Ubuhlebezwe Municipality Bursary 2024

About Ubuhlebezwe Municipality

South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, in the Harry Gwala District, has an administrative territory known as Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality. An isiZulu name that means “The Beauty of the Land” is Ubuhlebezwe. The title is from Cry, The Beloved Country, by Alan Paton.

Twenty-seven people make up the municipality council, chosen through a mix of proportional voting. The remaining thirteen commissioners are selected from smaller parties to maintain a proportionate number of political members to the total number of votes cast. Fourteen councilors are elected using a first-past-the-post voting system in fourteen wards.

Ubuhlebezwe Municipality Bursary

Ubuhlebezwe Municipality Bursary 2024

Financial assistance is available from UBuhlebezwe Municipality to worthy first-year applicants and present bursary holders studying in accredited higher education institutions (Universities).

The bursary will go to worthy students of Ubuhlebezwe Municipality studying in the following fields:

  • Agriculture
  • Accounting Studies
  • Finance Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Town Planning
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

The bursary will cover the following expenses:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Books
  • Meals

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible to apply, failing which the applications will not be considered:

  • You must be a South African national resident.
  • You must live in Ubuhlebezwe Municipality.
  • The preferences will go to students studying municipal priority skills.
  • You must plan to study in one of the above-mentioned fields of study.
  • You must have a Matric certificate.
  • You must register yourself in a tertiary university in the country.

How to Apply?

To apply for the Ubuhlebezwe Municipality Bursary, you need to log in and download the complete application form: Ubuhlebezwe Municipality Bursary Application Form 2024 (.pdf)


You can also collect it from the Municipality Offices (between 08:00 to 16:30 on Monday to Friday)

After collecting the application form, fill it out accordingly and it should be forwarded to the following address:

The Municipal Manager
Attention: Mr. ME Mkhize
P.O. Box 132


Hand-delivered to:


Note: Your applicants must be signed, stamped and dated by the councillor of your ward.
Applicants need to mention “Ubuhlebezwe Municipality Bursary Application” while submitting their applications.

Documents Required

To apply for the bursary, scanned copies of the following documents are required, failing which your application will stand canceled:

  • A certified copy of a valid matric certificate.
  • A certified copy of a South African green bar-coded ID book or a Smart ID card.
  • Proof of acceptance letter from your university (on the institution’s letterhead).
  • Contact Details
  • Fee structure and banking details
  • Signed application form of the bursary that is dated and stamped by the ward councilor.

Closing Date

The last date to apply for the Ubuhlebezwe Municipality Bursary 2023 is 31 January 2024, after which applications will be rejected.

Contact Details

To inquire further, contact:

Name of contact person: Mr S Nkontwana
Phone: 039 834 1904

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

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