SKA SA has used its Schools Programme to help to recruit qualified maths and science teachers, construct and equip a Cyberlab and science laboratories, provide role modelling and career guidance, and fund field trips and exchange programmes.
Artisan student on SKA SA bursary passes trade test to qualify as fitter and turner
Davan Hoorn, an FET student training to be a fitter and turner at the SKA SA site at Losberg, passed his trade test to qualify recently. He is currently studying on a SKA SA bursary in the final phase of his artisan training, which involves working in industry for a period of 18 to 24 months. This is part of the SKA SA Human Capital Development Programme.
First five students from the Northern Cape achieves excellent results at university in 2016
In 2016 SKA SA awarded the first bursaries for university studies to five students from the Northern Cape. Janethon de Klerk, Kyle Henderson, Cedwill Abdol, Bradley Bosman and Anver Adams all passed their first years at university, many of them with distinction.
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