Bursaries

SANZAF Bursary Programme 2020

October 7, 2019

The South African National Zakáh Fund, or SANZAF, is calling on qualified students to apply for its Bursary Programme for 2020.

As a social welfare and educational organization based on the Islamic religion, the South African National Zakáh Fund works to uplift the condition of financially deprived Muslim communities by implementing the effective collection and distribution of Zakáh and other Sadaqát.

SANZAF is proactively working in the education, welfare and development, food aid, emergency relief in pursuit of its primary goal of empowering the underprivileged members of society.

The SANZAF Bursary Programme 2020

Headquartered in Johannesburg, SANZAF is committed to improving the quality of life of its target group, which are communities that society in general have neglected or forgotten. One of its main endeavors is extending bursary support to such communities in the following areas:

  • Western Cape
  • Port Elizabeth
  • East London
  • Durban
  • Gauteng
  • Ladysmith
  • Pietermaritzbug
  • Kimberley

Note that bursary coverage does not include school registration fees and must be shouldered by the bursary recipient.

Who should apply?

SANZAF is looking for potential bursars who meet the following requirements:

  • Students currently in matric
  • Students taking up tertiary education through the support of a family member or through self support in the last school year
  • Tertiary education students who were granted bursary support from SANZAF (bursary renewal)

Click here for more information about this bursary opportunity.

What is the selection process?

  • The SANZAF Bursary Committee will go though the applications and shortlist potential candidates.
  • Schedule of interviews and venues will be sent via email by the respective regional SANZAF office
  • Candidates must be available on the date of the interview
  • Successful candidates will receive notification by way of a Confirmation of Pledge Letter

How do I apply?

Applications must include the following documents in a SINGLE PDF format for uploading during the application process.

IMPORTANT: The PDF file must be named in this format:

YOUR SURNAME [space] Your name.pdf
for example: FAISAL Omar.pdf

Application forms and supporting documents may vary depending on the applicant’s city of residence.

For Western Cape applicants:

  • For students currently in matric
    • Copy of identity documents; foreign nationals will need to submit a copy of their study permit
    • Affidavit proving unemployment status of parents, spouse or guardian and/or proof of income or proof that any of the aforementioned are already deceased
    • Testimonial from Imaam or educational institution
    • Copy of 2nd term results
    • Letter of motivation
  • For tertiary institution students
    • Copy of identity documents; foreign nationals will need to submit a copy of their study permit
    • Affidavit proving unemployment status of parents, spouse or guardian and/or proof of income or proof that any of the aforementioned are already deceased (if applicable)
    • Testimonial from Imaam or educational institution
    • Copy of 2019 mid-year tertiary results
    • Letter of motivation
  • For current SANZAF bursars
    • Copy of 2019 mid-year results
    • Affidavit proving unemployment status of parents, spouse or guardian and/or proof of income or proof that any of the aforementioned are already deceased

For East London and Port Elizabeth applicants, click here to access the application form.

Applicants from Durban, Gauteng, Pietermaritzburg, Ladysmith and Kimberley will need to contact the SANZAF field office in their area regarding the application process.

Application Deadline?

Western Cape – 31 October 2019

Port Elizabeth  – 15 October 2019

East London – 31 October 2019

Applicants from Durban, Gauteng, Pietermaritzburg, Ladysmith and Kimberley will need to contact the SANZAF field office in their area regarding the application deadline.

Contact Information

For further details about the SANZAF Bursary Programme, get in touch with the SANZAF regional office in your area:

  • Western Cape
    • Faeza Govind
      Faeza.Govind@sanzaf.org.za
      041 457 1459
  • Port Elizabeth
    • F. Lagardien
      fagmieda.lagardien@sanzaf.org.za
      041 457 1459
  • Durban
    • Zahira Hoosen
      Zahira.hoosen@sanzaf.org.za
      Phone: 031 309 6786
  • East London
    • Dr. Shamiega Chaudhari
      eastlondon@sanzaf.org.za / sisaacs@ufh.ac.za
      043 722 7453
  • Gauteng
    • Aamina
      Bursary.jhb@sanzaf.org.za
      011 834 6046
  • Pietermaritzburg
    • Maseera
      maseera.amin@sanzaf.org.za / sanzaf2@gmail.com
      061 509 4595 / 033 397 9133
  • Ladysmith
    • Mahommed Dadabhay
      ladysmith@sanzaf.org.za
      071 378 6596
    • Zarina Ismail
      Zarina.Ismail@sanzaf.org.za
      036 633 2792
    • Ismail Sardiwalla
      sardopt@telkomsa.net
      083 231 6944
  • Kimberley
    • Mehmood
      Mehmood.assim@sanzaf.org.za
      061 739 5848 / 053 831 2758

 

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