The South African Nursery Association – SANA is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1947 s to create an association to act as network platform to represent the interests of the green industry.
Today it not only represents the nursery industry as a whole but also represents individual related associations:
Allied, Bulb & Seed Trade Association – ABSTA
Bedding Plant Growers Association – BPGA
Garden Centre Association – GCA
Bursaries will be awarded for studies towards Horticulture and Landscaping qualifications – mainly undergraduate studies, although postgraduate (PhD, Masters and BTech students) may receive funding on a case-bycase basis.
The bursary will only provide cover for tuition fees and is awarded for the current academic year of study. Funding is paid directly to the institution.
Please note that the bursary does NOT cover the following: outstanding fees, registration fees, accommodation and any other fees (practical training, travel, allowances, prescribed books etc).
Bursary recipients will also be required to become SANA members (free of charge), which will have the following benefits:
Regular communication via electronic newsletters – this covers matters relating to the industry, important dates and more
Digital copy of the annual SANA Magazine
Invitation as a visitor, to the fast growing SANA TRADE FAIRS, allowing members the chance to view how the nursery industry operates – this takes place twice a year in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal
Membership is valid for 1 year – student members are required to reapply each year
Shortlisted candidates may be contacted and invited to attend an interview with a SANA representative in their area, which will take place in April 2022.
Requirements and eligibility
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
You must have completed Matric
You must be studying towards a Horticulture or Landscaping qualification
You must have completed all modules of the 1st academic year of study
You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60% for each subject
You must be a member of SANA or must apply to be a member of SANA (this is free of charge – the application form is below)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
ID document (certified copy)
Photograph of yourself (selfie/ portrait photograph/ student card photo)
Full academic results record, including most recent results (on institutions letterhead)
Tertiary institution’s banking details (on institutions letterhead)
Proof of tertiary registration for 2022 (on institutions letterhead)