SACTWU Bursary Application Form 2018 – 2019 | APPLY NOW

SACTWU Bursary Application Form 2018 – 2019, the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019, is available for download here. Read below how to apply and finance your future.


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The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), started in 1975, manages South Africa‘s biggest trade union bursary fund.

The bursary scheme offers members and their dependents financial support to study at universities, technikons and certain other higher education institutions. The fund was started with a small solidarity contribution in 1975 by trade union members to help support each other to meet the education expenditure of their children.

Today the fund is made up of contributions from workers and companies and through funds generated by SACTWU’s investment company.

Millions of rands have been paid out in bursaries, since the beginning of the scheme, to thousands of young South Africans whose parents work in the clothing, textile, leather and related industries.


  • SACTWU members, their husbands or wives, their children and legally adopted children, as well as staff members can apply for a bursary.
  • The bursary is paid directly to the university, technikon or college.
  • All bursaries are non-repayable.
  • The educational institution must be registered with the National Department of Education.
  • The bursary does not cover 100% of the fees.
  • For universities, it pays 75% of fees up to a maximum of R35 000 per annum. The student will be required to pick up the remainder of the costs.
  • Students who are child dependants will be required to conduct 50 hours of community service.


End of February each year for first and full year courses and 2nd week of August for second semester courses.

  • Full year study and first semester: 28 February 2018.
  • Second semester: 8 August 2018.
    (Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


  • Applicant must be a SACTWU member/ spouse of a SACTWU member/ biological child of a SACTWU member/ legally adopted child of a SACTWU member,
  • The University/ University of Technology where you are studying is registered with the National Department of Education (You can view a list of all the registered private institutions by clicking on the following link:,
  • Child dependants may NOT be employed full-time,
  • Members must be paid-up by 31 July (of the previous year).

Read all the SACTWU bursary fund process and rules here.


Download and complete the SACTWU Bursary Application Form here (.pdf)

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