PROTEC AngloGold Ashanti Diepsloot Project

AngloGold Ashanti is embarking on a new project with PROTEC, following the remarkable success of the three-year programme in Diepsloot that started in 2019 and concluded in 2021 with the matric class of 39 students achieving a 100% pass and a 95% bachelor pass. Balan Moodley, CEO, explains this remarkable achievement. “At the start in 2019, we ran a test to identify learners who met our selection criteria. Only two passed, which was concerning. But our operations team embraced the challenge and went the extra mile to support the learners.
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The average improvements by the learners over three years were:

Following deliberations, AngloGold Ashanti will once more be funding a PROTEC project in Diepsloot, which will no doubt deliver more excellence, enabling successful STEM careers.

GE Next Engineers

The five-year partnership continues into the second year, following an exciting first year. See the report on the start of the 2023 activities above.


Telkom’s two projects – in Garankuwa, Gauteng, and Gqeberha, Eastern Cape – came to an end in 2022 with three matriculants making it onto the PROTEC top 10 matriculants list. All close-out procedures were completed.

Donors – existing

In alphabetical order: Allan Gray, Altron, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Dedisa, FFS Refiners, Fulton Trust, GE Next Engineers, Growthpoint, MGA Charitable Trust, North Coast Courier, PQ Silicas, Tongaat Hulett, Victor Daitz Foundation, and Zutari, all remain committed to PROTEC and have renewed their financial contributions for a further year.

Donors – new

In alphabetical order: AECI, Anchor Yeast, BASF, BTE Renewables, Kingdom Slots, KwaZulu-Natal Ubuntu Community Chest, Tirisano, Toyota, and Umbogintwini Industrial Association.

Our thanks

Our heartfelt thanks to all donors – past, present and future – for the direct impact they have on growing the pool of successful young people in STEM careers.

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