Transport economics and logistics management skills are critical in the economy, whether for transporting imports and exports in and out of the country, moving freight within the country, bringing in tourists or simply taking people to and from their workplaces.

Partnerships oil the wheels for transport sector bursaries

The wheels have been set in motion for further transport industry support for students at the NWU’s Transport Economics and Logistics Management subject group in Mahikeng.

This was clearly conveyed at the annual gala evening of the department, held to acknowledge graduates, their families, NWU staff and sponsors for their continued support.

This year’s gala dinner coincided with the subject group’s graduation ceremony, which saw 11 students honoured for completing their qualifications cum laude.




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Karen Visser, programme coordinator of the event, said industry players such as the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) were strong supporters of the subject group and its students.


“They have become a fundamental part of our employment strategy, which is to strive for a zero percent unemployment rate after the first degree.”In addition to the approximately 130 comprehensive bursaries the TETA is sponsoring during 2018 and beyond (provided the students maintain academic performance standards), they are also sponsoring the placement of 40 interns in the industry for a period of a year.


Keep the wheels turning


Graduates can follow a wide range of careers in the private and public sectors, from logistics management and public transport planning to traffic and travel impact assessment, airport and airline management and many more.


The Transport Economics and Logistics Management subject group on the campus in Mahikeng was established in 2003 with the financial and other support from the national Department of Transport.

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