Bursary Programme


The Bursary Programme continues to create a pool of skilled youth in areas identified as critical to the Department. It is also to create development pipelines by finding and nurturing scarce skills critical to the ‘built environment’. The programme contributes towards achieving the objectives of the National Youth Policy (2015-2020). In addition, the Department implements the Works Integrated Learning (WIL) Programme, which benefits students who require in-service training by obtaining practical exposure in their technical disciplines such as uantity surveying, architecture, engineering, real estate and property valuation and construction project management to the workplace so that they can complete their qualifications with their respective academic tertiary institutions (Technical Vocational & Education Training Colleges OR National Diplomas from Universities of Technology).

On the other hand, the bursary paves way to promote life-long learning; develop and offer access for individual skills, knowledge and ability ultimately responds to the needs and career aspiration of the youth. Once the programme is completed, the fruition of youth development and empowerment gradually emerges with positivity through its long term impact and added value such as the provisioning of opportunities for individual growth and enhanced skills; sustained talent pipeline; professional aspirations amd harnessed competence; employability through opportunities for work experience is improved and eventually a capable developmental state is created which inversely promotes transformation and economic growth.

Director: Human Resource Management
Mr TP Duma
Private Bag X 9142
Tel: 033 260 4137
Fax: 033 897 6384



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