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Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary South Africa 2024-2025

Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary South Africa 2024-2025

Overview of the Chris Hani District Municipality

The Chris Hani District Municipality, a prominent category C municipality, is centrally located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Comprising six local municipalities – Emalahleni, Engcobo, Enoch Mgijima, Intsika Yethu, Inxuba Yethemba, and Sakhisizwe, it plays a pivotal role in the region. The municipality’s economy thrives on various sectors, with community services at the forefront, followed by trade, finance, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, and electricity.

Established in 2012, the Chris Hani Development Agency (CHDA) is an integral part of the municipality. As a State-Owned Company, it is fully owned and operated by the Chris Hani District Municipality.

Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary Programme: Scope and Opportunities

The Chris Hani District Municipality is excited to offer a bursary programme for the 2021 academic year, aimed at students who have completed Matric and reside within its local municipalities. The CHDA Bursary is open to those pursuing a National Diploma or BSc degree in various fields, including:

  • Agriculture: Agronomy, Analytical Chemistry, Animal Science, Crop Science, Horticulture, Pasture Science, Soil Science.
  • Engineering: Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.
  • Information Technology: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Information Science, Systems, Software Engineering, Network Administration.
  • Mining: Mining Engineering, Geology.
  • Environmental Science: Waste Management and related disciplines.
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Eligibility Criteria for the Bursary Programme

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be South African citizens residing in one of the Chris Hani District’s local municipalities.
  • Have completed Matric with a minimum overall average of 60%.
  • Have gained acceptance to study in the aforementioned fields at a South African public University or University of Technology.
  • Belong to a previously disadvantaged community and demonstrate financial need, with a household income not exceeding R15,000 per month.
  • Be willing to serve the CHDM post-graduation, if required, for a period equal to the bursary duration.

Application Process for the Bursary

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Interested students can apply by downloading and completing the CHDA Bursary Application Form from [website link], or by collecting it from the Chris Hani Development Agency at 15 Warner Street, Southbourne, Queenstown.

Applicants must submit the following documents with their application:

  • South African ID and birth certificate (certified copies).
  • Matric final results and official certificate (certified copies).
  • Proof of acceptance into a relevant study program.
  • Proof of residence in the Chris Hani District Municipality.
  • Parents’/guardians’ ID documents and proof of income or unemployment.
  • Relevant certificates in case of deceased or divorced parents.

Applications can be submitted via

email to (with “CHDA Bursary Application” as the subject line), hand-delivered to the Chris Hani Development Agency, 15 Warner Street, Southbourne, Queenstown, Eastern Cape, 5320, or delivered to any local municipal office addressed to the Skills Development Facilitator.

Closing Date and Contact Information

The application deadline is 31 March, at 12:00. Late submissions will not be considered.

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For any inquiries related to the bursary programme, contact the Chris Hani District Municipality between 09:00 to 12:00, Monday to Friday:

This bursary programme is a remarkable opportunity for students in the Chris Hani District to advance their education in critical fields, contributing to the development and prosperity of their community.

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