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Kumba Iron Ore Bursary 2024-2025

Kumba Iron Ore Bursary 2024-2025

About Kumba Iron Ore

Kumba Iron Ore is the largest iron-ore producer in Africa and ranks fourth globally. The company, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2001, emerged from Kumba Resources. Kumba Iron Ore operates primarily through open pit (open cast) methods and supplies iron ore products both domestically (to AMSA) and internationally, with a clientele including countries such as Japan, China, South Korea, the Middle East, and parts of Europe.

As a member of the Anglo American plc group, Anglo American holds a significant share (69.7%) in Kumba Iron Ore, while minorities and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) hold 17.4% and 12.9% respectively.

Kumba Iron Ore Bursary Programme 2024-2025

Kumba Iron Ore is offering bursaries for undergraduate studies in the 2024-2025 academic year. The fields covered include:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Data Analytics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance
  • Geology
  • Geo-Tech
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mine Surveying
  • Mining Engineering
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Projects (SIB)
  • Safety Management
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This bursary program aligns with the company’s Social and Labour Plan III and its long-term mining operational needs.

Coverage Value, Duration, and Other Opportunities

The bursary covers tuition fees, book fees, accommodation, and offers paid vacation work in the Northern Cape. The contract duration depends on the student’s current year of study, and post-graduation, there may be opportunities to join the company’s graduate program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be studying or intend to study towards an undergraduate qualification in the fields listed above.
  • Be entering their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of study in 2024-2025.
  • Be registered or provisionally accepted at a recognized and accredited university in South Africa.
  • Have a strong academic record.
  • Be willing to complete vacation work in the Northern Cape.
  • Have a valid Code B Driver’s License or be able to obtain it during the bursary period.
  • Preference is given to candidates local to the Northern Cape and differently-abled candidates.
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Application Process

Apply online at the Kumba Iron Ore Bursary Application portal for 2024-2025. Indicate “” as your referral source.

Required supporting documents include:

  • Certified copy of ID.
  • Matric results or certificate.
  • Full tertiary academic record.
  • Proof of university registration/ provisional acceptance.
  • Driver’s License, if applicable.

Closing Date

The application deadline is 15 September.

Contact Information

For queries, contact Career Wise (bursary administrators) directly:

The Kumba Iron Ore Bursary Programme is an excellent opportunity for students seeking support in engineering and related fields, offering comprehensive coverage and practical work experience.

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