We are thrilled to announce a unique new scholarship with patron, DJ Zinhle, in partnership with the Bridges for Music non-profit organisation. The DJ Zinhle scholarship will cover the full year tuition fees for one female applicant to study SAE’s full-time Higher Certificate in Sound Production at the state-of-the-art campus in Rosebank, Johannesburg at the renowned Design District Building.


DJ Zinhle has been at the forefront of developing and educating aspirant female deejays since 2009 when she launched the FUSE Academy with business partner, Nomndeni Mdakhi. Their vision was to empower young females interested in a career within the entertainment industry. Through the DJ Zinhle Scholarship this goal will continue to be realised.

“I’m excited to be part of this program, the thought of even one woman receiving the opportunity to change their life makes me happy. I can’t wait to meet and work with whoever is deserving of this life changing opportunity.” – Zinhle.


DJ Zinhle is without doubt one of South Africa’s biggest celebrity DJ/Producers who has seamlessly segued her career into radio presenting and acting having appeared on television series like Rhythm City and eKasi. Aside from establishing the influential FUSE Academy, Zinhle has received many accolades for her career including several ‘Song of the Year’ nominations at the SAMAs, Metro FM and Channel O Awards. In 2016 she was ranked the second most influential young South African, following multiple acknowledgements in leading South African publications such as Bona Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Glamour Magazine and Channel 24.


The scholarship is open to all South African female citizens and all candidates must hold a Grade 12 certificate. The scholarship is only valid for the July 2019 study intake. Candidates will be responsible for all living and travel expenses should they not reside in Johannesburg.

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. DJ Zinhle will make the final decision on who the successful candidate will be.

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