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Ratlou Local Municipality Bursaries 2022

Closing Date: 28 February 2022

Ratlou Local Municipality is inviting students residing within the Ratlou Municipal area, to apply for their Mayoral bursary programme, for the 2022 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within these fields (on a part-time or full-time basis):

  • Auditing
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Property & Land Valuation
  • Town & Regional Planning
  • Water Reticulation
  • Waste Management
  • Welding

The aim of the bursary programme is to give exceptional students an opportunity to further their studies, and thereby increase their chances of employment or entrepreneurship.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, study materials and learner support, as well as a partial cover for residence fees. The municipality does not commit to covering full expenses – the bursary value will be determined on a case-by-case basis and will be a once off allocation each year.

The bursary is awarded for 1 academic year at a time (or 2 semesters in a calendar year) and is renewable depending on the students academic performance and/or availability of funds.

After graduation, the bursary recipient will be required to serve the council/ municipality for the equal duration of funding received. Bursars will be remunerated at a market related rate.

Successful candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback by 90 days after the closing date, please regard your application as 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 reside within the Ratlou Local Municipality area, in the North West Province
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying, towards a qualification within one of the fields above, in 2022
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a 3 year tertiary qualification, on a full-time or part-time basis
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a tertiary institution that is registered with the SAQA or higher education institution within South Africa (check if your institution is registered here: https://www.dhet.gov.za/)
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must be from an indigent family with a total household monthly income of NOT more than R3 500 per month
  • You must NOT be receiving any other conditional bursary funding, for the entire term of the bursary, unless it has been approved by the municipality

How to Apply

Download Ratlou Municipality Municipality Bursary Application Form 2022 (.pdf)

Note: please ensure that you read all the terms and conditions as listed on the application form, before applying.

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

  • Recent passport sized photograph (to be attached to the first page of the application form)
  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, NTC3 or equivalent examination (certified copy)
  • Most recent examination results or academic record, if currently studying at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance/ provisional admission at a tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips or letter from employer if employed, affidavit if unemployed, latest financial statements if self-employed, certified death certificates if deceased)
  • Proof of residence: letter from the tribal authority, confirmation letter from the municipality or a title deed
  • Testimonial from your school, employer or person of authority
  • Any additional information or documents that will support your application (optional)

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
– Hand delivery:
R507, Setlagole-to-Madibogo Road
Setlagole Village

– Post:
Private Bag X 209

Note: applications received via email or fax will NOT be accepted.


  • The Ratlou Local Municipality may withdraw bursary funding if the bursary recipients financial circumstances improve tremendously during the course of their studies – this is to allow for other needy and deserving students to receive funding.
  • The Ratlou Local Municipality may discontinue bursary funding if the bursary recipient does not maintain a satisfactory academic record.
  • The bursary recipient must commit to completing their studies within the maximum allocated time period stated by the course.
  • The Municipality may request additional information or documentation in order to verify and authenticate the information provided.
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