Public Works Bursaries

Public Works Bursaries – The Department of Transport and Public Works invites applications for the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme for 2019 – 2020.

The Western Cape Province Department of Transport and Public Works established the Masakh’iSizwe (“Let’s Build the Nation”) Centre of Excellence at the beginning of 2006. The Centre offers a bursary programme and works with higher education institutions to develop supplementary programmes that emphasise the values and attitudes needed to develop the economy, as well as social justice, environmental sustainability and lifelong learning.

Public Works Bursaries

•Civil Engineering
•Mechanical Engineering
•Electrical Engineering (Electro- Mech, Mechatronics)
•Architecture Building Construction
•Management Quantity Surveying Transport Economics
•Town and Regional Planningat the following HEI’s
•University of Stellenbosch
•University of Cape Town
•Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Public Works Bursaries Programme:

•Prioritises financially disadvantaged learners when awarding bursaries, especially women and learners from rural communities .
•Provides support services programmes.
•Secures learning opportunities for Masakh’iSizwe bursars (i.e. interns).
•Secures employment opportunities for graduates.

How to apply

This bursary is now closed. Here are other bursary application forms available here

About Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works is one of the ministries of the South African government. It is responsible for providing accommodation and property management services to all the other ministries of the South African government. It is also responsible for promoting the national Expanded Public Works Programme and for encouraging the transformation of the construction and property industries in South Africa

The Department of Public Works is committed to the attainment of a transformed built environment sector by: providing strategic leadership to the South African construction and property industries; establishing and ensuring compliance to policy and legislative prescripts for the management of state-owned and leased-in immovable assets, and South African construction and property sectors; providing strategic direction on the integration of public works priorities; and contributing to the national goals of job creation and poverty alleviation through Public Works Programmes.

The Property Management Trading Entity, within the Department of Public Works ensures the effective management of the state’s immovable assets, while contributing toward economic and social development and transformation of the built environment.