The South African Geomatics Council (SAGC) functions as a professional entity dedicated to safeguarding the interests of the geomatics discipline in South Africa. Geomatics is a field focused on the collection, analysis, and management of spatial data, encompassing elements such as maps and survey information.
Established in 2007, the SAGC's core mission is to advance the highest standards of professional conduct and expertise within the geomatics sector. This organization assumes responsibility for overseeing the profession, establishing educational and training benchmarks, and maintaining a register of certified geomaticians.
The SAGC maintains close collaboration with other professional associations and government entities, ensuring that the geomatics profession receives proper representation and recognition. Moreover, the organization offers a spectrum of services to its members, including opportunities for professional growth, networking gatherings, and access to the most current industry developments and research.
The South African Geomatics Council (SAGC) extends study bursaries to students enrolled in geomatics-related degree programs at accredited South African institutions. These bursaries are granted on the basis of academic excellence, financial necessity, and the potential to make meaningful contributions to the field of geomatics.
The SAGC bursary opportunity is for students wanting to study:
B.Sc. in Surveying /Geomatics,
B.Tech Surveying / Mine Surveying / Geomatics, or
Diploma in Surveying / Mine Surveying or GIS
Requirements and eligibility
Applicants need to show promise and achievement in their academics. Applicants must also meet the minimum criteria before applying:
South African citizen
Finished Matric or in matric
Studying towards one of the aforementioned qualifications
Registered to study at a recognised University or University of Technology in South Africa
How to apply
To apply for the study bursaries offered by the South African Geomatics Council (SAGC), you need to complete the application form which can be downloaded from the SAGC website. In addition to the completed application form, you will need to attach the following documents:
Tertiary qualifications certificate(s)
Latest results for June and November
Provisional Letter of Acceptance at University / University of Technology
Proof of Registration at Institution
Once you have completed the application form and gathered all the necessary documents, please send your application and supporting documentation to the following address:
South African Geomatics Council P O Box 752799 Garden View 2047
Please ensure that your application is received by the deadline.