Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Bursary Programme 2014

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is currently offering  bursaries to qualifying applicants who are South African citizens and wish to  commence with tertiary studies during the 2014 academic year in one of the  following fields of study. Females and people with disabilities are encouraged to  apply.

Fields of study to be funded through this bursary and minimum requirements:

Fields of Study Minimum Requirements (National Senior Certificate)
Bsc in Land Surveying/Geomatics Mathematics and Physical Science
Bsc in Town and Regional Planning/Urban Design Mathematics, Geography and/or Physical Science
Bsc/BA in Geo-Informatics/ Geographic Information Science Mathematics and Physical Science
National Diploma in Surveying/ Cartography Mathematics and Physical Science
National Diploma in Town and Regional Planning Mathematics and/or Physical Science and Geography
Postgraduate studies (Honours/Masters in Geo-informatics / Geographic Information Science) It is a statutory requirement in terms of the PLATO Act (Act 40 of 1984) and the DPSA OSD that candidates must meet the requirements for registration with the Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors (PLATO) after completion of their studies. Consequently it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the programme offered by the university is accredited by PLATO.


It is the student’s responsibility to seek admission with tertiary institutions and  accommodation within University or University of Technology residence. Applicants  will be expected to enter into a contract with the Department.
The bursary is for a  full-time programme and will be renewed annually based on academic performance  or results.
The Bursary covers:  
  • Tuition.
  • Registration.
  • accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Living. allowance.
  • Book fees
Applications should include the following: .
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Contact details.
  • Certified copy of identity document.
  • Letter of acceptance from tertiary institution.
  • Matric/Grade 12 results to be forwarded as soon as it is available    

Applications to be forwarded to: The Bursary Officer, Department of Rural  Development and Land Reform, Directorate: Human Resource Development,  Private Bag X833, Pretoria 0001 or hand delivered to: The Bursary Officer,  Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Directorate: Human  Resource Development, 184 Jeff Masemola Street, Pretoria 0001.

Enquiries: Mr Tony Clark, tel. (012) 312-9662, Ms Lillian Mokgohloa, tel. (012)  312-9713, Ms Ansi Bothma, tel. (012) 312-8249, Ms Makaepea Ralephenya, tel. (012)  312-9142, Ms Thato Langa tel. (012) 312-9757. 

Closing date: 30 September 2013. 

Applicants should consider their applications  unsuccessful if they have not received a reply  by 31 January 2014.

Please note that there are no application forms for the bursary, apply as instructed above. If you do not understand anything contact the enquiries people listed above.

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