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Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU): Bursaries 2024

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) invites South African student to apply for Bursary Programme 2024 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 11 August 2023

Bursaries are awarded to qualifying SACTWU members, as well as their children, legally adopted children and their spouses.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses:

  • Studies at Public Universities: 75% of tuition fees per academic year, up to a maximum value of R23 450
  • Studies at Private Institutions (registered with the Department of Higher Education): 75% of tuition fees per academic year, up to a maximum value of R4 690

The bursary does NOT cover any other expenses.

Bursary recipients are required to reapply each year.

Students who are child dependants of SACTWU members, will be required to complete 50 hours of community service. Students who perform more than the 50 hours of community service, will receive an additional 5% of bursary funding.

It is important that applicants download and read the following documents:


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 SACTWU member/ a child of a SACTWU member/ a legally adopted child of a SACTWU member/ a husband or wife of a SACTWU member
  • The SACTWU member must have paid up union fees as at 31 July 2022
  • You must study at a tertiary institution that is registered with the Department of Higher Education (University, University of Technology, private institution, but NOT a FET/ TVET College)
  • You must enquire about NSFAS funding to see whether you qualify

How to apply

Download and complete the SACTWU Bursary Application Form 2023 (.pdf)

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

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • ID photo
  • Matric certificate, if in 1st year of study (certified copy)
  • Full academic record for all previous years of study, if in 2nd or later year of study (certified copy)
  • Detailed statement of account from institution for 2023, with cost per module (certified copy)
  • SACTWU members ID document (certified copy)
  • SACTWU members latest payslips (certified copy)
  • If the SACTWU member is the applicants biological parent: unabridged birth certificate with parents names (certified copy)
  • If the SACTWU member is the applicants legal guardian: valid letter of guardianship from Department of Social Development / Court Order, member’s marriage certificate and both member and spouse identity documents, death certificate of student’s biological parents (certified copies)
  • If the SACTWU member is the applicants spouse: member’s marriage certificate and member and spouse identity documents
  • If SACTWU member has been retrenched: affidavit from member regarding status of employment
  • For part-time or correspondence studies: affidavit from student stating employed/ unemployed and latest payslip if employed
  • If a SACTWU member child dependant: completed Application Form to join SASU (.pdf)

(Note: all documents must be certified copies – this can be done at a local Post Office or Police Station.)

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:
SACTWU Bursary Department
P.O. Box 18359

3RD Floor – James Bolton Hall
127 Magwaza Maphalala Street

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