Bursaries

Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund Bursary Programme

July 24, 2019

The Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund, or LPFF, (formerly Attorneys Fidelity Fund) is calling on qualified parties who may be interested in qualifying for bursary support and to qualify for its LPFF Bursary Programme for 2019.

Formerly known as the Attorneys Fidelity Fund, the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund exists as provisioned in the Legal Practice Act. It serves as a layer of protection for the public against loss resulting from trust fund theft. In most instances, the Fund reimburses its clients who suffered pecuniary loss caused by theft of property or money safeguarded by an attorney or when an attorney serves as deceased estate’s administrator or executor,  or lastly, as a trustee of an insolvent estate.

LPF Bursary Programme 2019

The Legal Practitioners Bursary Programme support is awarded to successful applicants who are in their final two (2) years of LL.B qualification and will only cover the recipients’ tuition fee. The bursary fund is approved each year by the Ministry of Justice. The bursary amounts to a maximum of R8 000 for each year which is tenable for two (2) years.

Career Options

The Legal Practitioners Fund Bursary Programme does not guarantee employment within the company once bursars complete their studies.

Requirements or Eligibility

To qualify for bursary support, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Must be a candidate attorney or practicing attorney looking to improve professional qualification
  • Must attend a South African university
  • Finished matric
  • Must have a degree in B Comm or BA (Law), B Luris, B Proc or any relevant qualification
  • Completed first two (2) years of revised 4-year LLB course curriculum
  • A current 2nd year student (1st semester)
  • A current 3rd year student (1st semester)
  • Students who lack financial sources to pursue studies preferred

How to Apply

If you meet the basic requirements of the bursary programme and would like to qualify for bursary support, download the prescribed application letter by clicking this link.

Download the appropriate application form by clicking the link:

LPF Bursary Programme undergrad application form

LPF Bursay Porgramme Postgraduate application from

You will need to send  the application letter by hand delivering or sending it via post.

Letter of Application

Hand deliver to:

Mr. Shawn Africa
Bursary Coordinator
Legal Practitioners Fund
5th Flr., Waalburg Bldg.
28 Wale Street
Cape Town, 8001

By phone:

Tel: 086 434 4609

Or by post to:

PO Box 3062
Docex 154
Cape Town

Applications sent via fax or email will not be accepted.

Opening and Closing Date

Hand deliver or mail all application by 15 August 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Contact Information

Direct all queries to shawn@fidfund.co.za or call 021 424 4608.

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