Deadline: 30th September, 2022
City of Cape Town Begins 2023 External Bursaries Application
SA Bursaries – The City of Cape Town offers bursary opportunities to selected students each year. The financial support covers the cost of registration, examinations and class fees for their formal studies. The City is calling on interested residents in Cape Town who are registered at accredited academic institutions in South Africa to apply for these external bursaries. The application period opens tomorrow, 1 September and closes on, 30 September 2022.
The City of Cape Town invites applicants who meet the following requirements to apply:
- Applicants need to be South African citizens residing within the boundaries of Cape Town
- Applicants should possess their Grade 12 final / mid-year results with an average of 65% and above
- Applicants need to provide a copy of first, second or third year academic transcripts
- Applicants need to be registered for full-time study at an accredited tertiary institution and should be studying an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in one of the approved City of Cape Town scarce skills fields of study
‘It is always such a privilege for the City to provide aspiring students with the means to further their studies within their chosen field. Each year we get to select a group of ambitious and eager students who we believe will make use of this opportunity and approach their studies and career ambitions with much enthusiasm and the intentional hard work required to pursue their dreams. In many cases, some of the recipients of these bursaries in fact become one of the talented professionals on the City of Cape team and it is for this reason that we award the financial assistance to students who are already interested in one of the identified City scarce skills list categories,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services, Alderman Theresa Uys.
The bursaries also include capped allowances for study-aid; transport and meals. In some instances where a proven need exists, the City may also cover a capped residence allowance, funding permitting.
Below is a list of the various field of studies within the 2023 City of Cape Town Scarce Skills List categories:
- Accounting (CA and Cost Management)
- Artisan Training
- Contract Management
- Data Science/Analytics (Statistics, Computer Science)
- Engineering (Various fields, including Industrial Engineering)
- Environmental (Specialists, including Air Pollution and Water Quality)
- Fleet Management
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Information Systems and Technology
- Legal (Various fields)
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Project Management
- Renewable Energy
- Supply Chain Management
- Technical Training/qualification in
- Electricity/Energy/Refrigeration/Electronic/Process control and Operations
- Transport Management
- Urban Design, Landscape, Planning, Surveying and Architecture
- Municipal Finance Management Act Minimum Competence qualification
- Public Accountability
To apply, residents can download an application form https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/
Jobs-and-opportunities/apply-for-a-city-bursary or obtain the form from any City library or Walk-in Centre. Completed forms and supporting documentation must be submitted to any of the Walk-in Centres by Friday, 30 September 2022.
- Bellville Civic Centre Walk-in Centre: Voortrekker Road, Bellville
- Brackenfell Walk-in Centre: Corner Paradys and Old Paarl Road
- Cape Town HR Employment Counter: Concourse Level, Civic Centre
- Parow Walk-in Centre: Corner Tallent Street and Voortrekker Road
- Plumstead Civic Centre Walk-in Centre: Corner Victoria and Main Road
- Strand Civic Centre Walk-in Centre: First Floor, Human Resource Division, corner Main Road and Fagan Street
- Khayelitsha Walk-in Centre: Corner Bonga and Sulani Roads
- Delft Walk in Centre: Corner Delft and Voorburg Roads
- Mitchells Plain Walk-in Centre: Corner Morgenster Road and AZ Berman Drive
- Atlantis Walk-in Centre Administration Office, Wesfleur
- Mamre Walk-in Centre, Mamre Civic Centre: Corner Lord Somerset Street & Main Road
- Wemmershoek Walk-in Centre: Wemmershoek Dam Suide – Paarl Van Riebeeck Road off the R301
- Ocean View Walk-in Centre: Housing Office, Carina Road
- Gugulethu,Fezeka Walk-in Centre: Corner NY1 and Landsdowne Road
- Athlone Walk-in Centre: Civic Centre, Protea Road
- Pinelands Walk-in Centre: Corner St Stephens Road and Central Square
It is important to note that this external financial support will not be offered to anyone who is an employee of the City of Cape Town or in possession of any other form of financial assistance already.
For more information on the career assistance and skills development programmes, the City of Cape Town offers please visit the City of Cape Town website: https://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Jobs-and-skills-development/Youth-careers .
Residents who do not have access to the internet can visit their local library to access Smartcape, or their local subcouncil office where a staff member can assist them to register on the City’s Job seekers database and highlight the opportunities currently available.