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Ngodwana Energy – Bursary 2023

Closing Date: 27 January 2023

The Ngodwana Energy Biomass Power Plant invites South African student to apply for the 2023 Bursary Programme. Applications are invited from students residing within surrounding communities (within the Emakhazeni Local Municipality and the City of Mbombela Local Municipality):

Fields of study:

Bursaries will be awarded for Diploma and Degree studies within the following fields:

  • Accounting and/or Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology (IT) and/ or Robotics
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Management


  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be under 35 years old
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be registered or accepted to study full-time, towards a Degree or Diploma in one of the fields listed above, in 2023
  • You must be registered or accepted to study at a recognised and accredited higher education institution in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum average of 60% for your most recent studies
  • You must NOT be receiving any other bursary funding (including NSFAS)
  • You must NOT be in student debt for longer than 3 years

You must reside within one of the following beneficiary communities:

  • Emakhazeni Local Municipality: Ward 5 Communities (Arlie, Hemlock, Sycamore) 
  • Emakhazeni Local Municipality: Ward 7 Communities (Engwenya (Waterval Boven))
  • City of Mbombela Local Municipality: Ward 12 Communities (Berlin, Bhamjees, Elandshoek, Kaapsehoop, Ngodwana, Schagen, De Goedehoop Farm)
  • City of Mbombela Local Municipality: Ward 14 Communities (Kankanyisa (Agri-Village), Lugedleni, Metaffin, Mbambo, Newstands, Skomsplaas, Sterkspruit, Woodhouse))

How to Apply

Required Documents:

Submitting clear copies of the following supporting documents:

  • ID document (certified copy: not older than 3 months)
  • Most recent academic record or statement of results (Grade 11 final results/ Matric preliminary exam results/ Matric certificate/ 1st semester results)
  • Proof of registration or acceptance at a higher education institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Statement of account from your higher education institution, if applicable (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of residence in one of the above communities
  • Motivational letter to support your application (read our tips on how to write a motivational letter for your bursary application)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ proof of pension or SASSA grant if applicable)

NB: there is no application form to be completed for this bursary application – students need only submit the list of above documents to apply.

Applications must be submitted via email to: Za.NGX.AdminNe@sappi.com (Insert the words “Ngodwana Energy Bursary 2023” in the email subject line).

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