PE woman among SACOB bursary winners in honour of Mandela Day

A Port Elizabeth woman is one of the 67 candidates who won one a bursary through the South African College of Business (SACOB) as part of their Mandela Day contribution.

Centred around the idea that Nelson Mandela dedicated 67 years to changing the lives of so many, the Mandela Day campaign challenged individuals to give just 67 minutes of their time back to their community or chosen charity. SACOB took this message to heart and gave away 67 bursaries in 67 minutes on the 18th of July.

Varity Lageveld, 42, from Port Elizabeth won an ICB Business Law and Accounting Control bursary valued at R4,620.

“As someone who works fulltime I found it a challenge to complete my studies, but then I received an email from SACOB showing me how easy it is to study part-time. The idea that I could enjoy the lectures in the comfort of my own home made me realise that I could finally complete my Technical Financial Accounting qualification. And now that I see how achievable it is, I would also like to obtain my Financial Accounting diploma,” she said.

A total of six bursaries were awarded for each of the 11 ICB Accounting Programme courses, while the remaining bursary was offered across all ICB Accounting Programme courses at the discretion of the college.

According to SACOB, aspirant students eager to further their education were at the ready on the day and before long all 67 spots were snapped up. The bursaries include all study material and full access to The Online Classroom.

“It is our hope that the bursaries will not only enable the successful applicants to better their own lives, but also to make a difference in the world,” said SACOB principal Stacey Henn