Cape Wools Bursaries, South Africa Wool Industry

Cape Wools Bursaries in South Africa from Cape Wools SA, in its role as service company representing the interests of the Wool Industry Forum of South Africa, recognises education, training and development as key tools in support of a viable, profitable and sustainable wool industry.

The Pecci Family has made available the sum of R200 000,00 for a bursary fund and with this as seed money it was decided at the CWSA Executive meeting on 27 November 2007 to establish a bursary fund to attract new entrants to the industry. In order to provide financial assistance for new entrants to consider a career in the wool industry, CWSA, with support from the Cape Wool Trust, has decided to establish a Wool Industry Bursary Trust from which bursaries will be awarded to deserving candidates to further their education at appropriate tertiary educational or training institutions. This will offer such candidates the opportunity to prepare themselves for a career in the South African wool industry in any one of the various institutions and organisations involved in the producing, selling, buying, testing, brokering, processing and export of wool and/or any secondary or related industries.

The Cape Wools Bursaries Industry  Trust Fund managed under the supervision of the Board of Trustees of the Fund. Cape Wools SA, an association incorporated under Section 21 of the Companies’ Act 1973, of 16 Grahamstown Road. An individual who has applied for a bursary and whose application is being considered by CWSA. An individual who has successfully applied for a bursary and is receiving a financial contribution from the Fund for a CWSAapproved study discipline or course. Organizations or companies representing private or public enterprise involved in farming with sheep, wool buying, processing and export, provision of wool brokering services, provision of support services to the industry, provision of tertiary training and development or research services to the wool industry, or any other stakeholder sector, as deemed appropriate by the Fund. A provider of tertiary education at which the recipient is enrolled or intends to enroll.

Cape Wools Bursaries Study Criteria:

Preference will be given to students at Agricultural Colleges (50% of allocation) or tertiary institutions in the field of fashion and textile design. For Study at Tertiary Institutions in the direction of Textile or fashion design, the focus must be on wool and the final year collection must consist of garments containing at least 50% wool. If a masters degree student is receiving a bursary, the focus should also be on wool and its applications.


Download and complete the Cape Wools 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):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest Matric results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest tertiary academic results, if at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration at a tertiary institution (on the tertiary institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of residence (certified copy)
  • Proof of any other bursaries applied for on received
  • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve to be awarded a bursary

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:

First by Email: or
Second by Post:
The General Manager
Cape Wools SA
P.O. Box 2191
North End
Port Elizabeth

CLOSING DATE: 31 October 2019.

(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

NOTE: No application shall be considered if submitted without copies of the applicant’s identity document, proof of address and appropriate academic records (matriculation certificate and/or latest course results from an institution).