Masakhi’iSizwe Bursary Programme for 2017 Download Application Form


At the beginning of 2006, the Department of Transport and Public Works of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape established the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme with the vision to make available to the province, the country and the continent of Africa cohorts of professionals in engineering and built environment fields critical to the growth of the economy. These professionals will be characterised by excellence in learning, citizenship and service.

The Masakhi’iSizwe Bursary Programme offers 2017 bursaries for study towards a degree or higher diploma in the following disciplines:

  • Architecture.
  • Construction Management.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Electrical Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Quantity Surveying.
  • Town and Regional Planning.

During term time the bursaries cover tuition fees, all prescribed books and materials, accommodation and meals (or transport costs). Bursaries are renewed each year for the duration of the degree, subject to academic performance and fulfilment of the bursary conditions.

The bursaries are offered on a work-back basis. In other words, you will have to work for the public service for every year of the bursary. During your studies you will also need to:

  • Attend workshops, learning events and meetings organised by the Programme.
  • Undertake academic vacation placements at sites determined by the Programme.
  • Participate in service learning and/or volunteer programmes organised by the Programme.

Where can the bursaries be taken up

  • University of Cape Town.
  • University of Stellenbosch.
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

To apply for one of these bursaries you must be:

  • A South African citizen.
  • Be accepted at the relevant tertiary institution.

Preference will be given to financially disadvantaged female learners from rural areas of South Africa.

How to apply

Closing date is 15 September 2016. Click here to download the bursary application form. Applications can be faxed or delivered to: Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme, Private Bag x9185, Cape Town, 8000 OR Fax: 021 483 2615

Please contact the Masakh’iSizwe office for any enquiries: T Highburg @ 021 4832963 or L Maggott @ 021 483 9545

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