SACTA (South African Cultivar & Technology Agency) was established to address a critical issue: the lack of advanced technology for self-pollinated grain and oilseed crops in South Africa, including Wheat, Barley, Oats, Soya Beans, and select Canola cultivars. This dearth of innovation hampers local producers' ability to compete globally. To rectify this, SACTA introduces the SACTA Bursary Scheme, dedicated to cultivating talent and advancing agricultural technology in these crucial crops.
The SACTA Bursary empowers passionate individuals to spearhead innovation in self-pollinated crops. We support research, foster new ideas, and enhance food security by improving the quality and quantity of locally-produced grains and oilseeds. By investing in the next generation of agricultural leaders, we aim to revolutionize South Africa's agricultural landscape. For details on eligibility and applications, please contact Marna Booyens at Agri Manage Solutions (Pty) Ltd via email: email@example.com. Join us in shaping a prosperous future for South African agriculture through the SACTA Bursary.
Requirements and eligibility
SACTA is offering postgraduate bursaries for those who wish to pursue further studies in the grain and oilseeds breeding and technology industry. The requirements for the bursary application are as follow
The basic requirements for application of a bursary with SACTA are:
Applicants must be South African citizens.
Applicants must be admitted to study full time with the institution of their choice.
SACTA bursaries are only awarded to Honours, Masters and Doctoral studies.
The field of study must be relevant to the South African breeding and technology industry.
Successful applicants may not be in receipt of alternative funding from alternate sources.
The proposal for the dissertation/thesis must be approved by SACTA prior to the commencement of the studies.
Upon application, SACTA requires:
a) A completed application form,
b) A certified copy of a South African identity document/passport,
c) Updated curriculum vitae,
d) The latest academic transcript/record on an official letterhead,
e) Proof of registration and a fee statement (if available).
A formal bursary agreement is to be concluded with SACTA should a bursary be awarded.
A supervisor for the study programme must be designated by the Institution where the study will be undertaken and must be approved by SACTA.
It is the responsibility of the Student to inform the Supervisor that he/she will be required to register with the particular Bursary Scheme on our website. The URL address thereof may be provided to the supervisor either by the student or upon request.
Applicants will be expected to work in the South African grain and oilseeds breeding and technology industry for the same period for which a bursary was awarded.
Annual bursary amounts will be determined by SACTA each year.
Closing date for bursary application submissions is 30 September of every year.