1Matimba and his mother, Dolly Manganyi
The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) celebrated Youth Month by selecting 26 first-year students from all provinces for the NTSF Brilliants Programme, recognising their outstanding performance in maths and science in matric and their choices of tertiary studies for STEM-related qualifications.
Our top learner from the PROTEC Class of 2022 – Matimba Manganyi – is one of the selected students.
Matimba matriculated from Letlotlo Secondary School in Mabopane, Gauteng, and is studying for a BSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Wits University.
For matric he achieved seven distinctions, including 99% for Maths and 100% for Physical Sciences for which he received a Gauteng award for Physical Sciences.
NSTF Brilliants students are treated to an educational tour every year. This year the tour includes visits to various sites to introduce the students to palaeontology, radio-astronomy, nuclear energy and nuclear medicine, innovation in the IT space, and biodiversity conservation. In particular, they will visit the Wits Palaeontological Scientific Trust, The Origin Centre, Tshimologong Precinct, Radio Astronomy Observatory in Hartbeespoort, the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa, the new NuMeRI facility for research in nuclear medicine at Steve Biko hospital, Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, and the Bothongo Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve.
PROTEC is extremely proud of Matimba and we wish him an exciting year among the NSTF Brilliants of 2023 and much success in his studies.
PROTEC is a leading South African non-profit organisation, operating nationally in the field of STEM education since 1982.
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