Government Sport Bursaries Available 2018 – SA Bursaries 2019

By | January 4, 2018

Sport Bursaries

Sport Bursaries – Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation in conjunction with the Gauteng Arts and Culture Council (GACC) calls on all Arts and Culture students for bursary application for the Academic year.

Sport Bursaries Available

  • Ceramic design
  • Classical Music
  • Copywriting
  • Media Studies,
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Dance & Choreography
  • Fashion design
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic design
  • Jewellery design
  • Performing arts
  • Photography
  • Puppetry
  • Sound
  • Engineering
  • Textile design
  • Theatre and Visual Arts
  • Research in the field of Arts and Culture.

Sport Bursaries Requirements

Students will be assisted for the period of a 4 year studying cycle provided that they pass.
To be considered, applications should comply with the following criteria:
  • Only South African citizens residing and studying in Gauteng will be considered for bursaries.
Proof of registration or provisional acceptance from the institution where the student will further his/her studies to be attached.
  • Full official recent academic transcripts / results.
  • Certified copy of ID and updated CV to be attached.
  • Two written reference letters from reputable referees
  • The bursary will cover tuition fees, registration fees and 100% of books /materials. No transport costs and accommodation costs will be covered.
  • Permanently employed students either by Public or Private institutions will not be funded.
  • Students studying at Private institutions will not be assisted.
How to Apply
Applications can be posted to: ​
Grants Officer: Arts and Culture
Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation
Private Bag X33
Or hand delivered at:
Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Offices
35 Rissik Cnr. Fox Street
Undergraduates and Post Graduates (specifically in the field of Arts and Culture Research) may apply.
Note: This bursary is now closed

About Sport

Sport (British English) or sports (American English) includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest (a match) is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a tie game; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.

Sport is generally recognised as system of activities which are based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity, with the largest major competitions such as the Olympic Games admitting only sports meeting this definition,[3] and other organisations such as the Council of Europe using definitions precluding activities without a physical element from classification as sports.[2] However, a number of competitive, but non-physical, activities claim recognition as mind sports. The International Olympic Committee (through ARISF) recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports: bridge, chess, draughts (checkers), Go and xiangqi, and limits the number of mind games which can be admitted as sports.

Sport is usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner. Winning can be determined by physical events such as scoring goals or crossing a line first. It can also be determined by judges who are scoring elements of the sporting performance, including objective or subjective measures such as technical performance or artistic impression.

Records of performance are often kept, and for popular sports, this information may be widely announced or reported in sport news. Sport is also a major source of entertainment for non-participants, with spectator sport drawing large crowds to sport venues, and reaching wider audiences through broadcasting. Sport betting is in some cases severely regulated, and in some cases is central to the sport.

According to A.T. Kearney, a consultancy, the global sporting industry is worth up to $620 billion as of 2013. The world’s most accessible and practised sport is running, while association football is its most popular spectator sport.