SANZAF Zakah Bursary 2022/2023

The South African National Zakáh Fund (SANZAF)  has opened its 2022/2023 Bursary application and is inviting all interested applicants to apply now.

The South African National Zakáh Fund (SANZAF) are a faith-based, educational and socio-welfare organisation that collect and distribute Zakáh and Sadaqát to help the muslim community. SANZAF has been helping poor and needy families for over 43 years, assisting in the empowerment and upliftment of the community.

Closing Date:

East London: 15 November 2021
Port Elizabeth / Gqeberha: 30 November 2021
Western Cape: 31 December 2021
Gauteng: 10 January 2022
Ladysmith: 23 January 2022
Pietermaritzburg: 31 January 2022
Kimberley: 31 January 2022
Durban: 28 February 2022

Bursary Requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen or a foreign national with a study permit
  • You must reside in the province of which you are applying
  • You must have proven financial need
  • You must be from a previously disadvantaged background
  • You must have applied for NSFAS before applying for this bursary (apply for NSFAS funding here)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised University, University of Technology or Technikon in South Africa
  • You must meet the requirements of the SANZAF
    • You must fall into one of these 3 categories:
      • You must be currently in Matric, or
      • You must be currently studying at a tertiary institution and were sponsored by a family member or yourself last year, or
      • You must be currently studying at a tertiary institution and were sponsored by SANZAF last year

Bursary Coverage:

What this bursary programs covers will be communicated to the qualified applicants. For any inquiries, contact Port Elizabeth (Contact Person: Dr Shamiega Chaudhari, Email: sisaacs@ufh.ac.za / eastlondon@sanzaf.org.za, Tel: 041 457 1459)
East London: (Contact Person: Dr Shamiega Chaudhari, Email: sisaacs@ufh.ac.za / eastlondon@sanzaf.org.za, Tel: 041 457 1459)
Western Cape: (Contact Person: Faeza Govind, Email: faeza.govind@sanzaf.org.za, Tel: 021 447 0297)
Gauteng: (Contact Person: Saadiqah, Tel: 012 374 0064)
Ladysmith: (Contact Person: Mahommed Dadabhay, Email: mahommed.dadabhay@sanzaf.org.za, Tel: 036 633 2792)
Pietermaritzburg: (Contact Person: Maseera Amin, Email: Maseera.Amin@sanzaf.org.za, Tel: 033 397 9133)

Method of Application:

Supporting Documents:

  • ID document or study permit if a foreign national (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve the bursary
  • Testimonial from your school
  • Proof of income: parents/ guardians/ spouse latest payslips OR affidavit if unemployed OR death certificate if deceased
  • ID document OR study permit if a foreign national (certified copy)
  • Matric final results/ certificate (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record (on institutions letterhead)
  • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve the bursary
  • Testimonial from your University, Imaam or Religious leader
  • Proof of income from parents, guardians, spouse or your own (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of grant or pension if applicable, death certificate if deceased)
  • Matric final results/ certificate
  • 2021 mid year tertiary results (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of income: parents/ guardians/ spouse latest payslips OR affidavit if unemployed OR death certificate if deceased