September 2025: Bheki Mlangeni Memorial Scholarship Opened in South Africa

Bheki Mlangeni Memorial has opened its September 2025 academic year Scholarship program in South Africa and is inviting all final year LLB students to apply for studies at the University of Witwatersrand and the University of the Western Cape. All interested applicants should apply using the details below.

CLOSING DATE: 18 September 2025.

The aim of the scholarship programme is to:

  • Celebrate the memories and legacy of Bhekisizwe Godfrey Mlangeni
  • Remind us all about the sacrificed many made to achieve the democracy we have today
  • Promote legal education that is progressive at the Witwatersrand University
  • To continuously remind us that we all have the responsibility to recognise and establish the principles of our Constitution

BURSARY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be studying towards an LLB qualification
  • You must be entering your final year of study
  • You must be studying at the University of Witwatersrand or the University of the Western Cape
  • You must be Black
  • You must be in financial need
  • You must show a commitment to your legal qualification
  • You must have a goal to advance the cause of social justice
  • You must have shown excellence in Labour Law, Constitutional Law or Administrative Law

BURSARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities of this bursary have not been communicated yet. To know more apply first and make any inquiries attached to it using the below details.

please contact Cheadle Thompson and Haysom Inc. directly:
Johannesburg branch:
Tel: 011 403 2765
Email: admin@cth.co.za

Cape Town branc:
Tel: 021 418 2278

METHOD OF APPLICATION

In order to apply, students must submit clear copies of the following documents (the submission of these documents is mandatory; if any of them are missing, your application will be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Full academic results/ record (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter stating why you deserve to be awarded the scholarship
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae, including your student number
  • 2 reference letters
  • Contact details (telephone number and email address)

University of Witwatersrand students:
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Wanda Ndlozi (University Coordinator): wanda.ndlozi@wits.ac.za

University of Western Cape students:
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Vernon Johannes (University Coordinator): vjohannes@uwc.ac.za

Insert the words “Bheki Mlangeni Scholarship Application” in the email subject line.


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.