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Dr. Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary 2024-2025

About South32:

South32 is a multinational mining and metals company headquartered in Perth, Australia, with operations in various countries, including South Africa, Colombia, and Mozambique. The company specializes in the production of materials such as silver, zinc, nickel, manganese, and bauxite. South32 is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as S32 and plays a significant role in the mining and metals industry.

The company operates a bursary program named after Dr. Xolani Mkhwanazi, a respected former non-executive director at South32 who passed away in January 2020. The Dr. Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary Scheme is designed to provide financial support to deserving students pursuing undergraduate degrees or diplomas.

Dr. Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary 2024-2025:

South32 offers financial assistance through the Dr. Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary Scheme to a limited number of students each year. The bursary program aims to support students pursuing undergraduate degrees or diplomas in various fields of study.

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Eligible Fields of Study (Undergraduates):

The bursary is available for students pursuing undergraduate degrees or diplomas in the following fields of study:

  1. Engineering, Architecture, & Built Environment (any discipline)
  2. Commerce, Law, and Management (Accountancy, Finance, Economics, Business Science & Law)
  3. Computer Science & Information Technology
  4. Science (Mathematics, Physical, Earth, Actuarial, and Biological Science)
  5. Health Sciences (Medicine and Nursing)
  6. Humanities (Social Science, Education, and Arts)

Students from other disciplines may also apply for the bursary.

Selection Criteria:

The selection of bursary recipients is based on two main factors:

  1. Academic performance
  2. Financial needs

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend interviews and assessments as part of the selection process.

Bursary Coverage and Renewal:

Initially, the Dr. Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary is awarded for one academic year. Bursars must apply for renewal after the first year, and renewal is subject to satisfactory academic performance. The amount and scope of the bursary may vary depending on the specific needs of the candidates.

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Bursary Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Dr. Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary Scheme, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a South African citizen.
  2. Must reside within the King Cetshwayo District, KwaZulu-Natal province.
  3. Must be under the age of 21.
  4. Must have either completed Matric or currently be in Matric.
  5. Must be pursuing or planning to pursue an undergraduate degree or diploma.
  6. Must be studying or intend to study within the specified fields of study.
  7. Must be studying or intend to study at a recognized South African university or University of Technology.

Preference will be given to candidates from designated groups during the selection process.

Application Process:

To apply for the Dr. Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary, follow these steps:

  1. Create an account on CareerWise, the platform managing the bursary program, by registering as a Bursary Applicant.
  2. Complete your profile and provide accurate details as instructed on the platform.

Required Documents:

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Applicants must scan and upload the following documents to the CareerWise portal:

  • ID documents
  • Matric certificate (if completed Matric)
  • Latest Matric results (if currently in Matric)
  • Full academic record (if already studying at a tertiary institution)
  • Proof of registration or acceptance from the tertiary institution (must be on institution letterhead)
  • Proof of residence within the King Cetshwayo District

Closing Date:

The application deadline for the Dr. Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary is October 31. Late submissions will not be considered.

Contact Details:

For inquiries and further information, contact the bursary provider through the following:

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