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Gauteng’s top Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) matriculant, Skhumbuzo Mbatha has a secret weapon to ensure his success – an absolute belief in himself, which saw him improve from just 6% in mathematics in grade 9 to an outstanding mark of 92% in his final matric exam.Skhumbuzo eventually achieved five distinctions…
The Western Cape’s top Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) matriculant, Maajidah Arendse hopes to become a successful civil engineer and a proud representative of women in Engineering. “I want to be a part of projects that improve both the built and natural environment by making new discoveries and making the…
Saturday, 09 February 2019 18:19

Africa Informer, a newly launched News Website

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At Mansa Digital we have just launched a news website which focuses on bringing fresh news and trends from the African Continent. The website is called Africa Informer.  Africa Informer News Categories Politics News Category Entertainment News Category Music News Category Education News Category Health News Category Science News Category How is Africa Informer aiming…
Friday, 08 February 2019 10:18

Scifest Africa celebrates 23rd anniversary

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South Africa’s National Science Festival, Scifest Africa will be celebrating its 23rd anniversary event from 6-12 March 2019 in Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape. The theme for this year is “Discover Your Element”, which celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, as proclaimed by the United Nations.…
Losing her beloved grandmother during her final matric exams forced Thabiso Ndlovu to suppress the pain and soldier on in pursuit of the results she knew would make the women who helped raise her proud. Hailing from Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal and an attendee of the Engen Maths and Science School…
The importance of quality Early Childhood Education was strongly emphasised by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Basic Education Department’s Lekgotla on 21 January, where he gave the keynote address. “We need to do more, work harder and establish greater system efficiencies in the first five years of schooling if we are…
It is vital to encourage reading for pleasure among school-going children, as this will not only encourage them to finish school and help build a better life for themselves but also help bridge the gap between illiteracy and unemployment in the country. This is the view of Peter Metcalfe, Group Executive:…
The personal success of Kamva Lengisi, the top matric at the Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) in Cala in the rural Eastern Cape, will be South Africa’s gain, as he plans to attend Nelson Mandela University this year to chase his dream of becoming an engineer. Kamva, 17, who attended…
Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:25

Quality education matters

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Eketsang Secondary School in Gauteng improved its matric pass rate by 26.7% in one year, effectively recategorizing the school as a ‘performing school’. Following the release of the 2018 National Senior Certificate matric results, Adopt-a-School Foundation is celebrating the success of the implementation of their Whole School Development (WSD) model…
Port Elizabeth matriculant and Engen Maths and Science School alumni, Kamvalethu Hlatshwayo did not allow the passing of his father in 2012 or subsequent financial constraints get in the way of studying towards his dream job. Kamvalethu, who is starting the four-year journey to achieve a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) at Stellenbosch University this…
The Eastern Cape’s top Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) matric graduate, Libhongo Mko lives by the philosophy that hard work and dedication will open doors. It is this belief that saw him come out as the top learner in the Eastern Cape EMSS classes with five distinctions, including 90% for science…
Engen have announced the top learners for 2018 who attended the Engen Maths & Science School (EMSS) programme, and revealed that the matric EMSS class of 2018 attained an impressive 93% pass rate against the national pass rate of 78.2%. The EMSS programme offers additional Maths, Science and English tuition every Saturday…

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