DRDGOLD Bursaries 2021: Financial Assistance Available for First and Second Year Tertiary Students

DRDGOLD is an accredited producer of gold mineral based in South Africa. Headquartered in Joburg, the company has been a proud owner of various assets which allows the entity to move forward with their operations. DRDGOLD has played an integral role in creating job opportunities for their surrounding communities. At the moment, DRDGOLD has opened up their doors for approximately 2 484 people, with 924 hardworking employees and 1 560 specialist service providers under their belt. Boasting profitability rates as high as R2 433.1 million in revenue, DRDGOLD is proving to be a leading company in this industry.

About the DRDGOLD Bursaries 2021
DRDGOLD is offering bursaries for bright, South African students with capable academic skills to obtain financial assistance to pursue their education. The DRDGOLD Bursaries is a fantastic opportunity that allows you to begin or continue your studies without much monetary burdens. At the moment, the DRDGOLD Bursaries is currently offered to students who are residents of Gauteng (preference offered for citizens of Ekurhuleni, City of Joburg, and Merafong).

The DRDGOLD Bursaries is given out for the following fields:

  • Engineering – mechanical or electrical
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Human resources
  • Safety management
  • Metallurgy
  • Environmental sciences
  • Finance

If you find the DRDGOLD Bursaries to be a suitable opportunity for you, wait not further and register for the programme.

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates interested in the DRDGOLD Bursaries must fulfill an eligibility criteria before starting on their registrations. Each of these items below will determine whether you are an ideal candidate in the eyes of the selection committee. To guarantee a successful application, make sure that you meet these following requirements. Failure to do so will cause disadvantageous consequences towards the overall result of your applications.

The DRDGOLD Bursaries Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
1. Requirements for First Year Students

  • An official letter of provisional acceptance issued by an accredited tertiary institution for the 2021 academic year
  • Result slips from Grade 12 or your most recent Grade 11 results.

2. Requirement for Second Year Students

  • Academic results from your previous year of studies in an accredited tertiary institution.


  • Selected candidates of the bursaries must attend to the programme’s vacation work held at DRDGOLD’s operation sites
  • Preference will be offered to candidates who display impressive academic track records.

Application Instructions
Apply via email: [email protected] (DRDGOLD Bursaries 2021).

Candidates are required to submit these following documents:

  • Your most updated CV (Curriculum Vitae)
  • A valid copy of your Identity Document
  • Your most recent results
  • Legitimate proof of residence.

Please send all of these documents to the company’s Human Resources Department through the email above. Make sure your email has the Reference Number: BUR021 in the Subject Line. This will help the selection committee easily identify your application in their inbox.

All documents should be included in your application dossier. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the selection committee.

By sending in your applications, you are hereby giving permission to have your information utilized by the selection committee for registration purposes.

Applications will be subjected to further evaluation and vetting procedures to verify the validity of candidates. Anyone discovered to be falsifying any aspects of their applications will be disqualified.

Submissions must be made through the email address above. Applications sent through other methods, such as fax or hand delivery, will not be accepted by the selection committee.

Closing Date
Applications for the DRDGOLD Bursaries must be submitted before the closing date on 19 February 2021.

The selection committee has absolute zero tolerance for late applications. Candidates discovered to be making their submissions past the closing date will automatically be disqualified from registrations.

Announcements will only be made to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not hear back within four weeks past the deadline, we regret to inform you that you have not been selected for the programme.

DRDGOLD reserves the rights to make an appointment or not during the recruitment process. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.


  1. I would like to apply for your bursary I have diploma in matric accepted at College But I need bursary

  2. ι aм looĸιng ғorward тo тнιѕ vacancy.. a нealтнy worĸer ιѕ a prodυcтιve worĸer.. –

  3. I am a qualified Safety officer
    With site experience and office experience
    I am a hard worker.

  4. Good day

    I would like to apply for a human resource bursary i failed my grade 12 and im willing ro rewrite it again as im applying to the post as ivr seen it allow people with grade 11.

    Kind Regards
    Minky Tsoaedi

  5. I’m desperate of the bursary since I’m a hard working person i know if i could get a chance to have it I’d hold it with both hands and be grateful of it because we living with a pandemic disease and job opportunities are rare.

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