Sept 2011

Bursaries: SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company)

South African Forestry Company (SAFCOL) is the Government's forestry company, conducting timber harvesting, timber processing and related activities both domestically and internationally. It is undergoing a strategy review for its eventual disposal.

SAFCOL/KLF recognises people as the nucleus of any company. Development and training within an organizational context is an investment that will pay return on the company’s investment in terms of motivation, enhanced performance and commitment

SAFCOL/KLF commits resources and time to ensure that learners are able to access education and training opportunities in order to plough their learning experiences back into the surrounding communities, industries and the country.

SAFCOL/KLF invests substantially in skills and development programmes. The programmes    include bursary schemes aimed at the development of learners according to the needs identified in our business with preference to young people from historically disadvantaged communities specifically those adjacent to our operations. People with a disability are eligible to apply.   SAFCOL/KLF aims at is to ensuring that opportunities are made available within a framework that addresses race, gender and disability.

SAFCOL/KLF offers opportunities to qualifying learners who wish to pursue a career towards a Degree or Diploma in the following priority fields:

Field of study
  • Forestry/Research
  • Sawmilling (Wood Technology)
  • Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Limited space is available to learners who wish to study towards the following fields of study/ Disciplines.
  • Finances/ Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Environmental Management
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
To be eligible for the SAFCOL/KLF Institution of higher learning bursary, you  must
  • be a South African citizen
  • have Matric exemption
  • be proficient in English
  • Mathematics HG (C)
  • Physical Science HG (C)
  • Biology HG (C)
  • computer literate, MS Word and Excel
  • comprehensive selection testing and a psychometric test is compulsory
  • allocation of bursary based on merits
  • compulsory Learnership Forestry Bridging Programme (1 year)
  • maximum study of four years
  • bursary will be suspended if learner fails 60% of courses registered
  • the bursary will have to be paid on cancellation (full value together with interest at prime rate plus 2%)
What the bursary covers
  • registration fees
  • tuition fees
  • residence fees
  • allowance for practical (theoretical) training
  • travelling expenses
  • study material
How to apply

All interested learners are to complete the application form and should send short written motivation stating clearly why they are applying for a bursary from SAFCOL/KLF, a two page CV, and certified copies of your ID and Grade 12 results or copies of latest academic record. To the following address:

Attention: Lerato Mogane
Human Capital Management
Komatiland Forests (Pty) Ltd
Private Bag X 11201
Fax: 013 755 4938; Tel: 013 754 2700

Closing date: 31 October annually

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