Gert Sibande District Municipality Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

Gert Sibande District Municipality Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024


Gert Sibande District Municipality (GSDM), is named after Gert Sibande, the ANC activist. Up until 2004, GSDM was known as the Eastvale District Municipality. GSDM is one of Mpumalanga’s 3 districts, with a majority IsiZulu speaking people.


Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:

  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Environment Management
  • Finance
  • Geology
  • Public Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by representatives of GSDM before final selection. Once students have completed their studies, they will be required to work for a Local Municipality in GSDM, for approximately 3 years.



Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Reside within the Gert Sibande District (in Mpumalanga)
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying OR plan on studying full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying OR plan on studying at a recognized South African Higher Education Institution
  • From a previously disadvantaged group (particularly females and those with disabilities)
  • Must NOT have signed any employment contracts (must be unemployed)
  • Must NOT be a current beneficiary of another bursary scheme
  • Must NOT have accepted a training contract with any another institution or company



Download and complete the GSDM Bursary Application Form (pdf).

Please include the following items in your application pack:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest Matric results (if currently in Matric) (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (if completed Matric) (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (current tertiary students) (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance to study at a recognized South African institution of higher education (certified copy)
  • Proof of residence (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve to be awarded the bursary
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Complete application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
The Municipal Manager
Gert Sibande District Municipality
P.O. Box 1748
(Att: Ms Mandy Pillay)

2) Hand-delivered:
Gert Sibande District Municipality
Cnr Joubert and Oosthuise Streets
(Att: Ms Mandy Pillay)


29 September 2021.


For any bursary queries, please contact:
Gert Sibande District Municipality
Ms Mandy Pillay (Municipal Manager)
Tel: 017 801 7036

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