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About the Bursary Scheme

To continue supporting young people to prepare for an economically sustainable life, SIOC-CDT invites learners and students in our beneficiary communities to apply for the 2023 bursary funding.

The relevant community areas are within the municipal jurisdictions below:

  • Gamagara Local Municipality, Northern Cape;
  • Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality, Northern Cape;
  • Tsantsabane Local Municipality, Northern Cape;
  • Joe Morolong Local Municipality, Northern Cape; and
  • Thabazimbi Local Municipality, Limpopo.


Who Can Apply?

SA Citizens residing in and/or originates from our beneficiary communities who are:

  • preferably below 35 years old;
  • admitted at the relevant Public Higher Education Institution for 2023 academic year;
  • in financial need to fund under/postgraduate study with preference given to undergraduates, and
  • preference will be given to people living with disabilities.

The 2023 bursary funding covers successful candidates with the following:

  • Tuition and registration fees
  • Accommodation
  • Prescribed study material
  • Quarterly stipend
  • Assistive devices (to enhance learning) included are for those with disabilities
Qualifications to be prioritised (which does not mean that you shouldn’t apply if your qualification is not listed. Please do!):


Qualification Specialisation
Agriculture • Veterinarian • Livestock product analyst • Environmental officer • Agricultural economist • Agricultural engineer food technologists • Food technicians
Health and clinical related sciences • MBChB • Pharmacy • Dentistry • Advanced EMS • Nursing • Chemical, Biological, Medical Lab sciences • Biochemistry
Education • BEd. FET Mathematics • BEd. FET Physical science • BEd. Natural sciences • Economic and Management Science • BEd. Foundation Phase • BEd. Language • BEd. Special Needs
Law • LLB
Tourism • Hospitality Management • Arts and Culture Heritage • Ecotourism Management
Business management and economics • Accounting • Economics • Auditing and Tax • Actuarial Science • Statistics and mathematics • Project Management
Engineering and Sciences • Quantity Surveying • Civil Engineering • Architecture • Geology • Electrical Engineering • Town planning • Environmental health
Information Technology • Computer Sciences and communication • Software Development • Data Science/Analytics • Web design and development


How To Apply:

  • Fill in the electronic form here:
  • Download the application form here, or
  • Collect the form at our SIOC-CDT offices in Kathu or Thabazimbi Hub; or
  • Collect the form at the nearest circuit office of the Department of Education; and
  • Complete the form and submit with all the below supporting documents attached.
    • A certified copy of latest matric results including mid-year Grade 12 results, or latest university/college academic results where application is for funding 2nd year onwards,
    • Proof of acceptance at a recognised public Higher Education Institution (University/TVET/FET College).
    • A one-page cover letter to motivate your case for financial need.
    • A certified copy of your South African ID.
    • Proof of residence.
    • Proof of combined income of parent(s) or guardian(s) or affidavit where there is no income: and
    • Relevant medical note in the case of a disability.



Where To Submit:

Submit applications to SIOC-CDT by no later than 13th January 2023 via:

Hand Delivery:

SIOC-CDT office park
Corner Hendrick van Eck and Ian Flemming Road
Kathu 8446


11 Jourdan Street, Mollies building
Thabazimbi 0380


Submission of your completed online application (


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All applicants should please note that correspondence will be limited to shortlisted applicants who will then be requested to undergo an interview process. If you have not been contacted by no later than 1st March 2023, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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SIOC-CDT's primary goal is to implement sustainable socio-economic initiatives through partnering with key stakeholders to ensure that beneficiary communities have sustainable income and are empowered to thrive beyond the lifespan of the mine.


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