Empowering our Youth. Enriching our communities.

The Paul Mthimunye Bursary Fund is a self help scheme whose purpose is to assist needy and deserving high school learners and tertiary students in the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality, Mpumalanga Province. We fund students who are following Maths, Science, Accounting, Engineering, Law and other fields of study in keeping with the principle of supply and demand in the labour market.

Our History

The Paul Mthimunye Bursary Fund was established with the intention of supporting learners with exceptional academic ability. In the last 10 years, the Paul Mthimunye Bursary Fund has sponsored over 200 high school learners and over 90 tertiary students.

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Our Founder

The idea of having The Paul Mthimunye Bursary Fund came from a former resident of Middelburg, Mr Sipho Mthombeni who started and completed his school career in Middelburg prior to pursuing his university studies. He generously donated fifty thousand rand to start the fund. This idea was warmly embraced by the community.

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Our Partners

The Bursary Fund enjoys the support of the private sector, individuals in the community, the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality and the Mpumalanga Provincial Education Department. Your support is highly valued in this noble endeavour to address the challenge of skills shortages in our country.

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“They said it couldn’t be done, until I showed them how”

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Pearls of Wisdom - A Speech by Minister Pravin Gordan

Testimonials - Our Successful Alumini

Patrick recently qualified as an Engineer and is currently working as an engineer in training.

Patrick Motau

Another success story proudly sponsored by the Paul Mthimunye Bursary funds is Sipho Msimango who holds a Bsc in metallurgical engineering and material science. Sipho is currently employed as a product engineer at Columbus Stainless Steel.

Dumi C Nkosi