Philippi's 'bright shining star' is Western Cape's top science achiever

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The top physical science matriculant in the Western Cape, Siphelele Xabendlini from the Browns Farms informal settlement in Philippi. (Tammy Petersen, News24)
The top physical science matriculant in the Western Cape, Siphelele Xabendlini from the Browns Farms informal settlement in Philippi. (Tammy Petersen, News24)

Cape Town - Siphelele Xabendlini believes determination and dedication are all that's needed to succeed.

And he should know – the Philippi teen is the first matric pupil from a previously disadvantaged school to ever make it to the top spot for physical science in the Western Cape.

He achieved full marks in the exam.

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