City of Matlosana Bursary- Education Funding for Scarce Skills

Situated in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda district, which falls under the North West province of South Africa, the City of Matlosana (formerly known as Klerksdorp) has a number of bursary opportunities available.

The City of Matlosana Bursary is open to students who reside in the Matlosana Municipality.

What are the qualifying criteria?

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Reside in the Matlosana Municipality
  • Have proven financial need
  • Have a strong academic record
  • Preference is given to students studying within the scarce skills sector

Research shows that higher education opens up the best career choices for young South Africans facing a rapidly changing job market in which skilled people are in demand. In addition, a Payscale.com survey of thousands of jobs shows that salary packages are excellent for people with specialised qualifications.

Even though more than one quarter of the South African labour force is unemployed, there are a number of jobs available that are in demand. These include; IT, Finance, Engineering as well as FMCG, Retail and Wholesale.

Top 10 scarce skills jobs in the country include:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Programme or project manager
  • Finance manager
  • Physical and engineering science technicians
  • Industrial and production engineers
  • Electrician
  • Chemical engineer

The City of Matlosana Bursary aims to address the lack of funds for education faced by thousands of students in the area.

Applications for the City of Matlosana Bursary are available at your nearest local municipality office and libraries within Klerksdorp, Orkney, Stilfontein and Hartebeesfontein.

Documents required for the application process:

  • Valid South African ID
  • Matric final certificate
  • Course fee statement
  • Proof of acceptance
  • Proof of residence

The closing date is 31 January annually.

Contact Disebo Motaung on 018 487 8002 to apply.