Scholarship and bursary opportunities await

The Department of Water and Sanitation is offering bursaries to those planning careers in the sector.

Matrics and students pursuing water-related qualifications have until Sunday October 31 to apply.

“Bursary applications for students with an interest in science and engineering disciplines are currently open. We urge Grade 12 learners, particularly, to apply as we are in dire need of young and innovative minds to join the sector,” said department spokesman Sputnik Ratau.

The bursaries cover full tuition fees, accommodation and food, books and stationery and a monthly stipend.

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Meanwhile, The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is offering high-school scholarships. During their five years of high school, the recipients will be able to participate in the foundation’s development programme to cultivate leadership and entrepreneurial thinking. Applicants must be in Grade 6 this year and score at least 70% in English and maths and a minimum 70% average in other subjects. Visit to download an application form or go to to apply online.