Vodacom Bursaries – Each year, Vodacom offers bursaries to disadvantaged students to study full-time at South African universities. Bursaries are offered in the following fields of study:
Vodacom Bursaries Available
Bachelor of Engineering
Bachelor of Science – Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Bachelor of Commerce
N.D. Computer Engineering
N.D. Electrical Engineering
N.D. Information Technology
N.D. Financial Information Systems
Vodacom Bursaries Requirements
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of South Africa.
Current Matriculants need to obtain university exemption and must obtain a minimum C symbol for mathematics and physical science (Higher grade) to be considered.
Current students should be registered for a course at university in one of the above-mentioned disciplines and should demonstrate a good academic discipline.
Applicants should have an interest in telecommunications.
How to apply
The Vodacom application process is administered by Career Wise Career Wise contact details are:
Career Wise (Pty) Ltd
P O Box 30632
Tel: 011 484 7505
Fax: 011 484 5951
Email: [email protected]
Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom) is a South African mobile communications company, providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 55 million customers. From its roots in South Africa, Vodacom has grown its operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Lesotho and provides business services to customers in over 40 African countries such as Nigeria, Zambia, Angola, Kenya, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Cameroon. It was owned on a 50:50 basis by the South African telecommunications group Telkom and the British mobile phone operator Vodafone.
On 6 November 2008 Vodafone announced that it had agreed to increase its stake to 65%, and Telkom said that it would spin off its remaining holding by listing it on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. On April 1, 2011, Vodacom officially unveiled its new change in branding from blue to red, using the same style as its parent company, Vodafone.
Vodacom provides coverage to Mount Kilimanjaro, which used to make it the highest point in the world to be covered by GSM. It no longer is, as TeliaSonera now provides coverage at the top of Mount Everest, the highest point in the world. Vodacom was aided by its optimistic advertisements at the early stages of the democratic South Africa, this includes the yebo gogo campaign which is still in effect today in South Africa. Vodacom is the leading cellular network in South Africa with an estimated market share of 58% and more than 23 million customers.