Citrus Academy Bursary Fund Opportunity

Citrus Academy Bursary Fund Opportunity

Closing Date 15 September 2020

The Citrus Academy is tasked with addressing the challenges of – amongst others – scarce and critical skills supply, employment equity and transformation in the Southern African citrus industry. One of the ways in which we do this is by creating and maintaining a steady flow of educated and qualified young people into the industry; young people who are also excited about the industry and who are looking to forge long and happy careers in it. The bursary is for individuals studying one of the following qualifications: Plant Production; Crop Production; Plant Pathology; Horticulture; Soil Science; Entomology; Microbiology; Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Management; Agricultural Production Management; Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Agricultural Engineering.


  • Citizen of South Africa, Zimbabwe or Swaziland?
  • Are you entering your 2nd year of study or higher?

Through the BEE Bursary Support section we assist BEE citrus enterprises to develop their internal capacity by providing financial support to persons related to the enterprise to access quality formal education.

The administration of the Bursary Fund is paid for by the service fee which we receive from the Citrus Growers Association. Funding for bursaries and associated programmes are sought from donors. The main contributors to the Bursary Fund are the Citrus Industry Trust and the AgriSETA.

We aim to put young people in to the citrus industry who are not only well qualified, but who also has a sound understanding of the industry and the working environment.

To this end, we provide various vocational learning opportunities to all Bursary Fund beneficiaries. This includes an internship, graduate placement and holiday work programme (collectively referred to as Workplace Learning), the Industry Exposure programme, and the Ready-Steady-Work programme. For more information on these programmes and on how to access these benefits, please use the links above or on the Bursary Fund menu.

If you are not clear on the procedure email or contact Londiwe at 031 765 3410 BEFORE filling out the application form. Application forms that do not meet the below criteria, or have insufficient or incorrect information will NOT be considered, and you will not be notified.