Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP) Scholar, Deputy Head Boy of Redhill High Schools has bagged four scholarships to pursue his goal of studying B Com Law at the Stellenbosch University. He aced the IEB Matric results exemption and obtained 7 subject distinctions in English, Mathematics, Geography, French, History and Life Orientation as well as obtaining a B symbol in Accounting.

Lesedi, the youngest of three siblings was raised by his retired father and shop- assistant mother in Jabulani, Soweto. Lesedi was awarded the SSP Scholarship in 2012 when he was placed at Redhill High School. He was determined to succeed from day one, making a success of all the opportunities presented to him in academic, sports and cultural activities. Now the outgoing Deputy Head Boy, Lesedi participated in Community Outreach, English, Science and IsiZulu Olympiads, Eskom Science Expo, Rugby, Drama and Musical Theatre as well as at the United Nations Debate.

His high school career involves serving as the Chairperson of the Johannesburg Junior Council in 2015, being featured on CNN as well as being selected by his SSP high school sponsors, Bowman Gilfillan to participate in the CEO SleepOut.

Commitment to excellence, leadership and hard work is what attributed to Lesedi’s success. After winning the SSP Scholarship Lesedi had to quickly adjust to a technology-based curriculum, travelling 35 km to school as well as adjusting to a new community of diverse cultures at school. He has consistently produced high results since Grade 9 and has been honoured with the Top Achiever Awards at SSP and Full Colours Blazers at school.

He has been awarded 4 scholarships for his excellence and leadership by Bowman Gilfillan who are SSP long term sponsors, the Moshal, Stellenbosch Recruitment Bursary as well as Allan Gray. Lesedi is proof that access to quality education coupled with the support that his parents, school and SSP provided will yield more future leaders for South Africa.


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Cwayita Kweyi Class of 2016

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SSP student Lesedi Nkwe excels in Matric and scores 4 scholarship

Lesedi Nkwe, SSP High Achiever and Deputy Head Boy at Redhill High School

Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP) Scholar, Deputy Head Boy of Redhill High Schools has bagged four scholarships to pursue his goal of studying B Com Law at the Stellenbosch University. He aced the IEB Matric results exemption and obtained 7 subject distinctions in English, Mathematics, Geography, French, History and Life Orientation as well as obtaining a […]

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Interact with some of Gauteng’s most Excellent Scholars

SSP has opportunities for professionals who have a passion for education and want to transform lives. We invite you to sign up to volunteer for the our Scholarship Interviews which will take place on 08 October 2016. You will have an opportunity to interact with Gauteng’s excellent scholars and their parents. This is an engagement […]

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Applicant Feature: Thando Zwane

Mkhulu Zwane with Thando and siblings

Thando lives with her 95-year-old grandfather, two younger brothers, and three younger cousins in Katlehong Township outside of Johannesburg. Her mother and grandmother died when she was young. Q:  Tell us about your home situation. A:  I live with my grandfather who is my caregiver. I have two younger brothers. My grandfather relies on his pension and also […]

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Providing access through 5year high school scholarships

SSP Scholars at the Holiday Camp

Applications for the sought after Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP) high school scholarships are open until 31 August 2016. SSP recruits high potential and excellent Grade 6 scholars and enables them to attend top schools in the Gauteng, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape areas. The scholars are mainly recruited from township school areas often […]

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10 tips to choosing a school for your child

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In light of South Africa’s current economic state of affairs parents want quality education for their children but not all parents can afford the fees charged by the private schools at some of the country’s well known schools. In addition to this these schools are not able to accommodate the growing number of learners in […]

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