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 Certificate results, obtaining 7 subject distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Life Orientation, Accounting, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences.

Cwayita is the youngest of two daughters and lives with her mother who is an educator. She is described as a natural leader with a passion for community development. In her high school career, Cwayita has started two not–for-profit organisations namely; Amaqhawekazi and East London Youth Association. She held various leadership roles at school leading the Debate Committee, Interhouse Committee, Bookroom Committee and Hostel Committee to name a few.

In March this year, Cwayita and her team won a National Debating and Public Speaking Competition where she was awarded a trip to New York by SAASTA. Cwayita participated in The Herald Matric of the Year Eastern Cape where she won the Community Service category.

Cwayita has been awarded the Gallagher Foundation Scholarship to pursue her goal to study towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science at the University of Cape Town this year.

“We are proud of the excellent results that our scholars and partner schools have achieved. We have once again, maintained our 100% pass rate and all our scholars have achieved a bachelor degree pass, the highest category of a matric pass.”

SSP urges all the parents and teachers of brilliant Grade 6 pupils to encourage them to apply for their scholarship which opens every year in June. All those interested can visit their website at to get more information on what is needed to apply and prepare early.

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