DEDEAT Bursary South Africa 2024


DEDEAT was established to ensure a diversified, growing, and transformed green economy across the Eastern Cape Province in a sustainable environment.

DEDEAT mandates various operations to ensure sustainable growth in the Province related to environmental affairs and economic development. These include decent employment through inclusive economic growth, strategic economic infrastructure network, rural development, food security, land, and agrarian reform, enhanced and protected natural resources and environmental assets, efficient and development-centric public services, and inclusive, fair, and empowered citizenship.

To support this cause, DEDEAT programmes inculcate various strategies and policies including Vision 2030, IPAP, New Growth Plan, PIDS, PEDS-2016, SIP3, the 10-Point-Plan, Renewable Energy Strategy, National Development Plan, and much more.

Department of Economic Development, Environmental and Tourism (DEDEAT) Bursary

Department of Economic Development, Environmental, and Tourism (DEDEAT) Bursary 2024

The Department of Economic Development, Environmental, and Tourism (DEDEAT) is offering bursaries to deserving students coming from provincial disadvantaged communities who want to or are already pursuing studies in environmental management and economic development-related degrees for the academic year 2024.

The bursary awards are for the following qualifications:

ProgrammeFocused streamDegree 
Economic DevelopmentConsumer StudiesDegree in Business Law
Economic DevelopmentEnergy StudiesBSc: Energy Studies

Master’s in Renewable and Sustainable Development

Economic DevelopmentManufacturing and Agricultural Sector Development, Industrial Engineering, Urban PlanningBTech

BSc: Agri-Economics

Economic Development BCom: Statistics

BA: Human Ecology and Community Development

Bachelor of Community Development

International Studies

Environmental AffairsPollution and Waste ManagementBSc: Environmental Science (Waste Management)

BSc: Environmental Science

(Air Quality Management)

Environmental AffairsEnvironmental Research and Policy DevelopmentDegree in Environmental Policy, Planning, Design, Sociology and Environmental Economics
Environmental AffairsEnvironmental ManagementDegree in Environmental Management Biodiversity

Coastal Or Marine Management

Climate Change

Environmental AffairsScientific StudiesBSc; Environmental Chemistry

BSc in Marine Biology

Eligibility Criteria

Students willing to apply for the DEDEAT Bursary must abide by the following criteria:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must reside in the Eastern Cape Province
  • First preference will be given to students who do not have any post-matric degree and those who have never received a bursary award from DEDEAT
  • DEDEAT will prefer students who pass all relevant subjects

Note: First-time applications for 2nd year of degree admission require students to submit their first-year academic results.

How to Apply?

Students may complete the application form online HERE:

DEDEAT Bursary 2024 Application Form


Students may also obtain application forms from the Regional Offices listed below:

  1. Head Office (Bhisho)

Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism
Phalo House
Bhisho 5605
Private Bag X0054, Bhisho
South Africa, 5605

  1. Amathole Regional Office

Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs, and Tourism
Alderwood House
Palm Square Business Park, Beacon Bay
East London

  1. Chris Hani Regional Office

Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism
Banthandwa Ndodo, Komani Office Park

  1. Sarah Baartman Regional Office

Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism
Private Bag X0051

  1. Joe Gqabi Regional Office

Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism
27 Queen Terrace
Old Library Building
Maletswai (Aliwal North) 9750

  1. Tambo Regional Office

Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs, and Tourism
Corner Owen & Leeds Street, 5th Floor,
Botha Sigcau Building, Mthatha, 5099
Private Bag X5029, Mthatha, 5099
Republic of South Africa

  1. Maluti Regional Office

Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism
ERF 206 Magistrate Street
Maluti, 4740

Applicants must complete the application form, attach the required documents, and forward it to,

Bursary Office:

Human Resource Development
Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT)
Private Bag X0054 Bhisho

Physical Address: 

Phalo House Building

Emailed applications forms will ALSO be considered. Forward applications via email to: 

Insert email’s subject line: “DEDEAT Bursary 2024

Documents Required

Students must attach the following documents along with the complete application form:

  • Certified copy of your ID
  • Recent passport-size photo
  • Progress reports
  • Certified copy: Grade 12 results
  • Admission letter from your Institution
  • Certified copy of parents/guardians ID document
  • Recent copy of parents/guardians salary advice/pay slip (proof of income)
  • If parents/guardians not working, an affidavit confirming same
  • Proof of address and affidavit – confirming the student is from Eastern Cape
  • Affidavit if parents/guardians are pensioner
  • Certified copy of parents/guardians pensioners card (if applicable)
  • Completed and signed Bursary Award Agreement

Closing Date

The application deadline is 24 November 2023.

Only successful applicants will receive correspondence.

DEDEAT believes in equal opportunity, hence, students from the designated groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Contact Details 

Queries related to the DEDEAT Bursary 2024 may be directed to:

  1. Head Office (Bhisho)

Mr. Thabo Manentsa
Mobile: 066 486 8229

  1. Amathole Regional Office

Ms. Jacky Breetzke
Acting Assistant Director: Administration
Tel: 043 707 4000
Mobile: 083 294 5842

  1. Chris Hani Regional Office

Mr Nyhweba Dyani
Assistant Director: Administration
Tel: 045 809 4000
Cell: 083 382 1704

  1. Sarah Baartman Regional Office

Mr. Dante Rademeyer
Assistant Director: Administration
Tel: 041 508 5826
Cell: 079 897 0958

  1. Joe Gqabi Regional Office

Mr. Thandile Towke
Assistant Director: Administration Unit: Office Administration
Tel: 051 633 2901
Fax: 086 5056 703
Mobile: 066 689 5572

  1. Tambo Regional Office

Ms Asanda Sogoni
Assistant Director: Administration
Tel: 047 531 1191
Fax: 047 531 2887
Mobile: 071 683 0219

  1. Maluti Regional Office

Ms Nontuthuzelo Magugu
Assistant Director: Administration
Tel: 039 256 0229
Fax: 039 256 0249
Mobile: 083 254 8462

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