Department of Employment and Labour: Compensation Fund Bursary Programme 2024

Bursary Summary

The Department of Employment and Labour and the Compensation Fund invite applications for the Bursary Programme 2024.

Closing Date: 31 March 2024

The applicants must have been accepted at a recognised Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, Community Education and Training (CET) College or Higher Education Institution (HEI).

If you do not receive any response from the Compensation Fund within two months after submitting your
application, consider your application (as likely) unsuccessful.

What the Bursary covers

  • • Tuition fees, Prescribed Study Material, Monthly Stipend and Accommodation.
  • • The award is renewable every year – for the duration of the study programme enrolled – depending on the availability of funds and academic performance.

Who should apply?

Dependants of COID beneficiaries with a permanent disablement and dependants of fatally injured employees (17 – 35 years).

COID beneficiaries with a permanent disablement (Within the Working-age).

The bursary is open throughout the 2024 financial year; however, applicants are encouraged to send their 2024 Academic Year applications on/before the 31 March 2024.

ALSO CHECK:  2024 African Scholarship Programme at the Nordic Africa Institute. Apply now!

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be unemployed COID beneficiaries with a permanent disablement (PWD) as a result of occupational injuries/ diseases, dependants of COID beneficiaries with a permanent disablement and dependants of fatally injured employees.

Also, other requirements:

  • Unemployed Persons who have acquired permanent disablement due to occupational injuries /diseases, dependants of COID persons with disabilities / dependants of fatally injured workers

  • South African citizens • Fully completed application form • Proof of residence • Claim number • Certified copies of Identity document of the applicant, parent(s) or guardians’ Identity document / death certificate (COID Persons with Disabilities)

  • Grade 12 June results/ highest school grade or qualification • Proof of acceptance from public Post School Education and Training (PSET)
  • Students must be enrolled to study on a full-time basis, and only under exceptional circumstances students with disabilities shall be allowed to study part-time

  • Proof of unemployment letter from Department of Employment and Labour / or Affidavit • Certification and verification of physical disability by a Health Care Professional or Disability Support Office / WCL forms (Final medical report)
  • Applicants may be subjected to a psychometric assessment.
ALSO CHECK:  POYNTING Antennas Bursaries 2024 for Engineering Students in South Africa

How to Apply

Download and complete the respective bursary application form from the website or visit your nearest Provincial Labour Centre for the application form.

Unemployed COID beneficiaries with a permanent disablement who suffered occupational injuries/ diseases and the dependents are not restricted to the listed qualifications.

In addition, COID beneficiaries with a Permanent Disablement struggling to gain access to training institutions due to the level of education and other barriers can contact our offices for organised Vocational Skills Programmes/Qualifications.

FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES, ASSISTANCE AND ADVICE, PLEASE CONTACT US At (012) 319 9264/ (012) 319 5774/ (012) 319 9124/ (012) 319 9264


  • S'bo Parker

    S'bo has a passion for web content creation and develops apps and games for fun! It all started at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where she gained skills in automated machine learning (AutoML), machine learning algorithms and MLOps. S'bo loves electric vehicles and uses 100% solar energy.

    View all posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button