TCTA (Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority) Bursary South Africa 2022

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TCTA (Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority) Bursary South Africa 2022 – 2023


Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (OR “TCTA” for short), situated in Centurion, is a state-owned entity for bulk water supply development. The company’s goal is to be a market leader for the supply of sustainable water and to facilitate water security (by the means of planning, financing and implementing the process of raw water infrastructure) in their region.

The company was first established in order to become a purpose vehicle to carry out the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. Services carried out by the company include Project Design, Project Management, Treasury Management, Knowledge Management, Debt Management, Bulk raw water infrastructure implementation, Structuring, and raising Project Finance.

Some of TCTA’s flagship projects include the Lesotho Highlands Water Project; the Metsi Bophelo Borehole Project; the Vaal River Eastern Subsystem; the Olifants River Water Resources Development Project; Berg Water Project in Franschhoek; the Komati Water Scheme Augmentation Project; the Mooi-Mgeni Transfer Scheme; the Mokolo Dam and the Acid Mine Drainage.


TCTA will be awarding 7 bursaries to students from a previously disadvantaged background who have shown academic excellence and the desire to succeed in their chosen field.

4 bursaries will be awarded for degree studies within the following fields:

  • Chemical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Civil Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Electrical Engineering (Controls & Instrumentation) (BSc or BEng)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc or BEng)

2 bursaries will be awarded for degree studies within the following fields:

  • Economics (B Com)
  • Commercial (B Com)
  • Financial Management (B Com)
  • Treasury & Investment (B Com)
  • *and related numerate Degree programmes

1 bursary will be awarded for degree studies within the following fields:

  • Environmental Law (BSc)
  • Environmental Management (BSc)
  • Environmental Science (BSc)


The bursary will provide coverage for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed books, accommodation, meals, and a monthly allowance for living expenses.

Once your application has been received, it will be screened to ensure that you meet the criteria and that all information required is present.
Shortlisted candidates will then be contacted by TCTA and invited to an interview.
If you have not received any feedback within 30 days of the application deadline, you can regard your application as unsuccessful.


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):

  • South African citizen
  • In possession of a valid South African ID Document
  • Under the age of 35 years old
  • Currently unemployed
  • Completed Matric
  • In possession of a National Senior Certificate (with university entrance pass)
  • Must have achieved a minimum of 60% for all subjects in Matric
  • Studying or have been accepted to study full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying or have been accepted to study at a recognized tertiary institution within South Africa
  • Current University students must have achieved a minimum of 65% for all main subjects
  • Your parent’s income must not be more than R350 000 per year (before tax)
  • Your parents or close relatives must NOT be employed by the TCTA (as this is a conflict of interest)
  • NOT have any current bursary or sponsorship awards
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply


Download and complete the TCTA Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

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):

  • South African ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric National Senior Certificate (certified copy)
  • Latest University academic results, if currently studying at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Letter of University acceptance
  • Invoice from your University if available (to include costs of tuition, textbooks, accommodation etc)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, death certificate if deceased, proof of grant if receiving a grant etc)
  • Complete the Confirmation of Diagnosis of Disability (.pdf) if disabled

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Nomvula Mhlambi: [email protected]
(Insert the words “TCTA Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

*Only emailed applications will be accepted – please do NOT fax or post your applications.


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact TCTA directly:
Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority
Contact Person: Nomvula Mhlambi
Tel: 012 683 1258
Fax: 012 683 1361
Email: [email protected]
Postal Address: P O Box 10335?, Centurion, South Africa, 0046?
Physical Address: Tuinhof Building, Ground Floor, Stinkhout Building, 265 West Avenue, Centurion


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