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Silulumanzi – Bursary for 2023

Closing Date: 30 November 2022

Silulumanzi invites South African students to apply for Bursaries Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the Water Industry, particularly the following fields:

  • Biology (BSc)
  • Chemical Engineering (BSc)
  • Civil Engineering (BSc)
  • Electrical Engineering (heavy current/ light current) (BSc)
  • Environmental Science (National Diploma)
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Fitting (including Machinery)
  • Information Technology (BSc)
  • Instrumentation Mechanical
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc)
  • Millwright
  • Quantity Survey (BSc)
  • Water Care (National Diploma)

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed books, study materials and accommodation.

Bursaries are awarded for 1 year at a time and are renewable each year based on academic performance.

Once students have graduated, they will be required to join Silulumanzi as an Intern – the duration of the internship will be equal to the duration of bursary funding received.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.​


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric with a Bachelors pass
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time towards an undergraduate qualification, within one of the fields of study listed above
  • You must be studying or have been accepted to study at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must be interested in joining the Water Industry
  • You must have achieved a minimum of Level 6 for Mathematics and Science in Matric
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • Preference will be given to: females students, previously disadvantaged individuals and students with disabilities
  • Preference will be given South African citizens who reside within the above contractural concession areas (Mbombela city/ Nelspruit, KaNyamazane, Tekwane, Matsulu, KaMagugu, Msogwaba, Daantjie, Zwelisha, Mpakeni, Luphisi, Mattafin)

How to Apply

Download Silulumanzi Bursary Application Form 2023 (.pdf)

Alternatively, application forms can be collected from any of the Silulumanzi Customer Care Offices (as listed below).

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • Birth Certificate (certified copy)
  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance at a tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Full tertiary academic record, if currently studying (on institutions letterhead)
  • 2021 exam results (on institutions letterhead)
  • Supplementary exam results, if applicable (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Breakdown of study fees: invoice/ statement/ account/ receipt (in writing, on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of disability, if applicable
  • Proof of household income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ death certificates if deceased)
  • Motivational letter explaining the reason why you chose your field of study 

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
– Post:
The Bursary Department
Human Resources
P 0 BOX 12753
Mbombela City

– Hand delivery to any of these Silulumanzi Customer Care Offices:

  • KaNyamazane Customer Care Office: Shop 27c, KaNyamazane Shopping Complex, Chris Hani Drive, KaNyamazane, 1214
  • Matsulu Customer Care Office: Stand no 438, Matsulu Civic Centre, Matsulu A, Matsulu, 1200
  • Mbombela City Customer Care Office: 18 Nel Street, Bateleur, Mbombela City, 1200

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