Emalahleni Local Municipality Bursary 2024

About Emalahleni Local Municipality

The Emalahleni Local Municipality comprises the towns of eMalahleni, Ogies, Ga-Nala, and Kwa-Guqa. Established in 1903, the town of eMalahleni was named after a white rock near a ridge at a railway station—a vital stopping point for wagons and transport, doubling as a trading post. Presently, eMalahleni faces potential heritage challenges due to new developments.

The Emalahleni Local Municipality derives its name from its association with coal, signifying the “place of coal.” It stands as the most industrialized municipal area in Nkangala (Mpumalanga), characterized by numerous opencast and underground coal mines. This region boasts the highest number of power stations in the country, showcasing its rich mining and industrial heritage through various heritage spots.

Emalahleni Local Municipality Bursary

Emalahleni Local Municipality Bursary 2024

The Emalahleni Local Municipality encourages students to apply for its bursary program for the upcoming academic year. The Office of the Executive Mayor is providing this award to students residing within the Emalahleni Local Municipality (Mpumalanga) pursuing undergraduate studies in specified fields.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Horticulture
  • Disaster Management
  • Microbiology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Prospective recipients must engage in an agreement with Emalahleni Local Municipality for the bursary.

The Municipality holds no obligation to grant the bursary to any applicant.

Contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates. If there is no response within 30 days of the closing date of the application, consider the application unsuccessful.

Eligibility Criteria

Before submitting your application, ensure you meet the minimum entry criteria. If any requirement is not met, your application will not be considered for evaluation.

  • You need to hold South African citizenship.
  • Your age should fall between 18 and 35 years.
  • Residency within the Emalahleni Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, is a prerequisite.
  • Applicants should come from a previously disadvantaged background.
  • Current enrollment in Matric (in 2023) or Matric completion is mandatory.
  • Aspiring or current undergraduate students planning to pursue studies in 2024 are eligible.
  • Acceptance or provisional acceptance at an accredited South African public higher learning institution (University or TVET College) is required.
  • Demonstrated financial need is a criterion for application.
  • Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply?

Applicants need to submit their applications to the Youth Development Unit at the address below:

Emalahleni Local Municipality
Civic Centre, 2nd Floor (Youth Development Unit)
Corner Mandela and Street

Note: Any applications sent through fax or email will not be considered.

No application form is required for this bursary; applicants only need to submit the listed documents to complete the application process.

Documents Required

Students who fulfill the specified criteria can apply by submitting clear copies of the required documentation. The submission of all these documents is mandatory; failure to include any items may result in the disqualification of your application.

  • Certified copy of your ID document
  • Certified copy of your most recent matric results, if you are currently in Matric
  • Certified copy of Matric statement of results/certificate, if you have completed Matric
  • Proof of residence
  • Certified copy of your full academic record if currently studying
  • Proof of provision acceptance to a higher education institution
  • Certified copy of your merit certificates or achievements
  • Certified copies of parents’ or guardians’ income proof (latest payslips, if employed/affidavit, if unemployed/proof of SASSA grant, in case applicable)
  • Motivational letter explaining why you are the right candidate for this bursary award

Closing Date

The application deadline is 4 January 2024. Please submit your applications before the closing date, as submissions must be submitted before this deadline.

Contact Details

If you have any questions regarding this bursary programme, kindly contact the Emalahleni Local Municipality directly.

Name of Contact people: Ms I T Kabini/ Mr R T Nkosi

Tel: 013 690 6411

Please do not send any queries after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here: https://allbursaries.co.za/notice/

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