of academic requirements, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Achieved at least 60% 5 or above on the NSC Scale of Achievement) for final Grade 11 Mathematics result – Mathematical Literacy does not apply
  • Currently in Grade 12 with the intent to study for a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (if already matriculated, it should not have been more than two years ago)
  • Have enough points to qualify for university entrance
  • Have applied or are in the process of applying to one of the designated SAICA-accredited universities

Universities to Apply to

Not all SAICA-accredited universities are part of the scheme. Individuals who want to be considered for this bursary must select a university from one of the following to apply to:

  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Cape Town – students must enrol for the Bachelor of Commerce code CB011
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Free State
  • University of Witwatersrand

In order to improve their chances of university acceptance, Thuthuka recommends that prospective candidates apply to at least two of the abovementioned universities – one of which is closes to their homes.


The comprehensive bursary package includes funding for:

  • University fees e.g. tuition
  • Accommodation fees
  • Books
  • Monthly living allowance

Since the Thuthuka programme wishes to do more than merely pay for the studies, it also seeks to contribute to the economic and social upliftment of South Africa’s youth. So apart from the funding, depending on the specific university, bursars can also expect the following aid:

  • Additional academic support in the form of additional lectures, tutorials and/or assessments
  • Language and logic exercise to improve English language comprehension and to better equip students with problem-solving skills and techniques
  • A mentorship programme where not only the bursar gets a mentor, but in turn will be able to mentor someone else as well
  • Interactive workshops to teach life-skills and promote workplace-readiness

Selection Process

After the Thuthuka Bursary Fund application forms have been received, the TBF team will screen the candidates and invite a portion for testing and interviewing. The testing process will include a National Benchmark Test (NBT) which is used to assess the candidates’ linguistic and numeric skills, as well as their mathematic aptitude. The results of the testing are then sent to the TBF Project managers at the respective universities.

Once a shortlist has been determined, the successful candidates will be provisionally awarded the bursary pending their final Grade 12 results. Candidates will be notified by Thuthuka and also by their university.

How to Apply For the Thuthuka Bursary Fund?

Applicants can download the Thuthuka Bursary Fund online application by following the link on the SAICA website (applications open from the end of January). Completed applications are then to be posted to the following address:

Thuthuka Bursary Fund
PO Box 59875

Along with the completed form, applicants also need to include a recent passport or ID photo in colour, as well as certified copies of their:

  • ID
  • Parent/guardian’s ID
  • IDs of people who are dependent on the family’s income
  • Parent/guardian’s salary advice or an affidavit if unemployed
  • Final Grade 11 results
  • Final Grade 12 results (if applicable)
  • Stamped letter from school confirming registration and the subjects taken
  • University provisional acceptance letter

On a separate piece of paper and in their own handwriting, candidates must briefly answer the following two questions:

  1. What is your motivation for wanting to become a Chartered Accountant?
  2. Why do you believe that you should be awarded the bursary?

And finally, candidates should also include a short essay about themselves, their life plans and their family, to further support their applications.

The Thuthuka Bursary Fund closing date is the 30
th of April for the following year’s enrolment.

Thuthuka Bursary Fund Contact Details:

Contact Centre: 086 107 2422

Prospective bursars can also visit their Facebook page for further support or information.



Do you love construction, buildings, architecture and all things modern?

Would you love to become part of a dynamic company?

Stefanutti Stocks delivers impeccable contracting solutions, along with fulfilling construction desires.  Their bursary program may just very well be your transport to success.  This program offers talented individuals financial aid to complete their studies.  Additionally, candidates will also be exposed to learning on their sites all over South Africa, possibly even on sites all over Africa!

The bursary program offered by Stefanutti Stocks not only aids candidates to reach their dreams of becoming qualified but will also deliver future employment.  They are seeking energetic and motivated candidates for all fields of their business practices.  These include roads, pipelines, and even mining.

Are you driven to achieve and filled with a passion for life?

Would you openly accept new challenges?

Can you cope with working away from home, within on-site conditions?

If this is you, then you are in the correct place.  Stefanutti Stocks offers bursaries to people who wants to build a better future.  Their program also aids in stabilizing the workforce of South Africa, by delivering more skilled workers.


If you are planning to study in any of the following directions, these bursaries are just what you need.  Fields of study may differ each year, it will depend upon the need within the company.

Fields of study 

  • BSC Civil Engineering
  • NDip Civil Engineering
  • B. Eng
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • B. Ing
  • Construction Management
  • Business Science
  • Quantity Surveying


If you wish to apply for a bursary from Stefanutti Stocks, candidates will be required to fulfill all pre-set stipulations.

To study with a bursary in any of the fields mentioned, or fields available with the company, candidates must have the following:

  • Candidate must be a South African citizen
  • Candidate must hold a valid South African ID document
  • Candidates must hold a Grade 12 level of education with an average of 70%
  • Candidates must have a 70% average for HG-English
  • Candidates must have a 70% average for HG Physical Science or Core Mathematics
  • Candidates must be registered, or studying at an Institute of Higher Learning within South Africa
  • Candidates will be required to hold an average of 65% for each academic year of the bursary duration

Candidates applying for a bursary must ensure the following documentation accompanies their application:

  • Academic results for Grade 12 and all other tertiary years completed
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • ID documentation
  • Registration at University or Institute of Higher Learning
  • Motivation Letter
  • Letter from University of good standing

Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their first year of study at an Institution of Higher Learning or University.  Additionally, candidates who excel in Science and/or Structural Analysis will also be given preference.  Candidates must ensure they pass and shine in all subjects for the duration of their bursary.  Vacation work is also made available to successful candidates yearly.


Online bursaries applications are made available as the company has openings within its ranks.

You can apply for your bursary online via this page.  Once this page opens, do a ‘Quick Search’ for Bursaries, if there are any available they will show there. Candidates can click on the ‘apply’ button found beneath each bursary.  Herewith they will be directed to the login page, if you have not yet registered with them, you can do so via this link as well.

Once you have registered, you can open the bursary application form.  Please ensure you complete the form fully, answer all questions truthfully and attach all documentation.

Stefanutti Stocks recruitment process is made available for internal, plus external applications via their different opportunities.  They are also committed to the Employment Equity act.  They also have a company policy that gives opportunity preference to employees with all their programs.  This means that they will firstly review applications received from employees before starting with any external applications.  However, these candidates will also have to adhere to all requirements.

Successful candidates will be notified and the finalization process started.  They will only contact short-listed candidates, thus, if you do not hear from the company please deem your application as unsuccessful.  Candidates may also be asked to attend an interview before awarding of a bursary.


There are no deadlines for bursary applications when they are closed.  Candidates are urged to regularly check the Stefanutti Stocks web page for bursaries that may open, as they have different opportunities, at alternate times during the year.


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Do you have a passion for research, medical diseases and the human condition?

Are you constantly searching for answers to diseases and all related matter?

If so, then SACEMA may be the ideal company to assist you in reaching your life’s goals!

SACEMA stands for The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis. This company is known to be a national research Centre. It was established under the Centre of Excellence program of the Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation.

The main focus of SACEMA is research into the patterns and development of numerous diseases. With this study SACEMA aims to understand and in time even be able to predict changes and developments as they take place within a range of different diseases. This will, in turn, assist in finding workable cures or methods of restraining a variety of diseases.

This Centre is located in Stellenbosch, its main focus at this time, yet, not excluding other epidemiological diseases, but mainly working on research and issues concerning TB, Malaria and HIV. They offer gifted student an opportunity to study into these great fields.


Sacema provides candidates a variety of fields to study. Their bursaries are allocated towards achieving a PhD degree or an MSc degree. Their internal bursaries are only for candidates wishing to attend the University of Stellenbosch and their external bursary cover all other Universities within South Africa.

Their internal bursary is for candidates wishing to be based at Sacema and their studies will also be supervised by Secama. Candidates who apply for an external bursary will have to arraign with one of their Professors at the University they will be attending to act as supervisor.

Fields of study may include the following and more:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Biostatistics
  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Toxicology
  • Epidemiology
  • Research Data Management

Candidates must be sure that they want to pursue a career within the fields made available. Many of these fields are very demanding with high levels of stress. They may prove to be emotionally straining, as well as physical.


Bursaries provided by Sacema are awarded based to each candidate’s academic abilities, their financial need, their interest and motivation as well as their field of preference. Candidate will be required to meet the basic stipulations and those with exposure to any of the core research areas of Sacema will be given a preference.

These areas of research include the following:

  • TB Transmission Dynamics
  • HIV Incidence Estimation Methods
  • HIV and TB Efficient approaches
  • HIV and TB Universal Prevention and Care methods
  • HIV Hyper-vulnerability in young women
  • Sexual Transmission of HIV
  • Silicosis, HIV & TB in mineworkers
  • Water-borne Diseases
  • Immunology and Treatment Resistance
  • Metabolic Side-effects of Treatments

All candidates are advised to engage with the staff and researchers at Sacema to complete their applications successfully.

Candidate need to adhere to the following requirements:

  • Applicants must hold a valid ID document
  • Applicants must be South African citizens
  • Applicants must provide full academic records
  • Applicants must provide proof of their need of financial aid
  • Applicants must submit an acceptance letter of the University they intend to attend
  • Applicants must prove their willingness to learn
  • Applicants must have a passion for their field of study

Applicants who show a high level of motivation, commitment, care and eagerness to make a difference, will be considered first.


Sacema bursaries application online is made available each year for talented candidates. This company offers two different bursaries:

For more information on the company itself candidates can visit their Website. Or applicants can send an enquiry e-mail to, Ms. Lynnemore Scheepers at scheepersl@sun.ac.za or call 021 808 2589.Applicants are reminded to ensure all fields of the application is completed in full. Please also read all questions thoroughly and answer truthfully. Application forms not signed, missing information or submitted late, will not be considered.


Closing date for applications is usually within October / November each year. Due to the internal and external applications there are two dates but both in October. Internal applications close by the 1st of October and external applications close the end of October.