Municipality Bursaries

Municipality Bursaries – The amount of the bursary covers major costs but is determined according to individual’s needs. Costs are limited to tuition fees, accommodation, prescribed books, course materials and meals. Bursaries are limited to Civil Engineering studies at an accredited South African Institution of Higher/ Further Education and Training (Universities & FETS). The individual must be registered or must have received provisional’acceptance, from an Institution of Higher Learning for firstyear studies.

List of Municipality Bursaries

Municipality Bursaries Requirements

  • Applicants must be resident within Amathole District Municipality area of jurisdiction; confirmation letter from a Ward Councillor is required.
  • Obtain a minimum of D symbol in both Mathematics and Physical Science in Higher Grade or C in Standard Grade in Trial or Matrlc results.
  • Applications from designated groups will be given preference.
  • Total income of both parents/guardian must not exceed R10 000.00 per month.

What is a Municipality

A municipality is usually a single urban or administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and state laws to which it is subordinate. It is to be distinguished from the county, which may encompass rural territory or numerous small communities such as towns, villages and hamlets.

The term municipality may also mean the governing or ruling body of a given municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district.

The term is derived from French municipalité and Latin municipalis. The English word municipality derives from the Latin social contract municipium (derived from a word meaning “duty holders”), referring to the Latin communities that supplied Rome with troops in exchange for their own incorporation into the Roman state (granting Roman citizenship to the inhabitants) while permitting the communities to retain their own local governments (a limited autonomy).

A municipality can be any political jurisdiction from a sovereign state, such as the Principality of Monaco, to a small village, such as West Hampton Dunes, New York.

The territory over which a municipality has jurisdiction may encompass

only one populated place such as a city, town, or village
several of such places (e.g., early jurisdictions in the U.S. state of New Jersey (1798–1899) as townships governing several villages, Municipalities of Mexico, Municipalities of Colombia)
only parts of such places, sometimes boroughs of a city such as the 34 municipalities of Santiago, Chile.