HORTGRO, a widely recognized deciduous fruit grower in South Africa, is currently inviting qualified individuals to submit their applications and to qualify for its Agricultural Bursary Programme. Be sure to review the minimum requirements to see if you’re eligible to apply.
HORTGRO’s origin goes back to 1652 when the first apple seeds where planted by Jan van Riebeek in the Cape of Good Hope. Soon after, small farmers began experimenting with other fruit crops and sold the produce to shipping vessels. In 1892, a small shipment of peaches was exported to the UK by Percy Molteno which historians regard as the start of fruit exporting in South Africa.
The Deciduous Fruit Exchange is the first governing body established in 1926 to provide support to producers in the sector. Through the years and after numerous name changes later, HORTGRO was adopted in 2013. It is responsible for the production, technology, research, markets, transformation and communication within the deciduous fruit industry.
HORTGRO Agricultural Bursary Programme
In line with HORTGRO’s commitment to improving the quality of life of the people directly involved in the deciduous fruit industry, it offers bursary support to undergraduate students taking up a degree in the fields of Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Business Management. Moreover, students pursuing any of these qualifications at any of the following tertiary education institutions:
- University of Pretoria
- University of Limpopo
- Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute
- Cape Town University of Technology
- University of the Free State
- Stellenbosch University
Who should apply?
- Candidates must be pursuing any one of the prescribed fields of study at a recognized higher education institution
- A South African citizen
- Must be able to gain admission to a recognized higher education institution
- Must have a good academic standing
What is the selection process?
The selection of beneficiaries is based on the following determinants:
- Academic achievements
- Scarce skills
- Field of study
How do I apply?
Candidates who meet the basic requirements and would like to apply for bursary coverage will need to download and accomplish the application form. Click here to here to download the form.
Attach the following documents:
- Proof of registration at a recognized higher education institution
- Most current academic results
Once done filling out the form, send the application form along with supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for the submission of applications is on 15 August 2020.
Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
For more information, contact HORTGRO directly at:
Phone: 27 (0)21 870 2900
Click the link to view a PDF copy of the Hortgro Agricultural Bursary Programme.