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Mayoral bursary applications open

Written by Nonkululeko Mathebula

Local government

The Rand West City Local Municipality is continuing with efforts to change the lives of young people in Randfontein and Westonaria.

The municipality has opened applications for the Mayoral bursary for the 2017 academic year. Applications will be open until 25 November this year. Students living in Randfontein and Westonaria are urged to apply for the bursary scheme which has already benefited scores of young people over the years.

With R3 million having been set aside for the scheme for the 2017 academic year, the bursary will cover tuition fees as well as the study material required.

Rand West City Local Municipality spokesperson Tshidiso Tlharipe said the bursary scheme aims to give young people the opportunity to have a brighter future.

“The Rand West City Local Municipality values education and we want to ensure that access to educational opportunities continues to be simplified to unleash young people’s potential.

“Most of our graduates have been able to secure employment in the mining sector in our region as well as other government departments and private businesses.”

“Most of our graduates have been able to secure employment in the mining sector in our region as well as other government departments and private businesses,” said Tlharipe.

To qualify, one has to be a South African citizen; have a university exemption pass or an average of 60 percent pass; reside within the Rand West City jurisdiction, and if not, their parents are expected to be staying within that jurisdiction.

The scheme is open for those who wish to study in the academic disciplines of engineering, medical and health sciences, commercial and financial sciences as well as legal and agri-business.

This year alone, the Rand West City Local Municipality, which was functioning as Randfontein Local Municipality prior to being merged with Westonaria during this year’s Local Government Elections, was able to send more than 50 applicants to school, thus continuing to echo the sentiments of the Freedom Charter that the doors of learning and culture shall be open to all.

  For more information pupils within that region are advised to visit the municipal offices in Randfontein or call: 011 411 0000.

 

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