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Sasbo has been admitted to the Old Mutual educational trust that promotes tertiary education by providing scholarships for worthy causes.  The scholarship provides funding to study on a full time, part time or on a distance basis, for a first time undergraduate degree or diploma (including BTech) at an accredited Higher Education Institution.

The scholarship covers:

– Registration and tuition fees.
– Prescribed books and other approved study materials.
– Accommodation and meals in a residence administered by the Higher Education Institution for students studying on a full time basis.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic ability and the financial needs of the applicants. The Board of Trustees can consider any other relevant factors in making the final decision in granting the scholarships.

The Trust reserves the right to adjust or withdraw any scholarship amount that may be awarded in terms of the application, should the applicant be a beneficiary of other finance assistance (e.g. bursary, grants, loans, scholarships, award, etc.)

Successful candidates will be required to participate in doing vacation work for a two-week period during the end-of academic-year break. This work must be in line with the course being studied.  The scholarship does not have to be paid back.

The courses covered are:

– Agricultural Studies
– Architectural and Environmental Studies
– Biological, Physical and Chemical Sciences
– Business, Commerce and Management Sciences/Studies
– Communication
– Computer Science and Data Processing
– Education – including Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE)
– Engineering and Engineering Technology
– Health Care and Health Sciences
– Industrial Arts, Trade and Technology
– Law
– Mathematical Sciences

At which institutions can you study if you are awarded a scholarship?

University of South Africa (Unisa)

Eastern Cape

  • Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • University of Fort Hare
  • Rhodes University

Free State

  • Central University of Technology
  • University of the Free State

Gauteng

  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • Vaal University of Technology

KwaZulu-Natal

  • Durban University of Technology
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Zululand
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology

Limpopo

  • University of Limpopo
  • University of Venda

Mpumalanga

  • National Institute for Higher Education

Northern Cape

  • National Institute for Higher Education

North West

  • North West University

Western Cape

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of the Western Cape

Funeral cover for Sasbo Members

One of the best benefits of being a SASBO member is the automatic funeral cover of R15 000 As well as an additional amount of R15 000 in the event that a member passes away due to unnatural death while performing the material duties of the relevant job.

All SASBO members automatically qualify for the benefit provided they are:
• Under 63 years of age
• Are up to date with their SASBO subscriptions
• New members become eligible from the day their first subscription is received
• No medical Examinations required

How to submit a claim to Old Mutual on your SASBO Union funeral benefits.

We understand that at a time like this, you need all the support possible to make it easy for all valid claims to be processed as quickly as possible.

01
  • Gather the required documents
  • Make copies of the documents and certify the copies so you can retain your original documents
02a

Branch submission:

  • Visit an Old Mutual Branch to submit your claim with all the supporting documents.
  • Remember to tell the person who assists you that you are submitting a SASBO Union Claim
02b

Electronic submission:

  • You can also submit your Union Claim documents directly to Old Mutual via e-mail by scanning the certified copies with a letter explaining the purpose of your e-mail and send it to the following e-mail address RMMRiskClaims@OldMutual.com
  • Remember to update the subject line with your name and the name of your Union.
  • Remember to provide us with a contact number in your email should we need to talk to you
03

Documents needed to submit your claim:
• Certified copy of Death Certificate
• Certified copy of the Claimants original Identity Document
• Certified copy of the Deceased original Identity Document or Birth Certificate
• Proof of Relationship / Affidavit
• Your SASBO membership number
• Proof of banking details for payment of the claim
• Latest pay slip reflecting a union subscription fee or bank statements reflecting a union subscription fee

SASBO LEGAL LINE: 0860 111 000

This is the Union’s extremely popular free 24-hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year legal advice through EuropAssist service to members. During its first three years in existence, 25 998 Sasbo callers received professional guidance and collectively saved nearly R11-million in legal costs.

The legal hotline is an impressive service, especially considering it’s a gratis addition to one of the most comprehensive, lowest cost and effective trade union services the SA labour movement has seen.  Take into account all the other Sasbo add-ons and you can earn your subscriptions back many times over before Sasbo starts negotiating higher salaries and better working conditions.

Gwib & Sasbosure

Sasbosure is an exciting new insurance offer from GWIB, designed exclusively for Sasbo members.

Featuring a unique retrenchment benefit and really competitive premiums, the new ExcesShield benefit reduces your excess by R1000, includes free car hire and a Premier Claims service to ensure the utmost in personal service and efficiency when making a claim.

Sasbosure insurance also offers the exclusive Sasbocare emergency assistance program, which provides full membership to the AA and also provides assistance for household emergencies.  Sasbosure is high quality insurance, as it is underwritten by Santam, SA’s largest and top rated insurer.Tel: (011) 510 1300

Benevolent Fund

The Sasbo Benevolent Fund, which draws its resources from union funds and member donations, renders financial assistance to members who are suffering no fault extreme hardship.

Women rule!

The Sasbo Black Women Chapter Education Assistance Scheme is inviting bursary applications.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2022.

Funding will be determined on an annual basis by a committee for children of members in good standing at any South African State high school or tertiary education body. Subject to available funds.

The decision of the committee will be final. Under no circumstances will a late application be considered.

The definitions and criteria covering the selection process are:

  • Applicants must be African, Coloured, or Indian women resident in the Republic of South Africa.
  • The joint remuneration threshold of applicants must not exceed R350 000 per annum.
  • Applicants must be Sasbo members in good standing, as defined by the union’s constitution.
  • In order to qualify for the assistance on offer, the learner must be able to demonstrate the ability to advance to the next level of education.
  • In the event where a learner fails to demonstrate the ability to be promoted to the next level of learning based on the learner’s year-end results, the committee of this Scheme reserves the right to decline or withdraw such assistance.
  • Assistance will be limited to only one learner per family.
  • The Committee may consider the number of learners per family in relation to the household income.
  • The Sasbo Black Women Chapter Committee will have the sole discretion to make decisions that it considers to be reasonable and fair under the circumstances.
  • Applicants are urged fill in their applications accurately and complete all section as incomplete applications will not qualify for consideration

Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered

Supporting documents

An application will be considered only if the following certified copies are submitted to the committee within the stipulated time period as mentioned above. Please do not hand it to individuals who may be visiting your branch as this may result in it being a late application.

Send completed applications to: Sasbo Black Women Chapter Committee Private Bag X84 Bryanston 2021. The closing date for all applications is 31 January 2022.

Study Grants

More examples of how much Sasbo cares for its members

We should all know by now how much Sasbo cares for and supports its members. Here is another example. If you (or yours) qualify for this educational opportunity, don’t delay, apply now

Study grants

Every year Sasbo provides 50 grants of up to R4 000 each to help members (and/or their children) to further their tertiary educational ambitions. The names of the recipients are drawn from all the applications received.

  • There is no age ceiling to the grant qualifications.
  • The grants are solely for students undergoing approved forms of tertiary education. The grants do not apply to any other branch of education.
  • We receive many applications for grants. Only 50 of the applicants whose names will be drawn in April or May each year will be fortunate enough to receive Sasbo’s help.
  • Do not submit more than one application. Additional applications are discarded.
  • Complete applications in full with all supporting documents attached.

Rules

The rules governing the allocation of Sasbo study grants are:

  • Applicants have to be Sasbo members in good standing.
  • If the required grant is for a child, at least one parent should be a Sasbo member in good standing.
  • No other relatives (i.e. sisters, brothers, in-laws, etc.) will be considered.
  • The student has to be in his/her second year of study – or beyond – at a recognized tertiary educational institution.
  • The grants are not available to cover school fees or other forms of education.

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        Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered

        The closing date for applications is 28 February 2022.

        Successful applicants will be contacted telephonically in April or May 2022 after the final draw has taken place and the names of the successful applicants will be published in Sasbo News.

        Completed forms not submitted through this website can be posted or emailed:

        Sasbo 2022 Study Grant

        Private Bag X84, Bryanston 2021

        Or emailed to studygrants@sasbo.org.za.

        Sasbo has been admitted to the Old Mutual educational trust that promotes tertiary education by providing scholarships for worthy causes.  The scholarship provides funding to study on a full time, part time or on a distance basis, for a first time undergraduate degree or diploma (including BTech) at an accredited Higher Education Institution.

        The scholarship covers:

        – Registration and tuition fees.
        – Prescribed books and other approved study materials.
        – Accommodation and meals in a residence administered by the Higher Education Institution for students studying on a full time basis.

        The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic ability and the financial needs of the applicants. The Board of Trustees can consider any other relevant factors in making the final decision in granting the scholarships.

        The Trust reserves the right to adjust or withdraw any scholarship amount that may be awarded in terms of the application, should the applicant be a beneficiary of other finance assistance (e.g. bursary, grants, loans, scholarships, award, etc.)

        Successful candidates will be required to participate in doing vacation work for a two-week period during the end-of academic-year break. This work must be in line with the course being studied.  The scholarship does not have to be paid back.

        The courses covered are:

        – Agricultural Studies
        – Architectural and Environmental Studies
        – Biological, Physical and Chemical Sciences
        – Business, Commerce and Management Sciences/Studies
        – Communication
        – Computer Science and Data Processing
        – Education – including Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE)
        – Engineering and Engineering Technology
        – Health Care and Health Sciences
        – Industrial Arts, Trade and Technology
        – Law
        – Mathematical Sciences

        At which institutions can you study if you are awarded a scholarship?

        University of South Africa (Unisa)

        Eastern Cape

        • Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science
        • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
        • University of Fort Hare
        • Rhodes University

        Free State

        • Central University of Technology
        • University of the Free State

        Gauteng

        • Tshwane University of Technology
        • University of Johannesburg
        • University of Pretoria
        • University of the Witwatersrand
        • Vaal University of Technology

        KwaZulu-Natal

        • Durban University of Technology
        • University of KwaZulu-Natal
        • University of Zululand
        • Mangosuthu University of Technology

        Limpopo

        • University of Limpopo
        • University of Venda

        Mpumalanga

        • National Institute for Higher Education

        Northern Cape

        • National Institute for Higher Education

        North West

        • North West University

        Western Cape

        • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
        • University of Cape Town
        • University of Stellenbosch
        • University of the Western Cape

        Funeral cover for Sasbo Members

        One of the best benefits of being a SASBO member is the automatic funeral cover of R15 000 As well as an additional amount of R15 000 in the event that a member passes away due to unnatural death while performing the material duties of the relevant job.

        All SASBO members automatically qualify for the benefit provided they are:
        • Under 63 years of age
        • Are up to date with their SASBO subscriptions
        • New members become eligible from the day their first subscription is received
        • No medical Examinations required

        How to submit a claim to Old Mutual on your SASBO Union funeral benefits.

        We understand that at a time like this, you need all the support possible to make it easy for all valid claims to be processed as quickly as possible.

        01
        • Gather the required documents
        • Make copies of the documents and certify the copies so you can retain your original documents
        02a

        Branch submission:

        • Visit an Old Mutual Branch to submit your claim with all the supporting documents.
        • Remember to tell the person who assists you that you are submitting a SASBO Union Claim
        02b

        Electronic submission:

        • You can also submit your Union Claim documents directly to Old Mutual via e-mail by scanning the certified copies with a letter explaining the purpose of your e-mail and send it to the following e-mail address RMMRiskClaims@OldMutual.com
        • Remember to update the subject line with your name and the name of your Union.
        • Remember to provide us with a contact number in your email should we need to talk to you
        03

        Documents needed to submit your claim:
        • Certified copy of Death Certificate
        • Certified copy of the Claimants original Identity Document
        • Certified copy of the Deceased original Identity Document or Birth Certificate
        • Proof of Relationship / Affidavit
        • Your SASBO membership number
        • Proof of banking details for payment of the claim
        • Latest pay slip reflecting a union subscription fee or bank statements reflecting a union subscription fee

        SASBO LEGAL LINE: 0860 111 000

        This is the Union’s extremely popular free 24-hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year legal advice through EuropAssist service to members. During its first three years in existence, 25 998 Sasbo callers received professional guidance and collectively saved nearly R11-million in legal costs.

        The legal hotline is an impressive service, especially considering it’s a gratis addition to one of the most comprehensive, lowest cost and effective trade union services the SA labour movement has seen.  Take into account all the other Sasbo add-ons and you can earn your subscriptions back many times over before Sasbo starts negotiating higher salaries and better working conditions.

        Gwib & Sasbosure

        Sasbosure is an exciting new insurance offer from GWIB, designed exclusively for Sasbo members.

        Featuring a unique retrenchment benefit and really competitive premiums, the new ExcesShield benefit reduces your excess by R1000, includes free car hire and a Premier Claims service to ensure the utmost in personal service and efficiency when making a claim.

        Sasbosure insurance also offers the exclusive Sasbocare emergency assistance program, which provides full membership to the AA and also provides assistance for household emergencies.  Sasbosure is high quality insurance, as it is underwritten by Santam, SA’s largest and top rated insurer.Tel: (011) 510 1300

        Study Grants

        Each year the union offers study grants (on a rand-for-rand basis, maximum R4000) to 50 valid applicants drawn after the closing date (members or their children).  There are no strings attached.  Recipients will not be required to pay off their grants in cash or service.  The qualifying criteria are:

        – Applicants must be Sasbo members in good standing.
        – If the required grant is for a child, at least one parent must be a Sasbo member in good standing.
        – The student must be in his / her second year of the study – or beyond – at a recognised tertiary educational institution.
        – Student’s previous year’s results
        – Proof of current year’s registration
        – Proof of the current year’s fees paid or payable
        – Applications will re-open in October 2022

        Benevolent Fund

        The Sasbo Benevolent Fund, which draws its resources from union funds and member donations, renders financial assistance to members who are suffering no fault extreme hardship.

        Women rule!

        The Sasbo Black Women Chapter Education Assistance Scheme is inviting bursary applications.

        The closing date for applications is 31 January 2022.

        Funding will be determined on an annual basis by a committee for children of members in good standing at any South African State high school or tertiary education body. Subject to available funds.

        The decision of the committee will be final. Under no circumstances will a late application be considered.

        The definitions and criteria covering the selection process are:

        • Applicants must be African, Coloured, or Indian women resident in the Republic of South Africa.
        • The joint remuneration threshold of applicants must not exceed R350 000 per annum.
        • Applicants must be Sasbo members in good standing, as defined by the union’s constitution.
        • In order to qualify for the assistance on offer, the learner must be able to demonstrate the ability to advance to the next level of education.
        • In the event where a learner fails to demonstrate the ability to be promoted to the next level of learning based on the learner’s year-end results, the committee of this Scheme reserves the right to decline or withdraw such assistance.
        • Assistance will be limited to only one learner per family.
        • The Committee may consider the number of learners per family in relation to the household income.
        • The Sasbo Black Women Chapter Committee will have the sole discretion to make decisions that it considers to be reasonable and fair under the circumstances.
        • Applicants are urged fill in their applications accurately and complete all section as incomplete applications will not qualify for consideration

        Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered

        Supporting documents

        An application will be considered only if the following certified copies are submitted to the committee within the stipulated time period as mentioned above. Please do not hand it to individuals who may be visiting your branch as this may result in it being a late application.

        Send completed applications to: Sasbo Black Women Chapter Committee Private Bag X84 Bryanston 2021. The closing date for all applications is 31 January 2022.

        More examples of how much Sasbo cares for its members

        We should all know by now how much Sasbo cares for and supports its members. Here is another example. If you (or yours) qualify for this educational opportunity, don’t delay, apply now

        Study grants

        Every year Sasbo provides 50 grants of up to R4 000 each to help members (and/or their children) to further their tertiary educational ambitions. The names of the recipients are drawn from all the applications received.

        • There is no age ceiling to the grant qualifications.
        • The grants are solely for students undergoing approved forms of tertiary education. The grants do not apply to any other branch of education.
        • We receive many applications for grants. Only 50 of the applicants whose names will be drawn in April or May each year will be fortunate enough to receive Sasbo’s help.
        • Do not submit more than one application. Additional applications are discarded.
        • Complete applications in full with all supporting documents attached.

        Rules

        The rules governing the allocation of Sasbo study grants are:

        • Applicants have to be Sasbo members in good standing.
        • If the required grant is for a child, at least one parent should be a Sasbo member in good standing.
        • No other relatives (i.e. sisters, brothers, in-laws, etc.) will be considered.
        • The student has to be in his/her second year of study – or beyond – at a recognized tertiary educational institution.
        • The grants are not available to cover school fees or other forms of education.

        "*" indicates required fields

        Closest centre to member (please tick):*
        Postal address*
        Bank deposit details
        Drop files here or
        Max. file size: 64 MB.
          Drop files here or
          Max. file size: 64 MB.
            Drop files here or
            Max. file size: 64 MB.

              Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered

              The closing date for applications is 28 February 2022.

              Successful applicants will be contacted telephonically in April or May 2022 after the final draw has taken place and the names of the successful applicants will be published in Sasbo News.

              Completed forms not submitted through this website can be posted or emailed:

              Sasbo 2022 Study Grant

              Private Bag X84, Bryanston 2021

              Or emailed to studygrants@sasbo.org.za.