Cape Wools South Africa Bursary 2023/2024


Cape Wools South Africa Bursary 2023/2024

Closing Date
Cape Wools South Africa Bursary 2023/2024

Bursary Details

Cape Wools SA, in its role as service company representing the interests of the Wool Industry Forum of South Africa, recognises education, training and development as key tools in support of a viable, profitable and sustainable wool industry.

The Pecci Family has made available the sum of R200 000,00 for a bursary fund and with this as seed money it was decided at the CWSA Executive meeting on 27 November 2007 to establish a bursary fund to attract new entrants to the industry.

In order to provide financial assistance for new entrants to consider a career in the wool industry, CWSA, with support from the Wool Trust, has decided to establish a Wool Industry Bursary Trust from which bursaries will be awarded to deserving candidates to further their education at appropriate tertiary educational or training institutions.

This will offer such candidates the opportunity to prepare themselves for a career in the South African wool industry in any one of the various institutions and organisations involved in the producing, selling, buying, testing, brokering, processing and export of wool and/or any secondary or related industries.

Candidate Requirements

The applicant must meet all the relevant admission requirements of the institution.

  • All academic results and reports must be submitted to CWSA as and when issued to the recipient.
  • The recipient will make himself/herself available to meet with CWSA as and when required and requested to do so.
  • All applicants must complete the application form provided by CWSA, with all the documentation attached to it and duly signed by the applicant before any bursary will be considered.

Preference will be given to students at Agricultural Colleges (50% of allocation) or tertiary institutions in the field of fashion and textile design.

The following principle will be applied when bursary applications are awarded:

  • 60% of available funding will be earmarked for previously disadvantaged Individuals.
  • Preference will be given to students in their third year of study and upwards, eg. honours, masters or PHD in a wool/sheep focused direction.
  • CWSA shall consider the intended field of study and target qualification and assess its suitability in terms of potential employment within the wool industry.

For study at Grootfontein Agricultural College the following criteria will be applied:

  • To obtain a bursary for 1st and 2nd year, students must undertake to specialize in wool in their 3rd year. (Merino production unit)
  • The continuation of bursary funding is dependant on the academic results of the previous semester / year and in compliance with Grootfontein College’s rules and conditions. Revised August 2019 Page 3 of 6
  • Disciplinary action against bursary recipients will also be taken into account when continuation of bursaries is considered.
  • Access to funding of other bursaries will be taken into account.
  • Practical on farm training will be supported if so required by the Institution to a maximum of R20 000 per student, payable to the farmer to defray costs. For Study at Tertiary Institutions in the direction of Textile or fashion design, the focus must be on wool and the final year collection must consist of garments containing at least 50% wool. If a masters degree student is receiving a bursary, the focus should also be on wool and its applications.



Conditions of Bursary

The bursary must be used solely for registration, tuition fees, books and materials, compulsory contributions and accommodation provided by a registered tertiary institution.

Documentary proof will be required to substantiate the expenditure of the amount granted in terms of this Agreement.

Bursary Inclusion
  • Registration & Tuition / course fees
  • Material fees and books
  • Accommodation fees
Application Form bursarypoliciesapplicationform20241.pdf
How to Apply

Submit Application form to:

General Manager
Cape Wools SA
P.O. Box 2191
North End

or email to:  bursaries [at] (bursaries[at]capewools[dot]co[dot]za)


Field of Study Clothing and Textiles