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Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Bursary 2024-2025

Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Bursary 2024-2025

Overview of Cape Winelands District Municipality

The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM), formerly known as the Boland District Municipality, is a significant area in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Encompassing over 20,000 square kilometers, it lies between the coastal regions of the Overberg and the West Coast, adjacent to the Cape Metropolitan area. Worcester serves as the district seat, and the CWDM comprises five local municipalities: Stellenbosch, Witzenberg, Langeberg, Drakenstein, and Breede Valley. Prominent towns within these municipalities include Stellenbosch, Worcester, Wellington, and Paarl.

About the CWDM Bursary Programme

While the Cape Winelands District Municipality previously offered a bursary programme for residents within the CWDM areas (Breede Valley, Drakenstein, Langeberg, Stellenbosch, and Witzenberg), it is important to note that as of 2018, the programme is no longer awarding new bursaries.

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The bursaries covered a range of fields for Degree, National Diploma, or National Certificate studies, including:

  • Engineering Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Artisans (all trades)
  • Risk Management and Performance Management
  • Social and Community Studies
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Education
  • Law
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Medicine

Eligibility Requirements for Previous Bursaries

For the bursaries that were offered, applicants needed to:

  • Be South African citizens.
  • Have completed Matric or be currently enrolled in Matric
  • Plan to study or be studying towards a Degree, National Diploma, or National Certificate in one of the aforementioned fields.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Exhibit academic excellence.
  • Permanently reside within the Cape Winelands District Municipality area.
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Application Process and Required Documentation

Although the CWDM bursary programme is no longer active, applicants for past bursaries were required to submit:

  • A certified copy of their ID document.
  • Certified copy of their Matric certificate or latest Matric results.
  • A full, certified academic record.
  • Proof of residence, such as a utility bill.
  • Proof of income, which could include the latest 3 months’ payslips or an affidavit if unemployed.

Closing Date and Contact Information

The last application closing date was 30 November. It is essential for individuals interested in such opportunities to be aware of the closing dates and submit their applications promptly.

For any inquiries related to the previous bursary programmes, individuals could contact the Cape Winelands District Municipality directly:

  • Contact Person: Mr LJ Farmer (Municipal Manager)
  • Telephone: 023 348 2335
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Though the CWDM’s bursary programme is no longer active, this initiative played a vital role in supporting the education and development of students within the municipality’s jurisdiction, contributing to the growth and advancement of the region.

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