A critical shortage of qualified seismologists within the South African Mining Industry (SAMI) and the country as a whole has been identified.
It is considered to be one of the main challenges in addressing the recent regression in mine safety due to an increase in injuries caused by rockbursts (i.e. falls-of-ground related to mining-induced seismicity).
The Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) seeks to attract qualified candidates interested in pursuing a career in Mine Seismology.
The Department of Environmental Affairs offers bursaries to previously disadvantaged South African citizens; the purpose of the programme is to establish an effective system for continuous development of qualified candidates for future appointments and mobility in both the public and private sector.
The opportunities for bursaries are advertised through print media /national newspapers and on this website towards the last quarter of the year annually. The departmental recruitment and selection processes apply.
DEA offers bursaries in the following fields of study:
The Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency is in a process of sourcing funding from Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, Sports Sector Education and Training Authority: CATHSSETA for development programmes focusing on learners from Institutions of Higher Learning.
The development programmes earmarked by ECPTA are bursaries and Internships, looking at the need around the Eastern Cape Province.