Rio Tinto is one of the world’s largest producers of a range of essential materials with almost 150 years of expertise in exploration, expansion, diversification and innovation. The company have some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations and also has operations in about 35 countries across six continents. It has also developed some technological innovations such as Mine of the Future™ programme and low-CO2 aluminum from hydropower. The materials the company produced can be found in modern technologies including smartphones, planes, cars and hospitals. Rio Tinto also owns and operates open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries, smelters and power stations, research and service facilities, ports and ships.
Rio Tinto / Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) Bursaries
If you are a high caliber scholar/student looking for a bursary opportunity, Richards Bay Minerals can offer you one of the widest and most exciting ranges of opportunities available.
Applications are now open for those who pursuing full-time studies in the following fields:
Rio Tinto Bursary Requirements and Eligibility
South African citizen
Matric with Core Maths and Science preferably a L6 pass
English Language minimum L5 pass
You should already have applied to university and been accepted in the discipline you are applying for OR have successfully completed 1st year at University.
How to Apply and Application Details
Applications must be done online by clicking here. Register an account at and apply using your created account for the bursary.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application:
A certified copy of your ID document
A certified copy of your Matric certificate
Full academic record, if currently at tertiary level (on tertiary letterhead)
Proof of acceptance to study at a recognised university (on tertiary letterhead)
Short-listed candidates are then interviewed and successful candidates will be awarded the bursaries.
16 February 2020.
Richards Bay Minerals
Post: The Farm RBM PO Box 401 Richards Bay 3900 South Africa
Tel: +27 35 901 3111
Fax: +27 35 901 3442
Rio Tinto Procurement – South Africa
Post: PO Box 757550 Sandton, Johannesburg South Africa 2146