Palabora is South African’s only establishment that specializes in the craft of refined copper. Founded in 1956, Palabora has gone through several key changes, especially during the years of 1960-1980s, just when the company has successfully produced a mass amount of 2,7 million tons of copper thanks to their open-pit copper mine and they newly built processing plants. On average, Palabora manufactures an estimated amount of 60,000 tonnes of refined copper on a yearly basis, living up to Palabora’s as the nation’s largest refined copper producer.
With a workforce of approximately 2200 employees, the company typically conducts its work operations in block cave copper mines and smelter complexes. Palabora produces a wide range of products for the domestic market and the international markets as well. From zirconium chemicals to nickel sulphate, and also recognizable minerals such as gold, silver, and platinum, it’s no wonder why this company has been garnering an impressive revenue.
About the Palabora Bursary Programme
The Palabora Bursary programme is designed to provide the necessary financial assistance towards well-deserving students who plan on pursuing their future studies in any South African university or universities of technology. Bursaries will only be rewarded towards students who display exceptional potential within their academic records. Should any of these grantees finish their education under the Palabora Bursary programme, they may also be entitled to the Palabora Copper’s Graduate Development Programme.
The Palabora Bursary programme is only available to a certain list of university degrees, such as:
- Engineering (Mining, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Metallurgical)
- Supply Chain Management and Logistics
- Analytical Chemistry
- Communication Studies
- Community Development
- Human Resource Management
- Environmental Management/Environmental Science.
The Palabora Bursary programme will only be rewarded for a period of one year. Should any bursary recipient request for renewal, it can be done (under certain terms and conditions.). Grantees of this bursary will be awarded with full payment of registration, tuition fees, accommodation, meals & school materials allowance. In addition, there will be 6-8 weeks vacation work per year.
The Palabora Bursary Requirements
To sign up for the Palabora Bursary programme, there are several requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to be considered eligible for the bursary. As these criteria will be used to assess all incoming candidates by the committee, please take each of these requirements seriously. To see what types of candidates the company is searching for, visit the official website.
The Palabora Bursary Requirements include:
- Must have had Grade 12 education
- Is currently a 1st/2nd year undergraduate student who has not applied for a scholarship
- Has an astounding academic track record
- Is not employed by a company
- Is between 16-35 years old
- Does not have a criminal record
- Note: all shortlisted candidates must be available for a psychometric test and an interview conducted by the committee.
How to Apply
In order to apply for the Palabora Bursary programme, all applicants will be required to visit this website. Once you are redirected to the page, you will be able to start your online applications from there. If you would like to see the full advertisement of the Palabora Bursary programme, you can also take a look at it from the same website link as well.
On the website, candidates are to complete the provided application form and fill it in with only accurate and correct personal details. In addition, there are several important documents that must be uploaded onto the form, such as:
- Valid academic results from your Matrix or June transcripts (should the applicant be pursuing a tertiary education)
- A valid copy of the candidate’s South African identification
- The candidates’ proof of residency
- A valid acceptance letter from the university that you have chosen.
After you have completed your application forms and uploaded all of the necessary documents, please immediately submit them. The committee has a strict zero tolerance policy for any late applications. Any applications that are sent in past the deadline will not be acknowledged at all.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of their acceptance. The announcements will be made a the very maximum within 15 days of the closing date. If you have not been notified by then, we regret to inform you that you have not been selected for the Palabora Bursary programme.
PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LIMITED
PO Box 65, 1 Copper Road, 1389
Phalaborwa, Limpopo , South Africa
Tel: (015) 780 2911