BRANCH NEWS: PROTEC Tongaat 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 […]

PROTEC workshops support post school students

PROTEC workshops support post school students Five PROTEC branches hosted students from various tertiary institutions in the July holidays for one-day workshops that covered challenges and uncertainties the students face at their respective colleges and universities, to launch PROTEC communities on the different campuses, and to introduce them to key soft skills. The workshops were […]


BRANCH NEWS: PROTEC Inanda The Inanda Water Project, as it became known, is complete and the PROTEC Inanda Branch now has a fully functioning water reticulation system. A generous donor – Impactful Specialist Solutions – contributed R23 400 to upgrade different elements of the water system, and it is making a wonderful difference to the wellbeing […]

NE Discovery inspires learners to become engineers

NE Discovery inspires learners to become engineers The PROTEC and GE Next Engineers Discovery programme enables learners to engage in engineering with demonstrations and hands-on activities that introduce them to how engineers think and do things and inspire them to join the exciting world of engineering. In the first term, the Johannesburg Discovery facilitators held […]

NE Academy cohorts complete design challenge

NE Academy cohorts complete design challenge Learning how to clean water The winning mousetrap vehicle and proud winners The two PROTEC GE Next Engineers Engineering Academy cohorts completed their first design challenges for 2023: Clean Stream – a water purification project – and Spring Loaded – a mousetrap powered vehicle. The first cohort’s Spring Loaded […]

Matimba Manganyi is PROTEC’s brilliant student

Matimba Manganyi is PROTEC’s brilliant student 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 […]

Message from Balan

Message from Balan Dear PROTEC friends, Welcome to our Spring edition of PROTEC Connect, which comes to you jam-packed with newsy items about our ongoing initiatives, some highlights, engagements with funders, and other stories. As always, the PROTEC and GE Next Engineers teams have been having an exciting time inspiring hundreds of youngsters around Johannesburg […]

PROTEC Profile – Fannie Matumba

Fannie Matumba, GM Operations Fannie is a PROTEC stalwart who has added tremendous value, guidance, and support to the organisation and its people for nine eventful years, having joined in November 2013. Fannie says his passion for education support in STEM careers evolved with his recognition for the desperate need for youngsters with successful careers […]

Branch news

Branch news Our branches and projects have been pulling out the stops to ensure that our over 3 000 learners in six provinces are given the best support and guidance to empower them for successful STEM careers. Here are a few of their stories about activities at Mandeni, Stanger, Tongaat, and Umbogintwini branches to give some […]

Post-school students and Alumni

PROTEC is always delighted to hear stories about our alumni who are graduating from universities and colleges around the country, embarking on successful careers or entrepreneurial ventures, giving  back to PROTEC by engaging with our PROTEC learners, living out the values they were encouraged to learn in life skills classes, and still holding a torch […]

Highlights from GE’s next engineers programme

Highlights from GE’s Next Engineers programme Report by Luyanda Mamane, PROTEC project coordinator, aeronautical engineer, and alumnus of PROTEC and Wits University GE Next Engineers has been a wonderful journey since we took the first steps early this year. It has kept us all very busy and we’re thrilled with the results as more young […]

Protec connect October 2022 – Balan’s Message

Balan’s message Dear friends of PROTEC,Welcome to our final PROTEC Connect of 2022, which to datehas been a busy and productive 40th anniversary year for theorganisation, together with many of our partners.In this issue, we bring you exciting news about events andactivities; insights into some of our branches and projects; aninspiring profile on Fannie Matumba, […]

Protec wins Prestige Award

PROTEC wins Best NPO in Education Award from Prestige PROTEC, a national NPO with an excellent track record since 1982 of providing educational support to disadvantaged high school students for successful STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) careers, has won the Corporate Livewire South Africa Prestige 2020/2021 Best NPO in Education Award. PROTEC proved its capabilities […]

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