Department of Transport Bursaries for 2023- 2024

The South African Government has many departments, the Department of Transport is one of these subsidiary divisions. Their main focus revolves around transportation, roads and means of transport. This department consists of one main division headquarters, with nine departments within the different provinces. Their tasks include railways, airports, marine transport and both national, along with provincial roads. They are additionally also responsible for road regulations, traffic regulations, vehicle licenses, public transport, as well as sea and air means of transport.

The Department of Transport bursary scheme is known to be similar to the other bursaries provided by each department of Government. They include most fees of study for the candidates, and will cover tuition, accommodation, meal, transport and all prescribed learning material or books.

Successful candidates of the Department of Transport bursary will be required to enter into a service agreement, with the department upon completion of their studies. They are seeking young, talented individuals who have a great need for further education and a love for all that is included in transport.

Department of Transport Bursaries Available

This bursary scheme has a wide selection of fields available for study, candidates interested can look at some of the following career paths:

Bursary Requirements

Candidates who want to apply for a bursary through this scheme must adhere to the following:

  • Candidates must be a South African Citizen
  • Candidates must hold a valid South African ID Document
  • Candidate must have excelled in their Grade 12 Academic Year
  • Candidates must provide proof of acceptance from an Institute of Higher Learning
  • Candidates must be in need of financial assistance
  • Must be proficient in English and have great communication skills
  • Must be a problem solver with quick decision-making abilities
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team

Documentation to be certified and attached to application:

  • Candidates ID Document
  • Candidates Academic Records
  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Acceptance letter from University
  • Proof of parents / guardians income
  • Parents / guardians ID Documentation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Detail

Please ensure that the application is fully completed, no empty spaces and signed by the applicant.

Preference will be given to candidates from a disadvantaged background, from a rural area, as well as female candidates. Applications missing any of the documentation, will not be considered

Department of Transport Bursary Application

Online bursary application process is not available in all districts. Some applications or further information can be found online HERE and with the following Departments:

Candidates can, however, collect their application forms, complete them and return to the below mentioned District Assistants.

Name : Ms. N. Maganda

Number: 043 704 6656

Address: 32 Dyre Street


East London

Name : Mr. R. Block

Number: 041 508 2727

Address: 51 Govan Mbeki Avenue

ABSA Building


Name : Mr. D Gunxe

Number: 045 807 3752

Address: 1 Creamery Road

Public Works Building


Name : Mr. B. Qata

Number: 051 633 2871

Address: 29 Queen Terrace Street

Aliwal North

Name : Ms. P. Madikizela

Number: 047 501 8853

Address: 7th Floor

Botha Sigcau Building

Cnr. Of Owen & Leeds Street

Head Office

Name : Ms. Z. Sityebi or Mr. M. Charlie

Number: 043 604 7442

Address: Cowan Close

Stellenbosch Park


King Williams Town

Applicants must please ensure all documents are certified, and that you only submit the copies. Also include affidavits along with income statements. Any forms missing documents will be dismissed.

Applications can also be send to:

Senior Manager HRD

Department of Transport

Mrs. L. Bovana

Private Bag X0023



For any additional detail, contact:

Mr. S. Mxi – 083 706 2868

Ms. N. Ngaki – 082 551 0644

043 – 604 7471 / 99

Bursary Closing Date

The closing date for applications yearly will depend on each Department.

Please be sure, you complete all fields of the application.

Ensure all the documentations are copied and certified.

The Department will contact candidates who make the short-list.

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