Thapelo Madibeng Bursary Award Ceremony offers 2000 New CETA Bursaries
The 15th of February will have a significant impact on the lives of 2000 students across the country, as well as long-term effects on the infrastructure of South Africa as CETA (Construction Education and Training Authority) invest in the education and development of these students.
The CETA has recently renamed the bursary programme to the “Thapelo Madibeng Bursary” in memory of the late Thapelo Madibeng, a core business executive who passed away in August 2018. These bursaries have been allocated to students who are interested in construction related studies. The Thapelo Madibeng bursary will cover the expenses for tuition fees, prescribed books/stationery, residence costs and meals.
The Thapelo Madibeng Bursary Award Ceremony was held at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg and hosted 1000 bursary recipients as well as 300 delegates. The keynote address was delivered by the Honourable Naledi Pandor, the Minister of Higher Education and Training.
Open to both undergraduate as well as postgraduate applicants (capped to Honours Degree Level) under the age of 35, the Thapelo Madibeng Bursary offers opportunities to students who are wanting to study property development, civil engineering, architecture quantity surveying, geomatics and much more.
The construction industry is divided into four major sub-sectors: building construction, built environment professions, materials manufacturing and roads and civil construction. The CETA then provides skills development and training projects aimed at furthering South Africa’s human resources especially the construction workforce whose skills are valued in terms of the National Qualification Frameworks (NQF).
About Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA)
The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) was established in April 2000 to ensure that training and skills development represent the needs and requirement of the sector. The CETA is accredited as an Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). ETQA accreditation allowed the CETA to administer both the skills training and training providers.http://More information at http://www.ceta.org.za