SMU Film and Television Bursary 2022 | How to Apply

The application for the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) Film and Television Bursary for the academic year 2021/2022 is now open by Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) for all South Africans in South Africa. 


The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) hereby invites all outstanding students to apply for the Film and Television Bursary. It is meant for students that intend to, or are currently studying towards degree and diploma programmes that are aligned to the following listed below:

  • Film and Television

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  • A three-year post-matric Broadcast Journalism/Film qualification (Advanced or Post Graduate Journalism Diploma, BA Journalism Degree, Bachelor of Arts or relevant qualification) – transcript to be attached
  • New entrant into the Television/Film environment (in other words you must not have held
  • a film and television internship before)
  • The incumbent should have no prior Television/Film working experience
  • Must be a South African citizen


  • Planning & organising
  • Computer literate (MS Office Suite, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw X6)
  • Good communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with people (Client focus)
  • Result focused
  • Stress tolerant


  • Provide administrative assistance in various project management meetings such as scheduling of meetings and minute taking
  • Record keeping
  • Coordinate and administer assigned tasks in the various units of MIAAVS
  • Assist in teaching television/film related courses (Training academic staff in writing scripts for television)
  • Perform administrative tasks in the scheduling of film shoots etc.
  • Assist in providing support to the other MIAAVS Units and university events and conferences
  • Attend to the needs of the users/departments to plan, execute and produce quality film/television productions
  • Liaise with Manager on addressing TV/Film problems or related administration problems
  • Maintain equipment
  • Contribute to the overall development of SMU and actively improve institutional culture
  • Any other related duties assigned by the office


How to apply

  • Typed applications which indicates a reference number, should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Ms BG Mbanjwa, to the Human Resources
    Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to [email protected]
  • The applications may also be posted OR hand delivered to (place in an application box): Human Resources Department, 5th Floor, Clinical Pathology building, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Molotlegi Street, Garankuwa, OR Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 68, MEDUNSA, 0204
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.
  • A database of applications received through this advert will be kept for 24 months. Further placements pertaining to this post within the 24 months period will be made from that database.


  • Completed applications need to be submitted on or before 22 September 2021.

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