8 July 2024

The Shoprite Group invites all high-achieving students with a passion for retail to apply for its comprehensive bursary programme.

Students enrolled for degree studies in Accounting, Biological Sciences, Information Technology, Logistics and Supply Chain, Retail Business Management, Food Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences can apply for funding from 1 July to 30 September 2024 for the 2024/2025 academic year.

The bursary covers tuition and on-campus accommodation and provides a monthly grocery allowance as well as access to the Group’s Employee Wellness Programme. Most beneficiaries are offered employment upon graduation and receive on-the-job training to ensure a seamless transition into the business where they can explore many career options.  

Gentleman with his arms folded. Sha-Abaan Slamang (25) former Shoprite Group bursary recipient, from Malmesbury Cape Town.

Sha-Abaan Slamang (25) from Malmesbury, joined the Group in 2021 after the retailer funded his BCom Honours degree from Stellenbosch University. His journey has taken him from logistics to his current role of Data Analyst at ShopriteX, the Group’s innovation hub. 

“The first time I applied for the bursary, I didn’t get it. Coming from a single-parent household, I needed the funding, so I refused to give up. When I finally got the call, I was ecstatic because I could pursue my post-grad studies. I’m grateful that Shoprite afforded me these opportunities. I work in a team that is supportive and takes my growth seriously.” 

- Sha-Abaan Slamang (25) former Shoprite Group bursary recipient

Lovely lady working at her desk. Former Shoprite Group bursary recipient and Chartered Accountant Ghea Warnich (26).

Chartered Accountant Ghea Warnich (26) from Durbanville, is settling into her new role as Third Party Financial Manager just five months after completing her South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) articles. The Group funded her BAcc and Honours degree from Stellenbosch University. 

“My training truly shaped me to be the professional that I am. It’s hard work, but it made me more resilient, and I am a better manager because of it. It’s a fast-paced industry which is constantly discovering new ways to improve the customer’s life.” 

- Chartered Accountant Ghea Warnich (26) from Durbanville, Cape Town

The Group is the largest private-sector employer in South Africa. It invests around R15 million toward funding over 200 bursary students each financial year and was recently certified by the Top Employers Institute, a global authority on excellence in people practices.