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Gibela Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

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Gibela Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

ABOUT THE COMPANY – GIBELA

Gibela Bursary South Africa | Gibela Bursary South Africa | Gibela, a joint South African and French railway rolling stock manufacturer, was established as an association between Ubumbano Rail, Alstom and New Africa Rail. Within the fully black-empowered company, Alstom currently owns the majority shares of the company and controls 61%, while Ubumbano Rail controls 30% and New Africa Rail 9% stakes.

In 2013, Gibela was assigned the task of replacing the old metro fleet with a new modern service. Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) instructed them to deliver the South African rail network, 600 modern commuter passenger trains, over the course of 10 years.
 

ABOUT THE GIBELA BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

Gibela is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies at the University, University of Technology and TVET College, within the following fields:

TVET College:

  • Boiler-makers
  • Control and instrumentation technicians
  • Electricians
  • Fitters and Turners
  • Mechanics
  • Millwrights
  • Pattern-makers
  • Plumbers
  • Vehicle-builders
  • Welders

University and University of Technology:

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Supply Chain

MORE ABOUT THE GIBELA BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED, RENEWAL | SELECTION

TVET students will receive cover for the following expenses: full tuition fees and a book allowance.
University and University of Technology students will receive cover for the following expenses: full tuition fees, book allowance, accommodation and meals.

Bursaries are granted for one year at a time and are renewed each year based on satisfactory academic performance.

Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the Gibela Bursary.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by no later than 28 February 2023 – if you do not receive any feedback by this date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GIBELA BURSARY

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):
TVET students:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be currently in Matric in 2023 or have completed Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of level 4 for Mathematics, Science and English in Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a qualification, in one of the fields listed above, in 2023
  • You must be studying or have been accepted to study at a recognised and accredited Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution in South Africa
  • You must have a strong academic record and be able to show potential for academic success
  • You must be in financial need
  • Current N3 and N4 students are encouraged to apply

University and University of Technology students:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be currently in Matric in 2023 or have completed Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of level 6 for Mathematics, Physical Science and Accounting in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum of result level 5 for English in Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a qualification, in one of the fields listed above, in 2023
  • You must be studying or have been accepted to study at a recognised and accredited University or the University of Technology in South Africa
  • You must have a strong academic record and be able to show potential for academic success
  • You must be in financial need
  • Current 1st and 2nd-year students are encouraged to apply

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GIBELA BURSARY

Students who meet the minimum eligibility criteria can apply by submitting copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • South African ID document (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (certified copies)
  • Short Curriculum Vitae
  • Parents or guardians’ proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed or informally employed/ proof of grant or pension if applicable) (certified copy)
  • TVET students: proof of acceptance for admission from a TVET institution in South Africa (on institutions letterhead)
  • University and University of Technology students: proof of acceptance from a University or the University of Technology in South Africa (on letterhead)

Note: there is no application form to be completed for this bursary application – students need only submit the list of the above documents to apply.
 

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:
– Email: gibelabursaries@communityrail.co.za

– Fax: 086 246 2666

(Insert the words “Gibela Bursary 2023 TVET” and “Gibela Bursary 2023 University” on your application).
 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE GIBELA BURSARY

15 January 2023.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE GIBELA BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Gibela directly:
Email: gibelabursaries@communityrail.co.za

Contact person: Thenjiwe-Molly Mahlangu (Human Resources)
Tel: 010 600 0651
Email: recruitment1@gibela-rail.com

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