SAMRO Foundation has awarded a total of R96 000 in music study bursaries for 2014, giving 95 young South Africans a helping hand in fulfilling their dreams.

A total of 201 applications were received for this year’s bursaries, submitted by prospective and existing undergraduate and postgraduate students who are pursuing full-time music studies at various South African tertiary institutions.

Of those applicants, 95 candidates succeeded on merit following evaluation by a panel of adjudicators. Each was awarded a R10 000 bursary towards their tuition fees.

The total amount of R96 000 was paid over to 9 institutions:



Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

North West University

Tshwane University of Technology

University of Cape Town

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

University of Pretoria

University of Rhodes

University of Stellenbosch

University of the Witwatersrand


The following students were successful in being awarded bursaries in the various categories as listed below:  


General Music Study: Western Art Music (2nd year students)

  1    Adams, Kirsten N    US

2    Botes, Niki    Rhodes

3    Brand, Le-Nique    US

4    Buthelezi, Kwazi    UKZN

5    Chin, Shih-Hsun    UCT

6    Davis, Lauren    UCT

7    Donson, Lynne J    UCT

8    Groenewald, Jesse D    US

9    Kleyn, Kirstin M    US

10    Le Grange, Cara L    UCT

11    Motlatla, Michael R B    NWU

12    Ncamani, Lunathi G    US

13    Petersen, Throy D    US

14    Rangwanasha, Masabane C    TUT

15    Reed, Caryn R    UP

16    Thomas, Tiffany T    US

17    Titus, Marco J    UCT

18    Van Wieringen, Bronwyn LK    UCT

19    Visser, Johannes H    UCT 

20    Ward, Michelle R    NMMU


General Music Study: Jazz/Popular Music (2nd year students)

1    Adams, Seth P    TUT

2    Box, Barry-Christopher    UCT

3    De Klerk, Chanté J    UP

4    Gaylord, Elizabeth    UCT

5    Govender, Emily    UKZN

6    Hermans, Muneeb    UCT

7    Mofokeng, Thapelo    TUT

8    Van As, Edré S    WITS

9    Van Eyssen, Kayly    NMMU

10    Van Kerckhoven, Jayson P    WITS


General Music Study: African Indigenous Music (2nd year students)

1    Britz, Engela H    UCT  


Music Education (3rd & 4th year students)

1    Calitz, Cathryn L    US

2    Collins, Leigh-Ann    UP

3    Faku, Khanyisile    NMMU

4    Fourie, Louis W    UP

5    Harper, Elizabeth M    UCT

6    Linden, Michal-Mare    UP

7    Luttig, Mari-Alet    UCT

8    Mabuza, Mthokozisi L    NMMU

9    McKinnon, Danielle K    UCT

10    Meyer, Joy    NWU

11    Msizi, Phakamile W    NMMU

12    Schulze, Caitlin A    Rhodes

13    Sekhalo, Tebogo S    NMMU

14    Simmonds, Chelsea L    UCT

15    Van Niekerk, Abby B    UP


 Music Performance Study (3rd & 4th year students)

1    Adams, Rashid    UCT

2    Campbell, Amy J    UCT

3    De Beer, Willem P    UP

4    Du Toit, Simon-Petrus    UP

5    Greyling, Christo    Rhodes

6    Kgatle, Ipeleng M    TUT

7    Kingon, Richard E    UP

8    Kirsten, Ryan K    UP

9    Lehobye, Goitsemang O    UCT

10    Malieloa, Palesa P    NWU

11    Maphakela, Itumeleng M    NWU

12    Msiza, Christopher M    TUT

13    Murphy, Chloe G    UCT

14    Olifant, Refiloe A    US

15    Pitsiladis, Emmanuel J    Rhodes

16    Ramahuta, Kwena E    UKZN

17    Salies, Felicia C    US

18    Sillands, Jade L    TUT

19    Smit, Carika    UCT

20    Snyman, Grant    NMMU

21     Venter, Jacobus S    NWU

22    Wagenstroom, Eben R L    UCT

23    Wales, Renaldo M    US

24    White, Lisa M    UCT


Music Technology Study (3rd & 4th year students)

1    Botha, Megan M    NMMU

2    Chifadza, Kimberley    NMMU

3    Odayar, Sanusha    NMMU

4    Schram, Megan    NMMU

5    Van Den Berg, Johannes P L    NMMU

6    Wylie, Aston E    NMMU


Composition Study (3rd, 4th year & post-graduate students)

1    Chiang, Chia-Chi    UCT

2    Crankshaw, Amy J    UCT

3    Crawford, Shaun    UCT

4    Dennis, Matthew D    UCT

5    Feder, Arthur    US

6    Graham, Mlchael J    UCT

7    Mabitsela, Diale D    WITS

8    Matthee, Petrus G    UCT

9    Meyer, Renier J    NWU

10    Moolman, Armand    NWU

11    Morrison, Lisa    US

12    O’Kelly, Matthew A    UCT

13    Schonken, Philip A    US

14    Steyn, Jean-Pierre    UCT

15    Van Tonder, Ernst D    US

16    Wooldridge, Mitchell A    UCT


African Music Research Study (Post-graduate students)

1    Buthelezi, Thabile N    UKZN

2    Maralack, Matthieu G    Rhodes

3    Ngcobo, Nhlakanipho    UKZN