Hi, in 2020 I applied for the TETA bursa...

Asked by Mbasa on 27-12-2022 08:49:14
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng

Hi, in 2020 I applied for the TETA bursary through their website, a few months later I got an SMS telling me my application was successful. I received other communication from TETA explaining how to proceed, then around January I think TETA invited all applicants who were successful to participate in a meeting through a zoom call, where they explained what we should do, how the funds would be allocated etc. We received forms, which included a learner agreement and bursary acceptance form which we had to fill in and email to TETA within a specific timeframe and did this.

We were told TETA allocates R80 000 to each student to be divided and allocated to your study fees, residence fees and a monthly allowance; however if your study fees and residence combined amount to the R80 000 there would be no monthly allowance for you and this was the case for me. Come the year 2021 I was to start with my Adv. Diploma in Logistics at UJ and during registration I called the institution and informed them that I was funded by TETA and asked to be unblocked so I can be able to register and they did because I was on the list of UJ students that were funded by TETA. Throughout 2021 during my study year I had no communication with them because everything was done from my side and I just had to wait for them to pay. As the year came to an end I sent countless emails to them regarding when they would pay, and even called where the busaries administrator told me they would pay as the year came to an end. 

Come 2022 January they still hadn't paid but I waited until March to see if they would pay as the graduation date came near. March came and I still couldn't see my results and wouldn't be able to obtain my certificate after graduation. I called their office, they asked me to send my financial statement and asked why I waited so long, I explained to him that I had been trying to contact them but to no avail and even showed him the countless emails I had been sending and then sent the financial statement. A few weeks later my fees had still not been paid and whenever I call their offices it never gets answered and they don't respond to my emails, I have given up now and I don't know what to do. 

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