SANZAF Zakah Bursary 2023


The South African National Zakáh Fund (SANZAF) aims to help empower families in need. The organization is a socio-welfare and faith-based institution that collects and efficiently distribute wealth to support the Islamic community.

SANZAF Bursaries

SANZAF Zakah Bursary intends to improve moral / ethical issues of the applicant and the applicant’s family. The priority for the bursary are those who belong to the poverty-stricken families such as unemployed individuals, low-income households as well as people who are indebted for some uncontrollable circumstances.

SANZAF Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

Families with proven financial need:

  • Unemployed
  • Employed but with insufficient household income
  • In debt

How to Apply and Application Details

For Western Cape residents, click here.

For Port Elizabeth residents, click here.

For East London residents, click here.

For Gauteng residents, click here.

For Durban residents, click here.

For Ladysmith residents, click here.

For Pietermaritzburg residents, click here.

For Kimberley residents, click here.

Applicants are required first to apply to the “2020 Fully subsidised FREE higher education and training” for South Africans by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). The closing date for NSFAS is on the 30th of November 2019. After securing the application from NSFAS, Bursary Application Form will be available on the 1st December 2019 for Gauteng bursary applicants.

Kimberley, Ladysmith and Pietermaritzburg Bursary application forms will be available on the 1st day of December 2019.

Alternatively, applicants can contact their respective places below to inquire about the SANZAF bursary application form for the next academic year, as well as the application process.

The Bursary Committee will review and shortlist potential candidates. Interview dates, venues and time slots will be communicated through email. Interviews will be conducted afterward, and all applicants should make sure that they are available on dates specified.

All supporting documentation must be submitted on or before the closing date, otherwise the application will result in disqualification. Candidates will receive feedback regarding application status by the month of February. A Confirmation of Pledge letter after the month of February will be given to successful candidates which will indicate the dates by which payments will be made. The pledged amount will be paid in one installment. All payments will be made directly into the institution on behalf of the successful applicants and they are not entitled to withdraw any funds paid by SANZAF. Applicants are responsible for their own registration fees.

Opening & Closing Date

For Port Elizabeth resident students – 15 October 2019
For Western Cape resident students – 31 October 2019
For East London resident students – 31 October 2019
For Gauteng resident students – 10 January 2020
For Durban resident students – 12 January 2020
For Ladysmith resident students – 20 January 2020
For Pietermaritzburg resident students – 20 January 2020
For Kimberley resident students – 25 January 2020

Contact Details

Durban: Zakah House, 91 Charlotte Maxeke Street, Durban 4000 / 031 309 6786 / [email protected]

East London: Dr Shamiega Chaudhari / 043-7227453/ [email protected][email protected]

Gauteng: 39 Mint Road, Fordsburg / Shop L16, Trade Route Mall, Lenasia 1826 / Office 108, H,S Ebrahim Centre, 190Bengal Street, Laudium 0037 / 011 834 6046 / [email protected]

Kimberley: Moghal Park Madressa, Moghal Park / 053 831 2758 / [email protected]

Ladysmith: 27 Daisy Lane, Acaciavale, Ladysmith 3370 / 036 633 2792 / [email protected]

Pietermaritzburg: 34 Simoen Road, Raisethorpe / 033 397 9133 / [email protected]

Port Elizabeth: F. Lagardien / 041 4571459 / [email protected]

Western Cape: Faeza Govind, 021 447 0297 / [email protected]