Department of Mineral Resources Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

By | January 29, 2019

Department of Mineral Resources Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

ABOUT THE COMPANY – DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES

The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) was formed in 2009 and is a department of South Africa’s national government. In fact, the departments history dates back to the 1890s under the Department of Mining.

The DMR is responsible for overseeing South Africa’s mining industry and mineral resources. They currently employ over 1000 staff members.

Headquartered in Pretoria, the DMR also has regional offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Kimberley, Polokwane, Springbok, Welkom, Mthatha, Klerksdorp and eMalahleni.
 

 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Department of Mineral Resources bursary programme is applicable to female learners from rural areas only, who are studying/ plan to study within one of the following mining related fields:

  • Chemical Engineering (Mineral Processing)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electro-Mechenical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive)
  • Rock Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mining Survey
  • Geology
  • Environmental Health and Management

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 17 January 2020 at the latest – if you do not receive any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • Achieved a minimum level 6/ HG “B” symbol for Science AND Mathematics
  • Studying or intend on studying full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study (undergraduate studies only)
  • Studying or intend on studying at a University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • From a previously disadvantaged background
  • From a rural area
  • In financial need
  • *Preference will be given to first year students
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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the Dept of Mineral Resources Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Alternatively, you can download a copy of the latest application form at: http://www.dmr.gov.za/opportunities/learning-opportunities
 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest academic transcript, if at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration/ letter of acceptance from a university (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians death certificate, if deceased (certified copy)
  • Affidavit if you do not know your parents whereabouts
  • Parents/ guardians proof of employment (payslip if employed/ affidavit if unemployed)
  • Proof of residence (utility bill/ sworn affidavit/ stamped letter from a tribal authority) (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter
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Aplications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: GirlLearnerBursary@dmr.gov.za

2) Delivery:
The Director:
Ms. Nondumiso Zulu
The Department of Mineral Resources Trevenna Campus
70 Meintjies Street
Sunnyside

3) Post:
Private Bag X59
ARCADIA
0007
 

CLOSING DATE

CLOSING DATE

31 October 2019.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Department of Mineral Resources directly:
Contact Person: Ms Morongwe Madisha / Ms Olga Sedibe
Tel: 012 444 3860 / 012 444 3309
Email: Morongwe.Madisha@dmr.gov.za / Olga.Sedibe@dmr.gov.za

See Also: 

South African Bursaries Open All Year Round