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About the Ready D Scholarship
Dj Ready D is a South African hip hop DJ and turntablist best known as the DJ for breakthrough hip hop group Prophets of the City in the 1990s. He is also rated to be one of the Top 30 hip hop djs in the world. He toured Europe extensively for 6 years with his group POC, and has also performed alongside Public Enemy, Fugees, Ice T, Spearhead, James Brown, Rob Swift, Steve D, Will Smith, Black Eyed Peas, DJ Spinna and Jazzy Jeff. He has played too many festivals to mention, has his own radio show on Goodhope FM, performed for Nelson Mandela, and is also the brand ambassador for Pioneer in South Africa.
The scholarship is open to all South African citizens and all candidates must hold a Grade 12 certificate. The scholarship is only valid for the July 2017 study intake. Candidates will be responsible for all living and travel expenses should they come from outside of Cape Town.
In order to apply for the scholarship candidates must complete the application form, we will then send you a follow up e-mail detailing the next steps to complete your application. Ready D will make the final decision on who the successful candidate will be.
I grew up in a period where young men and women on the Cape Flats had the privilege of being educated stacked against them. Politics and social ills where huge obstacles to overcome, these factors created mental and motivational challenges that leaned towards education.
Our youth are still plagued by many issues that act as stumbling blocks in their lives and in order to create a bright society we need educated and principled young minds to help our communities advance.
I believe that there are no shortcuts through life, the only way to excel and to be counted in this day and age is to embrace education.
Partnering with SAE will help to create an opportunity and platform for a determined young mind to grow in the audio and graphics field.
Candidates persuing this bursary opportunity will require them to be committed and motivated to embrace this life changing educational journey.