Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme

Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme


Closing Date 31 August


What is the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme about? At the beginning of 2006, the Western Cape Government Transport and Public Works established the Masakh’ iSizwe Bursary Programme. Masakh’iSizwe offers bursaries for full-time studies towards a degree or diploma in the transport, engineering and built environment disciplines


The vision is to make cohorts of professionals in engineering and built environment fields critical to the growth of the economy available to the province, the country and continent of Africa. These professionals are characterised by excellence in learning, citizenship and service. We are offering YOU a chance to build a better future with our Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme


Masakh’iSizwe offers bursaries for full-time studies towards a degree or diploma in the transport, engineering and built environment disciplines:

  • Architecture 
  • Construction Management 
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Quantity Surveying 
  • Town and Regional Planning 
  • Transport Economists 
  • Economists 
  • Geomatics 
  • Property Studies

What does the bursary cover?

Tuition fees 

Support programmes 

All prescribed books and materials

Accommodation and meals (or transport costs)


Where can the bursaries be taken up?

University of Cape Town 

Cape Peninsula University of Technology 

Stellenbosch University 


Will I have to pay anything back?

The bursaries are offered on a work-back basis. In other words, you will have to work in the public service for one year for every year you have received a bursary. 

During your studies, you will also need be to:

  • Attend workshops, events and meetings

• Partake in outreach programmes; and 

Undertake academic experiential training


Who can apply for a bursary?

  • A South African citizen
  • Students accepted at the relevant tertiaty institutions

Preference will be given, but not limited to: - Persons with disabilities, the financially disadvantaged, female learners and applicants from rural areas of South Africa


Lazola Mtongana Stakeholder Relations Tel: 021 483 9545/0964 | Cell: 081 040 6562 | Email: Lazola.Mtongana@westerncape.gov.za Address: 17th floor, 9 Riebeeck Street, Atterbury House, Cape Town, 8001


Application form for a bursary in 2021


Address for the Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Programme:

  • Physical: Room 5-18, Fifth Floor, 9 Dorp Street, Cape Town, 8001
  • Postal: Private Bag X9185, Cape Town, 8000