Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) Bursary application

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation was formerly known as the Shanduka Foundation and was established in 2004 by the Shanduka Group and its founder, Cyril Ramaphosa. The Foundation is an independent public benefit organisation that strives to improve lives. The Foundation changed its name to Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation in 2015. To achieve social change, the Foundation partnered with Adopt-a-School Foundation, which includes the Thari Programme, Kagiso Shanduka Trust, Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust and Black Umbrellas.

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation formed the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) to support qualified South African students for better employment qualifications. CRET not only look for the top achievers but also for candidates who can show the potential to progress under the right conditions with proper support. CRET will offer not only financial support but also nurturing, mentorship and psychological and social connection. All recipients will have the opportunity to attent intensive holiday work experience programmes twice a year, for additional soft skills training and networking opportunities. Recipients are also exposed to team‐building activities, personal development as well as a supportive family environment.


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