Brand South Africa congratulates the Matric Class of 2015 and acknowledges the role each learner has played in moving the country forward. With the new year rolling in, South Africa's newest high school graduates can look forward to a year filled with possisbilities and new ways to be inspired.
State-owned companies and major business have a responsibility to step forward, invest and create jobs, says Transnet. The parastatal is doing its bit to invest in education, and offers bursaries and internships to hundreds of students.
Oliver's House is providing much-needed maths and science tuition to struggling students in the Zenzele informal settlement. The organisation now plans a village to offer medical care and daycare to the settlement and surrounding areas.
The jobless statistics are sobering, but initiatives are under way to tackle unemployment. School pupils heard about what was on offer from a variety of big companies and got some inspiring advice from speakers.
Phomolong Secondary School in Tembisa, Gauteng has become the first school in South Africa to benefit from Samsung's Solar Power Generator. The school will now be able to spend more on books and supplies.
The small village famous as the birth place of Nelson Mandela will soon have a school of science and technology. It is envisaged that the school will help improve South Africa’s education standing, and open the doors to more career options for poor rural youth.
• Maths, science teaching gets boost
Jeremiah Moreo is determined his pupils will do well in maths and science, despite not having a stocked laboratory. Doing his best for his classes has even meant he has moved towns to be near them all the time.