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Education assistance for the TRC-identified victims of apartheid

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development calls on TRC-identified victims of Apartheid that were declared as such by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to apply for assistance with tuition fees for basic and higher education and training.

Call for Applications: 2022 Education Assistance for the TRC-Identified Victims

Closing date for Higher Education and Training and for Basic Education applications are applications is 30 November 2021.

Application forms are available on the website or may be requested by sending an email to:
TRCeducation@justice.gov.za

Application forms can be returned:

By registered post to: The Head: TRC Unit
The Department of Justice and Constitutional
Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001
or
By e-mail: TRCeducation@justice.gov.za

Enquiries can be directed to:
TRC Unit Helpdesk
Tel: 012 315 1234 or 012 315 8834
E-mail: TRCeducation@justice.gov.za

Who qualifies for assistance?
A person declared a victim by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC); and/or their dependants or relatives. A dependant includes any person to whom the TRC-identified victim has or had a legal or customary duty to support, which would include children, grandchildren and the spouse of the identified victim.

What about the relatives?
Relatives qualify if the person fits into any of the following categories:

To qualify for Basic Education assistance
(a) The household of which the person who needs assistance is a member, must not earn more than R209 468,00 gross income per year.
(b) The person who needs assistance must be a member of a vulnerable household.
(c) The person who needs assistance must be enrolled in a public school.

To qualify for Higher Education and training assistance
(a) The applicant must be a member of a household which earns less than R315 201,00 gross income per year.
(b) The applicant must be a member of a vulnerable household (See criteria for vulnerable households).
(c) The applicant who needs assistance must be enrolled in a public University/TVET College and is for Undergraduate studies ONLY.

Vulnerable Households
A vulnerable household is a household consisting of four (4) or more members where:

Regulation 8B “Assistance relating to assistive device"
The following disabilities and their respective assistive devices are listed in Annexure 2 of the amended Regulations.:

Renewal of assistance
Students/learners who received assistance for the current academic year must re-apply for the new academic year. Academic results must be attached to the application.


Regulations relating to assistance to victims in respect of BASIC EDUCATION: Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995 (Act 34 of 1995)

Please note that all documentation on the site is in PDF PDF eForm format and require Acrobat Reader to open and read.

Regulations relating to assistance to victims in respect of HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995 (Act 34 of 1995)

Please note that all documentation on the site is in PDF PDF eForm format and require Acrobat Reader to open and read.

Application forms must be returned, by registered post, to:
The Head: TRC Unit, The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 315 1234 or 012 315 8834, E-mail: TRCeducation@justice.gov.za


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