UCT scholarship

A scholarship to UCT for Sinoxolo Mdasi

Sinoxolo Mdasi, a Grade 12 learner at Concordia High, was awarded a full scholarship from Thebe Investment Corporation/KILT to study for a BSc Applied Mathematics at UCT in 2018.

Born in Johannesburg, Sinoxolo moved to Knysna at a young age where a difficult home life, personal hardships and ill health caused her to lose the 2016 school year. Committed to continuing her education, she was determined to complete her matric in 2017. And she did so, with maths and physics as her major subjects.

Helped by her principal, Zamubuntu Blaai, and class teacher, Noluthando Nogqala, Sinoxolo asked KILT to help her pursue her dream of becoming an engineer.

KILT helped her obtain a full scholarship from Thebe Investment Corporation. The R 450 000 three-year BSc scholarship provides for tuition fees, textbooks, accommodation, and incidentals.

Sinoxolo says “I am forever grateful to Gill Marcus and KILT for their support, but most importantly to Neliswa Booi and Thebe for their generosity. I pledge to do my very best to exceed everybody's expectations. ’Inga uThixo anganisikelela’ (May God bless you).”

KILT welcomes scholarship pledges that can be made available to deserving applicants.