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200 bursaries on offer – including for engineering and computer science students in South Africa

Train-maker, the Gibela Rail Transport Consortium, is asking for functions for 200 bursaries in 2022 in engineering, manufacturing, computer science, provide chain and logistics, and varied commerce fields – for each universities and technical and vocational training and coaching (TVET) establishments.

Gibela, which has a contract to fabricate 600 trains for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), mentioned its bursaries embrace full tuition and a e book allowance. The bursaries are granted for one year and are renewable on an annual foundation primarily based on educational efficiency.

Bursary candidates should be:

  • South African residents with a South African barcoded identification doc.
  • Enrolled or aspiring to enrol at a South African TVET establishment (present N3/N4 candidates are inspired to use).
  • Enrolled or aspiring to enrol at a South African college or college of know-how (present first- and second-year candidates are inspired to use).
  • Able to display potential for educational success; and
  • In want of monetary help.

“Gibela is revitalising South Africa’s railway industry by manufacturing state-of-the-art commuter trains in the country. It is heavily committed to upskilling and training South Africans to be able to participate in this industry in South Africa – that has potential to grow,” it mentioned.

Citing a report by the World Bank, it mentioned that tertiary training is important for the event of human capital and innovation, and can serve each nation – from the poorest to the richest – by growing its expertise and management pool, producing and making use of information to native and world challenges, and taking part in the worldwide information financial system.

The report highlights vital tertiary training sectors, and engineers, technicians and managers are among the many professions talked about as being key gamers in public and personal sector improvement.

Corporate providers and traction motors operation government at Gibela, Dr Buyiswa Mncono-Liwani, mentioned: “Quality training will unlock the potential of South Africa’s future and our skill to successfully develop our financial system. The bursaries that we offer every year for tertiary examine at universities, universities of know-how and TVET establishments are an vital a part of our broader dedication to training and abilities improvement.

“Gibela is invested in instructional initiatives in South Africa, from early childhood improvement and faculty programmes with a spotlight on STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] topics, proper via to tertiary training, internships and incubators.

“In addition, with our focus on local content development, we invest in upskilling professionals to build trains in South Africa and ensure they have the skills to continue developing their careers, beyond our contract term with PRASA.”


Gibela bursaries for examine at a college or college of know-how can be found in the next disciplines:

  • Electrical, digital, mechanical, metallurgical, and industrial engineering;
  • Computer science and info know-how;
  • Accounting; and
  • Supply chain and logistics administration.

The stipulations for making use of for a Gibela bursary at a college or college of know-how are:

  • A matric with stage 6 for arithmetic, bodily science and accounting, and stage 5 for English.
  • Written proof of acceptance for admission to a South African college or college of know-how.

Gibela bursaries to review at TVET establishments can be found for the next professions:

  • Boilermakers
  • Electricians
  • Mechanics
  • Fitters and turners
  • Millwrights
  • Welders
  • Pattern-makers
  • Vehicle-builders
  • Plumbers
  • Control and instrumentation technicians

The stipulations for a Gibela bursary at a TVET establishment are:

  • A matric with Mathematics and Science, and English at stage 4
  • Written proof of acceptance for admission to a South African TVET establishment

Gibela mentioned that its bursary functions shut on 15 February 2022. Interested candidates ought to ship a brief CV, an authorized copy of their educational information and an authorized copy of their South African identification doc to [email protected]

The group mentioned it can reply solely to candidates who make it via the primary spherical of assessments. “Applicants who have not been contacted by 26 March 2022 should consider their applications unsuccessful.”


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