Brand South Africa Plays its Part for further education


Johannesburg, Thursday 16 January 2014 – Brand South Africa will on Friday this week award bursaries to two students from the Lekoa Shandu Secondary School in Sharpeville to further their studies in marketing and communications at the North West University.

The students are Thandeka Dlamini and Palesa Mphache and were amongst the Class of 2013 top performers at the school.

Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “Brand South Africa is delighted to play its part in supporting the further education of two students who have played their part to qualify for further education opportunities.  We congratulate them on their outstanding matric results and wish them well as they enter another phase of their lives – tertiary education.”

“We look forward to their contribution to our country and its development once they have completed their studies.  We urge the Class of 2014 to remain committed to preparing for their final examinations at the end of the year so that they too can access further education and training opportunities,” concluded Mr Matola.

Media are invited to attend as follows:

Date   :      Friday, 17 January 2014
Venue :      Lekoa – Shandu Secondary School, Sharpeville
(See map and location documents attached or visit )

Time  :      09h00 – 10h30

RSVP   :    Fikile Makhoba
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Programme for Brand SA Bursary Award

Programme Director: Mr K. I. Mokoena

Opening prayer

Pastor M.J. Ramotale

Welcome Mrs M.A. Rasegoele
District Representative

Mr E.M. Sinxezi (IDSO)

Former Matriculant

Mr Thabo Majake

Introduction of guests Ms M.M Mogotsi
Office of the President
Bursary Awards Brand SA
Acknowledgement of bursaries Mr M. Lchoko
Vote of thanks Mr Ngalo

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