FAQ

- The Applicant should have completed Matric and should not be older than 35 years old;
- The Applicant should be a South African citizen with a valid identity document
- The Applicant should have obtained a 65% average (or above) for each subject and 70% average (or above) for the total average of the applicant’s subjects from the previous academic year;
- The Applicant must be able to prove that they have been accepted at any tertiary institution in the Republic of South Africa; for the following academic year, or that they are currently studying their 1st year and going onto their 2nd year level at a South African university.
- The Applicant must be willing to specialise in either IT or Commerce fields of study
- The Applicant must be from a previously disadvantaged background with a household income not more than R250 000.00 per annum;
- The Applicant must be willing and dedicated to meet the academic requirements of the Foundation throughout their studies; and
- The Applicant must be insightful, diligent and have enthusiasm to accomplish excellence.
- The Applicant must have the will to succeed, contribute and to give back to their community
- Certified ID (for both the applicant and legal guardian/s or parent/s)
- Proof of income: Applicant’ payslip and/or parents’/ guardians’ payslip and/or SASSA letter and/or proof of UIF and/or affidavit or other relevant documentation to prove applicants or parents/ guardians income - Academic transcripts (High school and/or University)
- Motivational letter, motivating why the Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundation should be awarded to the applicant
- Affidavit: Parent/ guardian: The deponent of the Affidavit must state in his/her affidavit: His/her full name and surname, ID number (of both the applicant and the deponent), physical address, contact details, who they are in relation to the applicant, their employment status, if employed; who is their employer, contact details of their employer, how much they earn per annum, the living conditions of him/her and the applicant.
- Informal trader: The deponent of the Affidavit must state in his/her affidavit: His/her full name and surname, ID number(of both the applicant and the deponent), physical address, contact details, who they are in relation to the applicant, the type of trade they practice, the duration they have been trading, how much they earn per month (on average).
- Not residing with parents/ guardian/s: The deponent of the Affidavit must state: his/her full name and surname, ID number (of both the applicant and the deponent), physical address (of applicant and deponent), who they are in relation to the applicant, reasons as to why the applicant is not residing with his/her parents/ guardian/s, where the applicant resides and with whom.
The Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundation funds: tuition, accommodation, study material and an allowance (if accommodation does not provide meals)
First stage: Submission of application
Second stage: Interview (only candidates that have been shortlisted)
Third stage: Successful applicants will be contacted
No, the Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundation only funds undergraduate degrees.
No, there is no condition that the recipient has to work for the funder.
The bursary may require the following from the recipients after completion of their studies:
Attend Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundation events (when requested);
To partake in Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundation alumni activities’ (when requested);
Update the Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundation administrators on their contact details (cellphone number and email address) should they change;
To continue practicing and implementing the vision and mission of the Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundation, by paying it forward through giving back.