Applications Open For The Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund 2018

Applications Open For The Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund 2018. The Fund seeks to avail financial support to youth to enable them to pursue quality education in an institution of higher learning with youth in rural areas as primary target. The scholarship fund was established in honor of Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu who at the age of 23, was executed under the apartheid laws after being wrongfully accused of murder and terrorism.

The scholarship fund is designed to create an environment for affording youth with excellent academic background, an opportunity to further their studies. Financial support will be provided to youth who pursue full-time degrees that fall within the priority growth sectors, critical and scarce skills areas outlined in the labor planning frameworks of the country.

The fund will be accessible to deserving South African youth who meet the minimum entry requirements set by the NYDA and, who have been admitted for study at public Universities and Universities of Technology.


Applications (online and manual) for the 2018 academic year will open from the 18th September 2017 and close on the 15th December 2017 (for postal/email applications) and the 16th January 2018 for online applications.


  • To provide financial support to youth in the form of scholarships to increase their chances of accessing quality higher education in their field of study.
  • To increase chances of employability or entrepreneurship based on the positive correlation between level of education and employability
  • Empower the youth (under 35 years) with education to enable them to compete favorably in the labor market.
  • Contribute to the development of critical and scarce skills

The Fund covers tuition, accommodation, books & meals.

Online applications for the 2018 academic year are OPEN and will close on 16 January 2018.


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