2016 SAEE Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony – Keen on Green


The theme “Keen on Green” was this year’s tagline during the annual Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention, and was highlighted at the 2016 SAEE Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

The drive behind the theme coincided with the current COP 22 being hosted in Morocco and which is perceived as preparing the way for implementation of the Paris Accord. Among the important areas of focus of the ratification of the Paris Accord is an emphasis on Energy Efficiency and all related aspects to its implementation.

This was truly the year for ground breaking news. 2016 saw the SAEE being awarded as the best performing chapter among over 90 international chapters by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). The SAEE is also pleased with the calibre of nominations for our Awards this year and look forward to developing our awards to include more categories together with the prestige deserving of high performing professionals, companies and organisations.

The SAEE is intent on ensuring that more South Africans receive international recognition for their efforts and that our awards also profile the work of women and youth in the industry. We know that much as these awards are a personal accolade, they also market your project or your company. Most of all, they say to us that you are making a contribution to our country to save energy and promote our competitiveness as a nation.

One of the important drivers of Energy Efficiency is behavioural change. Often it takes hard work, persuasion and savvy skills to convince others that they need to reduce their energy consumption.

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From left: Spoiled by the amazing setup for the evening; Erika Kruger and Nikki Nel from Timzama with the AEE Best Chapter Conference & Expo (International) Award; the LTM Team in high spirits and dressed to impress with the green theme; Violinist – Adri Scholtz had everyone swooning.

Welcomed by our master of ceremonies, Mr. Gareth Burley, we kicked off the evening in style with the phenomenal violinist, Ms. Adri Scholtz.

The Awards were presented by Mr. Karel Steyn (immediate past president) and Ms. Lisa Reynolds (President).

The winners of awards in eight categories were recognised on Tuesday evening for their outstanding work in advancing energy efficiency.  The following Awards were presented:
•    Recognition for the Energy Newcomer of the Year,
•    Energy Company of Year,
•    Energy Professional of the Year,
•    Energy Project of the year,
•    SAEE Energy Patron of the year,
•    SAEE Energy Service Award,
•    SAEE Excellence award in Energy, and the
•    SAEE Ian Ernest Lane Hall of Fame
•    Recognition for International Awards

Ash & LacyEnergy Newcomer of the Year: ASH & LACY South Africa
Ash & Lacy South Africa (Pty) Ltd are an exciting new start-up company offering specialised products to the roofing sector in Southern Africa. As subsidiary of Ash & Lacy Building Systems Ltd, a BREAM accredited building envelope systems manufacturer in the UK, Ash & Lacy SA have made significant strides in the energy efficiency sector of the SA market.

ECSEnergy Company of the Year: Energy & Combustion Services Technology Solutions Development (Pty) Ltd
ECS have been assisting Kumba Iron Ore with diesel energy management since 2009. “They have identified and implemented several initiatives that assisted us in realising fuel savings.

From 2009 until 2015 they could verify 18.5 million litres of diesel savings to the value of R199.987 million. Their initiatives and management also realised R49 million rand of tax rebates for the 2015/2016 tax year through section 12L projects. Their methods are unique and they constantly have to innovate in order to realise and prove fuel savings since it is very reliant on people behaviour.

Willem Den HeijerEnergy Professional of the Year: Dr. Willem den Heijer
Willem has 19 years experience in energy engineering, energy management and measurement and verification (M&V). He specialises in mining and industrial energy management, the delivery of sustainable savings, as well as the M&V of project impacts.
He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (energy engineering) and is certified as an Energy Manager (CEM®), a Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP®), an Energy Auditor (CEA®) and as a Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM®) by the Association of Energy Engineers in the United States of America. He has presented various courses on behalf of the Association of Energy Engineers. Willem is currently the Program Manager for an Anglo American Platinum Project, having handed over the Palaborwa Copper ELP consistently delivering in excess of +10% energy cost savings.

HVAC Int. & AngloGold AshantiEnergy Project of the Year: AngloGold Ashanti & HVAC International
AngloGold Ashanti’s (AGA) Vaal River mining complex consumes 250MWh per day for the supply of compressed air. The intricate network consists of 37MW of installed compressors along a 27km surface piping network with multiple users situated on surface and underground.

To reduce energy consumption, AGA, in co-operation with Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning International (HVACI), implemented a real-time dynamic control system (REMS-DCS) to optimise and automate their compressor controls. The unique system needed minimum human intervention to achieve a daily energy efficiency impact of 18MWh. This means annual electricity cost savings of R 4.9 million. Full automatic compressed air control, on such a scale, has never before been achieved in the mining environment.

Alf HartzenburgSAEE Energy Patron of the Year: Alf Hartzenburg, NCPC-SA
Alf Hartzenburg has almost 40 years of industry experience. He studied Civil Engineering at UCT and holds Diplomas in Textiles, Production Management, Business Administration and Financial Management.

He is also one of five UN EU Green Flower Ecolabel trainers in South Africa.

Alf is passionate about training and empowering others towards effective energy management. He joined the NCPC-SA as a project manager in the Industrial Energy Efficiency Project (IEE Project) in 2012.

Since then he has taken on the responsibilities of Senior Project manager in the Western Cape and is responsible for the full RECP project team.  Alf is a UNIDO certified expert in three disciplines – Energy Management Systems (EnMS) as well as Steam and Compressed Air systems optimisation (ESO) – and is one of a handful of local experts also qualified to present expert-level training both locally and internationally. He is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). As a result of his extensive expertise and experience, Alf presents numerous workshops countrywide and has grown to be recognised as a leader in his field. He is also a co-opted member, in an advisory capacity, of the South African Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy (PCE).  In honour of his exemplary contribution to the industry, we acknowledged Alf Hartzenburg as the 2016 Patron of the year.

GIZSAEE Energy Service Award: GIZ
Awarded to Dr. Ulrich Averesch, recognizing an organisation or individual whose role has made a significant difference and contribution towards the growth of the energy efficiency and related industries in the Southern African region. This award acknowledges demonstrated, outstanding achievements in a company or individual which is  delivering exceptional service and/or excellent sustainable energy solutions through innovative ideas and applications, etc. that are viewed as excellent in the industry.

Dr. Tsakani MthombeniSAEE Excellence in Energy Award: Dr. Tsakani Mthombeni
Dr Tsakani Mthombeni, Group Head of Carbon and Energy at Gold Fields, tasked with setting the Group’s energy and carbon management strategy and supporting its execution across eight (8) gold mining operations in four (4) countries – South Africa, Ghana, Australia and Peru. Gold Fields’ energy spend accounts for 22% of Goldfields’ operation costs (2015, US$311m), thus energy management, and leveraging the dual benefit of carbon emissions reduction is a strategic imperative for Goldfields.

Prior to this role, Dr Mthombeni spent five (5) years sourcing and funding pre-commercial new energy, technologies in South Africa as the General Manager: Energy, at the Technology Innovation Agency, managing a US$12 million technology innovation portfolio. Prior to this role, Mthombeni worked at Anglo American as group Senior Energy Engineer, developing standards for and supporting implementation of energy management initiatives across the diamonds, platinum, coal, iron ore and platinum assets.

As a further measure of the man, he is unrelentless in his quest for continuous development and academic excellence. Mthombeni also holds numerous academic qualifications received from the University of Cape Town, then Clarkson University, Potsdam, and New York for his MSc and PhD, both in electrical engineering. He previously served on the board of the Southern Africa Energy Efficiency Association, and serves as an external examiner at the University of Pretoria and Stellenbosch University.

Lisa Reynolds - Hall of FameSAEE Ian Ernest Lane – Hall of Fame: Lisa Reynolds
Lisa Reynolds recived the honour of becoming a member of the Ian Ernest Lane Hall of fame.

The SAEE board unanimously nominated Ms Lisa Reynolds who is, and has been a contributing Board member of the SAEE, has an extensive CV showcasing involvement in the energy sector at various levels as part of a supplier organisation, in research capacities, standards development, advisory and the regulatory environment, within the speciality focus areas of green buildings, insulation, energy saving interventions and Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management (EEDSM). She is well respected in industry while also previously filling the position of president of the soon to be revived, Energy Services Companies Association (ESCOs).

Considering Ms Reynolds’ accomplishments in which she has acquired substantial knowledge and experience in multi-level sectors of the energy industry, the SAEE board is of the opinion that Ms Reynolds deserves being introduced into the SAEE Hall of Fame (2016).

SAEE BursariesSAEE Scholarship Programme
The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE), in cooperation with sponsoring companies, awards scholarships to students with an excellent academic record in previous years of study. The Scholarships are awarded in support of transformation of the energy sector and are only awarded to South African Nationals.

The companies that sponsored these scholarships are:
•    EnTF
•    Cova Advisory
•    Swisscontact

The winners of the 2016 SAEE scholarships are:
•    Sphelele Khanyile
•    Nontokozo Nondumiso Mbatha
•    Christopher Craig Korte

Recognition for International Awards was given to the following companies and individuals:
•    The AEE International Division – Best Overall Chapter Performance was received by the SAEE
•    AEE International Division – Best Chapter Conference & Expo (first year for this award category) received by Erika Kruger
from Timzama
•    AEE Hall of Fame was given to Prof. L. J. Grobler, past president of both the AEE and SAEE
•    AEE Young Energy Professional of the Year awarded to Mr. Keith Cassie from Standard Bank
•    AEE Sub-Saharan Africa Region Award: Energy Project of the Year 2016 awarded to Standard Bank South Africa
•    Terrapin: Africa Energy Awards – African Energy Project of the Year awarded to LTM Energy
•    Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM): Energy Management Insight Award received by 2 South African Companies, Gyproc Saint
Gobain and Aberdare Cables

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Chamber Music for Change

The South African National Youth Orchestra’s campaign to raise much needed funds towards bursaries for our most talented young musicians.

The South African National Youth Orchestra is on a big hunt for current orchestra members and alumni, parents and teachers and classical music lovers who would be keen to play in, organise or provide venues for their “Chamber Music for Change” campaign. These chamber music concerts are planned to raise funds for bursaries for orchestra courses in 2016. The aim is to do 52 concerts, one for each year since the National Youth Orchestra started, and raise enough to cover bursaries for one year.

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We’d love every young South African musician, regardless of financial or geographical barriers, to be able to attend National Youth Orchestra programmes this year. Your sponsorship of a musician will contribute to continued musical excellence, quality education and national development. A bursary for a musician costs R5000 and to cover their transport to and from the course is an additional R2000. It is a life-changing contribution for each young musician as it links them up to opportunities to further their career, gives access to the best teaching in the world and, perhaps most importantly, gives them the joy of playing in the National Youth Orchestra.

So far concerts are planned in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Pretoria, Johannesburg and internationally in Birmingham (UK), New York (USA) and Gothenburg (Sweden).

An online campaign to raise funds has been set up on Givengain for donors who’d like to contribute to the cause:

The South African National Youth Orchestra was founded in 1964 with the goal of training and developing South Africa’s young musician through a series of national courses, national and international tours, workshops and master classes. The South African National Youth Orchestra has taken part in the International Festival of Youth Orchestras and has toured to Scotland, countries across Europe where they performed at prestigious festivals such as the Beethovenfest in Bonn, and even a performance on the Red Square in Moscow. It has been conducted by many international conductors and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a performance that was reported on BBC Worldwide News.

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Shoprite Bursary Programme 2016

Kick-start you career with a Shoprite Bursary programme.

If you are looking for a lifetime career where you can grow and learn about a diverse range of inspirational brands, if you would like to be part of a unique company that offers brilliant opportunities and has a passion for its staff and customers… then come and EXPLORE the opportunities at the Shoprite Group and discover how you can BE MORE!

Thousands of the 455 753 matric learners qualifying for admission to tertiary institutions this year are in dire need of financial support in order to access one of the various post-school system opportunities available to them. Prospective students can look to the Shoprite Group, who still has approximately R8 million available for financial assistance from their extensive bursary programme.

Bursaries are awarded for scarce skills programmes such as Pharmacy and Chartered Accounting, along with qualifications such as Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, Industrial Engineering, Hospitality, Retail Business Management and Marketing.

With limited space available at tertiary institutions, prospective students who achieved an average of more than 70% in matric, are urged to apply for one of the remaining bursaries by applying online or contacting their training institution’s bursary office for assistance.

Candidates may qualify for a bursary of up to R70 000 per annum which allows for registration fees, tuition, textbook and accommodation fees depending on the course of study and institution.  Each bursary granted is linked to a work back agreement with Shoprite and in this way a bursary holder is assured of career prospects with South Africa’s largest private sector employer.

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Potatoes South Africa Bursary Scheme

The Potato Industry Development Trust, through Potatoes South Africa, provides bursaries to diploma, undergraduate and post graduate students studying agriculture at a tertiary institution in South Africa. The primary goals for providing these bursaries are as follows:

Diploma and undergraduate studies

To provide talented young students the opportunity to develop their skills and thereby enhance the
technical capacity of these enterprises.
To provide other deserving students who wish to enter the agricultural industry the opportunity to
obtain an appropriate qualification and develop technical skills to find employment in the industry.
Postgraduate studies

To make a contribution towards ensuring that well qualified scientists are developed to address the research needs of the potato industry.
To increase the potato industry’s pool of knowledge.
Who can apply?
Diploma and undergraduate studies

Second year students in the field of agriculture.
Students with excellent academic standing.
South African citizens.
Must provide official proof of registration at a South African tertiary institution.
Postgraduate studies

Honours, Masters and PhD students in the field of agriculture – potatoes. (Masters and PhD students to submit a potato related research proposal.)
Must have excellent academic standing.
South African citizens.
Proof of registration at an appropriate South African university
Conditions of the bursary After completion of the studies the student must work for a potato industry related company, organisation or institution in the Republic of South Africa as approved by the Potato Industry Development Trust equivalent to the period of the bursary.

Opportunities All students are given the opportunities to get to know the potato industry through an annual induction programme that takes place in April. The program includes visits to a fresh produce market, a potato farm, a processing plant and research facilities. Diploma and undergraduate students will be given the opportunity to enhance their skills through an internship (for disciplines requiring practical training and exposure as part of their qualification condition) and a workplace experience program to enhance their employment opportunities.

Application forms
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Bursaries for Nature Conservation SA

Nature Conservation is all about protecting our earth.  Students will learn about caring for all animals, the natural environment and how to protect it.  Conservationists are constantly working in the field surrounded by nature and animals, tracking them, transporting them and caring for the injured or ill.  There are a couple of bursaries awarded yearly to South African students to provide skilled workers in a scarce field.

Here are some of the most common study fields if thinking about a career in nature conservation:

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  • Nature Conservation – National Diploma
  • Nature Conservation – Btech
  • Conservation Biology
  • Conservation Planning
  • Marine Science
  • Biological Science
  • Zoology
  • Biodiversity

Bursaries for these fields of study will be awarded to successful candidates that have the following requirements:

  • Candidates ought to be a South African citizen with a valid ID Book / ID Card.
  • Candidates must prove the need for financial assistance for further study.
  • Candidates must show a strong academic record.
  • Candidates must prove their dedication and eagerness to follow these fields.
  • Candidates must prove registration and acceptance at an Institute of Higher Learning.
  • Provide a letter motivating why they ought to be selected.
  • Only candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds will be considered

There are great companies providing bursaries for these fields of study and you can find more information about these bursary programs here with the following institutes:

There are also bursaries made available by ‘Environmental Affairs’ for these fields of study and students can also apply at the ‘South African Wildlife College’. SANBI also offers Post graduate Bursaries for MSC and PhD Honours in nature conservation.

Students in these fields can also follow Game Ranger or Forester career paths.  There are a number of institutes within South Africa always looking for new talent in tourist information centre advisor, conservation educators and more, international opportunities are also plenty.  One can also become a lecturer or tour guide with these studies.  Working with animals can lead you to game or nature reserves or even working for a zoo.

Do you see yourself as being a nature lover?  Do you find the environment interesting and would love to aid in its preservation?  Can you handle extreme weather and daily challenges?  Do you fit in anywhere and play best as part of a team?  Do you love all animals?   Well then, you should have a look at Nature conservation as a career path.

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New Youth Bursaries and opportunities for development

Eskom Fet College Bursaries

Closing Date: 31 July 2015

Further Education & Training (FET)
  • Boiler Makers
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electricians
  • Fitters & Turners
  • Mechanical
  • Millwrights
  • Welders
  • Plumbers
  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters


Individuals legible to apply must meet the following requirements:-

  • Applicants must be South African citizens with a valid ID number
  • National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Written proof of acceptance for admission by higher education institution
  • Applicants must be for full time studies at an accredited South African institution
  • Applicants must be willing to undergo an interview and medical examination or health declaration

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Bursaries In Chemical Engineering

Bursaries are awarded to successful candidates to complete a degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial). These students will ‘work back’ their bursaries for a period equal to the period of their studies.

Bursaries are awarded to successful candidates for the following course of study:

  • BEng/BSc Chemical Engineering
  • BEng/BSc Electrical Engineering
  • BEng/BSc Industrial Engineering
  • BEng/BSc Mechanical Engineering

If you are interested in Workplace Experience opportunities such as In-service training, Internships or Work Integrated Learning or applying for a bursary read more here

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Mintek’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate Bursaries Program in South Africa

Deadline: July 31, 2015

 Type: Fully Funded
Location: South Africa

Mintek is offering undergraduate and postgraduate bursary programme for South African students. Mintek’s Undergraduate Bursary Programme ensures a steady supply of trained and highly skilled technical people for Mintek to meet a major portion of company’s operational, research and development manpower needs, and also to provide appropriately-skilled graduates to the broader South African minerals and metallurgy sector, as per Mintek’s Mission Statement. The closing date for undergraduate applications is 31 July 2015. There is no closing date to submit applications to Mintek’s Postgraduate Bursary Programme (for Masters Studies and above).

Mintek’s Postgraduate Bursary Programme further equips undergraduates through the development of research methodology skills at the Masters level, followed by the generation of original research that contributes new knowledge to a field at the Doctorate level. Bursaries cover the full payment of registration, tuition and residence fees, plus an allowance with a commitment to work at Mintek on a month-for-month basis. Bursars are also given the opportunity to work closely with experts in their field of interest as well as in other disciplines.

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Bursary Opportunities 2016

Sun International

Sun International established the Sun International Community Development Trust to fund the implementation of the group’s corporate social investment strategy,

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which remains focused on expenditure in the areas of education, health, welfare and cultural activities.

The Sun International Bursary Programme administered by Studietrust grants bursaries to students in areas of studies relevant to the hospitality and leisure industry:
• Food & Beverage Studies
• Hospitality Studies (at all levels and in all areas of specilization)
• Hotel Management
• Human Resources Management
• Sport and Recreation Studies
• Marketing and Sales
• Information Technology
• Management Studies
• Finance (Accounting)
• Electrical Engineering (light current at TVET level)
• Plumbing (TVET level)

Who may apply:
South African citizens interested in studies at South African Universities, Universities of Technology and TVET Colleges for degree, diploma and certificate programmes in the above fields of study.

Preference is given to:

  • Current Grade 12 learners
  • Matriculated applicants waiting for a study opportunity
  • Full-time students in their first year studying towards qualifications in the fields specified above
  • Female applicants from previously disadvantaged communities
  • Applicants who live in close proximity of Sun International Hotels and Resorts.

Bursary type: partial
Main selection criteria: Academic merit and financial need.

For more information on how to apply read here.


ATNS : Bursary Opportunities 2016

ATNS SOC Limited is proud to provide bursaries for motivated and interested candidates to train to become Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCO’s). An ATCO is an important member of the team who ensures the safe, orderly and expeditious travel by air of millions of passengers per annum by ensuring that aircraft are separated from one another and ensuring an organised flow of air traffic.

ATNS SOC Limited is the sole provider of air traffic and navigation services in South Africa and provides all of the training for career opportunities in air traffic control and related services at our Aviation Training Academy (ATA) in Bonaero Park.  ATO Approval Number  0011/Scope: Air Traffic Services.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Grade 12 with Maths and English (HG D or SG C or level 4 upwards).
  • South African Citizen
  • Medically fit

The bursary programme facilitates an opportunity to undergo the required studies and to obtain the relevant exposure in order to qualify as an ATCO. The ATCO Trainee programme consists of 3 phases, namely the Bursary Scheme (bursary contract), the ATC Learnership (under fixed term contract) and ATC aerodrome course and validation phase (under fixed term contract). The study bursary provides each bursar with an opportunity to conduct their studies at the ATA.

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ABSA Bursary programme

As a leader in our industry, we are keen to ensure that talented, top-performing students get every opportunity to enter the world of business. And we know that, for many, a fulfilling and rewarding career may feel out of reach. It’s a goal that can be achieved only with a solid education to build upon. This is why we offer bursaries.

A bursary programme could make all the difference to your future success. It provides financial support to full-time students enabling them to complete their education and, potentially, pursue a career with us upon qualifying. In recent years, we have sponsored hundreds of ambitious students. You could be next.

What does this bursary include?

The bursary includes full tuition fees and will be paid out according to the annual bursary award and the individual’s needs. You will be assessed every year and if your performance is satisfactory, Absa will continue to sponsor you.

Qualifying Criteria

This bursary programme helps Absa employ top talent and it also offers financial support to fulltime students studying towards one of the following qualifications:

Bachelor or postgraduate degree in:

  • IT
  • LLB
  • Informatics
  • Data science
  • Statistics
  • Actuarial sciences
  • Risk or investment management
  • Business mathematics and informatics (BMI)
  • Engineering (industrial, financial or process).
  • Other relevant mathematical sciences

Qualifying criteria for postgraduate and undergraduate university students:

  • Applicants must be studying full-time for the 2016 academic year at an accredited South African university.
  • Applicants must not have a criminal record.
  • Undergraduate students must have achieved a minimum average of 70% in the first semester for the 2015 academic year.
  • They should also be studying to complete a Bachelor’s degree.

Qualifying criteria for 2015 matriculants:

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum average of 80% for the June 2015 examinations.
  • Applicants must be registered to study full-time for the 2016 academic year at an accredited South African university.
  • Applicants must not have a criminal record.

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Department of Water Affairs: Bursary Opportunities

The Department of Water Affairs is offering Bursary opportunities for full-time studies.

If you are interested in studying Engineering, Environmental Science, Microbiology or any related field offered below but do not have the necessary funds, then this opportunity is for you.

Bursary Criteria

Bursaries will be allocated on the basis of a balanced consideration of the following factors:

  • Academic performance
  • Race and gender
  • Financial need
  • Need of DWA in reference of the specific qualification
  • An interview schedule

Assistance will be provided on a year-to-year basis and bursaries will be renewed only if performance of bursars is satisfactory.

Successful applicants to the bursary scheme receive the following support:

  • Full tertiary registration and tuition costs
  • Residence and meal fees
  • Book allowance
  • An annual personal allowance

Currently bursaries for the full time pre and post-graduate studies are granted on an annual basis to learners at the following South African universities:

  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • University of the Free State
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of Limpopo
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Walter Sisulu University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • University of Venda
  • University of Witwatersrand
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Zululand
  • Rhodes University

Students pursuing the following fields of study are eligible to apply for this bursary:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Aquatic Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Cartography
  • Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Geo-chemistry
  • Geographical information Systems
  • Geo-hydrology
  • Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Limnology
  • Microbiology
  • Surveying
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Water Care
  • Water Resource Management
  • Water Utilisation


DWA will require bursars who obtain their qualifications to join the Water Learning Academy on a fixed term contract with DWA for a period of maximum of five (5) years but not less than three (3) years.

Should bursars choose not to meet this obligation the bursars will be required to reimburse DWA for all monies spent on the tertiary studies, inclusive of calculated interest.

CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2015

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

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Youth Development: A list of available South African bursaries

Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

Apply for a bursary through ETDP SETA or the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme and you could be on your way to qualifying as a teacher.

The Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA) is one of 23 SETAs established as a result of the Skills Development Act. The main purpose of the SETAs is to address skills shortages in South Africa by identifying the skills needs of specific industries and sectors, to be a conduit to up-skilling both employed and unemployed citizens, to assess and monitor their progress and ensure that they successfully complete their programmes and are certified as competent to compete in the workplace and find suitable employment.

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The Construction Education and Training Authority(CETA) supports and facilitates the development, availability and retention of skilled human capital directly related to the Construction Sector’s activities.

Bursaries will be made available to develop identified skills, with special emphasis onscarce and critical skills. In order to be eligible for a bursary, applicants will have to fulfill the following criteria:
squareBulletlite be in possession of a Senior Certificate / matriculation
squareBulletlite have successfully completed one or more years of study at a recognised tertiary institution
squareBulletlite be South African citizens
have proof that they are registered or are about to be registered at a tertiary institution recognised by CETA

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Youth Development: Bursaries to apply to for 2016

Industrial engineering bursaries 2016

One of the companies offering industrial engineering bursaries is Afrox. Afrox is not only offering industrial engineering bursaries, it also offer bursaries students who have excelled in your first academic year in the following study fields:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

The bursary covers university fees, books, residence fees.

Applications are online, it might take you a minimum of 20 minutes to complete your application.

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WSP Bursaries for 2016

You can start to apply for 2016 application now, You will need a minimum of 60% in mathematics and Science. WSP is offering bursaries to students intending to study any of the following study fields:

Civil Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering

How to apply?

1. Request for WSP Bursary application form by using the subscription form below. we will sent this form directly to your email.

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Monach IT Bursaries

Monach is offering bursaries up to a value of R60,700. This amount must cover Full tuition fee for a full-time study load (48 credit points), To apply you have to be in grade 12 or equivalent

The closing date for applications is as follows:

Semester One Intake : 15 November
Semester Two Intake : 30 April

Note: No late applications or supporting documentation will be accepted.

To apply you need to:
Complete the application form;
Sign the declaration;
Attach all relevant supporting documentation as specified; and
Return to the Student Fees Officer by the closing date

By post: In person:
Student Fees Officer Student Services Centre
Student Administration Centre Monash South Africa
Private Bag X60 144 Peter Road
Roodepoort Ruimsig, Roodepoort

Aveng Bursaries

aveng is one of the companies that offer bursaries to South African students. Bursaries are offered to candidates who interned to study any of the following study fields:

Human Resources Management 1st year of study 5
Electrical Engineering 1st or 2nd year of study
Mechanical Engineering 1st or 2nd year of study
Process Control & Instrumentation Engineering 1st or 2nd year of study
Civil Engineering 1st year of study

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