The Chryso Southern Africa Group has awarded university study bursaries for 2017 to two previously disadvantaged students, Koketso Masemola and Benjamin Kumalo, both BSc students at the University of Pretoria.
As part of its commitment to skills transfer, socio-economic development and transformation, the Chryso Group’s Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Trust annually identifies and financially assists historically disadvantaged black students to complete their construction and engineering-related tertiary education at Gauteng universities.
Addressing the two bursars at a special function held at Chryso subsidiary, a.b.e. Construction Chemicals in Boksburg, Major-General Keith Mokoape, non-executive director of the Chryso SA Group and member of the Group’s BBBEE Trust, said the bursaries represented an investment in the economic future of South Africa. He urged the students to commit themselves to their studies and making a significant contribution to the advancement of construction technology after obtaining their university degrees.
Both of the students indicated that this would indeed be their objective. Koketso Masemola, whose studies were also sponsored by the Chryso BBBEE Trust last year, said she is planning a career in analytical chemistry, while Benjamin Kumalo hopes that his degree will enable him to make a meaningful contribution to improving concrete performance and durability.
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Board members of the Chryso SA Group’s BBBEE Trust join hands with the Trust’s two university bursars to wish them well in their 2017 studies. From the left are Brian Matthee, Chryso SA human resources and organisation general manager and BBBEE Trust member, Wanda Moraka, also of the Chryso BBBEE Trust, bursars Benjamin Kumalo and Koketso Masemola, and Major-General Keith Mokoape of the Chryso BBBEE Trust.