Zululand Anthracite Colliery Bursary Applications

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About Zululand Anthracite Colliery

Zululand Anthracite Colliery, or ZAC, is an underground anthracite mine in South Africa that is the sole producer of anthracite in the country. The site was discovered in 1981 by Transnatal Coal and Utah Mining JV. In 1985, BHP Billiton developed the mining resources at ZAC, which were later acquired by Riversdale Mining Limited. Today, the mining site is operated by Menar, a private investment company. The company operates three shafts at ZAC. A fourth is scheduled to open in 2022, which would increase the output.

Zululand Anthracite Colliery Bursary 2022

The company operating the site, Zululand Anthracite Colliery (Pty) Limited, is offering financial assistance to a certain number of students via bursaries. These are meant for students who face financial hardships in completing their education. Depending on the need, the bursaries will cover half or the entire tuition cost.

For the academic session 2022, the bursaries will be awarded in the following disciplines:

  • Diesel Mechanical
  • Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Environmental
  • BCom

There’s one bursary available for each discipline. So, needless to say, it’s highly competitive. It’s a merit-based bursary, so preference is given to those with a better academic track record.

The value of the bursary is decided on a case-by-case basis. The company will calculate the cost and the course fees before finalizing the amount. More details on this will be provided to shortlisted candidates via email. ZAC management will contact you within 30 days of the closing date. If you haven’t received any communication, consider your application unsuccessful.

Eligibility Criteria For The Zululand Anthracite Colliery Bursary

To be considered for the bursary funding, you must fulfill all of the company’s eligibility criteria. These are designed to select the right candidates for the bursary. Since the number of applicants often outnumber the funding available, the company can’t award to everyone. Therefore, always cross-check before applying.

The eligibility requirements for Zululand Anthracite Colliery Bursary 2022 are:

  • Must be a South African citizen (naturalised citizens are also eligible)
  • Must be pursuing a qualification in one of the fields of study mentioned above
  • Must be studying at a tertiary institution that’s recognised and accredited
  • Must demonstrate a strong academic track record
  • Must have scored at least 65% for all modules that are completed to date
  • Must be in need of financial assistance

Fulfilling all the eligibility criteria, however, doesn’t ensure funding. Preference is given to students who belong to designated groups as defined by the Employment Equity Act. Students with superior academic performance will also get priority over others. The decision taken by the bursary provider regarding the selection will be considered final.

How to Apply For The Zululand Anthracite Colliery Bursary?

Eligible candidates should move forward with the application process and apply for the Zululand Anthracite Colliery Bursary 2022. It’s a short process that shouldn’t take long to complete. However, it’s best not to rush through the process and make errors. Incomplete or inaccurate submissions are not considered. Here are the steps involved in applying for this bursary:

The first step is to download and complete the .

The form has got four sections, and you need to complete all of them. The first section asks about your personal and home details, while the second and third are concerned with your academic achievements. The final section is about the household income. The form is editable, and there’s no need to print it out.

Documents Required

The next step is to submit the documents that are necessary for the bursary. You must submit all of these without fail. The documents needed are:

  • ID documents
  • Matric certificate
  • Tertiary academic record, including the latest results
  • Letter of acceptance issued by the tertiary institution
  • ID documents of parents/guardians
  • Proof of income of parents/guardians (refer to the application form for details)
  • A motivation letter supporting your application (must write on the application form)

Scan all the documents and save them in PDF format.

Finally, you’d have to email the application form and the scanned documents to ‘bursaries@zulac.co.za.’ In the subject line, insert ‘ZAC Bursary Application 2022.’

Closing Date Of The Zululand Anthracite Colliery Bursary

The last date for applying for the Zululand Anthracite Colliery Bursary is 1st December 2021. Submissions made after this date will be rejected.

Contact Details Of The Bursar

For more details regarding the bursary, contact ZAC at:

If the bursary has already been closed, please do not make any queries if the bursary is closed. View our other bursaries open for application here:

(This Bursary/Scholarship Listing Last Updated on November 30, 2021)

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