2018-02-21 06:01

RICHFIELD Graduate Institute of Technology is South Africa’s most affordable Higher Education Institution and has been operating successfully for the past 28 years.

Richfield has 33 Higher Education campuses and 43 TVET campuses nationally.

The institution has been nationally and internationally recognised for its pioneering efforts in improving the quality of teaching for learning by integrating technology into the curriculum to improve success rates.

Richfield provides students with free access to high-tech devices and data networks – creating a ‘greener’ culture of moving away from the excessive use of paper. Richfield is fully accredited to offer distance learning programmes.

Richfield has assisted well over a quarter million South Africans to graduate with sought-after qualifications to enter the job market.

Richfield does not receive any subsidies, grants or allowances.

Richfield’s CEO, Jay Ramnundlall emphasised that corporate South Africa should start looking at institutions like Richfield to which they sponsor bursaries, rather than limit their choices to public universities. A feather in it’s cap is the when Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology (RGIT) had won the National Business of the Year Award for 2017.

Win a bursary with Echo and Richfield

The Maritzburg Echo, together with the Richfield Institute, are giving two lucky readers the opportunity to win a bursary.

Two R25 000 bursaries are up for grabs and all you have to do to stand in line to enter is to send us a motivation on why you are the deserving candidate.

There are two methods of entry and only one will be required to qualify

• Send us a 60-second video telling us why you deserve to win.

• Send us a written motivation of 250 words. A picture of the entrant is also required.

The videos and written motivations will be published on the Echo’s Facebook pages and applicants are urged to share the post and get family and friends to “like” and “share” as well. The more “likes” you get, the better your chances of winning.

The top five applicants with the most “likes” will be considered for the grand prize as the motivation plays an important role at this stage.

To enter a video

Go to the Echo’s Facebook page and upload your video. Send a private message via Facebook to Echo with your name, age and notification that you have uploaded a video.

To enter a written motivation

Send through a written motivation of no more than 250 words with a picture of the applicant to

If you have any queries and need more information, please contact the editor of the Echo, Candyce Krishna, at 033 355 1358 or e-mail

The competition closes on March 4 at noon.

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