Recipients of the bursaries are Johanna Tauya who is studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health at the University of Namibia and Morney van Rensburg who is studying for a Diploma in Structural Steel Detail Engineering at DSE Engineering in South Africa.
Over the past four years Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb has spent more than N$4.2 million on bursaries.
“At present the company has so far awarded 21 undergraduate bursaries of which 7 have completed their studies while 14 are still studying at various institutions in Engineering fields like Chemical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical, Power, and Metallurgical engineering, and in pure sciences like Physics, Chemistry. Other students have studied in the applied sciences like Environmental, Occupational Health and Hygiene, some in the Humanities: Human Resources, Business Administration, Industrial Psychology; some in Commerce: Accounting, Auditing, Business Development, Logistics, Project Management, Procurement, and a few in Public Relations”, said Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Public Relations Superintendent Alina Garises.
The Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb bursary programme covers registration and tuition fees, study aids (book fees), study visas, accommodation and meals as well as other expenses related to studies.