2002 • Scholarship Recipients

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South African Women for Women are proud to announce our scholarship recipients for the 2002 academic year. 



Ms. Nhlengetwa entered the third year of a National Diploma in Civil Engineering at the Technicon Natal. She is actively involved in the KwaZulu-Natal Program for Survivors of Violence. Ms. Nhlengetwa  initiated and participates in a Technicon/Natal University Science-Math Mentoring Program for High School students in KwaMashu Township. Her goal is to interest young women in the fields of Math/Science and Engineering.  Her supervisor  states that she has a good aptitude and attitude for the field of Civil Engineering. 

This recipient is 22 years of age and comes from a small community called in an area known for its poverty and high rate of unemployment approximately 20km outside of Cape Town.  She has completed the B.Com (Hons in Economics) Cum Laude and is currently studying for her M.Com (Hons in Economics).   Her hard work and will to succeed  are major contributing factors to her academic excellence.  After completing her Masters Degree, she sees herself in a top management position, and after gaining relevant work experience, envisages studying further. 

Ms. Witbooi is a 2001 Scholarship recipient. Her 2000 final exams show that she did extremely well, having passed with an "A" average. She has continued to balance her studies with her community volunteer work. Ms. Witbooi's supervisor stated, "She is certainly an asset to SAWW worldwide." This is the second year we are supporting Ms Witbooi in her third year of her Bachelor of Science Program in Physiotherapy at the University of Western Cape. 

This recipient is 26 years of age and comes from the Northern Cape. She has completed the B.Bibl degree majoring in Library Science and Information Science is currently enrolled for M.Com in Information Systems. She is a diligent student who sees herself as a Director in the Tourism Industry with the ambition of assuring that the tourism industry grows through the use of Information Technology, thus contributing to the economy of South Africa.   She is a committed student who has held several leadership positions.  A highlight in her career is receiving an award for a distinction in Library Science. 

This recipient is 24 years of age and comes from the Northern Cape, a province where many  disadvantaged Blacks reside. She has completed the B.Com (Gen)  degree majoring in Accounting and Management and  is currently studying for her Advanced Diploma in Management. She is a hardworking student who sees herself in a top management position and furthering her studies after gaining the necessary work experience.  She has held several leadership positions and is particularly proud of gaining a distinction in Afrikaans, a notable achievement for a Black South African who's first language is Xhosa.