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Dundee Precious picks brightest minds for future employees

Tsumeb-based Dundee Precious Metals has awarded more than N$1 million in bursaries since 2011 for students in the metals extraction industry. These students have to work as interns at the Tsumeb smelter as part of their bursary obligations. From left are current and new bursary holders J Uiseb, K Shitemba, S Menne, P Gawanas, J Beyleveld, K Mutumbulwa, E Sipunga, K Kariko, F Shimhanda and H Renatu. Bursary holders not available for the picture are S Malakia, K Nambahu, Alexander Schröder, Matias Eggert, Christoffel van Vuuren, Emaaliza Shaningwa and Warren Shikewa.

Tsumeb-based Dundee Precious Metals has awarded more than N$1 million in bursaries since 2011 for students in the metals extraction industry. These students have to work as interns at the Tsumeb smelter as part of their bursary obligations. From left are current and new bursary holders J Uiseb, K Shitemba, S Menne, P Gawanas, J Beyleveld, K Mutumbulwa, E Sipunga, K Kariko, F Shimhanda and H Renatu. Bursary holders not available for the picture are S Malakia, K Nambahu, Alexander Schröder, Matias Eggert, Christoffel van Vuuren, Emaaliza Shaningwa and Warren Shikewa.

Tsumeb – Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb (DPMT) announced recently it has awarded full bursaries to sixteen students to study in fields directly related to the technical and professional needs of the company.  This is the third year that Dundee Precious Metals awards bursaries.
Recipients will be majoring in a number of fields that are essential to the business of metals processing, including metallurgy, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, chemistry and accounting.
The bursary scheme covers registration costs, tuition, books, accommodation, medical aid, study visa, transport, project expenses and other study aids. In addition, students are required to do job attachment as part of their bursary obligations.

“Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb is committed to capacity building and fostering excellence in young people so as to have a long-lasting impact on their lives and the society they live in,” said Isai Nekundi, Manager: Administration & Stakeholders Affairs.  
“Education is one of our primary focus points.  We have financed more than N$1.5 million in student bursaries from 2010 to 2013,” he said. “Sixteen post-graduate and undergraduate students are benefitting from the scheme and DPMT will continue to sponsor additional prospective students who in particular want to major in the field of science.”
The new bursary holders are Mathias Eggert (Chemical Engineering, University of Pretoria), Christoffel van Vuuren (B.Sc. in Information Technology, CTI Potchefstroom), Emmaliza Shaningwa (BA in Industrial Phycology, University of Namibia) and Warren Shikewa ( N6 Electrical Engineering, Northlink College).
Existing bursary holders are Jowandré Beyleveld, Patemasella Gawanas, Simson Malakia, Sebastian Menne, Kleopas Nambahu, Fillipus Shimhanda, Kesia Kariko, Klemensia Mutumbulwa,  Helen Renatu, Alexander Schröder, Kristina Shitemba, Elias Sipunga and Josef Uiseb,

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