Lephalale Local Municipality Bursary Applications

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About Lephalale Local Municipality

Lephalale Municipality is a local municipality in South Africa that’s responsible for administering the Lephalale province. It is currently among the fastest-growing municipalities in the country. With the province set to become the future power generation hub of South Africa, the municipality plays a crucial role in it.

The municipality provides various services to the residents of Lephalale. It includes sanitation, transportation and connectivity, fire and rescue, policing, food inspection, and infrastructure development. With a commitment to quality and affordability, the municipality takes good care of its people.

Lephalale Local Municipality Bursary 2022

Lephalale Municipality is offering mayoral bursaries every year to a certain number of students. The aim of these bursaries is to facilitate education among students who are unable to afford it. It also creates a large pool of skilled labor that the province requires at the moment.

For the academic session 2022, the Lephalale Municipality Bursary will be awarded in the following fields of study:

  • Financial Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Town and Regional Planning

The municipality will also consider other fields of study, provided they are categorised as scarce skills.

The value of the bursary will be decided on a case-by-case basis. The amount will depend on the following expenses:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Meals

Students are expected to pay for the rest of the expenses like travel and textbooks. Shortlisted candidates will get more information regarding the bursary via email after a few weeks of the closing date. If you do not receive any communication, consider your application unsuccessful.

Eligibility Criteria For The Lephalale Local Municipality Bursary

All applicants must fulfill the eligibility criteria for the bursary. These are developed by the municipality to select the most deserving candidates. Since there are a limited number of bursaries on offer, it cannot offer funding to everyone. Therefore, always cross-check before applying.

The eligibility requirements for Lephalale Municipality Bursary 2022 are:

  • Must be residing in Lephalale Local Municipality, Limpopo province
  • Must have completed Matriculation
  • Must be either studying or willing to study at a recognised tertiary institution
  • Must be willing to study full-time and not part-time
  • Must be either studying or willing to study in one of the fields of study mentioned above
  • Must have a strong academic track record
  • Parents must not have any employment and classify as an indigent

Fulfilling all of the eligibility criteria, however, doesn’t guarantee funding. Preference is given to those who have passed the following as main subjects:

  • Commerce
  • Physical Science
  • Technology

Students with a superior academic track record will also get priority over others. The municipality’s decision regarding the selection will be considered final.

How to Apply For The Lephalale Local Municipality Bursary?

If you fulfill all of the requirements mentioned above, consider applying for the Lephalale Municipality Bursary 2022. It’s a simple process but requires diligence. Incomplete or incorrect submissions are rejected. Therefore, read the instructions carefully before sending in your application. Here are the steps involved:

The first step is to download and complete the .pdf

The form asks certain questions about yourself and your academic performance. Answer all the questions that are marked with an asterisk (*) mark.

Documents Required

The next step is to submit the documents that are needed for this bursary programme. It’s important to submit all of the following documents:

  • ID documents
  • ID documents of parents/guardians
  • Matric certificate
  • Most recent results copy (on institution letterhead)
  • Proof of acceptance at the tertiary institution (on institution letterhead)
  • Proof of income of parents/guardians (submit unemployment affidavits)
  • Proof of residence
  • A motivation letter describing why you should be awarded the bursary
  • Updated CV, if currently studying

Send your Application

You need to send the completed application form and the documents to (if sending by Post):

The Municipal Manager
Lephalale Municipality
Private Bag X 136

For Hand delivery, this is the address:

Civic Centre
Corner Joe Slovo & Douwater Avenue

Shortlisted candidates will have to attend a Psychometric assessment test and an interview. The municipality will also visit the candidates’ homes to determine financial needs.

Closing Date Of The Lephalale Local Municipality Bursary

The Lephalale Municipality Bursary is currently open, and the last date to apply for it is 28 January 2022. Submissions made after this date will not be considered.

Contact Details Of The Bursar

For more details regarding the bursary, contact Thomas Seodisa at:

  • Telephone: 014 762 1434

If the bursary has already been closed, please do not make any queries. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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