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The Palabora Copper invites learners and students to apply for Bursaries available for 2024 academic year.

Closing date: 20 November 2023

Palabora Copper Bursaries for 2024

Palabora Copper (Pty) Ltd hereby invites Ba-Phalaborwa Communities who wish to further their studies in any recognized South African Universities or Universities of Technology, to apply for a bursary. These bursaries are awarded on academic merit only.

Bursaries opportunities are available for the following disciplines for 2024 academic year:

Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Process Control / Instrumentation, Geology,

BSc Chemistry, Environmental Science/Health, Communications, Supply Chain Management & Mine Surveying.

Selection and qualifying criteria:

  • Must be a South African Citizen.
  • Grade 12 learners (Preference will be given to candidates with excellent academic record).
  • High performing undergraduate students enrolled on a fulltime study and not currently receiving sponsorship.
  • Must be between 16 – 35 years old with no criminal record.
  • Short-listed applicants may be required to undergo psychometric / pre-screening assessments and interviews.

Documents to be submitted with the application:

  • Certified June results for applicants currently in Matric.
  • Certified full recent academic record if applicants already at Tertiary.
  • Certified matric certificate.
  • Certified copy of a South African ID.
  • Acceptance letter from the Institution.
  • Proof of residential address for Ba-Phalaborwa communities (i.e. Maseke, Lulekani, Makhushane, Namakgale, Benfarm, Selwane, Mashishimale and Phalaborwa Town) e, g Municipal letter or Tribal Authority letter, certified by a commissioner of Oaths.

Additional information:

  • Bursaries are awarded initially for one year. Renewal is subject to satisfactory academic progress and conduct during the year of study.
  • Only institutions registered with DHET will be considered.
  • There is no obligation from PMC to offer student vacation work and internship program.
  • The bursary covers registration, tuition, accommodation, meals, pre-scribed books allowance and laptop.

How to apply:

  • To view full advert and apply, please visit the Palabora Website > Our people> Careers >Training Opportunities or alternatively click on the link:
  • Use Google Chrome when accessing the portal.
  • No late applications will be considered.


“People with disability and females are encouraged to apply.”

Communication will be limited to shortlisted applicants. If you do not hear from them by the 15 January 2024, please consider your application unsuccessful. No regret letters will be sent.


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