DCoG South Africa Bursaries Opportunities 2024

DCoG South Africa Bursaries Opportunities 2024

Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Bursaries Opportunities 2024!

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (DCoG) is offering bursaries to students who are residents of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) interested in pursuing a tertiary qualification in the fields of study indicated below:


  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology/Computer Science
  • Law
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Geographical Information Systems (Geography, Remote Sensing and Cartography)
  • Land Surveying / Quantity Surveying/Valuation
  • Anthropology
  • Disaster Management
  • Auditing/Supply Chain Management or Risk Management

WHO CAN APPLY – DCoG South Africa Bursaries Opportunities 2024

  • Youth in possession of a matric/grade 12 certificate, between the ages of 18-35 years and who are from the KwaZulu-Natal Province.
  • Students in possession of an acceptance/provisional acceptance letter from a public institution of higher learning and willing to study in fields as indicated in this advert.
  • Students who are currently studying towards qualifications indicated in this advert.


  • Bursary application form (this is obtainable from the Department’s website and COGTA office’s)
  • Certified copies of Identity document (ID) including your parents’ ID and/or your guardians’ ID/ death certificate where applicable.
  • Certified copy of Matric certificate and current statement of results if already studying.
  • Proof of income and expenditure statement of parents/legal guardians must be provided or a letter from the Department of labour stating that they are unemployed (payslip, receipt or bank statement).
  • Proof of registration/acceptance letter from institution of higher learning/proof of CAO application.
  • Proof of Residence.
PLEASE NOTE: DCoG South Africa Bursaries Opportunities 2024

A) It is the responsibility of the student to seek admission with a tertiary institution and accommodation within University residence. Successful applicants will enter into a contract for a number of years’ equivalent to the duration of their period of study. The bursary is for full time study at a public institution and covers tuition fees, meals, accommodation, stipend and prescribed textbooks.

B) Service Obligation: A bursar will be required to serve the Department for the same number of years specified in the Bursary Contract.

C) If you have not been contacted within 4 months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

D) Only applications from students who are/will be studying at institutions within the KZN Province will be considered, except where the qualification is not offered at a tertiary institution in KwaZulu-Natal or the applicant was not accepted by any of the tertiary institutions in KwaZulu-Natal. Proof of non-acceptance by tertiary institutions in KwaZulu Natal must be submitted with the application form.

E) Youth with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Post applications to: Postal address: The Bursary Unit, Human Capital Development, Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Private Bag X9078, Pietermaritzburg, 3200, Physical address: Natalia Building, 330 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201.

CLOSING DATE: 22 December 2023


Ms J Mchunu

  • Tel: 033 2608267
Mir S Zondi
  • Tel: 033 2608271
Ms H Pitout
  • Tel: 033 2608268
Ms V Govender
  • Tel: 033 2608266

Application Form

For more information, visit: https://www.kzncogta.gov.za/bursaries