These days, there are a lot of high quality university where you can pursue your education based on the field you like. However, some people are less fortunate than others to enjoy higher education due to the lack of funding, particularly in developing countries. To solve this problem, a lot of government and non-government organizations, companies, and institutions offer bursaries for students who lack of funding. For those who reside around Tshwane area, you can try to apply for City of Tshwane bursary provided by the city’s government.
City of Tshwane is considered the second biggest municipality in the area of Gauteng and included in the sixth largest South Africa’s metropolitan municipalities. The townships and towns included in the area of Tshwane are Mamelodi, Crocodile River, Pienaarsrivier, Hammanskraai, Winterveld, Garankuwa, Atteridgeville, Mabopane, Soshanguve, Akasia, Centurion, and Pretoria. Pretoria is the South Africa’s administrative capital and the Union Buildings’ houses. Government plays a huge role in the economy of Tshwane. However, there are a lot of other sectors that also play significant role in the growth of the city. This city has every smart city’s elements and adapted to globalization notably well. Tshwane has put itself as the leading excellent capital city of Africa.
City of Tshwane has a vision to enhance the life quality of the people residing in Tshwane sustainably through the local government’s developmental system and by providing affordable, effective, and efficient services. The mission of this city is similar with its vision. The government has a value systems that has been improved to guide every workers on daily basis and to realize the city’s vision. This value system comprises of several values, which can be read on the following list below:
- Community orientation: delivering and providing sustainable services to the entire communities according to the needs assessments.
- Transparency: encouraging and inviting democratic participation and public sharing in the activities of Municipality.
- Commitment: concentrating and focusing on the core activities of Municipality in a constant manner.
- Accountability: reporting to every stakeholders regularly about the performance of Municipality.
- Integrity: conducting the business of Municipality in an honest, equitable, flexible, responsible, and fair manner.
- Non-sexism and non-racialism: promoting non-discriminatory practices and policies, and mutual respect.
Tshwane can be considered as the center of government due to the existence of every department of national government in the city. It also the fastest growing region in term of economic growth and wealthiest area within African continent. This city has around two million population and highest education level within the country. The city has seven out of eight councils for national science and four universities, making this city as the national center of learning and research.
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To meet the future professional needs and ensure a skillful and more representative workers, City of Tshwane offers bursaries for full-time study for national diplomas or degrees. For the national diplomas, the fields accepted for the bursaries include horticulture, electrical engineering, management of quality control, and accounting or financial management. For the degree, it includes management of quality control, transport management, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, accounting or finance, and geomatics. The provided bursaries will cover study materials, registration, and class fees. To apply, you can get the application forms at Human Resources, One Stop Services Centre, Mezzanine Level, Bothongo Plaza West Building, 271 Francis Baard Street. Those are some information about the overview of City of Tshwane and its bursaries option for prospective students that can be important for people who are planning to apply the bursary in the future.