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.

IEB SSP Top Achiever: Melody Dube with 8 distictions

Melody Dube

Melody Silindinkosi Dube will soon realise her dream of studying Actuarial Science after obtaining eight subject distinctions in the IEB matric examinations. She received distinctions in English, Mathematics, Accounting, IsiZulu, Physical Science, Life Science, French and Life Orientation. She obtained 77 for Advanced Mathematics resulting in a B symbol. Described by her SPO and teachers […]

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Harvard Here We Come

Thebe T

Dear Friend, SSP alumni continue to amaze.  We share with you the story of Thebe Tsatsimpe (SSP Class of 2004) and Amherst’s College alumnus who has just begun his Masters in public administration and international development at Harvard University. Thebe’s class of 70 hails from 31 countries.  As his first month of classes comes to a close, Thebe acknowledges […]

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SSP Alumni Lebogang Moerane


Lebo is an SSP Class of 2007 Alumnus. She attended Roedean School and currently works as a Chief Digital Officer and Co-owner of an ICT company. She also manages a learnerships Programme aimed at exposing youths from low income areas to the ICT sector – thereby giving them the basic tools to find employment and […]

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Open Days

SSP 2017 Open Days

Our focus for 2017 is going “Back to Basics”. We are working on strengthening our core programmes and focusing on what has made us successful over the years. The Open Days were re-launched in the first term. The Open Days are SSP’s first school days where all the partners – partner schools, parents, mentors, alumni […]

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Orientation Days

Scholar Orientation

Our year started with much enthusiasm as we hosted a four-day orientation camp for our newest recruits, SSP’s Class of 2021. At this camp, we shared more details with the scholars about SSP. They learnt about our history, values, expectations and the journey that awaited them. SSP alumni were there in numbers to share their […]

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Cwayita Kweyi aces Matric with 7 Distinctions

Cwayita Kweyi Class of 2016

Cwayita Kweyi is a determined young lady from Mdantsane in East London. She was recruited and awarded the SSP Scholarship in 2012 and was placed at Clarendon High School for the Girls. Her drive and determination led to her being awarded the scholarship and have resulted in her outstanding performance in this year’s National Senior […]

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