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South African Table Grape Industry (SATI): Bursary Programme 2022

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Website South African Table Grape Industry (SATI)

Fruit South Africa is a non-profit organisation formed by the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa

South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) invites Suitable Applicants to apply for Bursary Programme for 2021/2022 Academic Year.
About South African Table Grape Industry (SATI)
Fruit South Africa is a non-profit organisation formed by the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa ; HORTGRO (representing pome and stone fruit); South African Table Grape Industry ; SUBTROP (representing the avocado, litchi, mango and macadamia industries) and the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum to address common issues in relation to all aspects of the fruit industry of South Africa. From the valleys of the Berg and Hex Rivers to the Bushveld in the tropical north, from the foot of Table Mountain in the Western Cape to the dry desert land of the Orange River, a wide diversity of climate and soil, where man and nature combine to produce grapes of excellent quality. Imagine a place where people of all cultures and religious persuasion work together to fulfil a common goal – growing the finest grapes in the world. The story of South African grapes is the story of people and their endeavours, of opportunities, of betterment and creating a future for all those involved with the industry.

Bursaries will be awarded for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies (for Tertiary Education (TE) and Further Education and Training (FET)), in fields of study which are relevant to the table grape industry, including but not limited to the following fields:

  • Agricultural Economy
  • Entomology
  • Horticultural Science
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soil Science
  • Viticulture

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, study materials, accommodation, food and living expenses (capped at R2,400 per month), as well as any other expenses which students can motivate. The bursary will either cover a portion of these fees, or will cover all fees – this will be determined on a case by case basis.

Bursaries are awarded for 1 year at a time and students must reapply for funding each year, which will be granted based on satisfactory academic performance.

Bursary recipients will be required to work for SATI (or an entity related to the SA Table Grape Industry), for a duration equivalent to the funding received.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – should you not receive any feedback by 31 January 2022, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Requirements

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
  • Further Education and Training (FET) bursary: you must have completed grade 8 or equivalent under the South African Qualification Authority
  • Tertiary Education (TE) bursary: you must have completed Matric or equivalent under the South African Qualification Authority
  • You must be a Black student (especially land reform beneficiaries and their children)
  • You must be interested in pursuing a career within the table grape industry (or supporting industries)
  • You must studying within a field of study relevant to the table grape industry (including but not limited to the aforementioned fields)
  • You must studying towards an Undergraduate or Postgraduate qualification
  • You must studying part-time or full-time studies
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students and those in financial need

How to apply

Applications must be done online at: South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) Bursary Application 2022

The online application will require you to provide the following information:
1. Applicants personal details
2. Supporting documentation (per the list below)
3. Academic background
4. Proposed study programme for which you require financial support
5. Total cost and funding requested from SATI
6. Career planning
7. Motivation letter
8. Declaration

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Tertiary Education (TE) bursary: Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Further Education and Training (FET) bursary: grade 8 certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record, if currently studying (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Proof of tertiary acceptance/ registration (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of SASSA grant or pension if applicable, death certificate if deceased)
  • Motivational letter explaining why you are applying for the SATI bursary to study towards a qualification relevant to the table grape industry and its value chain, and how your qualification will allow you to achieve your personal goals (maximum 2 pages)
  • Signed and completed SATI Bursary Declaration (.pdf)

To apply for this job please visit www.satgi.co.za.

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