MIDRAND JOHANNESBURG - The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga together with her Deputy Minister, Enver Surty, today, congratulated the 2016 Top Matric Achievers at the Ministerial Breakfast hosted by the Vodacom Foundation.The Ministerial Breakfast is an annual event where the Minister of Basic Education, the Deputy
Minister and key stakeholders meet with the country’s top performing matriculants to celebrate their outstanding results. Following the meet and great session, the Minister will announce the 2016 NSC Matric results to the nation in a live broadcast from 18h00 on SABC at the Vodacom head office in Midrand
Speaking at the breakfast, Takalani Netshitenzhe, the Chief Officer for Corporate Affairs at Vodacom Group said: “We are specifically honored, to be in the presence of some of the best brains that this country has. Young achievers, you make us and the country proud.”
Vodacom is committed to promoting education opportunities especially for learners in under-developed areas. Initiatives such as the e-school, teacher learning centers, Vodacom NXT LVL, including partnership with some universities on e-learning during the 'fees must fall' campaign further demonstrate that Vodacom is committed to making a contribution to the emerging digital economy.
“To the parents and the learners here today, Vodacom is not just a mobile communication company, but we also have a solid corporate social investment commitment. In the past 17years, we have invested over a billion rands in the social upliftment of South Africans and in markets where Vodacom operates. We are always guided by the reality that we exist in a society with high levels of inequality. Therefore, we cannot turn a blind eye, we need to lend a hand” Netshitenzhe said.
Other Vodacom initiatives include: