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WE thank you, Eskom, for helping us finan-
cially and helping our families as well.
Those words were spoken by Kabelo April
(18) after receiving a bursary from Eskom at
the Philip Sanders Resort near Bloemfontein
The soft-spoken Virginia lad, together with
19 other students, were awarded bursaries by
the electricity giant to pursue their dreams of
higher learning. This is in linewith the compa-
nys strategic commitment to contribute to the
socio-economic development of South Africa.
All bursary recipients were top 20 Free State
matriculants in 2012. They are already enrolled
at different institutions across the country.
We promise that well work hard and make
sure that the energy you invested in us will not
go to waste. Tomy fellow students, we have the
support we need and we should not allow any
room for error. My advice to you all is that pa-
tience, persistence and perspiration make an
unbeatable combination for success, April
said as he thanked Eskom on behalf of his fel-
I feel honoured to be awarded such a huge
bursary by such a huge company. It is such a
great honour for me. I was happy when I re-
ceived a call from theDepartment of Education
to say that Eskom would be funding my stu-
dies, saidApril, who is studying towards aNa-
tional Diploma in Building at the Central Uni-
versity of Technology (CUT) in Bloemfontein.
The awards ceremony coincided with the
50th anniversary of the Organisation of Afri-
can Unity (OAU), which has been transformed
into the African Union (AU) a day that seeks
to promote an integrated, prosperous and
peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and
representing a dynamic force in the global are-
On awarding the bursaries, Public Enter-
prise Minister Malusi Gigaba, said: Our cele-
bration today is two-fold. While we celebrate
Eskoms 90 years of existence this year, we
would also like to commend our African heads
of state for pushing forward the African Ren-
Todays occasion is therefore in line with
the AUs strategic objective set out a little over
a decade ago, to accelerate a forward-looking
agenda that promotes a peaceful and advanced
continent for all.
The minister commended Eskom for cele-
brating this important milestone by ploughing
back to the communities and focusing their at-
tention on the youth.
As we look back at what Eskom has
achieved over the years, albeit some challeng-
es, through this bursary programme we want
to reiterate our commitment to the empower-
ment of our youth by ensuring that they are
armedwith a powerful tool which is education.
We believe that it is only with education that
our youth can make an impactful contribution
to the socio-economicdevelopment of our coun-
try, Gigaba said.
He added that the future growth and econom-
ic viability of South Africa and its people de-
pended to a large extent on the availability of
sufficient and professionally qualified individ-
His sentiments were echoed by Eskoms
chairman, Zola Tsotsi, who said that for the
past nine decades his company had been add-
ing quality to the lives of South Africans and
enabling the countrys economic growth.
The awarding of these bursaries is just one
of the ways in which we make a difference in
the communities in which we operate.
As a state-owned company, our perfor-
mance is also measured by the overall value
that we add to the lives of the public.
Our developmental mandate is about creat-
ing a foundation on which South Africa can
grow, helping to transform the lives of a large
percentage of the population that lives in pov-
erty, Tsotsi said.
TateMakgoe, MEC for Education in the Free
State, thanked Eskom for awarding bursaries
to deserving students.
HONOURED: Kabelo April receives a bursary from Malusi Gigaba, the Minister of Public
Enterprises. Photo: Sidwell Guduka
Expresss Spontaan auditions are on June 22 at 09:00 at the
Volksblad offices, 79 Nelson Mandela Drive, Bloemfontein.
Students can now realise dreams
2 EXPRESS, WEDNESDAY 29 MAY 2013
South Africas favourite and
biggest singing competition,
is back. Come and pit your
singing talents against the
best in Central South Africa
at the Express auditions on
22 June at the Volksblad
Offices, 79 Nelson Mandela
Auditions start at 09:00.
Once again amazing prizes are
up for grabs, so warm up those
vocal chords in the meantime.
Rules to compete in the competi-
) You must be 16 years or older on
1 July to register.
) For the regional competitions in
Bloemfontein, Welkom, Kimberley,
Kuruman and Bethlehem you can
sing any song.
However, the song has to be
contemporary music (no rappers or
) You are allowed to accompany
yourself or use a backtrack.
) The competition is for soloists
) You must supply your own
soundtracks and other equipment
for the regional auditions yourself.
) Spontaan will supply the sound
equipment for the final.
) The winner of each regional
audition will be announced
immediately after the audition.
) Judges reserve the right not to
choose a regional winner.
) Should you be chosen as a
regional finalist, you must prepare
five songs for the final held in
Bloemfontein at the Vryfestival.
) Finalists must supply their own
backtracks or accompaniment for
) The final is on Saturday, 13 July,
in Bloemfontein and if you are a
finalist you must organise your
own transport (if necessary) and
your own accommodation if you
are a finalist from outside Bloem-
) Auditions will be held in Bloem-
fontein, Kimberley, Welkom,
Bethlehem and Kuruman in June.
No pre-registration is required.
Simply arrive, pay R20 and regis-
Spontaan is back
THE following prizes can be won in this
SpecSavers: Eight pairs of Infinity
sunglasses and eight vouchers worth R250
The total value is R5 200.
Z PR Communications and Public
Relations Consultants: A publicity and
marketing contract valued at R5 000 for
each finalist, including a consultation
session with the Z PR team, a professional
CV, the design of a CD cover and business
cards, the design and writing of a profes-
sional profile, a Facebook profile and five
Total value for all of the finalists is
PwC: For the winner R1 000 in cash,
runner up: R700 in cash and third place:
R300 in cash. A total of R2 000.
Atlantis Guest House: Accommodation
to the value of R4 100. The winner, runner-
up and third place will each receive three
nights accommodation for two people
PCB Productions: A photo shoot for the
winner, runner-up and third place valued at
Absa: A R500 hamper for each finalist.
Prizes up for grabs
FREE STATE STARS will jet off to China
onSunday to participate in the Shanghai In-
ternational Football Tournament. Ea Lla
Koto is one of six teams to participate. Two
of the teamsare fromSouthKorea,while the
other three are based in China. According
to Rantsi Mokoena, the clubs general man-
ager, Stars will play their first game on
Wednesday at 19:30 against Shenxin at the
Yuanshen Stadium. Well be back on 10
June. Upon our return all players will go on
holiday tobe ready for thenextPSLseason,
said Mokoena. Stars will also play both
ShenhuaonFriday andSIPG twodays later.
FS Stars to participate in China
EXPRESS , WEDNESDAY 29 MAY 2013 3
PROF. JONATHAN JANSEN, the
vice-chancellor and rector of the Uni-
versity of the Free State (UFS), will re-
ceive the Education Africa Lifetime
Achievement Award for Africa.
According to the UFS, Jansen will be
presented with the award at a gala din-
ner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in
New York on Monday. The event is
hosted in collaborationbetweenEduca-
tion Africa and Brand South Africa.
Jansen will join an illustrious list of
recipients, including Sir Bob Geldof,
Sir Richard Branson and Archbishop
Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Jansen said: I am humbled by this
award which I dedicate to the great
teachers of our country, who under dif-
ficult conditions make our schools
work for children of the poor; they are
the real heroes of education.
The Education Africa Lifetime
Achievement Award for Africa is a
highly regarded recognition on the
world stage, awarded to individuals
who focus the attention of the global
communityon theobstacles someof the
poorest African nations face.
He (Jansen) is a pioneering South