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SUGAR INDUSTRY TRUST FUND FOR EDUCATION

SITFE supports a wide range of programmes ranging from the school support programme; study assistance programme; in-whole school support programme; early childhood development programme; and an education centre development programme. These programmes are implemented in order to improve the quality of learning, educators and communities within the sugarcane growing communities of Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga

Overview-History

OVERVIEW/HISTORY

The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) was launched in 1965 as a private sector initiative and is regarded as one of the oldest Trust Funds in South Africa. The mission of SITFE is to support, promote and advance sustainable, quality education in South African sugarcane growing areas. In its 53-years history, SITFE has provided bursaries to over 10 200 students, financed school building projects, provided financial assistance to tertiary institutions and has worked closely with educational organisations to improve the overall education standard in the sugarcane growing provinces, namely KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

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ABOUT US

In the past 53 years, SITFE has embarked on a broad range of initiatives, directly supporting the education of disadvantaged South Africans. These range from providing bursaries, to developing school infrastructure, teacher training, skills training, early childhood development and the implementation of maths, science and technology programmes.

LATEST NEWS

50th

SITFE 50th ANNIVERSARY

The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) celebrated its 50th Anniversary at the Durban International Convention Centre. SITFE has been instrumental in a variety of education initiatives, but its flagship project has always been its Bursary scheme….

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GRADUATION FUNCTION

The SITFE Graduation function was held on the 11 July 2018. A total of 53 students (19 graduates and 34 new SITFE bursary recipients) attended the Function. All graduates were issued with certificates…

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AT A GLANCE

A LOOK INTO THE 14 BILLION RSA SUGAR INDUSTRY

The R14 billion South African sugar industry is cost competitive, consistently ranking in the top 15 out of approximately 120 sugar producing countries worldwide. Stretching across two provinces of South Africa, namely Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, the sugar industry makes a positive difference to the lives of more than a million people and is a catalyst to economic growth…

FEATURED PROJECTS

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Our Programmes

The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) was launched in 1965 as a private sector initiative and is regarded as one of the oldest Trust Funds in South Africa. The mission of SITFE is to support, promote and advance sustainable, quality education in South African sugarcane growing areas.

SITFE PROGRAMMES

SITFE supports a wide range of programmes ranging from the school support programme; study assistance programme; in-whole school support programme; early childhood…

PLACEMENT OF SITFE GRADUATES

The sugar industry is committed to ensuring that rural communities within the sugarcane growing regions access economic opportunities and achieve sustainable development through quality…

OUR HISTORY

In its 50-year history, SITFE has provided bursaries to over 10 000 students, financed school building projects, provided financial assistance to tertiary institutions…

BURSARY APPLICATIONS 2019

Download the necessary forms and documentation to apply for a bursary in 2019 and 2020.   

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