Women of Africa is a leading women-owned organisation in the South African economy and SADC regions that have a diverse range of investments.
The group is focused on leveraging its empowerment credentials to acquire and develop businesses in the public and private sectors. The group has a broad-based appeal by virtue of its shareholders and their experience with the growing women and emerging markets' purchasing power. WOA utilises its competitive advantages to create economic value for our stakeholders by being actively involved in management decisions of our companies, while simultaneously addressing women in business and black empowerment to meet our transformation objectives.
The object of WOA guide the manner in which the group will act, and focus on the group’s desired outcomes:
• To boldly go where no Women have gone before; WOA is focused on entering the sectors of the economy that remain almost entirely male dominated despite BEE initiatives to date.
• To become operationally influential in its investments, ensuring the presence of Women in all key areas of these businesses; enhancing and accelerating the skills transfer process to women.
• To grow economically and extend this supportive and empowering approach from South Africa to countries throughout Africa.
The Women of African Fuels and Oils (WOA) group is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme. The bursary will provide financial and non-financial support to help make students' ambitions happen and to achieve their goal of studying at a Tertiary institution (Offsite or Onsite).
Bursaries will be awarded for studies within these fields:
Successful candidates will be required to sign a bursary agreement with the company. WOA Fuels & Oils reserves the right to change these T&Cs of the bursary programme without prior notice and reserves the right to the selection process and approval. If changes are made, the revised T&Cs will be posted on the company's website.
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 be a South African citizen
You must have completed Matric
You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for English in Matric
You must have achieved a minimum result of 50% for all other subjects in Matric
You must be registered to study within one of the fields listed above
You must be registered to study at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
You must be in financial need
You must be from a rural area and previously disadvantaged background
Students living with disabilities are encouraged to apply
How to apply
Students who meet the eligibility criteria can apply by submitting clear copies of the following documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
ID document (certified copy)
Matric certificate (certified copy)
Proof of tertiary registration (on institutions letterhead)
Parents' or guardians' ID documents (certified copy)
Parents' or guardians' proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed or an informal trader, proof of pension or grant if applicable)
Note: there is no application form to be completed for this bursary application – students need only submit the list of the above documents to apply.
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: email@example.com
(Insert the words “WOA Fuels & Oils Bursary Application” in the email subject line).