On August 25th, 1950, Harmony was established and officially registered as a public company in South Africa. The company was later managed by Randgold and focused on exploiting a single Harmony mine lease. After Randgold was dissolved in 1995, Harmony was recreated as an independent entity. Since then, the company has significantly expanded its operations, evolving from a single mining operation to a global, independent, and world-class gold producer with multiple operations.
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited aims to support top-performing students in their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of studies by awarding bursaries. For the year 2023, the Harmony Gold Bursary will be offered for both core mining disciplines and non-core fields such as Psychology, Dentistry, and Botany. The core mining disciplines that will be sponsored include Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current ONLY), Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Survey, Extractive Metallurgy, and Rock Engineering.
Applicants must provide an acceptance letter from their tertiary institution to show that they are eligible to enroll in their first year of studies and confirm that they are in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of studies. It is important to note that unsuccessful applicants will not receive correspondence from Harmony Gold, and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
In addition, applicants must attach certified copies of their Grade 11 final results (December results) and Grade 12 June results or mid-year assessment results consolidated due to C-19. Harmony Gold holds its employees to high values, and these values guide the company's decisions and actions.
Requirements and eligibility
The eligibility criteria for the Harmony Gold Bursary are as follows:
Must be a valid South African citizen (SA Citizen) with a valid South African identity document.
For National Senior Certificate holders, a requirement of passing all subjects with a minimum of 60% and above.
Students planning to pursue studies in the field of Engineering should have achieved a minimum of 70% in both Mathematics and Physical Science.
Students who are currently enrolled in tertiary institutions must have maintained an average of 60% and above in all major subjects. Current year results should be attached as part of the application.
Applicants are required to provide a brief Curriculum Vitae (1 page) as part of their application.
How to apply
To apply for the Harmony Gold Bursary, visit the following link to apply: