Bushbuckridge Local Municipality Bursary

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality Bursary

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020


The Bushbuckridge Local Municipality was named after the large herds of bushbuck spotted in this location, as well as the WNW-ESE ridge which is a prominent feature in the south east. It is Mpumalanga’s largest local municipality, according to its population and land mass.

The Municipality is based in the north eastern part of Mpumalanga and south eastern part of Limpopo, and also includes a section of the Kruger National Park. It is a presidential nodal point and third-level administrative division of Mpumalanga’s Ehlanzeni District. The Bushbuckridge Local Municipality is surrounded by the Limpopo’s Mopani District Municipality the north, by the Nkomazi Local Municipality and Mbombela Local Municipality to the south, by Mozambique to the east and by Maruleng Local Municipality and Thaba Chweu Local Municipality to the west.


The Bushbuckridge Local Municipality will be awarding bursaries within the following fields of study:

  • Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Architecture
  • Urban and Regional Planning/ Town Planning
  • Development Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Economics
  • Accounting (BCom)
  • Auditing
  • Statistics
  • Financial Management
  • Public Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Agricultural Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Law
  • Social Science
  • Communication
  • Youth in Development
  • other Management studies


Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback within a month of the application deadline, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Reside within the municipal area of the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality
  • Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • Plan on studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Registered or been accepted to study at an accredited higher education institution
  • Proven financial need



Students who meet the minimum eligibility criteria can request a copy of the application form by emailing: info@bushbuckridge.gov.za
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document/ birth certificate (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric mid-year results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration/ acceptance at a higher education institution
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ pension receipt if retired/ death certificate if deceased/ letter from a social worker if orphaned)
  • Proof of residence
  • If disabled: proof of disability from a registered medical doctor/ hospital/ clinic


Complete application packs must be submitted to the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality Head Office, via one of the following methods:
1) Hand delivery: R533 Graskop Road, Opposite Mpumalanga Driving Licensing Testing Center, Maviljan Region, Bushbuckridge
2) Post: Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, Private Bag X9308, Bushbuckridge, 1280
3) To your closest Municipal Regional Office

*Please note: emailed and faxed applications will NOT be considered.


6 January 2020.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact The Bushbuckridge Local Municipality directly:
Bursary Office
Contact Person: Mr Maunye S
Tel: 013 004 0292
Cell: 071 607 8090
Email: info@bushbuckridge.gov.za

for more info visit bushbuckridge.gov.za

Bursaries for 2020-2021

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