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Trudon (formerly known as Telkom Directory Services, TDS), a South African company that delivers the best local commercial search in South Africa and affordable, effective advertising and marketing options to the local Small Medium & Micro Enterprises (SMME) and corporate market, has opened applications for the 2013 intake of the Trudon Bursary. The application deadline is 14 November 2012.

second and third year tertiary students.

Regrettably no first year bursaries are available for 2013.

Who qualifies?

Trudon offers bursaries to students who aim to study full time at a South African tertiary institution (university) towards an undergraduate degree in:

  • Informatics or Economics and Econometrics or Information Management or IT Management
  • Computer Science and Informatics or Information Technology
  • Multimedia Design
  • Digital Media Studies
  • Multimedia Design and Digital Media Studies are awarded to students studying towards a Bachelor of Information Science (Publishing and Multimedia) and or Graphic Design qualification.

These degrees represent fields of relevance to the company. The main criteria for the selection of applications are financial need and academic potential.

Academic Requirements:

  • Second or third year tertiary students: Majors and overall average minimum 60%.

What does the bursary cover?

  • Registration and Tuition fees
  • Book Allowance
  • Residence fees (where applicable).

How will my progress be monitored?

Bursaries are reviewed after each examination based on the student's academic performance and renewed annually.

All bursaries are granted on merit but preference is given to black (Africans, Coloureds and Indian) applicants.

What happens after graduation?

  • After graduation, the student will be required to work 12 months for Trudon.

  • Should the bursary recipient not accept the contract of employment, repayment will become due of all monies owed to the Company.
  • In-Service training periods are excluded from this period. The obligation period for tertiary students will only commence after successful completion of the graduation programme.

What is the application and selection process?

  • Phase 1 – Apply from 15 October until 14 November 2012;
  • Phase 2 – Should you be successful in the first phase, you will be invited via email for psychometric assessments. The sessions will be held at Trudon Headoffice;
  • Phase 3 – Should you be shortlisted after Phase 2, you will be invited via email to attend a panel interview; and
  • Phase 4 – Offers will be made to the successful candidates.

Please note:

Trudon is committed to the principles of Employment Equity.

If you do not hear from us by 14 December 2012, your application is unsuccessful.

Interested in the Trudon Bursary?

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the Trudon Bursary Form.

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