The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is extending the closing date for education assistance applications of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)-identified victims of apartheid to 31 March 2015.
The closing date, which was initially set for 7 February 2015, has been extended in line with regulations signed by the President.
The department has called on all the TRC-identified victims of apartheid to make use of this last opportunity for the 2015 school calendar.
The provision of funding to the successful applicants will be paid retrospectively for the 2015 school calendar.
In terms of basic education assistance, victims and their relatives and dependants qualify for assistance if the annual gross income of the household of which the victim, relative or dependant of a victim is a member, does not exceed R132 000, or the victim, relative or dependant of a victim is a member of a vulnerable household, as defined in the regulations.
In the case of higher education and training, the annual gross income of the household must not exceed R198 000.
The assistance will be available for a period of five years from the date of commencement of the regulations.
Victims and their relatives and dependants, who qualify for assistance and wish to apply, are aised to consult the regulations for the various categories of assistance available, the time periods and amounts.
The regulations and application forms are available on the website of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development http:www.justice.gov.za, as well as from the office of the department’s dedicated official on 012 315 1940 or 012 315 1801.
The application forms must be completed in full. The documents required in the application form must be attached. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The completed forms must be submitted to the dedicated official electronically to the following addresses: ViJacobs@justice.gov.za, by facsimile to 086 732 2625 or by registered post to the following address: The Head: TRC Unit, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001.
Source : SAnews.gov.za