Gibela is a South African company that specializes in the manufacturing of commuter trains. Established in 2013, the company is a joint venture between Alstom, a global leader in the railway industry, and Ubumbano Rail, a South African consortium that includes community-based groups and employee trusts. The goal of Gibela is to revitalize South Africa's railway industry by providing modern and reliable trains that are designed and built locally.
Located in Dunnottar, South Africa, Gibela's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility spans 60 hectares and employs over 1,500 people. The company is committed to creating jobs and developing skills among local communities, with a focus on empowering women and youth. In addition to manufacturing trains, Gibela also provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for its products, ensuring that they remain in top condition throughout their lifespan.
Gibela's commitment to local manufacturing and job creation has made it a key player in South Africa's economic development. Through its partnerships with local stakeholders and its investment in local talent, the company is helping to build a brighter future for the railway industry and the country as a whole.
Gibela, a South African enterprise specializing in the manufacturing of commuter trains, extends a bursary initiative tailored for students currently pursuing or planning to pursue full-time studies in engineering, project management, logistics, or supply chain management.
This program offers comprehensive support, encompassing financial assistance for tuition fees, accommodation, and textbooks. Additionally, it provides valuable work-integrated learning experiences, mentorship, and career guidance to eligible recipients.
A South African citizen with a South African bar-coded Identity Document, enrolled or intending to enroll at a South African University or the University of Technology, in need of financial assistance and able to demonstrate the potential for academic success.
Requirements and eligibility
To apply for the Gibela University Bursary Program, you must adhere to the application process outlined on the Gibela website.
You must be a South African citizen
You are currently enrolled at a South African university, university of technology or TVET
Can prove your need for financial assistance
Demonstrate potential for academic success
Applicants must be South African citizens with a minimum average of 65% and proof of acceptance or registration at a recognized tertiary institution. Successful bursary recipients may also have the opportunity to gain employment with Gibela upon graduation
How to apply
If you are interested in the Gibela bursary, send them the following documents via email: