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John Zikhali Scholarship 2016 Applications

John Mtoleni Zikhali 1960-2006


The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) invites applications for the John Zikhali Scholarship for 2016.

The Scholarship was established in honour of the late John Mtoleni Zikhali, who served as the union’s President until his untimely passing in 2006.

A single scholarship will be paid out in 2016 to the value of R30 000. The successful applicant will receive the scholarship for a one-year period, subject to the right to apply in a future year.


  • The scholarship will be for studies that contribute directly to the advancement of trade unionism, decent work or the clothing, textile, footwear and leather industry
  • The scholarship will be granted for studies at post-graduate level
  • The successful applicant will be a South African citizen


Applications should be in the form of a letter of motivation, setting out all relevant details (proposed course of study, proposed research/study topic). In addition, applicants must also provide copies of their CV and academic record. 

Applications should be e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the attention of the General Secretary Andre Kriel

Closing date: 30 November 2015

If you do not hear from SACTWU within two months after the closing date, please accept that your application has not been successful.



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SACTWU Winter School 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 16:16

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) will commence a series of Matric Winter Schools in July 2015. These schools are part of the union’s social responsibility programme, and aims to assist working class matriculant children with extra lessons in some of the more difficult subjects, to help them prepare for successful matric year-end exams.

Our Winter Schools have been run nationally every year since its launch in the year 2000, except in 2007 when a national wage strike took place by educators in our country. It typically lasts between 5 and 9 days.

The 2015 schedule is as follows:

Durban                      13th - 17th July
Isithebe                      11th - 17th July
Newcastle                  11th - 17th July
Ladysmith: Loskop     13th - 17th July
Ladysmith: Ezakheni  13th - 17th July

Contact : Siphiwe Ngidi (031) 3011 351
Port Elizabeth             4th to 10th July
East London               6th to 10th July

Contact Querida Bruiners (041) 487 2832
Soweto                       6th to 17th July

Contact Lesego   (011) 339 1343

Cape Town                 6th to 16th July

Contact Louise Solomons   (021) 447 4570
NEFS                          6th to 17th July
John Zikhali Branch    6th to 17th July

Contact Lerato Raisa   (058) 713 4935


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