University bursaries awarded to two secondary school students for project entitled “Solar power stand”

  • Two prestigious full bursaries valued at about R1 million have been awarded by Siemens–Energy to exceptional young scientists to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Engineering at the South African universities of their choice.

Kabelo Sekoere, 19, and Simthembile Hlehliso, 18, are Senakangwedi Secondary School learners in Botshabelo, Free State who participated at this year’s Eskom Expo International Science Fair (ISF) which was held at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg from 3 to 6 October with their research project, “Solar power stand”.

The comprehensive bursaries provided by Siemens–Energy cover a wide range of expenses, including tuition fees, textbooks, accommodation, meal allowances, and the provision of a laptop to support their academic journey. These bursaries reflect Siemens’ commitment to nurturing young talent in the fields of engineering and science, ultimately contributing to the development of future leaders and innovators.

Eskom Development Foundation Acting CEO, Mologadi Motshele, said: “At the Eskom Expo, young scientists are given the platform to apply their logical thinking, creativity, and innovation to address pressing problems within their communities. Eskom Development Foundation wholeheartedly provides support to these learners who are not only finding solutions but are emerging as inspirational figures among their peers. As they navigate the intricate landscape of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation (STEMI), the Expo strives to ignite a lasting passion for innovation and steer them toward promising careers in these fields”.

For the complete list of 2023 Eskom Expo International Science Fair winners, click HERE  

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