Sanuse wins maritime rewards

2016-11-17 06:00
 Sanuse Tsengiwe

Sanuse Tsengiwe

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Transnet National Ports Authority‘s long term relationship with the Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simons Town continues to provide the foundations for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to venture into promising careers in the maritime industry.

One of these bursary holders is Sanuse Tsengiwe, a grade 12 learner, who was recently presented with prestigious awards at Lawhill’s annual awards evening as well as at the Simon’s Town School Prizegiving.

Tsengiwe, from Khayelitsha was presented with the Newall Family Special Award. Tsengiwe also received certificates for completing modules in Maritime Economics and Nautical Sciences.

During the ceremony, Tsengiwe was selected to share reflections on his experiences, including on his participation in the Maritime Inspirations charitable mentoring programme in Spain.

The programme was established to introduce the prospects of a maritime career to youngsters from disadvantaged or less-advantaged backgrounds.

Richard Vallihu, Chief Executive of TNPA, said: “TNPA is always very proud of the many achievements of our students at Lawhill. It is an honour to have provided 71 bursary opportunities, totalling R3 million for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds since 2006. Lawhill is celebrating its 21st year of operation and since 1995 has served as an excellent vehicle for developing the future leaders in the maritime industry.”

“It is also our pleasure to announce six new bursary awards for grade 10 to 12 studies at Lawhill from 2017 to 2019.

These six learners have been selected by Lawhill for the TNPA bursary and will receive full boarding and tuition sponsorship as well as paid transport to Lawhill and back, four times a year,” he added.

The learners are Wendy Maliti and Lukhanyo Tom of Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School in Khayelitsha.

Vallihu said: “We wish them well and congratulate them, their families and their schools on this well-deserved achievement of securing bursaries through their hard work. We are sure they will make Transnet, the maritime industry and the country very proud,”.

In order to be considered for the Lawhill programme, applicants must have achieved a minimum 60 percent in mathematics, natural science and English in Grade 9.

They also undergo an interview, conducted by Lawhill. Once studies are completed at Lawhill, TNPA funds tertiary studies for students pursuing maritime studies or marine engineering at institutions such as Cape Pensinsula University of Technology and Durban University of Technology.

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