National Department of Social Development Bursary
ABOUT THE BURSAR
The Department of Social Development is responsible for the management of social security, social assistance and social insurance due to loss of income – either by unemployment, age, death or disability.
The bursary programme is intending for those who wish to pursue a carer in Social Work, a scarce skill in the country. Once students have completed their studies, they will be required to undertake the contractual obligation of the bursary.
ABOUT THE BURSARY
The following expenses will be covered by the bursary: tuition, registration, prescribed textbooks, accommodation at the university.
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:
- South African citizen,
- Satisfy the University minimum entry requirements,
- Studying or intend on studying within the field of social work.
HOW TO APPLY
Application forms can be collected from the Provincial Departments of Social Development or from the Social Work faculty of your University.
The following supporting documents should accompany your complete application form:
- ID document (certified copy),
- Matric final results (certified copy),
- Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies),
- Parents/ guardians proof of income (payslips/ affidavit if unemployed),
- Proof of admission into University/ proof of admission payment for,
- Current University students must also include: academic record on official University letterhead.
Please send your application pack to the department office within your province:
|Eastern Cape||The Department of Social Development, Beacon Hill Office Park, Corner of Hargreaves Road and Hockley Close, Ground Floor, Room 50, King William’s Town, 5606
Private Bag X0039
|Free State||The Department of Social Development, Old Mutual Building, Charlotte Maxeke Street, Fourth Floor (Room 408), Bloemfontein, 9300
Private Bag X20616
|Gauteng||Gauteng Social Development, 75 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg, 2000
Private Bag X35
|Kwazulu Natal||Mayors Walk Office Park, 174 Mayors Walk Road, Pietermaritzburg, 3200|
|Limpopo||The Head, Bursary Section, Social Development, 18 College Street, Polokwane, 0700
Private Bag X9710
|Mpumalanga||The Head, Bursary Section, The Department of Social Development, No 7 Government Boulevard, Riverside Complex, Building No.3 2nd Floor, Nelspruit, 1200
Private Bag X11213
|Northern Cape||Department of Social Development, Du Toit Span Building (15th Floor), Du Toit Span Street, Kimberley, 8300
Private Bag X5042
|North West||Department Of Social Development, Provident House Building, University Drive, Mmabatho, 2735
Private Bag x 6
|Western Cape||14 Queen Victoria Street, Union Building, Cape Town, 8000
P.O Box 659
31 October annually.
For any bursary queries, please contact:
Ms Vuyelwa Mngadi
Tel: 012 312 7294 or
Ms Kefiloe Fokase
Tel: 012 312 7223
Alternatively, please contact your nearest Department of Social Development
|Eastern Cape||Ms Nomathemba Gola (043 605 5042), CUSTOMER CARE (043 605 5000)|
|Free State||Ms Jane Buffel (051 400 0207/ 204/ 202)|
|Gauteng||Ms A Snyman (011 355 7669), Ms F Siluma (011 355 7780), Mr J Molaudzi (011 227 0020), Mr S Nkosi (011 355 7882), Mr T Nhlapho (011 355 7954), Ms V Mutheiwana (011 355 7681)|
|Kwazulu Natal||Mr Bhekuyise Sibiya (033 264 2104/ 2122)|
|Limpopo||Ms M Ragau (015 293 6321), Mr Nkgatli Mashola (015 293 6308), Ms R Maleka (015 293 6215)|
|Mpumalanga||Mr A Mashigo (013 766 3181)|
|Northern Cape||Ms Zindra Avenant (053 831 4041)|
|North West||Ms Bonolo Mosidi (018 388 3746), Mr Thuso Mokhasi (018 388 3747), Ms Pinky Mathe (018 388 2863)|
|Western Cape||Ms Lee-Ann George (021 483 6183), Ms Nathley Louw (021 483 6727)|