31 January 2022

byline: Andani Matumba

On Friday 28 January, Sasol hosted the 27th Sasol Grade 12 Awards, to celebrate the achievements of the Grade 12 Class of 2021.

The awards ceremony honoured the best academic achievers in the Mpumalanga Province.

Awards were handed out to learners who obtained between three – seven distinctions in their Grade 12 subjects for academic year 2021.

The subjects that learners received awards for were as follows: Mathematics, Technical Mathematics, Physical Science, Technical Science, Life Sciences, Languages, Geography, Accounting, Computer Applications Technology (CAT), Business Studies, Economics, Agriculture, Technology and Engineering Graphics & Design (EGD),

Speaking at the event, Simon Baloyi, Sasol Senior Vice President: Regional Operations and Asset Services said: “Investing in education remains one of our key strategic imperatives.

We believe in recognising and rewarding excellence.

Through these awards we are ensuring that those learners who have performed exceptionally well in their subjects, are rewarded with financial support from Sasol for any future studies.

Sasol fully appreciates the impeccable role of educators and parents who were instrumental for the success of the Grade 12 Class of 2021.”

The award ceremony also recognised the Best Educator in Math and Physics, Overall Best Performing School and Best performing Educators in quintile 1 – 3 schools for the Science, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Sasol also awarded 2021’s most improved School as well as the Top Achievers who obtained level six plus in Mathematics and Physical Science as well as those that achieved seven distinctions.

All the work that is done in the education space is guided by the Sasol Foundation whose mandate is to create impactful change through access to quality education that enables sustainable economic participation in a changing society focused on the learner and executing through the school and the national government systems and Osizweni, a Sasol initiative that provides educators and learners in historically disadvantaged communities with structures, managed support in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.