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Sasol Mining Bursary Opportunities for Young South Africans

DEADLINE: 04 October 2023

Sasol Mining Bursary Opportunities for Young South Africans

Bursary Opportunities: Sasol Mining Fence-line (Mainstream) Programme

Sasol Mainstream bursaries is a performance-based programme with a work-back / pay-back obligation. This is a comprehensive bursary offered to talented individuals who are planning to study full-time towards an undergraduate in selected Engineering, Science and Technology qualification.

The Sasol Mining Fence-line Bursary Programme aims to attract exceptional young talent to the organization. Bursaries awarded are for full-time studies for a bachelor’s degree (B.Sc. or B.Eng.) at an approved South African University and are offered to South African Citizens only.

Bursaries will exclusively be granted for studies within the following academic disciplines:


  • Electronic Engineering (B.Eng.)
  • Electrical Engineering (B.Eng.)
  • Industrial Engineering (B.Eng.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng.)
  • Mining Engineering (B.Eng.)


  • Geology (B.Sc.) – Please be aware that obtaining an Honours degree is mandatory for pursuing this field of study.

Engineering Technology Degree:  

  • Mine Surveying (B.Eng. Tech.)
These bursary opportunities are limited to South African citizens (by birth only) from Sasol Mining Fenceline communities, who are / will be pursuing degree studies at a public South African University or University of Technology (for Mine Surveying only).
Eligible applicants are students in either their first or second year of studies in 2024.

Fields for Study

Applications may be submitted for degrees (no diplomas) in one of the following fields of study:

Undergraduate Studies (B.Eng. / B.Sc.) (Not a B.Eng. Tech)

  1. Electrical Engineering
  2. Electronic Engineering
  3. Geology
  4. Industrial Engineering
  5. Mechanical Engineering
  6. Mining Engineering

Undergraduate Studies (B. Eng. Tech.) – University of Technology

  1. Mine Surveying

Application Criteria – Minimum Criteria

Bursaries are available to individuals in either the matriculation phase or those who are in their first year of studies pursuing the relevant qualifications or degrees.

1.  B.Eng. and B.Sc.Eng & Geology

  • Level 6:  70 -79% for Mathematics (not Maths Literacy)
  • Level 6:  70 -79% for Physical Science
  • Level 5:  60 – 69% for English First Additional language or
  • Level 5:  60 – 69% for English home language or
  • Level 4:  50 – 59% for English Second Additional language

2.  B.Eng. Tech. (Mine Surveying) 

  • Level 5:  60 – 69% for Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and
  • Level 5:  60 – 69% for Physical Science and
  • Level 5:  60 – 69% for English First Additional language or
  • Level 5:  60 – 69% for English home language or
  • Level 4:  50 – 59% for English Second Additional language

The general application criteria for students are outlined as follows:

  • Applicants who wish to pursue 1st-year studies must submit their applications with either Grade 11 or Grade 12 results.
  • Applicants aiming for 2nd-year studies must submit their applications with Grade 12 results.

Application criteria for current university undergraduate students (Academic first year in 2023 applying for 2nd year in 2024)

  • If a student is already studying towards the degree course for which he/she is applying for a bursary, the student must be registered for the degree course over the minimum study period for the degree involved (i.e., 4 years for engineering degree) and/or able to still complete studies in that minimum period. NB. Students who are already on an extended study period or already added a year to the minimum study period (i.e., 5 years for an engineering degree) as well as individuals who are planning to register for an extended degree course, must not apply.
  • Applications must be for full time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited and approved South African University. NB. Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA) will not be considered/allowed.
  • No bursaries will be awarded for studies at a University of Technology, except for studies in Mine Surveying.

Notes for all applicants

  • Applicants must be South African citizens with a valid ID document/card.
  • Shortlisted applicants must be willing and able to avail themselves for online psychometric testing as part of the selection process. These assessments will take place before the interview phase.
  • A full academic record is required when students apply.
  • Proof of permanent home residence (municipality and district) will be required when students apply.
  • All bursaries awarded are subject to the condition that the candidate’s end of year results in Grade 12 (if currently in matric) or end of year results at university (if currently studying at university) do not differ substantially from the results presented during the application process. The minimum criteria will still be valid though.
  • Sasol reserves the right to withdraw the Sasol bursary offer if the candidate performs substantially weaker academically than the academic results submitted during the application process, if the student will apply or are registered for an extended degree course or due to failed subject are already on an extended study period or when a student intend to register/register for a so called dual/combined/hybrid degree course or a degree course not agreed upon or should the student not permanently reside and matriculated in one of the municipalities indicated below. NB. Students should be discouraged to apply for a bursary, well knowing that they plan to study in a different (although possibly related) degree course.

The municipalities in Mpumalanga and the Free State that will be included in the selection criteria for our fenceline communities are as follows:

Mpumalanga – Gert Sibande District – Secunda Fenceline

Govan Mbeki Municipality

  • Bethal
  • Brendan Village
  • Davel
  • eMbalenhle
  • eMzinoni (Bethal)
  • Evander
  • Kinross
  • Leandra
  • Legogang
  • Leslie
  • Secunda
  • Trichardt

Lekwa Local Municipality

  • Holmdene
  • Morgenzon
  • Standerton

Dipaleseng Local Municipality

  • Balfour
  • Greylingstad
  • Grootvlei
  • Siyathemba
  • Val


  • Ga-Nala
  • Kriel
  • Ogies
  • Rietspruit
  • Thubelihle
  • van Dyksdrift
  • Wilge

Fezile Dabi District (Free State) – Sasolburg Fenceline

Metsimaholo Local Municipality

  • Deneysvilles
  • Oranjeville
  • Sasolburg
  • Tshepiso
  • Vaalpark
  • Zamdela

Ngwathe Local Municipality

  • Edenbille
  • Galeshewe
  • Heilbron
  • Koppies
  • Kwakwatsi
  • Parys

How to apply:

Apply online at:

  • Should you experience challenges during the application process please contact the Call Centre on 086 010 6235.
  • The final date for submission of applications is 4 October 2023.

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