ABOUT US

The General Botha Old Boys’ Association Bursary Fund was founded in 2011 to encourage and educate young South Africans to pursue careers in the maritime industry.

WHO WE ARE
 

OUR AIM
 

To assist young South African students financially who wish to enter, or who already attend an approved educational establishment to study towards a maritime career and to mentor them as they embark on
that career.

We need you to partner with us to uplift the life of a young South African who is interested in a maritime career. We need financial help in the form of donations, support for our fundraising events and gifts for prizes at events or for auctions.

WHAT WE NEED
 

Not only do we raise funds for education, but we actively get involved in mentoring the students and encouraging them to participate in sea going activities in preparation for a life at sea.

WHAT WE DO
 

WHAT IT COSTS
 

The Bursary Fund covers the costs for students boarding at Lawhill Maritime Centre as well as their travel expenses and participation in the Mentorship and Outreach program. Tertiary Students receive funding for one years’ study as well as boarding if deemed necessary.

HOW TO DONATE/
GET
INVOLVED

  • Contact us if you require excellent
    candidates for employment in your maritime business.

  • If you have a maritime background
    join us in the mentoring of students.

     

2019 Annual Report

Take a look at our latest Annual Report. We wish a fond farewell to our Founder Chairman Keith Burchell and welcome to our new Chairman, well known Maritime Educator Simon Pearson.

Mentoring Overview

An important supplementary objective is to provide a successful mentoring and outreach program for all our funded students.
 

The Constitution

The original constitution was amended in 2017 to allow for the incorporation of the Society of Master Mariners Bursary Fund.
 

Our Timeline

A brief history of maritime training
at the South African Training Ship General Botha until today at Lawhill Maritime Centre.

Our History

A tale of two extraordinary ships whose stories have been passed on through generations of mariners, inspiring South Africans to seek out the adventures of seafaring.

Codicil / Old boys

Download our codicil to leave a legacy and change the lives of young South Africans. This may interest S.A.T.S. General Botha Old Boys who want to support the fund in this way.
For more information on the Old Boys Association please see
www.generalbotha.co.za Mariners Bursary Fund.

"Perhaps the most important thing about our mentorship programme  is that our bursars meet and interact with people who are enthusiastic and excited about their maritime calling.”
Paul Semark.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

S.A.T.S General Botha OLD BOYS’ ASSOCIATION BURSARY FUND

 

General Manager: gm@generalbotha.co.za

PBO Exemption No 930 037 633  |  NPO No 091-875

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