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Out of a 180 applications to study in China, 53 successful applicants are about to depart to the east to start their tertiary education. Along with the excitement for the opportunity, comes a sense of responsibility to be gracious guests and excellent representatives of South Africa overseas.
The Sasol Solar Challenge brings global teams together to compete in a gruelling endurance race across 2000km in purpose-built solar-powered vehicles. The challenge aims to raise the profile of science among South African students and spur development in renewable energy.
The Phumlani Nkontwana Foundation aims to foster an enabling educational environment in South Africa by capacitating teachers and inspiring scholars from under-resourced public schools to excel.
South African scholars will be taught a new Bill of Responsibilities as part of their life orientation lessons, which together with a schools' pledge is intended to instil a culture of respect and responsibility in the country's youngsters.