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 Company has a programme to train students either at Universities, Universities of Techology and CETA Learnerships in order to ensure sufficient numbers of graduates and technicians for the company’s future needs.
It is customary for potential bursary candidates to work for the company for at least a year after their matriculation from school in order to give candidates the opportunity to judge whether they enjoy this type of work and industry and also to give the Company an opportunity to assess the candidate.
The Potato Industry Development Trust, through Potatoes South Africa, provides bursaries to diploma, undergraduate and post graduate students studying agriculture at a tertiary institution in South Africa.
The Potato Industry Development Trust (PIDT) invites applications from students who wish to pursue their post graduate studies in the field of Agriculture.
Applications from students who have an interest in pursuing a research in a potato related field will receive priority.
The TVET bursaries are also targeted at learners who have completed Grade 09 – 12 and learners (between the ages of 16 to 35) in technical schools who want to pursue vocational studies at a Gauteng
TVET Public Colleges.
Learners should have already applied and been accepted at an institution for post school studies to qualify for a bursary.
Deserving students who intend enrolling in the following fields of study: