Transnet: Commercial Disciplines Bursary 2020 – 2021

Transnet SOC Ltd. is calling on suitable individuals to submit their application to qualify for bursary assistance through its Commercial Disciplines Bursary Programme. Check the minimum qualification requirements to see if your’re eligible to participate in the application process.

Headquartered in Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, Transnet SOC Ltd. is one of the largest, if not the largest rail, pipeline, and port company in South Africa. It was established in April 1, 1990 as a limited company with the privatization of government-owned South African Transport Services. This was done after eight decades of state and parliamentary control.

Transnet is an excellent place to work in. It employs over a 55,000-strong, highly motivated workforce with permanent status. They offer a challenging and dynamic work environment and provide great opportunities to results-oriented and highly-skilled professionals.

Transnet Commercial Disciplines Bursary Programme

In line with the company’s human capital development initiative, Transnet offers its Commercial Disciplines Bursary scheme to deserving students. This is also consistent with Transnet’s efforts to address its skills need in order to support the company’s business strategies.

Bursary support is given to students pursuing any of the fields of studies listed below:

  • Safety Management
  • Informatics or Information Technology
  • Transport Management or Logistics
  • Risk Management
  • Data or Computer Management
  • Digital Media
  • Actuarial Science

Transnet allows students to choose the South African university they want to attend.

The bursary programme will cover the following expenses:

  • Tuition fees
  • Book expenditures
  • Meal and Boarding expenses
  • Experiential training

Who should apply?

The ideal candidate must be able to satisfy these minimum qualifications:

  •  A Grade 12 learner with exemplary academic performance and achieved a minimum of 5 APS in Mathematics, English and Physical Science
  • A South African student

What is the selection process?

The Transnet Bursary Department will shortlist the applications based on the following:

  • Academic performance (tertiary or secondary level education)
  • Shortlisted applicants will receive an interview invitation that will be conducted in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Durban
  • Final selection will be based on the interview results. academic results and medical fitness

How do I apply?

Fill out the bursary application form as instructed and make sure all the information submitted are true and correct. Click the link to download the application form:

Prepare the credentials listed below as these will be attached to the application:

  • Certified copies of your ID
  • Recent academic record / Matric certificate

Send all applications along with the support documents to or fax it to 0865827236.

Application Deadline?

The deadline for the submission of applications is on 15 August 2020.

If you do not receive feedback from Transnet by 31 October 2020, consider the application as unsuccessful.

Contact information

For enquiries regarding their bursary programmes, they can be reached using the following:

Email: (011) 584 1192

Click the link to view the Transnet Commercial Disciplines Bursary Programme 2020/21 advert. 

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