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Tuesday, 01 October 2019

W&RSETA awards R10 million to CPUT students

Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority’s Regional Administrator, Zintle Metula (yellow jacket), congratulates some of the students who received bursaries from the SETA. Photo: Sikhululwe Ntsiko Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority’s Regional Administrator, Zintle Metula (yellow jacket), congratulates some of the students who received bursaries from the SETA. Photo: Sikhululwe Ntsiko

The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSeta) has awarded more than R10 million in bursaries to hundreds of deserving students in the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences.

The W&RSeta awarded bursaries to 200 students in Retail Business Management, Human Resource Management, Financial Information Systems, Management, Accounting, Marketing and Paralegal Studies. The full bursaries pay for registration, tuition, accommodation, books, meals and transport for students residing off-campus.

Officials from the W&RSeta recently visited the District Six Campus to meet the successful students. It was an exciting day for the students as they had been waiting since the beginning of the year to learn if they will receive the funding for their studies.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof Chris Nhlapo, told the meeting that the university was grateful to the W&RSETA for the funding and that the Seta has a very strong relationship with CPUT since it is also funding one of the university’s research leadership chair. “The [bursary] funding will improve the lives of our students especially the BTech students because they are struggling to get funding. This is a shot in the arm for our needy students,” said Nhlapo.

He added that the bursaries will ensure the students completely focus on their studies without worrying about fees. “This is making a lifetime investment into the future of the youth of this country.”

The W&RSeta was established in the year 2000 in terms of the Skills Development Act to facilitate the skills development needs of the wholesale and retail industry through the implementation of learning programmes, disbursements of grants and monitoring of education and training.

·         Additional reporting by Sikhululwe Ntsiko 

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.