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The Staff, Trustees and Scholars of SSP must demonstrate leadership, integrity, excellence, professionalism, and commitment to public service.

SSP develops leaders for South Africa, who are committed to creating the society reflected in the South African Constitution: a non-racist, non-sexist, democratic, united and prosperous South Africa. SSP Scholars will become people of influence who will advance these values, wherever they find themselves.

SSP Programme Recruitment

Our Scholar Recruitment process is broad in reach and rigorous in searching for learners who will ultimately be placed on the programme. We collect thousands of applications in urban areas, peri-urban areas, townships and outlying areas of Johannesburg, Pretoria, East London and Grahamstown. We achieve this through a network we have developed over the years, that consists of feeder schools, community centres, township-based education programmes, not-for-profit organisations, and libraries. We also have focused outreach activities each year, including activations in high-density areas, and we have partnerships with various print and broadcast media organisations, where we put out a call for applications.

Partner Schools

SSP’s partner schools are among the best schools in South Africa and in the top 100 schools in Africa.