Department of Transport Bursaries

Department of Transport Bursaries – 2024

The South African Government has many departments, the Department of Transport is one of these subsidiary divisions. Their main focus revolves around transportation, roads and means of transport. This department consists of one main division headquarters, with nine departments within the different provinces. Their tasks include railways, airports, marine transport and both national, along with provincial roads. They are additionally also responsible for road regulations, traffic regulations, vehicle licenses, public transport, as well as sea and air means of transport.

Their bursary scheme is known to be similar to the other bursaries provided by each department of Government. They include most fees of study for the candidates, and will cover tuition, accommodation, meal, transport and all prescribed learning material or books.
Successful candidates will be required to enter into a service agreement, with the department upon completion of their studies. They are seeking young, talented individuals who have a great need for further education and a love for all that is included in transport.

Department of Transport Bursaries Available

This bursary scheme has a wide selection of fields available for study, candidates interested can look at some of the following career paths:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Human Resource Management
  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Architecture
  • Logistics
  • Town Planning
  • Regional Planning
  • Transport Economics
  • Road Planning
  • Accounting

Bursary Requirements

Candidates who want to apply for a bursary through this scheme must adhere to the following:

  • Candidates must be a South African Citizen
  • Candidates must hold a valid South African ID Document
  • Candidate must have excelled in their Grade 12 Academic Year
  • Candidates must provide proof of acceptance from an Institute of Higher Learning
  • Candidates must be in need of financial assistance
  • Must be proficient in English and have great communication skills
  • Must be a problem solver with quick decision-making abilities
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team

Documentation to be certified and attached to application:

  • Candidates ID Document
  • Candidates Academic Records
  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Acceptance letter from University
  • Proof of parents / guardians income
  • Parents / guardians ID Documentation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Detail

Please ensure that the application is fully completed, no empty spaces and signed by the applicant.
Preference will be given to candidates from a disadvantaged background, from a rural area, as well as female candidates. Applications missing any of the documentation, will not be considered

Bursary Application

Online bursary application process is not available in all districts. Some applications or further information can be found online HERE and with the following Departments:
North West
Western Cape
Eastern Cape
Candidates can, however, collect their application forms, complete them and return to the below mentioned District Assistants.
Name : Ms. N. Maganda
Number: 043 704 6656
Address: 32 Dyre Street
East London
Name : Mr. R. Block
Number: 041 508 2727
Address: 51 Govan Mbeki Avenue
ABSA Building
Name : Mr. D Gunxe
Number: 045 807 3752
Address: 1 Creamery Road
Public Works Building
Name : Mr. B. Qata
Number: 051 633 2871
Address: 29 Queen Terrace Street
Aliwal North
Name : Ms. P. Madikizela
Number: 047 501 8853
Address: 7th Floor
Botha Sigcau Building
Cnr. Of Owen & Leeds Street
Head Office
Name : Ms. Z. Sityebi or Mr. M. Charlie
Number: 043 604 7442
Address: Cowan Close
Stellenbosch Park
King Williams Town
Applicants must please ensure all documents are certified, and that you only submit the copies. Also include affidavits along with income statements. Any forms missing documents will be dismissed.
Applications can also be send to:
Senior Manager HRD
Department of Transport
Mrs. L. Bovana
Private Bag X0023
For any additional detail, contact:
Mr. S. Mxi – 083 706 2868
Ms. N. Ngaki – 082 551 0644
043 – 604 7471 / 99

Closing Date

The closing date for applications yearly will depend on each Department.
Please be sure, you complete all fields of the application.
Ensure all the documentations are copied and certified.

The Department will contact candidates who make the short-list.

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