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Apply for the 2019 Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality bursary

Sep 4, 2018
Apply for the 2019 Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality bursary

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Tuesday announced that applications for its Bursary Programme, which focuses on assisting,mentoring and employing prospective engineers, are now open.

"The Bursary Programme for 2019 is now open, and students who wish to study for an engineering qualification at a tertiary institution in 2019 have until  28 September 2019 to apply to the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality for a bursary," said Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications and Media Management Officer, Mthubanzi Mniki.

"The Municipality’s Bursary Programme will provide successful bursary holders with access to quality education and training, as well as skills development opportunities, including workplace learning and experience."

Mniki said that the bursaries for study are available in the following engineering disciplines:

? BSc/Civil Engineering,
? BSc/BEng Mechanical and
? BSc Electrical Engineering.

"Grade 12 learners with South African ID numbers, who are permanent residents of South Africa, may apply if they have obtained a Matric Exemption in Mathematics and Physical Science and meet the entry requirements for a degree in Engineering," he described.

"Bursaries are also available for students what have been accepted at a university or current tertiary students who are already enrolled at a University studying towards any of the abovestated engineering degrees."

Mniki said that the bursary will cover tuition fees; residential and meal fees; and a monthly allowance.

"The successful candidate will be required to enter into a binding contract with the Council after graduation for working for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality for a period equal to the tenure of the bursary," he described.

"Where bursars are required to undertake experiential training, as prescribed by the course, with the Municipality, an allowance will be paid to the bursars during this period."

Applicants must submit a detailed CV, accompanied by a certified ID copy. If currently in Grade 12, a copy of the applicant’s June Grade 12 results must accompany the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality bursary application form (obtainable from Reception, Ground Floor, Lillian Diedericks Building (formerly Brister House) or from Ms Sinazo Rambuza, ninth floor, Lillian Diedericks Building).

"If an applicant has already completed Grade 12, with an exemption, a copy of the Grade 12 Certificate must be attached, or a statement of results," Mniki explained.

"Applications must be marked for the attention of the Executive Director: Infrastructure and Engineering, P O Box 116, Port Elizabeth, 6000 or handed in to Miss Sinazo Rambuza, ninth floor, Lillian Diedericks Building, Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth. For more information, contact the Skills Development Office at 041-506 3425. No faxed, e-mailed or late applications will be accepted."

Closing date for submission of applications: 28 September 2018.