The South African Subtropical Growers’ Association (Subtrop) is an association that aims to promote the farming, marketing and distribution of avocados, mangoes and litchis. Subtrop also provides services to its member associations such as management, liaison, market, technical and economic information, market development, research coordination and market access initiation.
Subtrop comprises of South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA), The South African Mango Growers’ Association (SAMGA) and the South African Litchi Growers’ Association (SALGA). These associations are open to growers membership from small-scale to large-scale operations.
Subtrop’s head office is located in the Limpopo town, Tzaneen. There are also satellite offices throughout the subtropical regions of South Africa to make sure that proper services are provided to growers.
SUBTROP Lindsey Milne Bursaries
Subtrop’s Lindsey Milne bursary scheme was founded and is named in honour of Dr DL Milne with his contributions to the subtropical fruit industry. Dr DL Milne served as an employee of the Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Fruit, as General Manager of Westfalia and as Chairman of the Subtrop group after his retirement.
The Lindsey Milne bursary scheme aims to support students who wish to continue a career in the Subtropical fruit industry in South Africa. The financial assistance will be granted to students studying towards a BSc (Agric) degree, with those majoring in Horticultural Science or Agricultural Economics will be given preference. The bursary programme is good for a period of one year, but is renewable based on the bursary holder’s academic results. The value of the bursary depends on each individual case and will be reviewed annually.
Bursary holders will be required to center their seminars and projects on subtropical crops such as avocado, mango and litchi, where ever possible.
After completion of studies, bursary holders will be required to work for Subtrop equivalent to the duration of the bursary given, as long as employment is available. Subtrop has no obligation to provide work opportunities for bursary holders however, assistance may be provided with members the various growers’ associations.
In the event of a bursary holder failing the course for which the bursary is awarded, the bursary amount must be paid back equivalent to the length of the bursary already given.
Bursary Requirements and Eligibility
- Students studying towards a BSc (Agric) degree majoring in Horticultural Science and related fields or Agricultural Economics
- South African citizen
- Excellent academic merit
How to Apply and Application Details
- Download and complete the Subtrop Lindsey Milne Bursary Application Form. (pdf)
- Attach certified copies the following to your application:
- Motivation letter indicating why you should be considered for the bursary
- Identity document
- Matric certificate
- University academic records
- Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
- Information about any other funding or bursary you are receiving
- Complete applications and documents should be emailed to Ms Delané Landman: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be forwarded to the Subtrop head office at 13 Peace Street Tzaneen 0850.
Applicants will be notified of the applications decision timeously. Successful applicants will be required to sign a contractual agreement with SUBTROP.
Closing Date 31 October 2020
Address: 13 Peace Street Tzaneen 0850
Post: PO Box 866, Tzaneen, 0850
Phone: +27 (15) 307 3677 or +27 15 306 6240