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The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone SOC (Ltd) 2024 Bursary for Young South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds

The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone SOC (Ltd) 2024 Bursary for Young South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds


The study assistance will be awarded to learners from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who intend to study full time in the specified fields of study, at the University of their choice in South Africa.


The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone SOC (Ltd) 2024 Bursary for Young South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds

The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone SOC (Ltd) is inviting students to apply for the bursary programme for the 2023 academic year. Study assistance will be awarded to new first year’s academic students that has performed with code 5, 6 and 7 in grade 12 subjects.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must reside within the King Cetshwayo District, in KwaZulu-Natal province
  • You must be from a previously disadvantaged background
  • You must be currently in Matric (in 2023) or have completed Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum of level 5 for English in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum of level 5 for Mathematics (Core) in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum of level 5 for Physical Science in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum of level 5 for Accounting in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum of level 5 for Economics in Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards a qualification within one of the fields of study listed above, in 2024
  • You must be accepted to study at a recognised and accredited University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • You must have proven financial need

RBIDZ will provide study assistance in the following discipline:

Civil, Chemical, Electrical , Industrial, Metallurgical and Mechanical Engineering, Finance and Business , Accounting , Information Technology , Computer and Data Science , Maritime, Environmental, Agriculture, Architecture and Built Environment

The study assistance will be awarded to learners from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who intend to study full time in the specified fields of study, at the University of their choice in South Africa.

Download the Application Form Here

Submit your application form, with the following documents:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate/ statement of results if certificate is not yet available (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance from a University or University of Technology (on institutions letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (3 months payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployment, SASSA grant income or pension if applicable) (certified copy)
  • Reference letter from a teacher or community leader 
  • Motivational letter stating why the RBIDZ should select you and your career prospects 
  • Proof of residence in King Cetshwayo District

***Make sure all documents are certified

Where and how to submit your application?

Online: Submit your application with all the required documents attached to the following Email: [email protected] . Please insert the words “RBIDZ Bursary 2024” in the email subject line

Hand Delivery: 4 Harbour Arterial, ALTON, Richards Bay, 3900

Enquiries (If you want enquire anything regarding this bursary, please use the contact details below:)

DEADLINE: 31 January, 2024


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