SAAGA Bursary Scholarship 2021/2022 South African Avocado Growers’ Association

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SAAGA Bursary Scholarship 2021/2022 South African Avocado Growers’ Association

After the establishment of the first avocado orchard in the 1920’s by Mr. Harry Ludman, the number of farmers who took to producing avocado crops grew quickly. Many years later, in the mid-sixties, these same farmers realised that they would have to work together if they wanted to obtain the greatest possible benefits from their investments.

On November 27, 1967, the first meeting of avocado growers was held at Westfalia Estates near Tzaneen. The farmers discussed the possibility of better communication and the chances of increasing the potential they saw for the avocado on the overseas markets. Prof. Ballie Kotzé was the chairman at the meeting. He retired as the research coordinator in 1994.

The meeting led to the formation of an “Avocado Growers Export Coordinating Committee” with Mr. A J Cresswell of Koolkat (Pty) Ltd, an export agent, as convener.  In January 1969, the name was changed to the “Transvaal Avocado GrowersAssociation”, and thus the organization continued until August 9, 1971, when it became known as the South African Avocado Growers’ Association.

SAAGA’s philosophy was sound and the positive results of the industry are an example of voluntary cooperation on a national level which seldom, if ever before, has been achieved in the agricultural sphere in South Africa.

SAAGA Bursary Scholarship 2021/2022 South African Avocado Growers’ Association
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SAAGA Bursary Scholarship 2021/2022 South African Avocado Growers’ Association

South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA) 2021 Bursary is currently looking to fund undergraduates looking for scholarships.

Bursary Details

SAAGA Bursary Scholarship 2021/2022. The South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA) makes bursaries available to individuals from historically disadvantaged groups for studies to towards a BSc (Agric) or equivalent degrees majoring in Horticultural Science or Agricultural Economics / Agribusiness.

The bursary aims to ensure that graduates of colour are appropriately trained to enter the South African avocado industry to enable continued growth of the sector.

Closing date: 31 October 2021

Conditions of Bursary

If a recipient does not pass the course for which the bursary has been awarded, he/she will be required to pay back the bursary over a period equal to the length of the bursary, repayment commencing at the beginning of the year after the year in which the bursary was awarded.

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How to Apply

Applications should be forwarded to the offices of Subtrop, not later than 31 October of the year preceding the academic year for which the bursary is applied. The attached application form should be completed and supporting documentation must be attached.

Applicants that have not been contacted by 31 December should consider their application unsuccessful.

Kindly attach copies the following to your application:

  • A motivation letter as to why you should be considered for the bursary
  • Identity document
  • Matric certificate
  • University academic record
  • A brief Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Details of any other bursary or scholarship which you may hold.

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