SACTWU Bursary Application Form 2018 – 2019 | APPLY NOW; Deadline August 8th


SACTWU Bursary Application Form 2018 – 2019, the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019, is available for download here. Read below how to apply and finance your future.


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The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), started in 1975, manages South Africa‘s biggest trade union bursary fund.

The bursary scheme offers members and their dependents financial support to study at universities, technikons and certain other higher education institutions. The fund was started with a small solidarity contribution in 1975 by trade union members to help support each other to meet the education expenditure of their children.

Today the fund is made up of contributions from workers and companies and through funds generated by SACTWU’s investment company.

Millions of rands have been paid out in bursaries, since the beginning of the scheme, to thousands of young South Africans whose parents work in the clothing, textile, leather and related industries.


  • SACTWU members, their husbands or wives, their children and legally adopted children, as well as staff members can apply for a bursary.
  • The bursary is paid directly to the university, technikon or college.
  • All bursaries are non-repayable.
  • The educational institution must be registered with the National Department of Education.
  • The bursary does not cover 100% of the fees.
  • For universities, it pays 75% of fees up to a maximum of R35 000 per annum. The student will be required to pick up the remainder of the costs.
  • Students who are child dependants will be required to conduct 50 hours of community service.


End of February each year for first and full year courses and 2nd week of August for second semester courses.

  • Full year study and first semester: 28 February 2018.
  • Second semester: 8 August 2018.
    (Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


  • Applicant must be a SACTWU member/ spouse of a SACTWU member/ biological child of a SACTWU member/ legally adopted child of a SACTWU member,
  • The University/ University of Technology where you are studying is registered with the National Department of Education (You can view a list of all the registered private institutions by clicking on the following link:,
  • Child dependants may NOT be employed full-time,
  • Members must be paid-up by 31 July (of the previous year).

Read all the SACTWU bursary fund process and rules here.


  1. Download and complete the SACTWU Bursary Application Form here (.pdf)
  2. Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
  • ID document (certified copy)
  • 1 x colour photo (passport/ ID size)
  • Member’s ID document (certified copy)
  • Member’s latest payslip (certified copy)
  • Tertiary institution detailed statement of account for the current year of study (original/ certified copy)
  • Matric results certificate (certified copy)
  • Up to date academic record (certified copy)
  • If the member is your biological parent: unabridged birth certificate (certified copy)
  • If the member is your legal guardian: death certificate of biological parents, members marriage certificate, member and their spouses ID’s, court order or confirmation of guardianship from the Department of Social Development
  • If the member is your spouse: marriage certificate and spouse ID (certified copies)
  • If the member has been retrenched: an affidavit from them about their employment status
  • Students that are studying part-tome or via correspondence: affidavit stating your employment/ unemployment status (and if employed, a recent payslip),
  • If you are a child dependent: complete and submit the SaSU Application Form (pdf)

The complete application form and supporting documents must then be submitted to SACTWU Bursary Department, via one of the following methods:

  • Hand delivered:
    3rd Floor James Bolton Hall
    127 Magwaza Maphalala Street
  • Post:
    SACTWU Bursary Department
    P.O. Box 18359

To contact SACTWU Bursary if you have questions regarding bursary applications:

You can contact Sactwu Bursary Department via:
PO Box, 18359, Dalbridge, 4014
Tel: (031) 301-1351
Fax: (031) 305-1039


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