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    Sidwell Guduka

    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

    on Saturday.

    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-

    low students.

    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-

    aissance agenda.

    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









    SPONTAAN, Central

    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

    Road, Bloemfontein.

    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

    hip-hop artists).

    ) 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.

    ) 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

    years Spontaan:

    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

    press releases.

    Total value for all of the finalists is

    R40 000.

    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

    including breakfast.

    PCB Productions: A photo shoot for the

    winner, runner-up and third place valued at

    R2 100.

    Absa: A R500 hamper for each finalist.

    Prizes up for grabs


    Tladi Moloi

    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




    Sidwell Guduka


    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