Johannesburg, a youthful city with a rich historical legacy, traces its origins back to 1886 when gold was discovered in the region now known as the Witwatersrand. This momentous find prompted a rush of prospectors and fortune-seekers, who flocked to the area in pursuit of new opportunities.
Today, Johannesburg continues to draw individuals aspiring to turn their dreams into reality.
The city was christened after two officials of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR), Johannes Meyer and Johannes Rissik.
Johannesburg experienced rapid growth, swiftly evolving from a small settlement into a thriving metropolis. Notably, not even the Anglo-Boer war could impede its expansion. Throughout tumultuous times and beyond, Johannesburg has consistently been acknowledged as the vibrant heart of South Africa.
Over the years, Johannesburg has witnessed numerous iconic events. It was the backdrop for the Springboks' triumph over the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup of 1995. More recently, the city showcased South Africa's ability to host a grand event like the FIFA Soccer World Cup with elegance and panache.
For individuals seeking to further their education within the Johannesburg metropolitan area, the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) is firmly committed to extending financial assistance to deserving community members who are embarking on academic studies at recognised TVET Colleges or Higher Education and Training (HET) Institutions in South Africa.
The CoJ's bursary programme is tailored to qualifications necessitating a minimum of one year of full-time study. Through this initiative, the CoJ diligently upholds its socio-economic mandate, actively supporting recipients in the pursuit of their educational and career objectives.
Prospective candidates need not allow financial barriers to impede their aspirations. They are encouraged to apply for the CoJ bursary today, taking that crucial initial step towards a brighter and more promising future.
Requirements and eligibility
• Selection of successful candidates will be strictly on academic merit.
• Applicants are expected to study at an accredited South African tertiary institution.
• It is the student’s responsibility to seek admission with a tertiary institution.
• The bursary is for qualifications of no less than one year.
• The bursary is renewable annually, based on academic performance/results.
• The bursary is not applicable for post graduate qualifications