Tastic collaborated with Thandiswa Mazwai and other iconic South African artists to host the Tastic Heritage Festival in 2022 in order to raise funds for the Tastic Education Fund assists deserving tertiary students to continue with their studies.

The Tastic Education Fund is pleased to announce that the 60 recipients of the Tastic Education Bursary Fund for the 2023 academic year have been chosen. A total of 60 students will now be able to further their studies in various fields at South African institutions. As it is known that Tastic embodies the spirit of generosity, the Tastic Education Fund has been awarding students with bursaries for the past three years. The programme has currently benefited over 100 students since it was first introduced.

The Fund aims to provide students from disadvantaged background the opportunity to access quality tertiary education. These bursaries were awarded on merit after an extensive application screening process for potential candidates. The 2023 Tastic Education Bursary competition attracted over 4000 applications. Based on submitted entries, the winners showed exceptional passion, ambition, and a genuine commitment to their education goals. The 60 students that emerged successful each received R25 000 in tuition fee assistance, which was paid directly to their institutions.

Some of the 2023 winners of the Tastic Bursary Education fund are Aphiwokuhle Ngcobo, Sigwado Rotshitdzwa, Simanga Mngomezulu, Jabulani Mabasa and Kitso Mohoto. Winners will also be announced weekly on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. All applicants are encouraged to check Tastic social media pages to see if they are selected.

Tiger Brands Marketing Director; Rice and Pasta, Thembi Sehloho, said in a press statement: “Despite the challenging times we now find ourselves in due to the current global economic distress, we at Tastic Education Fund understand that now more than ever is the time for us to hold hands and plough back into our communities.” “Some of our bursary students have gone on to start their own businesses, creating jobs for others, while others work in various private sectors, including government institutions.” Tastic hopes to build long-term relationships with these high achievers and nurture their talents.

“I am sincerely thankful to Tastic Education Fund and the panel of judges for selecting me as one of the 60 winners of the Competition. Thank you for your generosity, which made my wish come true”, said Jabulani Mabasa.

“We wish each and every candidate good luck and success with their studies and we are proud to be able to assist the future of our country on their journey towards fulfilling their goals, “said Ms Sehloho.

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