Ekapa Minerals: Bursaries 2023/2024

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the following fields, to students residing in the Frances Baard Municipality:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Metallurgy

The bursary will provide coverage for the following expenses: tuition fees, accommodation and meals or an allowance, annual cash, and a travel allowance. Bursary recipients will also receive life skills training if required and partake in compulsory practical vacation work at EKAPA Operations over the December/ January holidays.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 30 days of the closing date. If you do not receive any feedback by this time, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo the recruitment and selection process, which includes a panel interview, pre-screening, profile testing, various assessments, medical clearance, and security clearance.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must reside within the labour-sending area of Frances Baard Municipality, in the Northern Cape province
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying towards a qualification within one of the fields of study listed above
  • You must be in your 2nd year of study in 2023
  • You must be studying at a University or University of Technology within South Africa (preferably
    the University of Witwatersrand, Technikon Witwatersrand, and University of Pretoria)
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • Preference will be given to dependents of permanent employees, dependents on Company scholarship programs as well as individuals from local communities who are South African citizens
  • Preference will be given to EE applicants
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How to apply

Students who meet the above eligibility criteria may apply by submitting clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance to study at a University or University of Technology
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of residence

Note: there is no application form to be completed for this bursary application – students need only submit the list of the above documents to apply.

Applications must be submitted via email to: [email protected]
(Insert the following reference number in the email subject line: “EKAPA245”).

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