Patricia Rose has just retired as the Headmistress of Clarendon High School, and took the time to answer a few questions for the SSP Annual Report. SSP is “an excellent scholarship programme that teaches self-discipline, accountability and sound values; as well as a good work ethic - and empowers its...
Grade 8 Scholar, Thando Zwane of St. Stithian’s Girls’ College, was the Dux Scholar in 2017. It was a surprise for Thando – “I wasn’t expecting that at all! It was amazing and I’m so grateful, I’m blessed.” Being Dux Scholar “has put me under a lot of pressure, but...
Athambile Masola “knows what poverty looks like” – the SSP Alum has taken her academic background as a Scholar and Teacher, and opened an all-girl, low-fee private school, Molo Mhlaba, in Khayelitsha, to focus on STEM skills and coding. Why tackle decolonisation at primary schools and focus on coding? “There is...
SSP Theory of Change
The quality of education received by South African youth is highly unequal and depends heavily on the socioeconomic status of their families and their areas of residence. More specifically, the quality of education is much lower for those at lower socioeconomic strata. High-achieving learners from under-resourced communities are...
Ayanda Mnyembane, Grade 11 Scholar from Parktown Girls High School is a soccer star of note, currently playing for the Wits 2nd U/20 team and hopes to join Banyana Banyana to play for South Africa. Ayanda started playing football at the tender age...
SSP Scholar, Piletjie Mailula, who is in Grade 8 at Pretoria Boys’ High School, scored more than 80% for Life Orientation, Economic and Management Sciences, and French; and achieved 98% in Maths and 95% in Advanced Mathematics at the end of 2017. How has SSP affected his life? “I found out...
Hailing from the townships around Grahamstown, Eastern Cape SSP Partner School, Diocesan School for Girls' Ntombizethu ‘Zethu Mpahla and Achumile Sintwa are among the top 1% nationwide for top marks in Xhosa in the recent 2018 IEB examinations. “I love Xhosa because of its idioms, these are full of lessons...
The SSP Funding and Resource guide is for all learners and parents who applied for the SSP Scholarship and were unsuccessful at any point in the process and for the greater feeder school community.
Hillbrow resident, SSP 2018 Graduate Chantal Maina of SSP Partner School, Kingsmead College did remarkably in the 2018 IEB Examinations and achieved seven distinctions. She is interested in studying computer science or accounting.
SSP Trustee Itumeleng Kgaboesele is the co-founder and CEO of Sphere Holdings, and holds board positions in a number of companies including Babcock Ntuthuko Engineering, BBD, Pandrol SA, Consol, Pearson South Africa and Old Mutual. Itumeleng got involved with SSP as a donor and a mentor in 2001 – “When...