Bursary Program

Agriculture, and the deciduous fruit industry specifically, is a major contributor to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP). It is also responsible for providing many with employment. Therefore, Hortgro believes it is necessary to provide support in discovering and training the best minds and developing a strong labour force.

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The deciduous fruit industry is dedicated to investing in South Africa’s future agricultural workforce.

Over the past seven years, Hortgro has offered just under R26.5 million worth of bursaries to a total of 485 students.

The deciduous fruit industry has a proud track record of students ending up in the agricultural industry.

Bursary Applications

Bursary applications open on 15 May and close on 15 August.

Latest News

2019

WITH “HOPE AND TRUST” HORTGRO INVESTS R5.3M IN STUDENTS

Anton Rabe, Hortgro Executive Director, who spoke at a recent event for their bursary holders, expressed his pride in the bursary programme and what it aims to achieve. The event was attended by staff from Stellenbosch University, industry leaders, directors from South African pome and stone fruit boards, Hortgro management, and bursary holders.

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2018

AGRICULTURE KEY TO FUTURE

“Agriculture holds the key to the future of this country. It has the potential to resolve and unlock many of our most pressing problems, such as land reform, food security, job creation, and how to manage climate change, to name but a few. “

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2017

HORTGRO INVESTS R3,7M IN STUDENTS

This year HORTGRO is contributing R3,7 million in bursaries and training at higher education institutions nationwide, including Stellenbosch University, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Elsenburg, and the universities of Limpopo, Pretoria and Free State.

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FLTR: Dr Antoinette Malan (Stellenbosch University insect biological control researcher), Dr Nomakholwa Stokwe (Stellenbosch University nematologist), Hugh Campbell (Hortgro Science General Manager), Maryna Odendaal (post graduate nematology), Deidre Odendaal (post graduate nematology), Nadine Carstens (undergraduate BSc Agric Soil Science) and Caro Kapp (nematode PhD researcher).
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