July 16, 2018
Siyabonga Mathebula is currently at CSIR (The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) in Stellenbosch, South Africa conducting a 3 month research project as part of his Irish Scholarship at the University of Dublin. He was elected for this 1 year programme whilst studying towards a Master’s Degree in Crop Science at the Northwest University. He recently met with the Waitrose Foundation SA team in Cape Town and will visit local Foundation members/farms to motivate high school students and interact with farm managers.
Yandiswa Tshixo (2nd female from right) with the Equality Unit Team at the University of Stellenbosch. The unit focuses on advocacy and facilitating Social Justice amongst students. Yandiswa was given the opportunity to conduct necessary ‘Job Shadowing’ during her May-June College break. Yandiswa persevered (despite personal difficulties) to enter tertiary education and is currently busy with her 2nd year at Tsiba College in Pinelands, Cape Town – studying towards a Degree in Business Administration.
Kopano Nyokana is a product of the DFID (Department for International Development) Programme that was implemented on a number of Waitrose Foundation Member Farms across South Africa, including Buffelskraal in De Doorns, Western Cape. Kopano excelled in this programme, enrolled for the Higher Certificate Course at Elsenburg Agricultural College in Stellenbosch and has now qualified to complete a Diploma/Degree course, based on his academic performance to date.
Jurgen Willemse from Dreammaker Fruits in Porterville, always dreamed to become a Civil Engineer and is now on course to achieve this career goal with the help of the Waitrose Foundation. He excelled in subjects like Mathematics, was accepted at the Cape Town University of Technology and is currently busy with his practical studies at a civil engineering company in Cape Town