Human Development

URGENT: City Of Johannesburg Giving Away Bursaries

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It is no secret that the cost of tertiary education in South Africa is too high for most of its youths. The country’s high Gini Coefficient means that there is a huge systemic disparity between the haves and have nots. The inequality between the rich and poor in South Africa is one of the highest in the world.

The private for-profit sector is compelled by law to contribute to the alleviation of poverty through the compulsory 2% of profit after tax and this has seen a rise in corporate contribution to worthy causes including funding students for their education.

The for-profit private sector cannot solve the complex problem of student funding and achievement in school alone but needs other stakeholders to take ownership of the problem and become part of the solution.

Non-profits, public sector and individuals are not sleeping but contributing in various ways, from policy frameworks, implementation to monitoring and evaluation of education initiatives. Local municipalities have also joined in the crusade to improve the employability and entrepreneurship of their local communities. In this spirit, the City of Johannesburg is offering bursaries to engineering students.

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) is a metropolitan municipality that manages the local governance of Johannesburg, in South Africa. It is divided into several branches and departments in order to expedite services for the city.

CoJ is offering bursaries as outlined below.


  • BEng Tech: Electrical Engineering with 1st year completed.
  • BCom Finance /Financial Accounting /Management Accounting with 1st year completed.
  • BEng Tech: Civil Engineering with 1st year completed.

Criteria for Selection

  • Applicants must be South African citizens
  • Selection of successful candidates will be based on academic merit and financial need
  • All race groups are welcome to apply. Note that preference will be given to females and persons with disabilities
  • Only students enrolled at Gauteng Institutions ( TUT, VUT, WITS, UJ, UP)

The Bursary Covers:

The bursary amount will consist of full tuition, residence fees, cash allowance and paid vacation work.

Application forms may be downloaded at Completed application forms to be emailed to: , closing date for submissions of applications: 01 February 2019.

Should you not receive correspondence from Johannesburg Water within 30 days from the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted applicants only.

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