About Ndwedwe Local Municipality

Ndwedwe Local Municipality, situated in KwaZulu-Natal’s iLembe District, is classified as a Category B municipality. It is located on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal and is the largest of the four municipalities in the region.

Even though the municipality is close to urban and economic advancement, underdevelopment, poverty, and disadvantage persist. The area continues to confront continuous issues, as seen by the majority demography consisting of impoverished black farming communities.

Ndwedwe Local Municipality Bursary 2024

The Ndwedwe Local Municipality Bursary was established in memory of the late Solomon Mahlangu, an anti-apartheid African National Congress (ANC) member and freedom fighter from South Africa. The main objective of this bursary is to financially support historically underrepresented people by helping them to pursue careers in municipal roles.

Students are invited to apply for the Ndwedwe Local Municipality Bursary program for the upcoming academic year through the Ndwedwe Local Municipality.

Bursaries will be awarded to students studying within the municipality’s core and support functions if they live in the Ndwedwe Local Municipality (KwaZulu-Natal). These subjects include:

Civil Engineering
Energy Engineering
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Industrial Engineering
Internal Audit and Risk
Mechanical Engineering
Quantity Surveying
Policy Analyst
Town and Regional Planning

The bursary will pay for the following expenses:

Registration and tuition fees (up to R50,000)
Prescribed textbooks (up to R6,000)


View our other currently open Engineering Bursaries and Scholarships here.
View our other currently open Geology Bursaries and Scholarships here.
View our other currently open Bursaries and Scholarships OPEN for application here.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to fulfill the following minimal requirements before applying for the bursary programme. Please be aware that your application will not be accepted if any of the prerequisites are not met:

You reside within the Ndwedwe Local Municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal province
You must be from a historically disadvantaged background
You must be currently in Matric (in 2023) or have completed Matric
You must be studying or intend to study within one of the fields of study listed above in 2024
You must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old
You must be studying or registered to study at an accredited public or private institution in South Africa (University/ University of Technology or TVET College)
You must NOT be receiving any other bursary funding or NSFAS
Students with a strong academic background or tremendous potential will get preference

How to apply?

You can apply for the Ndwedwe Local Municipality Bursary by downloading and completing the Bursary Application Form.(pdf)

For more information, you can visit the official website of Ndwedwe Local Municipality.

You can submit the application form either by post or hand-delivered at the following addresses:

Applications can be sent by post at:

The Municipal Manager
Ndwedwe Local Municipality
Private Bag X503

The application can also be hand-delivered at any of the following offices:

Ndwedwe Local Municipality: P100 Road, Ndwedwe
Bhamshela Thusong Service Centre
Sonkombo Thusong Service Centre
Bhamshela Modular Library

Note: Applications submitted via email or fax will not be accepted.

Documents Required

Eligible candidates must submit the following documents with their application form for the Ndwedwe Local Municipality Bursary. Applications that lack the necessary documentation will be rejected and not taken into consideration for the bursary programme.

Certified copy of ID document
Certified copy of latest mid-term results
Proof of registration at a South African institution
Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
A motivational letter indicating why you have chosen your field of study
Evidence of residency, attested to and verified by a Ward Council member
Certified copy of parents or guardians’ proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ proof of SASSA grant if applicable/ death certificate if deceased)

Closing Date

The last date of application is 22 December 2023. Please apply before this date to ensure your application is considered. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Contact Details

Please get in touch with the Ndwedwe Local Municipality directly with any questions you may have about this bursary programme:

Contact Person: Mrs M G Mthembu
Tel: 032 532 5000

Please do not send any queries after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here: https://allbursaries.co.za/notice/

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