Gold Circle Bursary Programme South Africa

About Gold Circle

Formed as a result of merging three of South Africa’s top racing clubs (the Clairwood Turf Club, the Durban Turf Club and the Pietermaritzburg Turf Club), the Gold Circle is one of the key players in running thoroughbred horse racing in South Africa.

The organization believes that education is the key to unlocking true empowerment and therefore is a committee to unleash the power of education among the South African youth. They wish to assist South African youth to pursue formal education and motivate them toward a bright future through job motivation, lucrative job opportunities and career advancement paths.

Gold Circle Bursary Programme 2023

Gold Circle Bursary Programme

Gold Circle is providing bursaries for Degree, Certificate and Diploma studies in fields considered critical by Gold Circle. The Gold Circle Bursary Programme aims to provide financial assistance to meritorious, academically bright students coming from economically challenged backgrounds.

The Gold Circle Bursary will cover the expenses of compulsory prescribed textbooks, registration fees and tuition fees.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to apply for the bursary.

  • Must be a South-African citizen with age between 15-35 years old
  • The candidate must have completed Matric scoring a minimum average of 65%
  • The candidate must be studying or willing to study a degree, certificate and diploma course
  • The candidate must be studying or applied to an accredited and recognized Higher Educational institution in South Africa
  • If the candidate is currently studying, then they must achieve a minimum of 65% in their latest examination
  • The applying candidate must require financial assistance

Apart from the above-mentioned criteria for the Gold Circle Bursary Programme, there are other criteria for children/wards for non-employees and employees of Gold Circle

For non-employees of Gold Circle

  • Preference will be given to candidates coming from disadvantaged backgrounds (Coloured, Indian, Black People as well as people with disabilities, youth, and women)
  • The gross family income should not be more than R180 000 per annum
  • Evidence of financial assistance required should be provided

For children/wards of employees of Gold Circle or its subsidiary companies

  • The employee should not earn more than R180 000 per annum
  • Employees must have the minimum employed tenure of a year without any breaks
  • Evidence of financial assistance required should be provided


How To Apply?

To apply for the Gold Circle Bursary Programme, click on the links below:

The application can also be collected from the Human Resource Reception Desk (Greyville Racecourse) or by emailing Arvind Hiralall at

Application has to be submitted to with “Gold Circle Bursary Application” in the subject line.

Documents Required

Applicants need to submit the following documents to apply for the bursary programme.

  • Certified copy of your ID documents
  • Statement of results/ matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Recent academic results including the latest transcripts
  • Physical address proof (certified copy)
  • Bank statements for the recent three months (certified copy)
  • Proof of income: If employed, the latest payslips and if self-employed, bank statements and financial statements are required (certified copy)
  • ID documents of parents/ guardians/ spouses (certified copy)
  • Proof of income of parents/ guardians/ spouses; Recent 3 months bank statement (certified copy)
  • If deceased, their death certificate, and if divorced, then their divorce certificate (certified copy)
  • Proof of application of registration to accredited and recognized South African Higher education institution preferably on their letterhead
  • Submission of a motivational letter to support the application
  • Letter of reference from a credible source

Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

Contact Details

For any queries about the bursary programme, please contact:

Mr. Arvind Hiralall
Tel: 031 314 1632

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here:

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