Palabora Mining Company Bursary Application

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About Palabora Mining Company Limited

Palabra Mining Company Limited, founded in 1956, is an underground and open-pit mining company. Mining at PMC produces byproducts and copper, as well as many precious metals from anode slimes; sulfuric acid; nickel sulphate;  magnetite and vermiculite. Their open cast mine has nearly 2 000 meters of width, making it the widest man-made hole in Africa.

In addition to mining activities, Palabora also operates subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and the United States to market vermiculite.

In addition to being headquartered in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, South Africa, the company produces refined copper for the entire country. The Rio Tinto Group (international mining conglomerates) owns 57% of the company’s stock, Anglo American owns 17%, and the rest 26% is publicly traded.

Palabora Mining Company Bursary 2022

Student applicants are invited to apply for a bursary programme offered by the Palabora Mining Company for the academic year 2022.

The following undergraduate study fields will be eligible for bursaries:

  • Business Management, Industrial Psychology, Corporate Communication, and Human Resource Management
  • Agriculture, Environmental Science, Environmental Health, Safety Management, Food Technology, Chemistry, Food Science and Bachelor of Science
  • Engineering (Mining Engineering, Process Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Civil Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Geology, Analytical Chemistry, Mine Surveying
  • Construction and building
  • Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Biomedical Technology, Nursing, Medicine
  • Digital Marketing, Sales and Marketing
  • Economics, Accounting, Actuarial Science, Finance, and Internal Auditing
  • Law
  • Computer Science, Data Analytics, Information Technology, Computer Engineering
  • Logistics, Transport, and Supply Chain Management

Bursary Coverage

Tuition fees, housing, meals, and textbooks will be covered by the bursary. Only academic merit will be considered when selecting recipients.

Candidates are accepted, scanned and shortlisted by CareerWise, which administers the bursary programme.

Applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted no later than July 15, 2022. Your application will be considered unsuccessful if you have not heard anything by this date. Applicants who are shortlisted will undergo a psychometric test and interview.

As long as the student maintains satisfactory academic performance, the bursary is renewable each year.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements (please note that applications that do not meet all the requirements will not be considered):

  • Citizenship of South Africa is required
  • Age must be between 16 to 35
  • You must have completed Matriculation
  • You must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in one of the fields listed above
  • An accredited South African University or University of Technology must be enrolled and studying
  • Your academic record must be strong, and you must be able to demonstrate academic success and potential
  • You must not have a criminal record
  • Applicants from the Ba-Phalaborwa community will be given preference

How to apply?

You must submit your application online at the careerwise portal here: Palabora Mining Company Bursary 2022

It is necessary for applicants to Register an Account in order to Login and Apply.

Documents Required

Please upload the following supporting documents with your online application. Note: Failure to upload these documents may result in disqualification:

  • Document of identification (certified copy)
  • Matriculation certificate (certified copy)
  • A full academic record (on the letterhead of the institution)
  • University or University of Technology enrollment letter (on institution’s letterhead)

Closing Date

The application deadline is 10 June 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Please apply before the deadline if you want your application to be considered.

Contact Details

Contact Career Wise directly if you have any questions about this bursary program:

Tel: 011 258 4464 / 086 100 7787
Email ID:

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here:

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