The Dombeya Scholarship

by Angie Tieling, November 27 2009

Dombeya Scholarship cancelled from lack of interest

Sadly, we have to report that the 2010 edition of the Dombeya Scholarship has been cancelled. There were no applicants this year.

This despite making a presentation to the University of Stellenbosch and the potential candidates earlier this year, so it is fair to say that we are a little disappointed. Our first candidate, Ntando Buthelezi, was a huge success and impressed everyone in Australia with her enthusiasm and application. Our hope was to unearth another future wine industry leader from a disadvantaged background this year, but it looks like we'll have to wait until 2011 to try again.

And try again we will. It is a worthy initiative, and the 70 000 rand up for grabs in travel and wages/salaries during the period is not to be sneezed at. Many thanks to our Australian partners Voyager Estate, Kaesler Wines and the University of Adelaide for their ongoing commitment.

Click here to go to Dombeya Wines website.