GSDM : 2024 Bursary / Scholarship Programme

GSDM : 2024 Bursary / Scholarship Programme

Closing Date: 29 September 2024


The Gert Sibande District Municipality recognises the need to develop key skills in line with its business needs as well as those of the community in which it operates. The Municipality is committed to promoting the skills development initiatives of the Republic of South Africa, as well as repositioning itself as an employer of choice for graduates. Accordingly, the institution has developed a bursary scheme to enable a limited number of promising young South African students within the Mpumalanga and particularly the Gert Sibande District, selected on merit, to acquire tertiary qualifications in SA.

The municipality is inviting students within the Gert Sibande District to apply for bursaries to be awarded for 2024 academic year in the following fields of study:

  1. Finance
  2.  Engineering
  3.  Agriculture
  4. Tourism and Hospitality
  5. Public Management
  6. Environment Management
  7. Geology


  • Applicants must have been admitted or are in the process of admission at a recognised South African Higher education Institution for full-time studies towards a formal undergraduate qualification aligned to the National Qualification Framework (NQF)
  • Applicants must be South African citizens resident in the Gert Sibande district and from previously disadvantaged groups (especially women and people living with disabilities)
  • Applicants must not be beneficiaries of other bursary schemes, have signed a contract of employment, have accepted a training contract with any other institution
  • Applicants must be willing to be interviewed by GSDM representatives when necessary

How To Apply

Submit a standard form, a copy of an academic record and proof of acceptance with a recognised South African Institution of Higher Learning, Certified copy of proof of residential or home address (it is the intention demographically distributed within the Gert Sibande Region), certified copy of an Identity Document, an affidavit or proof of family income or main sponsor towards your studies (certified copies9, confirmation or proof of acceptance / registration and motivation why bursary should be offered to you. It must be sent to Mr Mandy Pillay, Senior Manager: Human Resources and Administration, Gert Sibande District Municipality, PO Box 1748, Ermelo 2350 .

Enquiries should be directed to Ms Patricia Mahlaba at 017 801 7037

Due to the ongoing strike at the post Office, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application reaches the GSDM office before / on the closing date. Bursary applicants can submit their application at any of local municipality offices within the Gert Sibande District.