ITHUBA Holdings RF (Pty) Ltd (The 3rd National Lottery Operator), is on a quest to ensure that South African youth, from previously disadvantaged communities, receive the education they deserve and to bridge the social divides that exist in the country. ITHUBA is again awarding qualifying students with 100% bursaries for the year 2024, and applications are now open.
High-achieving learners in Grade 12 are invited to submit their applications to be awarded with an all-inclusive bursary covering everything from academic tuition, technology equipment, stationery, study material, accommodation and stipend.
The ITHUBA Bursary Programme welcomes applicants looking to pursue their dreams in Commerce, including; Accounting, Management Accounting & Finance and Marketing, as well as individuals who want to study Information Technology fields; Computer Science/Engineering, Information Systems, Communication Networks and Software Development.
Increasing skills in the areas of Commerce and Information Technology are sectors in high demand for talent, especially in a country like South Africa, which has one of the highest inequality rates in the world.
Communication Networks and Software Development.
“Education is a critical contributing factor to economic growth and bursary programmes play a key role in increasing opportunities for those unable to afford tertiary qualifications,” says Charmaine Mabuza, CEO of Ithuba and co-founder of the ITHUBA Bursary Programme.
“Through the ITHUBA Bursary Programme, we aim to make a sustainable impact in education and increase expertise and key skills for the market in South Africa. We hope to leave a legacy that will change the lives of generations to come.”
Mabuza also reflects on the success of the bursary programme so far; “Almost all of our past and current bursary recipients have been, or are currently enrolled at some of South Africa’s most prestigious leading universities and are studying to achieve much-needed and scarce skills in South Africa, including Chartered Accountancy and Computer Science.”
For the 2024 year, the ITHUBA Bursary Programme will award a number of deserving learners with 100% bursaries. The beneficiaries of these bursaries will receive all expenses paid towards their tuition including, housing, textbooks, laptops, and stipend.
Learners looking to apply must have obtained a 70% average (or above) for each subject and a 70% average (or above) total average of the Applicant’s subjects from the previous academic year. Applicants will also need to provide the following with their submissions:
“Education is an important cornerstone for ITHUBA’s CSI initiatives, as it speaks to the heart of Ubuntu. Nourishing knowledge is our best investment to a better future for South Africa. Through this bursary programme we strive to encourage academic growth and to assist the lives of individuals who have the potential to improve their lives and to contribute to the betterment of others,” said Mabuza.