June 29 2018
SUGAR INDUSTRY BURSARY SCHEME HONOURS GRADUATES
The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE), which is administered by the South African Sugar Association, will hold a ceremony on 3 July 2018 to honour 20 bursary recipients who recently graduated from their respective colleges and universities. The top achievers will receive brand new laptop computers. All graduates will be awarded certificates in recognition of their achievements.
Details of the ceremony are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Venue: KwaShukela, 170 Flanders Drive, Mount Edgecombe
Time: 11am – 2pm
Each year SITFE awards 41 bursaries to deserving students from the sugarcane growing provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. Included in the 41 bursaries are six which are reserved for children of sugarcane farmworkers who can apply for any field of study at an affiliated tertiary institution of their choice. The SITFE bursary covers 100% of tuition fees, books, meals, and accommodation for the entire duration of the student’s undergraduate course. The mission of SITFE – through a variety of projects – is to support, promote and advance sustainable, quality education in South African sugarcane growing areas. Since its inception in 1965, SITFE has made it possible for more than 10 000 students to realise their academic dreams. SITFE alumni include a number of South Africa’s prominent leaders: Transport Minister Dr Bonginkosi “Blade” Nzimande, Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize and his wife Dr May Mashego.