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Bitou Municipality Bursary South Africa Application 2024/2025

Bitou Local Municipality is located within the Western Cape Province and falls under the jurisdiction of the Eden District Municipality. Bitou is a category B municipality that shares boundaries with the Eastern Cape together with George Municipality, Kou-Kamma Municipality, and Knysna Municipality.

Covering over 990 square kilometres of land situated between the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Indian Ocean, Bitou Municipality, originally called Plettenberg Bay Municipality stands as the easternmost municipality along the Western Cape Coast.

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The smallest among the seven municipalities in the district is Bitou Local Municipality. Bitou Municipality includes towns like Plettenberg Bay, Kwanokuthula, Krantshoek, Keurboomstrand, Kurland, Nature’s Valley, and Wittedrift.

To support academically strong youths facing financial constraints, Bitou Municipality has launched the Bitou Municipality bursary. This initiative aims to enhance youth development within the district, and the municipality encourages residents to apply for the bursary program.

About The Bitou Municipality Bursary Programme

The Bitou Municipality is welcoming students to submit applications for its bursary program for the academic year 2024. The bursary will be granted for studies in the following disciplines:

  • Artisan (Electrician, Plumber, Carpenter and Bricklayer)
  • Building Inspectors
  • Engineering (Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering)
  • Internal Auditing with a focus on Forensic Investigation

Eligibility Requirements for The Bitou Municipality Bursary

Before applying, applicants must meet the following minimum entry criteria. Please be aware that failure to fulfil all the requirements will result in your application not being considered.

  • Applicant must be a South African citizen
  • Applicant must reside within the Bitou Municipal area, in the Western Cape province
  • You must have attended school in Plettenberg Bay
  • You must be currently in Matric (in 2023) or have completed Matric
  • Applicant must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards a qualification within one of the fields of study listed above
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a SAQA-accredited tertiary institution in South Africa (University or Technicon)

How to Apply for The Bitou Municipality Bursary

  • Proceed to download and fill out the 2024 Bitou Municipality Bursary Application Form in PDF format.
  • Mandatory submission of clear copies of the following supporting documentation, along with your completed application form, is required. Failure to include any of these documents may result in the disqualification of your application.
  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric final results or certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record and latest exam results, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance letter from tertiary institution (on institution letterhead)
  • Proof of tertiary registration and study costs (on institution letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians proof of household income (payslip if employed/affidavit if unemployed)
  • Proof of residential address
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

Completed applications should be submitted to Bitou Municipality 4 Sewel Street Plettenberg Bay 6600 (Attention: Youth & Sports Coordinators section)

Closing Date for The Bitou Municipality Bursary

The deadline for Bitou Municipality bursary applications is January 26, 2024. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted

To allow ample time to process the application, applicants are encouraged to begin their application process, review the requirements for their programme of interest and submit their application before the stipulated deadline.

Bitou Municipality Bursary Contact Details

Applicants can refer to the contact details below to make inquiries and obtain additional information about the Bitou Municipality bursary

  • Contact Person: Mr Duncan Meyer
  • Tel: 0445013457

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