Eastern Cape Dept of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

Eastern Cape Dept of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024


The Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) of the Eastern Cape are part of the provincial government that aims to develop and grow the economy within the province.


Bursaries will be awarded to students within the following fields of study: Economics (BCom), Environment (BSc) and Tourism, more specifically, the following:
Bachelor of Commerce:

  • Consumer Law Protection
  • Development of Economics
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Economics and Law
  • Economics and Politics
  • Economics and Public Finance
  • Economics and Statistics
  • Economics of Tourism

Bachelor of Science:

  • Animal, Plant and Environmental Studies
  • Coastal Management
  • Economic and Development of Geography
  • Environmental and Geographic Studies
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Geography of Tourism
  • Marine Management
  • Tourism Development


  • Applied Social Sciences
  • Communication
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration and Management

The bursary will cover the following expenses: tuition, prescribed study material, accommodation and meals (up to a certain amount).

Once students have graduated, they will be required to intern for the department for one year.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • 35 years old or younger,
  • Reside in the Eastern Cape,
  • Proven financial need (earning no more than R5000/annum),
  • Students that have completed Matric must have achieved a minimum overall “C” symbol,

*Preference will be given to students from rural and impoverished areas.


Application forms can be collected at your nearest DEDEAT regional office or the DEDEAT Head office (addresses below), between June and September annually.

    • Amathole Regional Office
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Alderwood House
Palm Square Business Park
Beacon Bay
East London

    • Alfred Nzo Regional Office

100 Main Street

    • Cacadu Regional Office

C/O Belmont Terrace | Castle Hill
Port Elizabeth

    • Chris Hani Regional Office

Block E, Komani Park Offices

    • O.R. Tambo Regional Office

Cnr Owen | Leeds Street
Botha Sigcau Building
5th Floor

    • Joe Gqabi Regional Office

10 Smith Street
Aliwal North


The following supporting documents must accompany your application form:

  • ID document (certified copy),
  • Passport size photo,
  • Matric final results certificate/ June results,
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies),
  • If you are currently in Matric: a confidential report from the school principal and acceptance letter from a recognised tertiary institution,
  • If you are unemployed: Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips),
  • If parents/ guardians are unemployed or retired: a certified affidavit confirming this.



To be confirmed


For any bursary queries, please contact:

    • Amathole Regional Office

Mr Zola Hewu
Email: zola.hewu@deaet.ecape.gov.za
Tel: 043 707 4000
Fax: 043 748 2060

    • Alfred Nzo Regional Office

Mrs Tembakazi Tshefu
Email: thembakazi.tshefu@deaet.ecape.gov.za
Tel: 039 256 0229/ 0234/ 0259
Fax: 039 256 0249/ 0665

    • Cacadu Regional Office

Mr Leon Els
Email: leon.els@deaet.ecape.gov.za
Tel: 041 508 5808/00
Fax: 041 508 5867

    • Chris Hani Regional Office

Mr Cira Ngetu
Email: cira.ngetu@deaet.ecape.gov.za
Tel: 045 808 4000
Fax: 045 838 3981

    • O.R. Tambo Regional Office

Mr Sizakele Gabula
Email: sizakele.gabula@deaet.ecape.gov.za
Tel: 047 531 1191
Fax: 047 531 887

    • Joe Gqabi Regional Office

Mr Mzukisi Mboto
Email: mzukisi.mboto@dedea.gov.za
Tel: 051 633 2901
Fax: 051 633 3117

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