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External bursaries



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The external bursary AD
The External Bursary Application form 2020


Drakenstein Municipality invites qualifying applicants residing within its jurisdiction especially in rural areas to apply for partial full-time study bursaries in any field relevant to the Local Government sphere. The following fields of study will be prioritised:

  • Engineering (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering / Electro-Technical); 
  • Town & Regional Planning, Local Economic Development and Tourism; Architectural Technology, Environmental, Water/Wastewater, Solid Waste related;
  • Finance (Financial Management, Accounting, Auditing);
  • Artisan Development Training Qualifications (Diesel Mechanics/Welding/Building Construction/Plumbing/Electrical- Heavy Current);
  • Drakenstein Municipality External Bursary Special Academic Award/s;
  • Public Administration & Services (Law Enforcement/ Firefighting/ Traffic Management/Human Resources/Public Management);
  • Occupational Skills Programmes leading to business ownership ventures and /or employability (Early Childhood Development;
  • Hospitality; Cosmetology; Safety and Society etc.); and
  • Social / Economic / Community / Sport and related Developmental Studies.

Special Consideration will be applied to Rural Youth and those applicants living with disabilities.

Full particulars of requirements, application forms and contact details are available on the Drakenstein Municipal Website, Libraries and Thusong Centres. Current bursary holders continuing with courses will automatically qualify if their academic performance is satisfactory.

Only fully completed application forms with required documentation will be considered. Should there be no feedback received by/or before 15 December 2019, applicants may assume that their applications have been unsuccessful.

Closing date is Friday, 8 November 2019 at 15h00.

Contact: Ms Ntomboxolo Mandla at 021 8074503 (Human Resources Training & Development)

Emergency Numbers

Life threatening
021 872 2323

Service Emergency
021 807 4500


Drakenstein Municipality
Berg River Boulevard
South Africa

GPS coordinates

S33 44.248 E18 58.108

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