DAFF 2012 Bursaries
Annually the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries recruits deserving young people from previously disadvantaged groups with good results in Mathematics and Physical Science to be worthy recipients of the bursary assistance to further their studies in one of the identified and prioritized scarce skills in agriculture, forestry and fisheries.Application deadline:
30 September 2011
The purpose of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary Scheme is to contribute towards human resource development in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector, through the achievement of the following strategic objectives:
1. mobilising learners at pre-tertiary level in order to identify and nurture potential at an early stage and to have more agriculture, forestry and fisheries scientists at the highest level;
2. increase the number of scientists in designated groups and to increase the number of farmers, foresters and fisheries from designated groups at commercial level;
3. to contribute towards making the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector more competitive and representative of South Africa’s demographics by providing learning opportunities to those previously marginalised.
4. it should be noted that the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries External Bursary Scheme is the major part of a more comprehensive youth development programme undertaken by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.