Rio Tinto/Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) Bursary 2024 – 2025

About Rio Tinto/Richards Bay Minerals

Rio Tinto Group owns Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) which was founded in 1976 as a South African company. Rio Tinto bought 74% stake on RBM followed by Horizon Investments and the rest is owned by the employees.

Located on the north side of KwaZulu Natal province RBM produces titanium dioxide from mineral sand deposits of the mineral-rich sand dunes in the region.

About Rio Tinto/Richards Bay Minerals Bursary Programme

Applications are invited from students who wish to secure financial assistance in a form of a bursary. The award will be made available to the following fields of sudy:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Finance & Business (Accounting)
  • Geology
  • Geomatics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Pharmacy

Richards Bay Minerals remains committed to develop and expand South Africa’s skills base. We provide bursary opportunities to South Africans to acquire qualifications and skills to develop a career in Core – Mining or Non-core disciplines.


For your application to be considered you need to meet the following criteria set by the company:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Matric Term Results with Maths and/Science for Engineering Disciplines
  • Matric Term results with minimum Level 5 pass per subject for Other Disciplines
  • Studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Currently in your Matric OR 1st year of study
  • Studying at a recognised tertiary institute in South Africa
  • In financial need
  • Passionate about your field of study
  • We encourage students with a disability to apply

Documents Required

There is a set of documents all applicants need to submit for the purpose of application assessment. Please submit copies of the following documents:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric Term Results (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration at a tertiary institution
  • Motivation letter for chosen field of study
  • Proof of financial need (parent/guardian payslip or affidavit)

Closing Date

The closing date for the Bursary Programme is 23 September 2023

How To Apply?

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