PROTEC Tongaat’s hard-working Saturday School learners

PROTEC Tongaat’s mid-year report is an inspiring collection of activities and initiatives covering academic classes and achievements of their 114 Grade 10, 11, and 12 learners, competitions, outings, and much else, including:
  • SAMA Math Olympiad: 20 Grade 11 and 12 learners wrote the first round of the Math Olympiad in March. Khayelihle Moyo went through to the second in May.
  • Primestars Matric Math & Science Revision Screenings: 27 matrics attended the Math & Physics Revision screenings at NuMetro, Ballito from July to September.
  • April Vacation School offered computer and calculator workshops, physics practicals, robotics, math enrichment, and career talks.
  • Career talk by UKZN’s School of Engineering, Science and Agriculture, and Health Sciences
  • Grade 11 and 12 learners attended the DUT Open Day in May.
  • July site visits and job shadowing took place at:
Tongaat Hulett Maidstone Mill Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering
Tongaat Clinic Health
Victoria Mediclinic Health
DisChem Ballito Pharmacy
Dr Nandlal Dentist
FFS Refiners Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Neospace Architects Architecture
CC Architects, Ballito Architecture
eThekwini Municipality Environmental Science and Civil Engineering

PROTEC Tongaat is extremely proud of our 29 graduates who completed their qualifications at the end of 2022, despite the disruptions of the Covid pandemic, the 2021 July riots and the 2022 April floods, and we’re prouder still, that all of them are in STEM-related fields.

The mid-year report concludes: “We extend sincere thanks to all our partners and stakeholders whose support, dedication and hard work ensure the continued growth and success of PROTEC Tongaat. It is thanks to you that PROTEC students have the opportunity to reach for their dreams and lead successful, meaningful and productive adult lives.”

Top left, right and above left: Open Day at DUT for PROTEC Tongaat learners

Bottom right: Job shadowing with architects

Left: Workplace experience at FFS Refiners

Top left: Tongaat Physics practicals; top right: Primestars Matric Math & Science Revision Screenings

Thank you to PROTEC Tongaat

Njabulo Mazibuko, first year Electrical Engineering student at UKZN, wrote to Marion Takis and Anna Mkhize:

“I want to express my deepest gratitude for allowing me to be a part of the incredible team that went for work exposure to FSS and Hulett. It was an invaluable experience that I will cherish throughout my career as an electrical engineering student.

During my time with the team, I gained a wealth of knowledge that has significantly impacted my understanding of the field. I had the opportunity to observe and engage in various projects, learning about practical applications of electrical engineering principles. From troubleshooting complex systems to analysing circuit designs, every task provided me with hands-on experience that complemented my academic studies.

I look forward to applying these skills in my future work and making a positive impact in the field of electrical engineering.”

For more information

For more details on PROTEC Tongaat, contact Marion Takis, Branch Manager, on

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