Based in the UK, Petra Diamond Limited is a mining group and one of the world’s largest and leading suppliers of rough diamonds.
The company owns the Koffiefontein Diamond Mine which is based in the Free State Province of South Africa, in a town called Koffiefontein between Kimberley and Bloemfontein.
With an extensive history, the mine was founded over 140 years ago and currently is mined to a depth of 600 meters. In 1994 the mine made history by finding a 232-carat diamond, one of its roughest diamonds ever discovered.
Closing date of the bursary
The closing date for the Koffiefontein Diamond Mine Bursary SA is 30 October 2021. Please do not send an application after the closing date.
About This Bursary
Students who have an interest in pursuing a qualification in Environmental and Engineering Geology (BSc), Engineering Geology (BSc), Industrial Engineering (BSc), or Mining Engineering (BSc) are invited to apply for the Koffiefontein Diamond Mine Bursary SA.
The applicant awarded a bursary will need to sign an employment contract agreement. After graduation, the applicant is under Petra Diamond Mine’s employment with a payback time period for the length of study time.
During the selection process, you will be required to attend a panel interview and subject to pre-screening, mine assessments, profile tests, a medical and security clearance.
Bursary students are required and have the opportunity to attend a working holiday during the months of December and January at any Petra Diamond Mine operations.
What will the Bursary cover?
The Bursary will cover:
- Full tuition fees
- Full residence and meals or allowance equivalent
- Annual cash and monthly allowance
- Life skills training
- Mandatory practical vacation on-site work
Who Can Apply?
- South African Citizen
- Registered and accepted at an accreditated South African University or University of Technology to study Geology
- Reside within the Letsemeng and Xhariep District Municipalities for labour purposes
- Studying towards a qualification in Geology
- Students need to achieve a minimum result of level 6 for maths in matric mid-year examinations (excluding maths literacy)
- Students need to achieve a minimum result of level 6 for Science in matric mid-year examinations
- Industrial Engineering students must have achieved a minimum of Application Point Score (APS) of 35 points
- Environmental and Engineering Geology, Engineering Geology, and Mining Engineering must have achieved a minimum Application Point Score (APS) of 31 points
Preference will be given to EE candidates, children of permanent staff, children enrolled in Company scholarships and individuals, from the local communities. Students in their last year of study, however, first-year University students may also apply for the bursary.
How to Apply?
You can apply for the Koffiefontein Diamond Mine Bursary SA by sending the listed documentation directly to Marizanne Jansen van Rensburg by email or fax, or you may leave the application with the Koffiefontein Diamond Mine security for her attention.
Fax: 086 602 7318
Should you not receive feedback within 30 days please consider your application unsuccessful.
- Updated CV
- Certified Copy of ID
- Copy of Matric certificate
- Copy of all relevant higher education or tertiary qualifications
- Proof of residence
- Copy of Matric / University results with good academic results
- Acceptance letter from the University
Should you have any queries related to the bursary you can contact the bursar directly,
For more information on the Koffiefontein Diamond Mine, you can view their website.