SACTWU Bursary 2023

SACTWU Bursaries

SACTWU offers a Bursary Fund to qualifying Sactwu members, their children, legally adopted children, their husbands and wives that are studying at Public Universities and Private Institutions that are registered under the Department of Higher Education.

This Bursary scheme was founded in 1975 with a small contribution by the members to support the education costs of their children and dependents. The bursary will only cover 75% of fees to a maximum of R35 000 per year and any remaining costs must be paid by the student.

It is important that applicants download and read the following documents:

  • SACTWU Bursary Benefits 2023 (.pdf)
  • SACTWU Bursary Process and Rules (.pdf)
  • SACTWU Bursary Unabridged Birth Certificate (.pdf)
  • SACTWU Special School Application Form 2023 (.pdf)
  • SASU Community Service Confirmation Form (.pdf)

Download the application form below and apply now to the SACTWU Bursary 203 – 2024 funding.

SACTWU Bursary
About South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU)

SACTWU or the South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union is a trade union in the fashion manufacturing industry registered in under the provisions of the Labour Relations Act in South Africa. It is the largest clothing and textile trade union in many South African towns.

SACTWU has offices across the country in Salt River, Atlantis, Paarl, Oudtshoorn, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Tongaat, Pietermaritzburg, Ladysmith, Newcastle, Pinetown, Isithebe, Port Shepstone, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Botshabelo and QwaQwa.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses:

  • Studies at Public Universities: 75% of tuition fees per academic year, up to a maximum value of R23 450
  • Studies at Private Institutions (registered with the Department of Higher Education): 75% of tuition fees per academic year, up to a maximum value of R4 690

The bursary does NOT cover any other expenses. Bursary recipients are required to reapply each year.

SACTWU Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • SACTWU qualified members
  • SACTWU qualified member’s spouse
  • SACTWU qualified member’s children/dependents and legally adopted children who are not more than 25 years old and are not employed
  • SACTWU member must have paid up union fees as at 31 July 2022
  • Must study at a tertiary institution that is registered with the Department of Higher Education (University, University of Technology, private institution, but NOT a FET/ TVET College)
  • Must enquire about NSFAS funding to see whether you qualify

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. Download and complete the SACTWU Bursary Application Form 2023 (pdf)
  2. The following certified copy documents must be submitted with the application form:
    • Student’s ID
    • Member’s ID
    • ID size photo of the applicant
    • Latest certified copy of member’s proof of income
    • Statement of account from the institution
    • Matriculation certificate if 1st year of study or 1st-time applicant
    • The academic record for previous years of study (all years)
    • Unabridged birth certificate indicating parents name
    • Proof of Guardianship
    • Letter from the Department of Social Development /Court Order
    • Member’s marriage certificate and the member and spouse ID
    • Death certificate of student’s biological parents
    • Proof of Marriage and copies of ID for member/spouse ( in the case of an application for spouse)
    • An affidavit from member re status of employment (if the member has been retrenched)
    • An affidavit from the applicant stating employed/unemployed if studying part-time or through correspondence
      (if employed part-time/contract – attach payslip)
    • Completed Application Form to join SASU (only applicable to child dependants)
  3. Submit the completed application to the contact details indicated below: (one of the following methods)

3rd Floor
James Bolton Hall
127 Magwaza Maphalala Street

Or, By Post:
SACTWU Bursary Department
P.O. Box 18359

Closing Date

The closing date for the full year and the 1st semester is: 28 February 2023
2nd semester is: 11 August 2023

Contact Details

If you have any questions regarding this bursary applications, please contact SACTWU directly at:
Tel: 031 015 5510
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 086 500 3646

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here:

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