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The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) Bursary

Closing Date: 

August, 2020

Field of Study: 

Bursary Details: 

Founded in 1989, The South African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union is the largest trade union in the clothing, textile, leather and footwear industry in South Africa and on a global scale. SACTWU's bursary scheme remains the largest of any trade union in Africa. The bursary scheme funds the education of the children of its members, and it has paid out more than R500 million since 1975, towards higher education diplomas and degrees.

The bursary is open to all SACTWU members, their husbands or wives, their children and legally adopted children, as well as staff members. The bursary does not cover full fee expenses. For universities, it pays a maximum of  R35 000 per annum. The remaining fees are the responsibility of the student. 

Closing date:

  • 28 February 2020 (for the full year and first semester)
  • 7 August 2020 (for 2nd semester courses)

Candidate Requirements: 

  • Must be a SACTWU member, spouse or child of a SACTWU member
  • or the candidate must be a staff member

Bursary Equiries: 

For more information, kindly contact the Sactwu Bursary Department on 031 3011351 or the nearest Sactwu Office.

Physical address:

3rd Floor
James Bolton Hall
127 Magwaza Maphalala Street

Postal address

SACTWU Bursary Department
P.O. Box 18359

Conditions of Bursary: 

  • The bursary is not open to students wishing to study at a FET/ TVET college
  • All students who are child dependants and have received a Sactwu bursary are required to do 50 hours of community service and submit proof to the Sactwu Bursary Department

Application Form: 

How to Apply: 

You have to complete a Sactwu bursary application form. Forms are available on the Sactwu Bursary website : http://www.sactwu.org.za/bursary

You can ask for assistance from any Sactwu Office to complete the bursary application form which is a service that is offered free of any charges.

Please read the bursary rules for more information.