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Students share about their community service experiences

By |2017-11-28T10:58:28+00:00November 28th, 2017|Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

L - R Athini, Sisipho & Neo receiving their community service awards at graduation November 2017 Students share about their community service experiences Our Bridging Year programme prepares recent matriculants for tertiary education. We work with young people from under-resourced backgrounds who haven’t achieved the final school marks required to gain entry into [...]

SAEP continued making a difference in 2016!

By |2016-12-13T14:17:31+00:00December 13th, 2016|ADT Teach, Arts, Bridging Year, Early Childhood Development, Fundraising and events, Hope Scholars, Primary school, Tertiary Support|

What an exciting year it’s been! We have seen significant positive outcomes across all our programmes, culminating in year-end graduation and celebration events with our beneficiaries. We are proud to share this year’s highlights with you as 2016 comes to a close. We started 2016 with the anticipation of growing our newly-introduced Siyakhathala Primary programme [...]

Chasing the Varsity Dream can be a Nightmare

By |2016-10-21T08:41:36+00:00August 15th, 2016|General news, Tertiary Support|

By Janine Jansen, SAEP Tertiary Support Manager First published in the City Press, 14 August 2016 Most South African youth are set up to fail. In my years working with township youth, I have consistently witnessed learners selecting tertiary study opportunities based on their perceived earning power and social status. They want to be doctors, [...]

It’s Graduation Season!

By |2016-10-21T08:41:40+00:00April 15th, 2016|General news, Tertiary Support|

Despite a year filled with disruption, on-going protests, campus shutdowns, postponed exams and racial wars, graduation season is in full swing and many students across the country have managed to overcome the higher-education crises that was 2015. Certainly feelings of joy and accomplishment fill the air, with students taking to social media where their qualification [...]

The Kindness That Binds Us

By |2016-10-21T08:41:41+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Cross Cutting, Tertiary Support|

The Big Read: The kindness that binds us Jonathan Jansen | 22 January Source: Times Live Tyra Hendricks* can see the university from the one-bedroomed flat she shares with three other adults and a child. "But we also use the small lounge," she quickly adds, as my frown must have questioned how five human beings [...]

Calling all students interested in Engineering

By |2016-10-21T08:41:43+00:00January 18th, 2016|ADT Teach, Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

Tool and Die Making is a career that is listed as one of South Africa’s critical skills – i.e. there is a shortage of trained people in this industry. There is an opportunity for matriculants with a pass in Maths, Physical Science and English to apply for free training in Tool and Die making. This [...]

One of our TSP Students is the LeadSA September Youth Hero

By |2016-10-21T08:41:45+00:00November 18th, 2015|Hope Scholars, Tertiary Support|

One of our students and an alumni of our Hope Scholars Programme, Aphiwe Mxabanisi, received the LeadSA September Youth Hero award. Aphiwe is currently a 1st year student at TSIBA, studying a Bachelor of Business Administration. Besides the cricket club that he is involved with, Aphiwe is very active in giving back. He and other ex-learners of [...]

How to stop high drop out rate of first-year university students

By |2016-10-21T08:41:49+00:00October 1st, 2015|Bridging Year, Cross Cutting, Tertiary Support|

Copy of article published on The Conversation. The opening up of South Africa’s universities after the end of apartheid has proved to be a double-edged sword. Enrolment figures have doubled from close to 500,000 in 1993 to 938,201 in 2011, which means that far more people have had the chance to earn a university degree. But [...]

My name is Nokulunga Poswa – I am and will always be an SAEP product.

By |2015-09-30T09:12:10+00:00September 30th, 2015|Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

My name is Nokulunga Poswa, I’m originally from Tsolo in the Eastern Cape. I grew up there living with my grandparents until they both died then I moved to Cape Town, in Guguletu shacks to live with my mother and four brothers. My mother is a single parent and worked as a domestic worker at [...]

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