Cape Town, South Africa - 4 February 2014 - In line with its agenda of and contributing to the advancement of the country’s mining industry; Investing in African Mining Indaba™, has offered bursaries to four deserving mining engineering students. The bursaries valued at US$30 000 (R 330 0000 at the current exchange), have been awarded to Amy Dee Mc Gregor and Eesa Ebrahim from University of Wits; Itumeleng Sikosana and Siobo Takalani at the University of Pretoria. These students are in the second or third year students pursuing engineering and mining studies.
The bursary is for one academic year, 2014, and it will cover tuition, books, accommodation, meals and other related academic expenses like mine excursions. The bursary is administered and managed by Eduloan, a leading education finance and bursary management specialist operating in Southern Africa.
“The Mining Indaba is strongly committed to investing in the next generation to continue the advancement of the mining industry and further our partnership with our host country of South Africa. This bursary program is an extension of the mission of the annual Mining Indaba – to advance mining on the continent. We are proud to have these students be part of the Mining Indaba legacy and to help in the advancement of their career and our industry,” explains Jonathan Moore, Managing Director of Mining Indaba, LLC.
As part of the award, Amy Dee McGregor and Eesa Ebrahim have been invited to attend the 2014 Mining Indaba on 3-6 February in Cape Town South Africa, where they will have an opportunity of interacting with financiers, investors and mining’s most influential stakeholders, who are expected to be part of the more than 7 800 delegates attending the Indaba. We invite you to follow their experiences on the Mining Indaba Student Blog, located at www.MiningIndaba.com.