The Department of Mineral Resources is proud to announce the new bursary in mining related programs for female learners in South Africa. Female students who come from rural areas and are interested in studying towards an undergraduate degree qualifications within mining related fields are eligible and encouraged to apply. If you are in need of a fund to support your study then submit your application today!
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The Department of Mineral Resources was established in 2009. This is one of the departments owned by the South Africa’s national government. As a matter of fact, its roots dates back to the 1890s where it used to be part of the Department of Mining. The department has the responsibility to oversee mining industry in South Africa as well as monitor the country’s mineral resources. There are over 1000 staff members employed within the department right now. The headquarters is located in Pretoria. However, its regional offices are spread in cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Welkom, Kimberley, and many more. The department is offering bursary in mining related programs for female learners who come from rural areas and plan to study or are currently studying in one of the following fields:
- Environmental Health and Management
- Mining Survey
- Mining Engineering
- Rock Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive)
- Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
- Electro-Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Chemical Engineering (Mineral Processing)
- Must be South African citizen
- Must be a matric student or have completed matric
- Must have achieved at least HG “B” or level 6 for Maths and Science
- Must intend on studying or currently studying as a full time student in one of the programs mentioned above towards a bachelor’s degree qualification at a University or University of Technology in South Africa
- Must be from a rural area and from a previously disadvantaged background
- Must be in financial need
Applicants who are currently in their first year will be given preference.
Attach the following supporting documents within your application along with the application form.
- Certified copy of ID document
- Certified copy of matric certificate (if already finished matric) or latest matric results (for current matric students) or latest academic transcripts (for current tertiary students)
- Certified copy of proof of acceptance letter or registration from a university
- Certified copies of ID documents of parents/guardians or certified copies of death certificate (if deceased)
- Affidavit (for applicants who have no idea their parents’ whereabouts)
- Proof of employment of parents’/guardians’ (affidavit if unemployed and latest payslip if employed)
- Certified copy of proof of residency such as sworn affidavit, utility bill, or stamped letter issued by a tribal authority
- A letter of motivation
Direct your applications via one of the following ways:
Email: [email protected]
Forward to the Director by the name of Ms. Nondumiso Zulu
The Department of Mineral Resources Trevenna Campus
70 Meintjies Street
Private Bag X59
Application will be taken into consideration until October 31, 2018. No late or incomplete submission will be regarded.
Candidates who are shortlisted will be properly acknowledged by January 15, 2019. If you have not been contacted by then, then please regard your application as unsuccessful.