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2021 Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) External Bursaries

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The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants.

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(Published - 8 September 2020)

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in identified careers in the agriculture, land reform and rural development sector for the 2021 aca- demic year. The bursary will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance. The bursary awards target the previously disadvan- taged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities.

Closing date for all applications: 30 November 2020
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Fields of study

Minimum requirements (National Senior Certificate)

B.Sc. Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.)

Mathematics and Physical Science 6 (70–79)

B.Sc. Entomology B.Sc. Food Science B.Sc. Plant Pathology
B.Sc. Viticulture and Oenology
B.Sc. Animal Science

Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (60-69)

B.Sc. Land Surveying/Geomatics
B.Sc. Town/Urban and Regional Planning
B.Sc./BA Geo-Informatics/Geographic Information Science

Mathematics and Physical Science 4 (50–59)

National Diploma: Food Technology
National Diploma/B Degree: Surveying/Cartography National Diploma/BBE: Town and Regional Planning

Mathematics and Physical Science 4 (50–59)

Postgraduate studies (B.Tech, B.Sc., Hons. M.Tech., M.Sc., D.Tech. and Ph.D.) in different agricultural, land reform and rural development fields of study relating to DALRRD priority research projects. Successful candidates will be appointed as interns and placed with the relevant industry/research institution/s of higher learning as young professionals. Successful candidates will also be allocated a mentor and will receive a monthly allowance from the department for accommo- dation and meals.

NOTES

  1. Applicants must be South African citizens.
  2. Applicants must complete the relevant bursary application forms available from the website address: www.dalrrd.gov.za (Click on vacancies).
  3. Applicants who apply for fields of study that are not listed above will not be considered.
  4. Please note that communication will be limited to successful applicants only. If you have not received any communication from the department by 10 March 2021 after the National Bursary Committee has finalised the selection process, consider your application unsuccessful.
  5. No faxed/e-mailed application forms will be considered.
  6. No late application forms will be considered.
  7. Applicants who are not in possession of their University acceptance letter or Final results can submit their application while waiting for the said documents.
  8. All completed bursary application forms together with certified copies of ID and certificates/performance results should be sent to the following address:

The Director
Sector Education and Training
Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Private Bag X250 PRETORIA, 0001

For further enquiries, please contact:
Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu 012 319 7923 • Ms Silindelo Dlomo 012 319 7848
Mr Tshianeo Khangala 012 319 7015 • Mr Ayanda Gogobala 012 319 5703
Mr Zuko Xalisa 012 319 5703

NB.

  1. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development reserves the right to determine the total number of bursary allocations for the academic year based on the total budget available.
  2. The National Bursary Committee will make use of the Bursary Scheme’s 14-point system to allocate points to shortlisted applicants.
  3. The Bursary Scheme of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is in fulfillment of the sector strategic objective of elimination of skewed participation in the agriculture, land reform and rural development sector.
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