Samancor Chrome Bursary 2024

About Samancor Chrome 

Samancor Chrome was established in 1975 due to the merging of two entities viz. SA Manganese Ltd and Amcor Ltd. SA Manganese came into being in the year 1926 and mined manganese ore deposits across the Northern Cape. On the other hand, Amcor Ltd was formed in 1937 to exploit mineral deposits and process the same into ferroalloys for the steel industry.

Today, Samancor Chrome Holding Proprietary Limited is a 100% shareholder of Samancor Chrome Limited. The shareholding consists of chrome mining assets, ferrochrome smelting assets as well as other smelting assets.

South Africa contributes nearly 30% of ferrochrome demand worldwide. Ferrochrome is the main component required to produce stainless steel- which generally contains 8% nickel and 18% chrome. The chrome ingredient is what gives the stainless steel its shine, lustre, and corrosion resistance.

South Africa’s ferrochrome production consumes over 90% of Samancor Chrome’s chrome ore output. The remaining ore output is exported.

The main business of the company is mining and smelting of chrome ore. Due to its annual capacity of 2.4 million tons of ferrochrome, Samancor Chrome is the largest integrated producer of ferrochrome worldwide. The corporate office of the company is based in Sandton, Johannesburg. It operates a total of six ferrochrome plants and two chrome ore mining complexes strategically located in different regions of South Africa.

Samancor Chrome Bursary 2024

Samancor Chrome is owned by Samancor Chrome Holding Proprietary Limited today. Terris Chrome Limited is a 70% shareholder of the company. The rest of the shareholders include Hanwa/Jogmeg- a Japanese consortium, and various Black Empowerment shareholders, including women, employees, and entrepreneurs in the mining industry and communities.

Samancor Chrome produces 2 million Mt (metric tons) of charge chrome annually, making it the largest ferrochrome producer across the globe. Adding to this, Samancor Chrome also sells over 0.5 Mt of speciality-grade chrome ore to local and export markets annually.

Over the years, the company has excelled in infrastructure, dynamic leadership, mineral resources, technological innovation, and knowledge capital across all operational areas.

Samancor invites young talent from South Africa to apply for their Samancor Chrome Bursary Scheme 2024 at their Western Chrome Mines business unit. The bursary is for the following fields:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Eligibility Criteria

The Samancor Chrome Bursary 2024 is for talented Grade 12 students with provisional university admittance. Also, students completing their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of study at an accredited, recognized South African University can apply.

How to Apply?

Students willing to apply for the Mining Engineering Bursary must fill up the following form: Application Form for Mining Engineering Bursary.

Students willing to apply for the Mechanical Engineering bursary must fill up the following form: Application form for Mechanical Engineering Bursary.


  • An incomplete application form will be directly disqualified
  • Students must answer all the questions presented in the application form. The information provided must be accurate.
  • If proof of academic records or full details of academic results is missing, your application will be rejected.

Documents Required

Make sure to attach the following documents with the filled application form. Incomplete or missing documents will lead to disqualification.

  • Curriculum vitae must include:
    • Personal Details
    • Contact details of school/university
    • 4-year Extracurricular activities at school/university
    • Motivational letter: A brief explanation of why you have chosen the intended career field (up to 100 words only)
    • 4-year Special Achievements at school/university
  • Clear Copy of ID
  • Academic results of Grades 10, 11, and 12
  • If applicable, the academic results of the University
  • If applicable, proof of provisional university acceptance

Closing Date

The application deadline is 30 June 2023.

Contact Details

For any queries related to the Samancor Chrome Bursary 2024, contact the following department:

Khuphuka Training and Development Centre


Fax: 086 267 3437 

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